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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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

International Society for Education through Art / Viseu, Portugal / Est. 1954
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme / Mies, Switzerland / Est. 1904
Fédération internationale de volleyball / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1947
World Rowing / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1892
International Federation of Sports Medicine / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1928
International Paralympic Committee / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1989
World Boxing Council / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1963
The Association for International Sport for All / Frankfurt-Main, Germany / Est. 1990
International Windsurfing Association / London, UK / Est. 2001
Fédération internationale de gymnastique / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1881
International Weightlifting Federation / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 1905
Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile / Paris, France / Est. 1904
Badminton World Federation / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Est. 1934
International Handball Federation / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 1946
Confédération internationale des sociétés d'auteurs et compositeurs / Neuilly-sur-Seine, France / Est. 1926
Association of National Olympic Committees / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1979
International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1958
World Association for Sport Management / New Taipei City, Taiwan / Est. 2012
Association des écrivains de langue française / Paris, France / Est. 1926
World Sand Sculpting Academy / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1990
World Billiards Union / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1959
International Arts and Entertainment Alliance / Paris, France
World Flying Disc Federation / Harxheim, Germany / Est. 1984
International Crossbow Shooting Union / Zagreb, Croatia / Est. 1956
International Federation of Popular Sports / Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg / Est. 1968
International Federation of Sleddog Sports / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1985
International Federation of Horseracing Authorities / Boulogne-Billancourt, France / Est. 1993
International Organization of Psychomotricity and Relaxation / Boulogne-Billancourt, France / Est. 1979
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine / Danville CA, USA / Est. 1995
International Dance Council / Paris, France / Est. 1973
International Federation of Aero-Philatelic Societies / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1951
International Federation for Choral Music / Lisbon, Portugal / Est. 1982
World Dance Council / Marchtrenk, Austria / Est. 1950
International Masters Games Association / Lausanne, Switzerland
World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association / Bristol, UK / Est. 1968
World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training / Trelissac, France / Est. 1969
International Association of Sports Law / Athens, Greece / Est. 1992
International Powerlifting Federation / Strassen, Luxembourg / Est. 1972
World Pool-Billiard Association / Oatley NSW, Australia / Est. 1987
World Science Fiction Society / Sunnyvale CA, USA / Est. 1939
World Martial Arts Committee / Bregenz, Austria / Est. 2013
International Group for Equestrian Qualifications / Est. 1992
International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases / Davis CA, USA / Est. 2006
International Institute for Race Medicine / Norfolk MA, USA
Game Cultures Society / Est. 2014
World Snooker Federation / Venon, France / Est. 2017
General Association of Asia Pacific Sports Federations / Beijing, China / 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

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