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You don't have to go far to find fun things to do. Whatever you enjoy doing, we've got something that will inspire and excite you - music, science, arts, performance, film and loads more!

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Wreck Your Tech

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Taking apart gadgets such as a travel alarm clock, disposable camera, headphones, propelling pencil or a tv remote control is a great way to explore beneath the surface of objects, to find out and question how something works or how it was made.

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My Robot Mission AR

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Create your own robot and help it overcome future world problems with the Science Museum’s augmented reality app. The app combines a series of fun challenges and the latest AR technology to help you think like a scientist. Recommended for ages 10–12. Download for free.

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature Online

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Step into an online world full of fantastic real-life and magical beasts. There are highlights, stories and games galore. Walk around the exhibition from home with a 360° Google Streetview with Google Arts & Culture.

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How to press flowers

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Why not embark on a craft project and decorate special cards for family and friends, create beautiful art, or make a collection of herbarium sheets recording the plants growing in your garden?

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Beetle-mania

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Learn about insect body parts by looking at the uk’s largest invertebrate: the stag beetle! Rebuild the beetle by drawing its pieces in the correct places. Suitable for ages 5-11.

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We're Going On a Bug Hunt

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Invertebrates are all around, but sometimes we have to look quite hard to find them. Make it your mission to go out and search for these fantastic creatures. You’ll need to be fast, quiet and alert when hunting bugs, just like a real spy... keep ‘em peeled.

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How to Make A Cuckoo Spit

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Have you ever seen frothy bubbles on plant stems and wondered what it is? Learn all about cuckoo spit and how you can make your own!

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How to Make a Cone Bee

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Make your very own solitary bee with this simple craft project!

Invertebrate Racetrack

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What do you think is the fastest invertebrate in your garden? Why not go on a bug hunt to search for invertebrates? You could look under logs, flowerpots and around window sills to find invertebrates with different numbers of leg.

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Make & Do at Home

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Whether you're into knitting, coding, or crafting your own furniture, the V&A has got a creative project for you. These fun, free resources and tutorials are all inspired by their incredible collections – bringing you a range of DIY makes to try at home.

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How to Make A Bee Hotel

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This simple bee hotel will provide a home for a variety of solitary bees, including red mason bees and leafcutter bees.

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How to Make A Bird Feeder from Reused Plastic Bottles

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Bring nature to your doorstep by keeping wild birds fed with a home-made bird feeder. Follow our steps to build a seed feeder from a reused plastic bottle.

Rhyme Time & Story Time!

Westminster Libraries & Archives have some great online activities for your kids from rhyme time on Wednesday mornings to story telling on Mondays and Fridays.

Table Top Sculpture

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The Royal Society of Sculptors has teamed up with ArtUK for a creative challenge - sculpture inspired by architecture. Look at books & photos for inspiration from unusual buildings, or explore the internet for ideas from around the world. Then use anything recyclable around your home and start creating!

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What you can do to help the planet: an illustrated guide

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The future of humanity depends on the natural world. But we are facing a planetary emergency. We're losing green spaces, animals and plants to deforestation, exploitation, urbanisation and global warming. But hope isn't lost. If we act together, we can make a  positive difference. Here's how to do your bit to protect nature.

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Family Festival Quiz

Wed 15 February
Free online 5:30pm-6:15pm
Great Exhibition Road Festival
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Join the Great Exhibition Road Festival team for some green entertainment with the return of their Festival Family Quiz! Filled with games and curious questions for all the family, this quiz is perfect for children aged 5-11 years. Get a sneak-peak into the ways artists, designers and scientists are working behind-the-scenes to help inspire a greener future for the planet we share and an opportunity to ask their experts questions!

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Penguin Mask Workshop

Tues 15 February
11am-12 noon
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Join the Great Exhibition Road Festival team to celebrate penguins, the Antarctic and the adventures of Ernest Shackleton. Explore the land of the penguins in this half-term family workshop and design and make your very own penguin mask and hear all about the adventures of current day Antarctic explorers!

Total Darkness

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Discover more about how science and maths affect the world around us with the Science Museum's free games, and apps. Spring your way through 30 obstacle levels on Launchball or test your own all-terrain space rover.in Rugged Rovers. For early learners through to KS4.

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Try this at home

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Can't get out far to explore nature? The Natural History Museum has got lots of fun activities and ideas to occupy you and family at home, in your garden or local outdoor space.

Dippy's Naturenauts

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Welcome, naturenauts! Are you ready for an adventure? Grab your phone or tablet to explore the nature on your doorstep.

Science Museum - Kitchen Science Booklet

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Follow step-by-step instructions for science activities and experiments that are safe and easy to do in the classroom or at home.

Five Brilliant History Resources for Home Schooling

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Stepping into a teacher's shoes, even for a short time, may be daunting, especially if it feels like centuries since you were in the classroom yourself. But don't panic! Historic Royal Palaces has lots of ideas and resources online to help your children continue exploring history without having to step outside the front door.

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Can you design a colour-changing object?

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Emma-Jayne Parkes uses her design skills and a special type of ‘smart’ material to change the perception of a grey, rainy day. Discover more about her Squid London’s colour changing umbrella!

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year From Home

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The NHM is inviting all you budding photographers to explore nature on your doorstep. It could be from your balcony or in your back garden. Share your snaps with them on Instagram and inspire others - and stay safe! #WPYFromHome.

Bottle Tops & Bubbles

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The Science Museum's Learning Resources is bursting with interesting and fun experiments. Bring the wonder home and explore science and maths with their hands-on activities the whole family can do together.

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Create and Make At Home

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Enjoy a family Create and Make workshop at home. Colour, cut and build to create your own Design Museum exhibition. Colour, cut and build to create your own Design Museum exhibition. Bring the Design Museum to you by building your own furniture exhibition.

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Leighton House Create & Make

Saturday & Sunday
10am to 5:30pm; last entry at 4:30pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Fun activities for young ones to discover more about this iconic landmark and its namesake Lord Leighton. Learn about the amazing paintings which line its walls and create a masterpiece of your own!

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Make a Volcano

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Volcanic eruptions are one of the most powerful natural forces on our planet. Making your own miniature erupting volcano is a great, safe way to start learning about these incredible geological features.

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Professor Universe

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Introducing Professor Universe who has seven educational videos for children aged 6+. After crash landing on a strange planet, Professor Universe must use his knowledge of science to get back home. Get ready to learn about orbits, light, stars, gravity and more with a cast of weird and wonderful characters.

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Which Dinosaur are You?

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Gentle giant or fierce meat-eater: which dinosaur shared your habits? Do you think you're more like a Tyrannosaurus Rex? Or a Sauropad? Or maybe even a Raptor? Take the Natural History Museum's quiz and find out who you really share your habits with!

Terrible Trades

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Becoming a master craftsman took years of hard work. Beginning as an apprentice you then became a journeyman, often travelling for miles around the country. Eventually, you might join a guild as a master craftsman. Can you become a master of your trade? Start the game as an apprentice and test your skills.

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Dawnosaurs Online: Minibeasts

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Dawnosaurs Online is a set of free online activities aimed at children with neurodiverse conditions including autism and other sensory processing difficulties. Enjoy fun, educational resources, including a special visit to Ranger Stu's zoo

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Go back in time with My Dino Mission AR

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Combining the latest augmented reality technology with STEM skills, children can recognise a dinosaurs’ species, what it eats, likes and needs to survive. Young explorers can care for and capture fun photos of themselves interacting with their new dinosaur friend in the backdrop of their home or back garden. Age 7-10