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 Rugby / Dublin, Ireland / Est. 1887
Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile / Paris, France / Est. 1904
International Handball Federation / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 1946
Confédération internationale des sociétés d'auteurs et compositeurs / Neuilly-sur-Seine, France / Est. 1926
International Theatre Institute / Paris, France / Est. 1948
International Billiards and Snooker Federation / Doha, Qatar / Est. 1971
Association of National Olympic Committees / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1979
World Squash Federation / Hastings, UK / Est. 1966
International Council for Traditional Music / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1947
World Minifootball Federation / Giubiasco, Switzerland / Est. 2013
International Association of Professional Numismatists / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1951
World Skate / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1924
International Science Writers Association / Est. 1967
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
World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry / Itingen, Switzerland / Est. 1978
International Arts and Entertainment Alliance / Paris, France
International Society for Folk Narrative Research / Delhi, India / Est. 1959
World Flying Disc Federation / Harxheim, Germany / Est. 1984
International Crossbow Shooting Union / Zagreb, Croatia / Est. 1956
International Workers and Amateurs in Sports Confederation / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1913
International Federation of Horseracing Authorities / Boulogne-Billancourt, France / Est. 1993
International Council of Marine Industry Associations / Est. 1967
International Association of Crime Writers / Est. 1986
International Organization of Psychomotricity and Relaxation / Boulogne-Billancourt, France / Est. 1979
International Sport and Culture Association / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1995
International Federation of Aero-Philatelic Societies / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1951
International Masters Games Association / Lausanne, Switzerland
World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association / Bristol, UK / Est. 1968
Fédération Mondiale du Cirque / Monte Carlo, Monaco / Est. 2008
Oriental Numismatic Society / London, UK / Est. 1970
International Academic Union / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1919
World Pool-Billiard Association / Oatley NSW, Australia / Est. 1987
International Numismatic Council / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1927
International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport / Taipa, Macau / Est. 1978
World Martial Arts Committee / Bregenz, Austria / Est. 2013
International Dance Sport Association / Kiev, Ukraine
International Group for Equestrian Qualifications / Est. 1992
International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases / Davis CA, USA / Est. 2006
International Federation of Model Auto Racing / Bilbao, Spain
International Institute for Race Medicine / Norfolk MA, USA
Professional Yachting Association / Antibes, France / Est. 1991
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
Confederation of European Music Industries / Wiesbaden, Germany / Est. 1977

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