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Things to do at home with kids

Trying to keep the kids entertained during this unprecedented time can be a challenge. We love being outdoors so spending weeks cooped up in the house is definitely not normal! Thankfully there is a wealth of online resources to kids busy and most importantly to keep you sane. I’ve put together a list that has a bit of a Leicestershire twist.

Printable activities for kids

We have put together some fun printable activities for the kids, including word searches, crosswords and mazes. Download and enjoy! You will also find the printables, workbooks and education resources here:

Leicester City F.C

Leicester Tigers
New Wall Museum
Severn Trent Water

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Visit the virtual library

Leicestershire City Council Libraries have gone online! Borrow digital books, audio books, magazines, newspapers and more from the BorrowBox.

Learn local history

Visit a famous battlefield!

Learn all about the War of the Roses, King Richard III and much more! You will find some excellent resources on the Bosworth Battlefield and Heritage Centre website. For the next few Tuesdays (commencing 12th May) its Tutoring Tuesday at BBHC. The kids can immerse themselves in local Roman History thanks to the fun videos that they have been creating. You will find the videos on their Facebook page as well as the Leicester City Council Youtube Channel

Learn about the Gunpowder Plot!

The team at the 1620s House and Garden have been busy creating some excellent content including virtual tours of the property. They are sharing the fascinating history of the medieval house and how it was involved in the infamous Gunpowder Plot. Head over to their Facebook page to get started. The videos are also being uploaded to the Leicestershire City Council YouTube channel.

Visit the Zoo

The wonderful staff at Twycross Zoo have been working hard behind the scenes caring for the many animals that call the zoo home. Pop over to their Facebook page where they are using the live feature to keep you update to date and introduce you some of the animals. There also have some great videos on their YouTube channel as well as some excellent resources for children on their website.

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Journey into space!

Let the team at the National Space Centre transport you into space with weekly themes, live videos, educational resources and much more. Head to their Facebook page and YouTube channel for all the action.

Get to know the animals at Twinlakes Park

The team at Twinlakes Park have been uploading videos of the wonderful park zoo animals. Fascinating facts, updates and much more can be found on their Facebook page.

Visit the Theatre

The Curve Theatre in Leicester is offering a host of digital content to keep you entertained. Watch previous performances, fascinating discussions, get stuck into some of the great activities and education resources for children and much more. Visit their Website and Facebook page today! They are also posting bedtime story videos on their Youtube channel.

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