Activities for parents & children (5-12yrs)

CGI Stem Camps have great downloadable stem-based activities for children aged 6-14 years

First Cry Parenting has a great list of 26 activities for 5 year old children

Things to do with kids: 45 cheap activities to keep children entertained can be found on the Good to Know website has 101 awesome activities for kids ages 5 to 8

Try Whimn’s Things to Do - Games, crafts and activities for 5-6 year olds

Or for slightly older children there’s Whimn’s Things to Do - Games, crafts and activities for 6-8 year olds

Go to First Cry for their top 20 activities to do for 7 year old kids

BBC Supermovers has fun activities designed to help you learn whilst you’re on the move

More mature and confident, seven year olds will enjoy Jump Start’s activities which are more complex and challenging

Ten easy activities for 6-10 year-olds can be found on the brilliantly named Picklebums

The Art of Simple has 20 indoor activities for kids (besides screens!)

Fun things to do at home with kids can be found at Toucan Box

Read, Write, Count is a national campaign by the Scottish Book Trust to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of Scotland’s children

The Educators Spin on it is a site created by  teachers, and work at home mums. It shows you how to make everyday moments into teachable opportunities 

This high quality site from National Geographic has lots of fun facts, resources and activities about our natural environment

See  First Cry’s list of top 20 activities to do for 8 year old kids

Find meaningful learning experiences for kids at Learning for Kids

Top Marks has interactive online learning activities

The Imagination Tree shows you how to plan play and resources for self isolation

Find out how you can apply for a Blue Peter badge, which attractions badge winners can get into for free, and how to get hold of a Blue Peter badge card

87 Energy-busting indoor games & activities for kids from Whatmomslove

Joe Wicks, the Body Coach, offers free workouts available on his YouTube channel. This include free daily workouts for kids as an alternative to gym classes!

Visit Live Bold and Bloom for 51 Things to do at home to banish boredom

CB Creative Blog has quick tutorials will teach you how to draw animals, people, flowers, landscapes and more

How to explore London’s top galleries from home with Mums do Travel (with and without teens)

Holiday Pirates livestream access to 13 zoos and Edinburgh Zoo has live webcams showing the tiger, panda, penguin, koala and penguin enclosures!