Armchair Activities 2

As the lockdown continues I’ve reached out for different online activities, There’s nothing wrong with a bit of binge watching but if you’re in the mood for a dip in the online ocean of alternatives then have a look at these suggestions. Stay safe and stay home as much as you can xx

The Natural History Museum – Sir David Attenborough can take you on a guided tour around Hintz Hall or you can view the entire collection of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, there are twelve tours in total as well as interactive talks with scientists and teaching resources. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

The National Theatre – Shows have included ‘Frankenstein’ with Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller, ‘Anthony and Cleopatra’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ but they change often so check the link below and find out what could be playing in your front room. They are free but you can donate to support the theatre during the closure. https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home

Glasthomebury 2020 – Due to the unfortunate cancellation of Glastonbury Festival, the BBC will be broadcasting the 50th Anniversary celebrations and bringing the music into our homes. There’s also a Facebook group to join and chat about the events and raise money for people who have suffered due to Covid 19. https://www.facebook.com/GlasthomeburyFestival/

Google Arts and Culture – Take a look around The Guggenheim Museum, New York. Or see a performance at La Scala in Milan. There are also views from the eight of the world’s tallest skyscrapers including Taipei, Dubai and London. An incredible site that will transport you across the world in a click. https://artsandculture.google.com/?hl=en

Online Learning – Google have organised links to dozens of free courses designed to help your business or career. You can study at your own pace and the time. There are also free webinars and a brilliant section about working from home that covers running a business and teaching. https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage

Jigsaw Puzzles – If you have run out of the real thing, try a virtual puzzle from 9-300 pieces https://www.jigsawplanet.com/   or https://www.onlinejigsawpuzzles.net/

Exercise – This is an amazing wellness site by the Pilates guru Casey Ho. Lots of exercise classes for all abilities and videos offering advice on health, recipes, discussion groups and calendars, with free fitness planners to print  https://www.blogilates.com/

Wellbeing – The past few months have been a test for our mental and physical health. Help for Heroes has put together a really great range of online tools to help people from dealing with anxiety to managing your sleep routine. https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/stronger-together/

Mental Health – The Mental Health Foundation has information and links to help and counselling that can help support you at any time. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/getting-help

The Samaritans – emotional support 24 hours a day in full confidence. Call 116 123 (UK) it’s free. UK only.

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