Recreation

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Recreation refers to activities that are intended to take place during leisure time, for pleasure or amusement. These can include sports, hobbies or games, especially when not done as part of serious competition or exclusively for exercise. Recreation is related to children's play, in that both are alternatives to behaviours that are socially obligatory or necessary to live (such as eating), but while play also has a strong developmental role, adults' recreational activities are primarily for enjoyment.