Even more ideas for fun, fitness and educational activities to keep families happy and healthy while the schools are out.

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Crockadoodledo Pottery Painting Studio in Larkhall, Bath, is supplying DIY kits for you to pick up and paint at home. The kits include a set of painting supply (paints, brushes, sponges and instruction), plus you can pick any pottery on the day of collection and take home to paint. Once you’ve finished the painting, take the kits back to Crockadoodledo for the team to glaze and fire your potteries, and get them ready for your collection.

More details here.

Sweet Circus is offering circus skills based fun and games – here’s that chance you’ve always wanted to learn to juggle!

Find out more here.

Mo Willems⁠—a bestselling author and illustrator⁠—has announced that he will be teaching drawing every weekday on YouTube to kids who are now at home. Mo will be having sessions called Lunch Doodles where he will occupy the little ones by doodling together with them. The sessions will take place every weekday at 1 p.m. EST (so that’s 5pm British time).

Watch them here

Big Fish Little Fish will be beaming more of their kitchen family raves around the planet through the power of Facebook, with the next one set for Sunday 29 March at 2pm. By families, for families, wear bright colours and let yourself go!

Join in the fun here

Endeavour is Kew Garden’s free online learning platform, full of teaching resources for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. Plan a plant hunter expedition, investigate plants used in medicine and explore habitats under threat. 

From exciting videos of Kew scientists to fun infographics and white-board presentations, Endeavour has everything you need to deliver engaging lessons in plant science and the environment. 

When registering for Endeavour, you’ll be taken to the dedicated learning platform where all the resources that are available.

Find out more here

New Life Classes will be running its classes via Zoom online for anyone who is pregnant (or has a pregnant partner, friend or family member) and who have lost out on attending antenatal classes. All of the classes are taught LIVE by local midwives (who are working in the NHS too, so very up-to-date on the current situation). Each session has 1 hour of SOCIAL time and 2 hours of TEACHING time.

Find out more at www.newlifeclasses.com

The Breath Project Wiltshire is running a Nature Treasure Hunt through its Facebook page. Day one included sending in photos of wild flowers growing in your area.

Take part here

While Bowood house and gardens remain closed, the Woodland Gardens will open daily between 9am and 2pm from 1 April until the flowering season ends in May or early June. Admission will be free of charge and visitors will be encouraged to follow guidelines regarding hygiene and social distancing.

Find out more here

The Photo Club has created a free photography activity pack that includes 10 activities for young people to learn some of the basic skills of photography, whether they’re using a phone, tablet, compact camera or DSLR.

Plus, they have uploaded a tutorial to YouTube for a little extra help when building your home studio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lR12K0WEs0

More photography, this time with the 44AD gallery in Bath which is running a series of online exhibits open to all ages featuring a collection of artwork that responds to a word, starting with a different letter of the alphabet running through A-Z.

The first A-Z online exhibition will display artworks that respond to the word ALPHABET

If you have any relevant artwork images (in any media) that explore this theme, please email digital images of your submission/s to: email hidden; JavaScript is required

More details at http://www.44ad.net/a-z_a_open-call.html