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Activity inspiration for children and young people

We've compiled a list of popular activities to keep children and young people busy during the holidays, weekends, or when they need some 'down time' after a busy day at school.

You'll find below a mixture of indoor activities, some requiring access online and others requiring practical resources which can usually be found around the home. We have also included outdoor activities to keep families active and engaged in nature and our surroundings. 

You will also find a list of 'live camera feeds' to satisfy inquisitive minds, including a live view of the Earth from NASA, underwater cams and online museum tours and so many more!

We hope you find something to keep your family entertained on those quieter days and times.

HENRY - simple activities for babies and young children.

B&NES Youth Forum - Activisite have 'Hour of Code' activities available for free.

BBC Bitesize have lots of resources, videos and opportunities to compliment your child's learning and progression.

Orchard Toys have a range of free, printable worksheets and activities that are fun and educational.

Words for Life from the National Literacy Trust has activities to support your child's reading and literacy skills.

Learning for Life from the Roman Baths lets you discover more about the world of the Romans, and try out their activities.

Victoria Art Gallery Learning for Life lets you discover more about the world of art and try out activities inspired by their exhibitions and permanent collection.

Learning for Life from the Fashion Museum lets you discover more about the world of fashion and try out a range of activities.

30 day Lego challenge

Playdough recipe

ELSA Support - activity ideas

ELSA - wellbeing activities

The Wildlife Trusts have a range of ideas for outdoor activities

Cosmic Kids Yoga

B&NES Council's libraries 

City of Bath World Heritage Site website has a range of learning activities

RHS campaign for school gardening have inspiration to get the children outside and interacting with nature.

BBC Bitesize parent's toolkit provides top tips, useful links, and expert advice to support you and your child's wellbeing and learning in a changing world.

Lego - expressing big feelings

For children and young people with SEND, we have identified some key resources that may be useful at home:

BBC Bitesize Parents' Toolkit: SEND

Afaisic have online resources and guidance for Parents/Carers concerned about the child's speech and language development.

Makaton has access to lots of free resources including songs, games, skills and stories.

ChatterPack has a list of free, online, boredom-busting resources, including live web cams.

Sensory at Home Facebook page has information and advice from professionals.

Gympanzees website has exercise videos, activities, ideas, online therapy webinars with a qualified therapist, and even borrowing specialist play and exercise equipment.

And next comes L has a range of social stories that can be personalised, downloaded and printed

A-Z of calming strategies from ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)