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Families and Children

Stay Active Online Hub for Families and Children 


Some Activities, challenges and  simple games  that you can do at home with children.

Virtual Sports Day - June 2020

Longford LSP

Virtual Sports day pack for Schools


 Virtual-Sports-Day-Longford-LSP.pdf (size 14.2 MB)

Longford Sports Partnership 2km Virtual Walk for families


Longford Sports Partnership is going VIRTUAL and will be setting a few challenges over the next few weeks. We will continue with these if government advise remains that it is OK to exercise briefly outside while observing social distancing and staying within 2 km of your home.

This is a virtual challenge that can take place between Tuesday March 31st till the Saturday 30th May. Do this as a family, stay within 2KM of your home and maintaining HSE guideline on social distancing. WALK anytime between Tuesday March 31st and Saturday 30th of May

When you've completed your walk post a photo online and tag @longfordsportspartnership on Instagram or Longford Sports Partnership on Facebook

If you wish you can add a description telling a bit about your walk/run.
Register on Eventbrite for €3 per family member if you would like a completion medal. 

Eventbrite link

Active Home Week


Home Active School Week

(27th April to May 3rd)

Longford Local Sports Partnership listed 4 activities recommendations for each day  

LSP active Home Week link

The Daily Mile


The Daily Mile -

Frank Greally, The Athletics Ireland Ambassador for The Daily Mile, who has championed the initiative since its roll out over 18 months ago, is calling on all students to keep up their “Daily Mile at Home” over the coming weeks and months.

He said “This research has backed up what many of us have known for some time, that this programme really works and that it needs to be rolled out in early school when things return to some form of normality. For now however, I’m calling on all primary school children to get back on the runners and get out for their daily dose of exercise. And what better time to start back then on the date that Roger Bannister led the way for so many others to follow”.

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Aviva Rugby Skills 

PQ-CO8iI_400x400In this Avivia Mini Rugby series, Matt Wilkie with the help of this 3 sons demonstrate 22 simple games that are easy to play and help with the development of fundamental movement skills.You Tube Link

Cycle Ireland- Cycle Right



Cycling Ireland has prepared a set of resources and videos to help you and your child enjoy the experience of learning to ride a bike. The goal is to build confidence and independence.


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GAA Games Skills Challenge: 


The GAA Go Games Skill Challenges aim to encourage children (aged 7-12 years) to improve their hurling/camogie and Gaelic football skills.website link

RTÉjr Programme


Twigín Yoga-

13 video clips of various yoga poses to do with Children 

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Playgrounds in Longford  : 

Ardagh - Childrens Play Area

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Albert Reynolds Peace Park (The Mall)

website link

Ballinalee playground

Ballinalee village , Longford 

Butterfly Park Children's playground 


Clondra - Richmond Harbour

#9 on this list : website link
Dunbeggan Park-Dunbeggan, Co. Longford
Derrycassin Woods Walk and playgroundwebsite link
Dromard  playground Dromard Primary School,
Edgeworthstown The Green, Edgeworthstown
Granard GAA Granard GAA pitch 
Killashee ParkSchool Road, Killashee, Co. Longford
Lanesborough Playground- website link

Leebeen Park, Playground & Fairy Garden-

website link

Newtownforbes Playground 

Newtownforbes Playground
12-, 16 Main St, Townparks, County Longford

Unicef Kid Power


12 Interesting Challenges for Your Kids to Try:

This list of 12 challenges will encourage children to come up with creative methods and solutions to complete the task. Some of these activities require a little preparation and some don’t require any extra materials.

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Walking and Nature Routes  in Longford 

longford-tourism-with-heart-profileThere are many nature walks and trails recommended by Longford Tourism such as the Corlea Bog walk , Derrycassin Woods and the Royal Canal walk .website link