Online things to do for kids

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 of the blue whale, the largest creature to have ever lived. You can also take a virtual tour of the Fantastic Creatures exhibition which examines possible links between some of the creatures in the care of JK Rowling’s hero Newt Scamander to real creatures of the ancient world. And you can marvel at the stunning photos of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition online.

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 room.

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 +. Lyric Theatre Hammersmith The Lyric’s live theatre shows may be on hold, but its Zoom courses for children and young people  are ploughing ahead online, at least until mid-February. They include dance improvisation and acting classes for both disabled and non-disabled youngsters and Key Club classes for young people on the autism spectrum over the

Free lectures and courses

Interactive and immersive online events

Little Portland Street Cookery School shows

Sadler’s Wells – online dances & workshops

Sadler's Wells - online dances & workshops Sadler's Wells has a selection of dance performances and workshops available to watch via their website and youtube channel, which includes behind the scenes footage of the making of some of their dances. 'Digital Stage In Focus' is a series of online collaborations with artists and companies to co-create a unique programme that gives you a chance to take a deep dive into the work. To for more information follow the link below:

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 the second lockdown. It has a range of features including live match video streams, live audio commentary and 'exclusive club content.' The Basic Pass is free, and allows you to watch match highlights, behind the scenes content and see the club's newsletter. Other passes start from as little as £2.50, with the live stream video pass being £10.00. A full list of the pass prices and feature

National Gallery Virtual Tours

Inner Space – online wellbeing events

London Virtual Tours

Creature Features

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 with workshops aimed at children, families and over-60s. There is even a specially created workshop for younger children who aren't able to attend nursery or school (which may help parents struggling with homeschool PE lessons

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust online talent show

Courtauld Gallery Virtual Tour

BBC History Lectures

Shakespeare Readings Online

London Symphony Orchestra Online Performances

English National Ballet Courses

Online Bread Making Courses

Language Conversation Exchange

Free Harvard Online Courses

Puppet Performances with The Little Angel Theatre

Opera For Kids

Visit the British Museum Online

Sir David Attenborough teaches Geography for BBC Bitesize

Sir David Attenborough teaches Geography for BBC Bitesize Sir David Attenborough turned 94 on 8 May. This lovely portrait by Anna Kunst was taken when he visited JMW Turner's house in Twickenham earlier this year to open an exhibition of Turner's oil paintings. The indefatigable naturalist and broadcaster, who lives in Richmond, has recently added 'Geography teacher' to his CV. He has taken on  the role of teaching online Geography lessons for BBC Bitesize, for children being home-schooled during the Coronavirus pandemic. Covering material from Attenborough’s Life on Earth and The Living Planet documentary series, the lessons will focus on the map of the world and looking closer at animal behaviour. He is among a number of celebrities who have ag

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