Fun and learning for families

If you’ve got a bit of time on your hands why not learn something new together? Here are some recommendations put together by the Southwark Libraries team.

Find real-time learning events online with the Southwark Presents what’s on diary.

Family activity packs from Southwark Park Galleries

These packs are full of fun and engaging ideas with simple instructions to follow at home.

Imagine and Play by Amari Harris - a collaboration with Theatre Peckham and South London Gallery 

A series of how-to videos for children and families. Suitable for ages 0-5 but anyone can join in!  

Adventures in History with Imperial War Museums

This weekly video series introduces real life experiences from the past, like those of Kitty Baxter, who spent nights in a communal bomb shelter in Camberwell with her family.

Southwark Libraries: Things to Read, Sing and Make

Try out these activities and songs with the libraries staff.  

The Drawing Room: Rock, Paper, Scissors

Try out these family activity sheets from one of Southwark’s cultural gems.

South London Gallery Big Family Press

Record your take on life in lockdown, or whatever you like with these downloadable zine making templates.

Drama Games to Play At Home from London Bubble

The Speech Bubbles team of drama practitioners have put these together for you to try at home. Check out their YouTube Channel too.

Kids Corner activities with Dulwich Wood Children and Family Centre

The Dulwich Wood Children and Family Centre team of Early Years Practitioners have put together a brilliant collection of downloadable activity ideas to support families at home during lockdown

Cinderella Drama and Storytelling with Blue Elephant Theatre

An engaging and fun workshop for ages 3 - 7 centred around the story of Cinderella, with a focus on positivity, fairness and encouragement. Also available in Spanish.

Make with Tate

Want to learn how to print like Andy Warhol or create a Matisse snail? You'll pick up some amazing skills in this colourful online space.

The Museum of Youth Culture

Use these resources to start conversations at home. From prompts to open up discussions to youth culture colouring books and games for families.

Learning resources from futher afield

BBC Teach

Curriculum linked videos, resources and advice for teachers and parents.

Booktrust Hometime

Enjoy storytime with free online books and videos, games and book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

Julia Donaldson Story Videos

One of favourite children’s authors, (who brought us the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom) is sharing stories and art thorough Facebook.

Rob Biddulph - Draw with Rob

A new draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Happy drawing!

Story time with children’s authors

A wonderful resource for nap time courtesy of We are Teachers

World Book Day resource selection

Fun ideas, crafty activities, and free booky resources you can enjoy together.

Goodnight with Dolly

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school. Join her for some classic story readings online.


Instant access to inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints, teaching ideas

Coder Dojo and Digital making at home from Raspberry Pi

Fun coding challenges for beginners. You’ll need to download the free programme Scratch and then away you go!

Blockly Games

More fun games for tomorrow's programmers.

Science Museum learning resources 

Try this at Home with the Natural History Museum

Museum of London learning resources


Page last updated: 01 February 2021

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