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
Need special areas or spaces
Need special buildings
|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
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?
- Climbing frames
- 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‘