Natural History Museum 

Experience the natural world through online events at the Natural History Museum. There is a huge dinosaur section, which includes lots of fun activities. There are 14 virtual tours you can take, including one of the famous Hintze Hall with Sir David Attenborough which features the skeleton

Nature and wildlife from Woodland Trust

If your youngster fancies themselves as a junior Chris Packham, there are lots of activities available on the Woodland Trust’s website; garden scavenger hunts, how to make your own bird feeder, and a free downloadable tree-identifying app to take out on your walks. Plus quizzes and indoor craft ideas. Details here:

Tate kids – Online art at home

Tate Kids offers activities ranging from learning about contemporary London artists to guided activities like using your body to make art, soap carving, or making a unicorn puppet from recycled materials. You can make a collage, learn how to paint like Turner, or draw creatures inspired by sounds. There’s even a personality quiz you can take to decide which famous artist should redecorate your r

Online lessons for budding actors

ArtEd

ArtsEd is offering weekend acting and musical theatre courses - the Saturday Skills Academy - for kids from aged 7 -16 +. artsed.co.uk/course-types/holiday-and-weekend/

Unicorn Theatre Company shows

The Unicorn Theatre Company has several productions for younger children, the first being Anansi the Spider. It’s an adaptation of classic West African and Caribbean tales about a trickster spider, filmed by the cast in their own homes. The three episodes come with free family activity packs for home learning.  Available on Unicorn’s YouTube Channel until 31 March.

St Michael’s Players: a Christmas Carol

St Michael's Players: a Christmas Carol

Having read some plays during the year over Zoom, St Michael's Players realised that they could stream a zoom meeting as a “live” performance and there was fun to be had with the format. The “live” performance had the potential to create some real jeopardy: would actors forget to un-mute? would the internet hold up? Would small children

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Livestream Brentford FC games

Livestream Brentford FC games

The Government's new Covid guidance says that organised outdoor sport is still exempt from legal gathering limits across all levels, which includes 'organised outdoor team sport' like football. Though you may not be able to go to the pub to watch any football games, Brentford FC's iFollow software is available to watch any which will be played over th

Tiny Happy People

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

Sadler’s Wells – 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

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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!

Mental Maths

YouTube Kids

World of Peppa Pig

Teach your Monster to Read

Teach your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning app, available for free to play on desktop and laptop computers. The iPhone, iPad and Android version of the game is a paid-for app which helps fund the project. The game is for children in the first stages of lea

Hopster children’s TV

Hopster children's TV

Hopster's slogan is 'making screen time smart'. Hopster has taken a collection of familiar cartoons and shows, including: Sesame StreetBob the BuilderThomas the Tank Engine, Fireman Sam and Pingu, and designed fun learning games around them, with sessions on core skills such as maths and phonics. Cost: £4

Montessori preschool app