There is some consensus on the definition of Recreation.

Recreation is an activity that people engage in during their free time, that people enjoy, and that people recognize as having socially redeeming values.

Examples of recreational activities are endless and include sports,music, games, travel,
reading, arts and crafts, and dance.The specific activity performed is less important than the reason for
performing the activity.

                                                                                                                                                        Human Kinetics