Family Activities

**Your Way to Healthy Cavan 5k**
A 5 week, your way to 5k plan to gradually build on jogging your way to 5k. 🏃‍♀️🏃
The plan is broken into 5min intervals as an easy to follow guide to build your fitness over the next 5 weeks. Please ensure you warm up and cool-down before and after your workout. This is just a guide and can be done on days that suit your schedule! Posters below to demonstrate your warm up and stretches.
The Healthy Cavan 5k will take place throughout the month of November so you can complete your 5k at a time that suits you. All you have to do is register at the link below to receive your Healthy 5k T-shirt and medal, then post your photo and tag @CavanSportsPartnership and @HealthyCavan.
Proposed Timetable

Click on the following links

Stretches -

Conditioning -

Breathing -


Your Way to Healthy Cvan 5K Static Stretches


Your Way to Healthy Cavan 5K Dynamic Stretches

Becoming more active doesn’t have to mean organised sports, it can be fun activities and games that can be done on your own or with all the family.

Introducing your kids to games that you played when you were their age is a great way for everyone to get moving and active.

  •  SPORT IRELAND NATIONAL BEACTIVE DAY - Sunday 28th June.  International guidelines recommend children are active for at least 60 minutes a day and adults for 30 minutes a day 

    National BeActive Day is a fun and inclusive way of getting in your daily physical activity.

    For more information on the home sports day visit





  • LETS PLAY IRELAND - Excellent resource from Dept of Children & Youth Affairs - Click here for more details 

  • NATURE ON YOUR DOORSTEP: When you out walking with your family try to locate as many as the following leaves as possible using our Leaf Identification Challenge Resource, Click here for more details

  • Here are 4 workouts from Physio Therapy Department in the Child Development Team for Cavan/Monaghan.  The workouts target

  • 1) Core strength - It isn't a Bore to work your Core
    2) Flexibility - Loosen up during Lockdown
    3) Rev Up Your Gross motor skills for younger children 
    4) Rev up Your Gross motor skills in older children.  CLICK HERE FOR details 


  • FREE 5-week (0 to 3k) Walk to Jog Programme designed to help complete beginner, increase walking fitness and progress to jogging - Full Details Click Here


  • FREE Online Zumba Classes for Secondary School Students on Friday Mornings at 11am, starting Friday May 15th.  Registration essential as this is a private class.  Register via your school or contact or click here for more details

  • Cavan Sports Partnership is dedicated to keeping the children of Cavan fit & healthy and so we have designed an ‘Explore Cavan Challenge’ so pupils can have fun, run and learn about their county.

    Pupils will virtually explore as many of Cavan's towns and hills as they possibly can by accumulating their steps (walking, jogging or running) within the 5k radius and skipping, jumping jacks or mountain climbs to accumulate the metres and reach the top of those hills. 

    All participating schools will be offered a FREE fun physical activity session in the new school year.

    To register your school contact

  • To download Pupils Explore Cavan Record Card, click here


  • Safefood EU – All games like hopscotch, kerbs kick the can, Simon says and many more CLICK HERE


  • Why not pause for play and use their fun interactive play to spin wheel to decide with your family on what game to play and how to play them click here


Minister Zappone launches suite of resources for children and parents

The new online resource for parents, entitled Parents Centre on will provide additional support for parents and their families during this difficult time.   Parents Centre contains information for parents and provides links to a wide range of trusted and high quality online resources including learning, parenting and information on supports for parents. It is easy to navigate and will help parents access the information and support they need quickly. It will be updated as new resources and information for parents are developed.

Minister Zappone also launched an initiative for children- Let’s Play Ireland - a resource to support children and young people’s play during this time.
Let’s Play Ireland is an online portal on, providing access to a range of play resources for children.  The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has worked with key experts across various sectors, Early Years, Education, Health, Local Authorities, Academic Partners in UCC and Mary Immaculate College, Creative Ireland, Tusla and others, in order to develop this resource.  

Active HOME Week (April 27th – May 3rd)

National ‘Active SCHOOL Week’ takes place every April and is a really enjoyable part of the school year for many children. This year, because of COVID-19, it is not possible for this to go ahead as normal, so families are invited to participate in the ‘Active HOME Weekchallenge instead.  To find out more CLICK HERE

CYPSC Olympic Challenge

Its hoping to bring an element of fun and laughter, visit  to find out more


Playground Games

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) has developed a number of resources to support play in a playground or school setting.

  • Without Equipment using Beans, Tag for example
  • Traditional Games for e.g Duck Duck Goose, Simon Says etc Click here for PDST playground games which can be adapted for your home


Active Playgrounds

Active playground was developed by get Ireland Active to increase play and physical activity during school break times. Time to get busy with chalk markings on your driveway or patio, as most of the games can be developed at home. Click here


Active School flag

Get active in the classroom: activities that could be used indoor or outside


Get moving with some of these free exercise workouts

  • Rinka Ireland- Fantastic schedule on their facebook to keep kids active Click here 
  • 10@10 Free online videos for kids on RTE junior Click here
  • Boxing Circuits with Katie taylor Click here
  • Cosmic Yoga for Kids- yoga, mindfulness and relaxation with Jaime on the Cosmic Kids YouTube Channel Click here
  • PE with Joe. Online classes for childrens P.E on The Bodycoach T.V on youtube