• Summer Activities for kids: If you are looking for inspiration for the kids this summer, Which? have come up with some budget friendly suggestions for some family fun days that won’t break the bank.

    Which Free kids Summer Activities

  • Free Weekly Kids Zoom Club  OneLife Suffolk are running a free weekly kids club via Zoom, every Wednesday from 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Learn about healthy eating, physical activity and wellbeing.  For more information visit the OneLife Suffolk website or call 01473 718193.

    One Life Suffolk Zoom Classes Poster

  • Sharing Storytime with loved ones. Suffolk Libraries in partnership with Featherbed Tales have launched a new digital story sharing service. Children can record a story and share it with grandparents and loved ones as it is a wonderful way to stay connected with family members. Find out more at the Suffolk Libraries website.

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  • Indoor or Outdoor Scavenger Hunt. It’s wonderful in this time of separation that our communities are doing so much sharing, to try to keep everyone connected, and to help people they may not have met, who are dealing with the same circumstances. This idea was shared to a local community Facebook page, by a parent who’s teacher had offered it as an activity to their pupils. #passiton !

    image showing list of items to find for an indoor and an outdoor scavenger hunt

  • Get young ones involved in RSPB Giving Nature a Home. Badges can be earned by completing an activity from 6 different categories. Some activities may only take an hour, but they all add up to make a big difference. You could be helping the RSPB to collect important data, or even end up being the warden of your own mini reserve.

  • World Book Day Rap written by MC Grammar who is award-winning teacher and rapper, Jacob Mitchell, well known for his videos of rapping to children’s books.  Although World Book Day has passed you can still listen to the song written to inspire children to have a love of books and reading and watch the accompanying video available to view on the World Book Day YouTube channel.

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  • J.K Rowling’s The Ickabog. Published for free on The Ickabog website and released in instalments, a few chapters at a time, the new children’s story from J.K Rowling isn’t Harry Potter, and doesn’t include magic! Visit the website to read already published chapters and catch the latest ones as they are released. To add to the excitement, Rowling is asking that children reading the story illustrate it for her! Every day, she’ll be making suggestions for what you might like to draw & you can enter the official competition for the chance to have your artwork included in a printed version of the book due out later this year. More info on The Ickabog Facebook Page and upload your artwork to Twitter using #TheIckabog so that J.K Rowling can see it!

    The Ickabog title. by J.K. Rowling

  • Set a 30 day Lego Challenge! Just two rules: use your imagination, and HAVE FUN!

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  • Listening Books, is a small audiobook charity. It offers its Sound Learning library of audiobooks, supporting the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 to A-Level, providing set texts and study guides. They also have a Downloadable audiobook library,  ideal for those who might struggle to read or hold a book due to illness, disability, learning or mental health difficulty, and a selection of Read-a-long titles for younger members: picture based e-books that appear with the audio narration, so younger members can follow the text as the story is read.

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  • Free fun activities for children  The Book Trust Home Time has loads of fun puzzles, colouring sheets and lots of creative inspiration that you can download and print out for children to enjoy. View all the activities on the Book Trust website.

    Book Trust Home Time