Active Families

We want to encourage everyone to become more active and enjoy physical activity, sport and leisure. It can be done in a fun and safe environment, using some of our green space across Fife.

Our Active Families summer programme for outdoor activities has been developed in line with the recent Scottish Government guidance. Families from the same household are now allowed to travel to access outdoor leisure and exercise. These activities will take place across Fife, making it easy to find something to do close to home. And the best thing is, they're all free!

The activities we have include:

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Bowls
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Handball
  • Cricket
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Orienteering – This is an outdoor activity where you walk or run a course via a series of checkpoints, using a map for guidance
  • Boccia – (pronounced bot-cha). This is a Paralympic sport, similar to bowls. Boccia is a target ball sport which tests both muscle control and accuracy. From a seated position, players propel balls to land as close as possible to a white marker ball, known as the Jack. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends (4 for individuals and pairs, and 6 for teams)
  • Sports Fitness Circuit – This activity session is designed to build you up faster, stronger and more flexible than before. It’s excellent for those who are involved in team sports and keeping fit. We have set training cards available
  • Cycling – Bring your own bike and helmet along to our session to learn some new skills or brush up on old ones. You can get some helpful tips from our cycling coaches. Cycle routes are also available

The activities are available on a rotational basis – some will change each week at each location, encouraging you to try something new!

They are bookable for up to a maximum of fifteen people, from a maximum of five households, as per current Government guidance. There must be an adult taking part in the activity, as you’ll be using the equipment without supervision. The staff on site are only there to clean equipment and check your booking.

Most venues will run from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, with four bookable hourly slots, to allow for cleaning and health and safety checks between, as per Government guidance. Please note that, unfortunately, toilet facilities will not be available at our venues.

Our venues across Fife are listed below. Please click on your nearest one for more information on what's on and to book an activity:

South West Fife

Inverkeithing High School

Oakley Community Centre

Dunfermline Area

Dunfermline High School

Cowdenbeath Area

Lochore Meadows

Glenrothes Area

Lomond Centre

Kirkcaldy Area

Windmill Campus


Levenmouth Academy

North East Fife

Waid Community Campus

Conditions of booking

In the event of heavy rain / high winds where it is not safe to participate in the activity – your session will be cancelled

If you or any member of your household have symptoms of COVID-19 you MUST NOT attend any sessions

The most common symptoms are new:

  • continuous cough
    • have a new cough that’s lasted for an hour
    • have had 3 or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours
    • are coughing more than usual
  • fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater)
    • A high temperature is feeling hot to the touch on your chest or back (you don’t need to measure your temperature). You may feel warm, cold or shivery.
  • loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste (anosmia)

ACTIVITY – People who are not shielding can now meet with more households outside. You can meet with 2 households; 8 person overall limit and need for physical distancing remains.

WHAT TO BRING – A full water bottle should be taken to the activity session. This should not be shared with others. Ensure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the session.

BEFORE LEAVING HOME & AFTER YOU RETURN -  Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home and again on your return

EQUIPMENT -  Hand sanitizer will be provided and should be used before you start your activity. All equipment will be cleaned and wiped down after each session.

TRAVELLING TO AND FROM THE VENUE - Avoid using public transport. You should walk, wheel or cycle, where possible). Arrive as close as possible to your confirmed timeslot. Use hand sanitiser before the start of your session.  Ensure you leave the activity area at the end of your allotted time so that it is empty for the next group of families.

MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCING - Stay at least two metres away from other participants (including during play, when taking breaks and before and after play). Do not make physical contact with other participants (such as shaking hands or high five).Avoid chasing equipment eg ball in to another activity area if other families are using it

EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES - When sharing equipment extra care must be taken to ensure you do not touch your face during the activity, and you should clean your hands before and after your session with a hand sanitiser. Please note that, unfortunately, toilet facilities will not be available at our venues.

HYGIENE - If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Avoid touching your face. Hand hygiene is imperative. See Health Protection Scotland’s hand hygiene information for further details

BOOKINGS - All bookings must be made in advance online

STAY UP TO DATE - Scottish Government information -