ACTIVITIES TO DO FROM HOME

  • Take a Virtual Train Ride on railways around the world! UpgradedPoints.com and  Travel+Leisure.com have compiled links to train journeys through beautiful scenic views from countries across the globe including Japan, Norway, Switzerland, Montenegro, Peru, Bosnia, the U.S, England and Wales. You can even pass through the Welsh railway station of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and take a virtual ride on the Orient Express!

    Image showing 3 photo snapshots from different train journeys around the world. Images of red train passing stone aquaduct, an image of a tran track passing through a sky scrapers, and a track heading toward a European mountain range.

  • Watch a ‘Live WebCam’ streaming somewhere in the world. Discover, explore or connect with places across the globe from the comfort of your sofa:  Panda-Cam at Edinburgh Zoo, or multiple animal-cams at San Diego Zoo. EarthCam.com is a site offering multiple webcam views of harbours, public gardens, city streets, skylines and sky cams.

    grid of nine animal photos representing San Diego zoo animal cams,showing baboons, penguins, panda, polar bear, apes, koala, giraffes, butterfly & elephant

  • Take a Yeoman Warder Tour of the Tower of London. Unable to visit our capital’s attractions just yet – let YW Scott Kelly walk you around this historical treasure and share some gruesome facts about the Bloody Tower, Traitor’s Gate and some of the famous and infamous inhabitants of its dungeons and chambers.

    screenshots of film from Yeoman Warder tour of the Tower of London from showing YW Scott Kelly and tower features

  • Take a virtual tour of beautiful Suffolk. On the new Bury and Beyond YouTube page, there are lots of fabulous videos of the lovely town, the surrounding area as well as mentions of things to do in the area. Fun to watch during lockdown and to help plan outings for later in the year (hopefully!)

    collage of photos of from films on the Bury & Beyond Youtube channel

  • 60 Daily Kindness Tasks. Students from Whitefield School, in Barnet, North West London have been enjoying engaging with these daily tasks by Cre8tiveResources, (who offer free teaching resources to students all over the world) to show that #KindnessMatters as part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. It’s as important to show kindness to ourselves as well as to others, and to look after our own wellbeing too. You could try these at home yourselves.

    chart of 30 daily kindness tasks to practise from Cre8tive Resourceschart of 30 daily kindness tasks to practise from Cre8tive Resources

  • Explore the sights and natural sounds of Japan with Rambalac‘s tranquil walking footage. From bamboo groves in Kyoto, to Kusatsu’s hot water streams or views of Mount Fuji. If you feel like ‘being amongst more people’ then how about the bustling streets of Tokyo or a walk through the backstreets of Japan in the rain? With some virtual walks around an hour long, it’s a calming and meditative way to ‘transport’ yourself whilst stuck at home. Almost like being there!

    4 snapshots from Rambalac's virtual walking footage of Japan: bamboo groves in Kyoto, view of Mount Fuji, Kusatsu's hot wter streams and Tokyo street at night