Top five activities to try over the summer holidays

Summer hasn’t really shown its face much so far this year, so time for picnics and barbeques has been fairly limited.

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But that doesn’t mean you can’t get out to enjoy some time away from the classroom over the next few weeks.

Why not use the time to try a new sport or activity, that you might not otherwise get a chance to do during the college year?

If you enjoy it, you could even take it back to college in September and set up a club and get others involved.

Here are AoC Sport’s top five activities to try over the summer holidays. Let us know which one you’ve tried out – or if you’ve gone for something completely different.

1) Ultimate frisbee: Ideal for the park or the beach, ultimate frisbee is getting bigger all the time. It’s a non-contact game, and points can be scored by passing to a team-mate in the opponent’s end zone. So all you need is a frisbee, some friends and an area to play in. Easy!

2) Water polo: What could be better than jumping into a cool swimming pool while you’re on holiday – and trying out an Olympic sport while you’re there? All you really need to get started is a ball, some markers for goals, and some friends. The official game is played with seven-a-side (including a goalkeeper), but you can easily have a friendly game with just a few people.

3) Beach volleyball: There’s probably not a more perfect way to have fun, get active and catch a tan at the same time. Watch it in action at the Olympics on the Copacabana beach inRio, and then get out a try it yourself. And if you enjoy beach volleyball, why not take it into the pool next time?

4) Footgolf: More and more official footgolf courses are springing up all over the country, and it’s not expensive to have a round. But if there’s not a course near you, it’s just as easy to set up your own game in your local park. A ball balanced on top of a cone is perfect for a target, just put it down somewhere, decide on your starting point and see who can knock the ball off with the fewest number of shots.

5) Water balloon dodgeball: Do we need to say any more?

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