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British Life and Culture

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
What do children do during their free time?

Please note: We have mainly written about England, as that is the country within the UK where our students live. We would be very happy for schools and visitors to send us information we can add to our website on Wales and Scotland.

Playing Sport

Children enjoy playing and watching sports such as football, cricket, tennis and netball.


Many children belong to clubs such as Cub Scouts, Brownies, Boys Brigade, St Johns Ambulance, Judo, Karate, dance and Youth Clubs.

Other popular activities include watching television, playing computer games, cycling and skateboarding.


Families enjoy going sightseeing at the weekends and during the school holidays. There are many stately homes, museums, beaches and beautiful parts of the countryside to visit.

A few of the Questions sent in by Visitors to our Web Site

What type of games or sports do teenagers play for fun in England?
Samantha South Carolina, USA

Skateboarding, roller blading, football, basketball, mountain biking, bmx biking, karate, judo, tenpin bowling, computer games, play station games, nintendo games.

What is the favourite sport played by children in England?
Brent - Canada


What is the most popular winter's sport in England?
Belinda - Canada

Football is played during the winter months

Hockey is Canada's National sport. What is England's national sport?
Brandon P.


More Questions asked by Students who learning about England

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Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consultant.
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.

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