4 Out-Of-The-House Hobbies Which Will Teach Your Child Invaluable Life Skills

A games console controller lies on a table
Don't let your child become addicted to their games console

It’s important to help your child find a hobby they enjoy while they are young. As adults, many of our fondest memories involve our favourite childhood activities. Not only will hobbies fill your child’s time, but they will help them make friends, find their passion in life, and- hopefully- teach them life skills.

Many fantastic hobbies, such as cooking and coding, can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. But you also want to make sure your child tries hobbies which take place outside of the house- these are the one’s which will fill your kid with adrenaline, excitement, and keep them fit and healthy.

And in the age of iPads, smartphones, and games consoles it’s easier than ever for a child to spend life in their bedroom. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up with a grumpy teenager who never leaves the house (and trust me, you don’t want that)!

But not all hobbies are created equal. While some solely give your child something to spend their time doing, others will also teach your kid invaluable life skills along the way. Read on to discover 4 out-of-the-house hobbies which will leave your child with skills they can use throughout their life.


A group of children play football on a pitch
Football is the world's most popular sport

Perhaps the ultimate team sport, there’s a reason why football is the most popular children’s sport. The complex tactics, multiple roles which must be filled, and constant communication ensure that football will improve your child’s teamwork skills like no other hobby.

A natural side-effect of such a team-focused sport, is that your kid will form close bonds with their teammates, leaving them with lifelong friendships and the skills to make new friends.

Aside from teamwork, football really does offer a f