Fun for Kids online

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!

Create and Make At Home

Design Museum Kensington
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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.

Everyday Science

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This year the Science Museum is celebrating the science of everyday objects through a new series of online stories. So grab a cuppa and settle down to learn about that mid-century icon, the Teasmade, or explore the illuminating story of how electric lighting transformed our homes.

Table Top Sculpture

The Royal Society of Sculptors
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The Royal Society of Sculptors has teamed up with ArtUK for this week's 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!

Design Your Own Kokeshi Doll Competition

Deadline 1 June 2020
Japan House London
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In celebration of Children's Day, Japan House is launching a kokeshi design competition. Kokeshi are painted wooden dolls, made by local craftspeople and characterised by their elongated, limbless bodies and large heads. Design your own kokeshi either digitially or

The Great Exhibition Virtual Tour

Hyde Park
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Take a virtual tour of the magnificent Crystal Palace and experience its innovative design and beauty. Constructed in 1851, it defined Prince Albert's ambitions to showcase the best of Victoria's reign.

Bottle Tops & Bubbles

Science Museum
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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.

Total Darkness

Science Museum
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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.

WCC Libraries Book of the Week: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Westminster Libraries
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Every week Westminster libraries will be posting their #BookoftheWeek. This week's book is Normal People by Sally Rooney - and to make it even easier you can download a copy from cloudLibrary with your library card.

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Leighton House Create & Make

Leighton 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!

RBKC Libraries Storytime!

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
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If you're looking for something to entertain your little ones, head over to Kensington & Chelsea Libraries for fun things to make and wonderful storytelling to keep them captivated for hours. This week The Gruffalo takes centre stage!

The Restless Giants

Tuesday 30th June
12:00-13:00
Natural History Museum
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From violent eruptions to breathtaking lava flows, volcanoes are found across the globe and come in many different varieties. But what causes one volcano to explode and another to erupt more gently? How do they form and why are they found in certain places? Join the NHM team live online to find out more.

Rhyme Time & Story Time!

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

Get Creative!

Ognisko Polskie
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In celebration of 80 years in Exhibition Road, Ognisko Polskie would love to see your drawings, paintings or illustrations of their building, or something that reminds you of them. Email your creations to: office@ogniskopolskie.org.uk by 21.6.20.

Baby Comptines

Sat 6th & Wed 17th June
11am on Zoom Live Streaming
Institut français
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Put some sparkles in your toddler's eyes with the Institut français' French nursery rhymes. Songs to sing and stories to tell for two year olds upwards: they will be captivated!

Shaping Science

Science Museum
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In the Science Museum’s new Shaping Science series, meet the artisans who are using a mix of traditional and modern techniques to create beautiful hand-made scientific instruments from a replica seventeenth century globe to a brass sundial and clock wheel.

V&A Open Call for Homemade Signs & Rainbow Drawings

From rainbow drawings and shop signs to hand-written notes, the V&A is collecting signs created by individuals and communities in response to the current isolation measures, and to create and preserve a rich portrait of life under lockdown expressed through visual imagery. Submit your designs to homemadesigns@vam.ac.uk

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year From Home

Natural History Museum
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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.

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Try this at home

Natural History Museum
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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.

School's Out with Tiernan

Royal Albert Hall
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School’s out for most children and The Royal Albert Hall understands how odd that must feel for the little ones (and the grown-ups!), which is why they asked comedian Tiernan Douieb to make a video for any kids at home who might be a bit worried about current things.

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Young Design Museum

Design Museum Kensington
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Whether you’ve found yourself in charge of your children’s school day, or are simply after some creative fun to fill an afternoon, check out the Young Design Museum strand. Bring the world of design to life through everyday materials and household objects.

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Take A Virtual Tour

Natural History Museum
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Virtual Museum: nine ways to explore from home. Delve into the Museum from home with a virtual self-guided tour of the galleries, an interactive experience about Hope the blue whale and audio guides narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Dippy's Naturenauts

Natural History Museum
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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

Science Museum
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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.

Tea, Trains & Toyotas

Science Museum
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From light bulbs to motorways and cups of tea to concrete, discover the extraordinary science stories behind familiar objects and technologies we encounter every day.

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Hang out with the NHM Nature Team

Natural History Museum
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Hang out with the Nature Live Online team on Tuesdays at 12.00 and Fridays at 10.30 for interactive talks featuring topical discussions with the NHM scientists and cutting-edge research.

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How to Make Your Own Nature Journal

Natural History Museum
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Keeping a nature journal is a great way to record any nature you see, from plants in the park to a spider in your living room. If you keep up the habit, you will quickly build up a record of your local wildlife and surroundings. Your findings could even help scientists monitor wildlife changes.

Five Brilliant History Resources for Home Schooling

Kensington Palace
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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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RBKC Libraries online

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
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RBKC libraries have a fantastic online library to keep you entertained and uplifted. In addition to daily newspapers, there is a vast selection of journals, comics, books, audiobooks, language-learning platform, reference books and much more! If you don't have a library card, all you have to do is join online and download the CloudLibrary app.

Can you design a colour-changing object?

Design Museum Kensington
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There’s not much fun to be had on a rainy day, but Emma-Jayne Parkes wanted to use her design skills and a special type of ‘smart’ material to change that perception. Discover more about her Squid London’s colour changing umbrella!

DIY Musical Instruments - Banjo

Design Museum Kensington
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The Design Museum has the ideal solution to keep your little ones entertained while stimulating their creative juices - and all you need are every day objects found around the home.