Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time. The "need to do something for recreation" is an essential element of human biology and psychology. Recreational activities are often done for enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure and are considered to be "fun".

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Second Level Subjects

Painting, Drawing
Performing Arts
Musical Instruments
Animal Pets
Ball Games
Air, Water Sports
Combative Sports
Animal Sports
Mechanical Sports
Winter Sports
Outdoor Activities
Indoor Activities
Meetings Industry
Folk Traditions

Organizations relating to Recreation

World Association for Sport Management / New Taipei City, Taiwan / Est. 2012
World Sand Sculpting Academy / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1990
International Arts and Entertainment Alliance / Paris, France
International Federation of Horseracing Authorities / Boulogne-Billancourt, France / Est. 1993
Game Cultures Society / Est. 2014
European Medical Association on Smoking and Health / Meyrin, Switzerland / Est. 1986
Association of Baltic Numismatists / Tallinn, Estonia / Est. 2005
Confederation of European Music Industries / Wiesbaden, Germany / Est. 1977
World Entertainment Technology Federation / Langenhagen, Germany / Est. 1995
World Eightball Pool Federation / Hemel Hempstead, UK / Est. 1992
International Sports Engineering Association / Sheffield, UK / Est. 1996
Samrådet for Nordisk Amatörmusik / Est. 1980
International Belt Wrestling Association / Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
International Society of Biomechanics in Sports / Lidcombe NSW, Australia / Est. 1981
Consejo Sudamericano de Deportes / Est. 1993
Federation of European Numismatic Trade Associations / Fröndenberg, Germany / Est. 1991
Arab Federation of Sports Journalists
Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation / Ormesby, UK / Est. 1969
Society for Research in Asiatic Music / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1936
Federation of Gay Games / San Francisco CA, USA / Est. 1982
Nordisk förening för folkdansforskning / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1977
International Society for the Study of Medieval Theatre / Giesen, Germany / Est. 1974
Association internationale des étudiants cavaliers / Est. 1984
International Federation of Football History and Statistics / Kloten, Switzerland / Est. 1984
International Professional Hunters Association / Boerne TX, USA / Est. 1969
Sports Union for athletes with Down Syndrome
World Alliance of Martial Arts
Association of European Team Sports / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2009
Fresh Arts Coalition Europe / Paris, France
Council of Arab Ministers for Youth and Sports / Cairo, Egypt
International Council of Arbitration for Sport / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1994
International Council of Kinetography Laban / Paris, France / Est. 1959
Intergovernmental Committee of the International Convention of Rome for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1961
International Association for Sports Information / Belconnen ACT, Australia / Est. 1960
European Diving Technology Committee / St Leonards, UK / Est. 1973
International Marine Certification Institute / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1992
Europäische Autorenvereinigung "DIE KOGGE" / Minden, Germany / Est. 1924
Consejo del Istmo Centroamericano de Deportes y Recreación / Panama, Panama / Est. 1992
Centre international de recherches glyptographiques / Braine-le-Château, Belgium / Est. 1981
Internationale Hanns Eisler Gesellschaft / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1994
SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 1985
International Reynard Society / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1975
European Sports Workforce Development Alliance / Lyon, France
José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 1988
International Society of Portuguese Philately / Hollister CA, USA / Est. 1961
UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 1961
Bureau de liaison internationale des écoles de théâtre / Waremme, Belgium / Est. 1975
Letterstedt Society / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1875
International Association of Margaret Morris Method / Buildwas, UK / Est. 1939
Malone Society / London, UK / Est. 1906

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