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A compilation of tools, activities and resources for you to call upon to help you and your family survive and thrive during lockdown.

Be sure to let us know how these resources help you and details of other resources you find valuable. We will keep adding to this page, so do check back regularly. Thank you.

Kids Entertainment

Fonetti – Young Authors’ Competition 2020

J.K.Rowling’s new story The Ickabog – published for free in instalments, option to provide illustrations

CBeebies Bedtime Stories on the iPlayer

Crazy Little Projects – baking, sewing and more

30 Day Lego Challenge

Earn a Blue Peter Badge

Podcasts for kids

Prince’s Trust – The Great Create with Fearne Cotton

Persil – easy at home activities for kids

Snapdragons Nurseries – entertainment for younger children via Facebook

Spectrum Community Arts (A not-for-profit company providing fun and engaging performing arts workshops for disabled children) – movement, dance and interactive stories via Zoom

Flamingo Chicks – providing disabled children and those with illnesses such as cancer, the opportunity to enjoy ballet and explore movement plus support for parents and carers

Kids Education

BBC Bitesize Daily – daily lessons for learners age 5 to 14

Elevenses with the World of David Walliams

Twinkl – Home Learning Support Page

Prodigy – fun maths learning platform

Scholastic – day-by-day cross curricular projects

44 engineering and science challenges from the engineers at Dyson

Codebreak – coding and computer science webcasts for children and adults

Learn to draw – with Steve Harpster via You Tube

Online education resources for home education

Family Entertainment


MS Society Virtual Pub Quiz – Hosted by Scott Mills every Wednesday at 8pm on Facebook Live

Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz – every Thursday at 8.15pm on Facebook Live


The Artful Parent – creative activities to do with your kids

Learn to juggle

Armchair Travelling

Virtual Aurora Tour – The Northern Lights in VR

Tour of Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Longleat’s Virtual Safari

1 day in Jerusalem – 360 degrees virtual tour

Grand Canyon – River Archeaology virtual tour

Virtual Tours of Bath


The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham – activities and events

Museum Tours

Natural History Museum – Virtual Museum Tours

Other Virtual Museum Tours – including the Louvre, Vatican Museum, British Museum

Theatre Shows

The National Theatre – a new theatre show released every week

The Shows Must Go On – a new theatre show released every week

Sadler’s Wells Theatre – free shows and workshops


Jamie Oliver’s Cooking Lessons via Facebook

Antoni Porowski Cooking Lessons at Home via Facebook

Dancing / Singing

Darcey Bussell – Diverse Dance Mix

Sing-Along Anthems with Rylan

General Fun

50 fun things to do with the kids in lockdown

Personal Development

Learn Direct – online courses

Udemy – online courses

Keeping Active

Joe Wicks’ Online PE sessions  – Daily at 9am on You Tube

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Home Workouts for Lockdown

Dance Classes with Oti Mabuse (Strictly Come Dancing) via You Tube

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Dance Classes for all ages – via You TubeFacebook and Instagram


RHS – daily ideas to make the most of Spring plus activities for kids each week

Mental Health

Able Futures – Government-funded business support for mental health issues

5 tips for staying mentally well during the Coronavirus pandemic

9 practices to help maintain mental health during lockdown

Clear Vision MD Matthew Rogers’ thoughts on dealing with uncertainty

Mind Mental Health tools

Relax Your Mind with the Soul Spa – Online classes to calm the nervous system and relax the mind during lockdown

Headspace Mindfulness App – free trial

Calm Mindfulness App – free trial

Incredibly soothing Ted Talks

Blog – Keeping Your Mental health In Check

Psychologist Emma Kenny’s wellbeing and mental health clinics

How to cope with Covid-19 stress: 9 mental health tips

Identifying Coronavirus scams

A guide from Royal London

Google’s new Covid Security Tips page

Guidance on genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails

Business Support Updates

Clear Vision’s support updates for businesses and individuals during lockdown