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 Boxing Council / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1963
International Windsurfing Association / London, UK / Est. 2001
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
World Dance Council / Marchtrenk, Austria / Est. 1950
World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training / Trelissac, France / Est. 1969
Game Cultures Society / Est. 2014
European Medical Association on Smoking and Health / Meyrin, Switzerland / Est. 1986
Association of Baltic Numismatists / Tallinn, Estonia / Est. 2005
European Association of Amusement Suppliers Industry
Fédération internationale des footballeurs professionnels / Hoofddorp, Netherlands / Est. 1965
Confederation of European Music Industries / Wiesbaden, Germany / Est. 1977
Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 1996
World Entertainment Technology Federation / Langenhagen, Germany / Est. 1995
World Eightball Pool Federation / Hemel Hempstead, UK / Est. 1992
European Equestrian Federation / Zaventem, Belgium / Est. 2009
International Sports Engineering Association / Sheffield, UK / Est. 1996
Samrådet for Nordisk Amatörmusik / Est. 1980
International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1993
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
EUROPEADE - International Association for European Folk Cultures / Sint-Pauwels, Belgium / Est. 1964
Fédération européenne des écoles de cirque professionnelles / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1998
Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation / Ormesby, UK / Est. 1969
Association for Cultural Economics International / Melbourne VIC, Australia / Est. 1992
Society for Research in Asiatic Music / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1936
Nordisk Dramatikerunion / Reykjavik, Iceland / Est. 1941
Europlate / Taunton, UK / Est. 1972
Institute of Hospitality / Sutton, UK / Est. 1971
Federation of Gay Games / San Francisco CA, USA / Est. 1982
Nordisk förening för folkdansforskning / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1977
Association Européenne des Agents Artistiques / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1947
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
Institut Européen des Armes de Chasse et de Sport / Rome, Italy / Est. 1977
International Federation of Scout and Guide Stamp Collecting Organizations / Brøndby, Denmark / Est. 2000
International Association of Entertainment Lawyers / London, UK / Est. 1977
Arab Police Sports Confederation / Cairo, Egypt / Est. 1975
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

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