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Find lots of fun activities to do at home on this page. From special library events to tried and tested websites we recommend, there's always lots to enjoy!

 

Watch our latest special performances and activities here!

This October half term we had a packed programme of fun and you can still catch it here!

See the full programme here 


Monday After School Fun

Every Monday at 4pm from November until Christmas we'll have an exclusive show from a brilliant line-up of authors, storytellers, poets.

To find out more click here  


 Find out how to listen here


Storytelling with Nicky Rafferty

Have you ever tried to tell a story from memory? Nicky Rafferty is sharing some fantastic stories with us over the next few months. You'll also learn lots of tips to become a confident storyteller yourself!

Listen to Nicky here


Online Family Theatre Shows and Family Theatre Club

New: From The Spark Arts for Children comes Family Theatre Shows every Saturday and the opportunity for families to join a new Family Theatre Club to help decide what theatre shows we show in the future!

Find out all about it here 


The Big Veg Takedown: The Online Adventures of Walter Lemonface

There's still chance to see this animated story that was developed over the summer with help from the audience! Artists, children and their families all worked together to create this exciting animated story.  

Find out how to watch here


Talking Rubbish

Fantastic children's theatre brought to you by Theatre Rites and The Spark Arts for Children, all about finding treasure in what other people throw away. 

Find out all about Talking Rubbish here

100 awesome indoor activities for kids that you can do without leaving the house. Activities, games, craft ideas galore. Plus loads of ideas for places to visit once restrictions ease.

https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/blog/indoor-activities-for-kids 


Draw along with Oi Frog illustrator Jim field – follow Jim’s videos and draw Jim’s popular characters.

https://www.jimfield.me/draw 


These are some our favourite websites for younger children:

All things Peppa Pig! Games, Craft activities, things to do, links to watching Peppa and more to keep your little fans entertained.

https://www.peppapig.co.uk/activities/ 

 

 


The Gruffalo - everyone’s favourite!  Interactive site with activity sheets, cooking ideas, make and do, games, songs and much more.

https://www.gruffalo.com/  

 

 

 


Tiny Happy People from the BBC has plenty of resources to help develop preschool children’s communication skills. With a wide range of fun activities and play ideas as well as sections about your child’s amazing early development.

Fun activities and play ideas 

 


You can find loads of book linked resources to download and print out plus craft ideas, quizzes and more on the Ladybird website.

https://www.penguin.co.uk/ladybird 


These are some our favourite websites for older children:

Bringing Hogwarts to you!  All things Harry Potter with all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied; story readings from the stars, quizzes, puzzles, craft and more!

https://www.wizardingworld.com 

 

 

 


​His Dark Materials Film clips, behind the scenes, Interactive Discover your Daemon etc for all Pullman Fans. NB: Discover your Daemon is a choose your own adventure style story activity)

  


The official Cathy Cassidy website with lots to see and do…why not hang out for a while and explore….

https://www.cathycassidy.com/

 

 

 


Ever tried Dungeons and Dragons? Take a closer look at this legendary fantasy role-playing game and find out why millions of players worldwide have stepped into the boots of mighty heroes (and sneaky antiheroes) to create their own stories.Free adventures and resources for playing at home. New material added daily!

https://dnd.wizards.com/

 

 

 

Recent activities

We had loads of stuff to do over the summer. Here are a few highlights for you to see!

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Reading and Learning

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