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Leisure and Land Use

Leisure and land use lesson talks about the usage of land for different types of leisure and recreational activities.


Leisure and Land Use: Special areas and buildings used for leisure and recreational activities


Leisure activities

Need special areas or spaces

Need special buildings

Football pitchesCinemas
Cricket pitchesTheatres
Tennis courtsRestaurants
Swimming poolsDiscos
Bowling greensYouth clubs
Golf course etc.Ten-pin bowling alleys etc.


What are the disadvantages of these special areas or buildings of leisure activities?


  • Very expensive to build
  • Very difficult to build
  • Maintenance cost is very high
  • Can affect other people’s work
  • Can damage the environment


Sports areas


Why are sports grounds and golf courses more common in the suburbs and outskirts of towns than in the centre?

Sports facilities are big users of space and land is expensive in town and city centres.


What are suburbs?

Residential (housing) areas bordering the city are called suburbs.


What is meant by outskirts?

The areas at the edge of a town or city and farthest from the center are called outskirts.


Play areas and parks


Who don’t have a proper and safe place to play?

Children who live in flats and homes without gardens


Where can these children play safely?

These children can play safely in children’s park


What can we see in local parks?


  • Swings
  • Slides
  • Climbing frames
  • Sandpits
  • Somewhere to run around safe from dogs and traffic
  • Tennis courts
  • Football pitches
  • Cricket pitches


Leisure and the environment


What are the leisure activities which need electricity?


  • Watching television
  • Listening to music
  • Playing computer games
  • Playing electronic and video games etc.


How do outdoor activities have a big impact on the environment?


  • Producing noise pollution
  • Producing air pollution
  • Eroding (wearing away/ eating away) the land
  • Damaging the land


What are the sports or outdoor activities that damage the environment?


  • Motor racing
  • Water skiing and similar activities


Also, enjoy reading ‘Leisure activities and the weather‘ and ‘Leisure and Recreation