Activities for Kids during the Summer Holidays

The long school holidays are upon us, but with a difference. Quarantines are now needed for many holiday destinations and many parents are cautious about flying. So what do you do with the kids for the next few weeks? If you haven’t already booked a “staycation” in another part of the country, other options are now (re)opening up here in London. Some are local gardens or businesses whi

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London Wetland Centre

London Wetland Centre

London's 'urban oasis for wildlife and people' is open for socially distanced strolls among the lakes, ponds and gardens, with play areas open for children. Located on Queen Elizabeth's Walk in Barnes, the wetland centre is a perfect day out to break up the monotony of lockdown. "We are delighted to be able to welcome people back to our wetlands after this ext

National Geographic for Kids

National Geographic for Kids

National Geographic Kids has several free, fun and informative things to do for children on their website. Action games, personality quizzes, 'funny fill-in' puzzles and videos of amazing animals are just some of the things available. They also offer free extra information for users with magazine subscriptions, including videos & interesting quizzes

Tate Quizzes for Kids

Tate Quizzes for Kids

Tate Kids is offering a selection of interactive art lessons and quizzes for children on their website. Whether you want to find out what the top five rainbow art pieces are, which surrealist artist you are, how to draw a 'sound creature' or how to make a play dough sculpture there's broad selection to keep children occupied. Tate is trying to increase its onl

Dance workshops for all the family

Dance workshops for all the family

Sadler's Wells theatre is presenting a series of online workshops and activities for families to dance along to in the comfort of their own home. Available since April, via their youtube channel, there's something for everyone wit

Royal Albert Home – ‘Jazz for Kids’

Royal Albert Home - 'Jazz for Kids'

The Royal Albert Hall is back offering a fresh selection of online musical sessions. Jazz pianist Charlie Bates will be delivering an exclusive set from his home, as part of the Royal Albert Home sessions. The coronavirus outbreak has forced the Royal Albert Hall to close its doors, but there is now a (virtual) window for you to experience some o

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The Little Gym at home

The Little Gym at home

Many parents in Chiswick are familiar with The Little Gym on Hartington Rd. This local franchise of an international company offers physical programmes which help children build the developmental skills and confidence needed at each stage of childhood. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 emergency, The Little Gym team has been filming exercises for children

Zumba Kids classes online

Zumba Kids classes online

From your home Online Live Zumba classes with Chiswick based Zumba Zin Instructor Anna Zumba Kids - Every Tuesday & Friday at 16.00 Zumba - Every Tuesday & Thursday at 17.30 Zumba Gold (50+) - Every Monday & Thursday at 12.30 Email me! anna_calligaro@yahoo.co.uk Let's dance, smile and stress relief from the comfort of our own house

ScratchJr – Coding for young children

ScratchJr - Coding for young children

Coding is the new literacy. With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can programme their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. ScratchJr. is available as a free app.

Dr Seuss’s ABC – AR app

Dr Seuss's ABC - AR app

Dr Seuss is magical, even if you're just sitting with your child reading a Dr Seuss book, old school style. There's now an augmented reality app which brings the characters to life in your living room. Children learn their alphabet, but how they learn to tell the difference between reality and imagination is another matter!

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