Things To Do
At Home

We thought it would be useful to post some activities, recipes and other ideas for everyone to use over the next few weeks, we hope you enjoy some of the things we've chosen to share.

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Create a Bucket List

One thing's for sure, all this time at home makes us dream of all the places we would like to go, activities we would like to do and skills we would like to learn. It's the perfect time to create your bucket list, ready to start ticking it off once lockdown is over.

And if you need a bit of inspiration Annette White has created a blog detailing over 1000 bucket list ideas!

See Annette's list here
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Hogwarts is Here

Always dreamed of receiving your Hogwarts letter? Well now you can go (kind of)!

A group of creative, passionate Harry Potter fans have got together and built an online, fully-functioning Hogwarts where thousands of fans can come together, participate in lessons, earn House Points and so much more!

Hogwarts is here
Hold Still

Photography Project

In partnership with the Duchess of Cambridge the National Portrait Gallery are launching a lockdown photography project for us all to take part.

'Hold Still, a portrait of our nation in 2020' aims to capture the spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings of the nation as we continue to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.

Hold Still Project
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Michelin Star Dining at Home

Always wanted to dine at a Michelin star restaurant?

Now you can recreate their recipes at home! The Michelin guide is sharing a daily recipe on their Instagram page from Michelin star chefs around the world.

View Instagram here
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BBC Bitesize Daily

Daily programmes covering core subjects such as Maths, English and Science as well as other subjects are showing every weekday on both BBC iPlayer and the Red Button for children aged 5-14.

Visit the Bitesize site
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Take an Instagram baking class

London bakery Bread Ahead are streaming classes from 2PM every day - just check their stories beforehand for a full ingredient list and to see what you'll be baking!

View Instagram here
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Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe

Fancy whipping up an easy AND tasty sweet treat? Our chocolate chip pancakes are delicious (for a healthier version just throw in some fresh fruit instead)!

DOWNLOAD RECIPE HERE
Soup

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

One of our favourite homemade soup recipes...why not give it a go?

DOWNLOAD RECIPE HERE
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Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Craving a Chinese? Try this homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe and enjoy your very own takeaway night!

DOWNLOAD RECIPE HERE
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Easy Focaccia
Recipe

Straight from our Head Chef Tyler's recipe book...download his easy to follow recipe below and become a Focaccia expert!

DOWNLOAD RECIPE HERE
TIME CAPSULE

Make Your Own
Time Capsule

The Key Project is a charity who provide creative learning opportunities for children. They have designed a COVID-19 time capsule which allows children to capture and record their experiences and feelings during the COVID-19 outbreak. This creates a fascinating record for us to look back on in years to come when this is a distant memory, and will help us to appreciate all the things we will once again take for granted.

DOWNLOAD CAPSULE WORKSHEETS HERE
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Engineering and
Science Challenges

The engineers at Dyson have put together 44 engineering and science challenges using everyday items. They encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.

Challenges are intended for children aged 7 and above.
Adult supervision is recommended.

DOWNLOAD CHALLENGES HERE
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Spring Clean

There's no time like now to spring clean your home, whether you need to organise your wardrobe, clear out the garage or sort through your children's clothes and toys.

Take some tips from two masters of cleaning and organisation...

TIPS FROM MRS HINCH TIPS FROM MARIE KONDO
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Joe Wicks
Exercise Classes

Personal trainer and nutrition coach Joe Wicks has lots of free workout videos on Youtube including:

PE lessons for children Monday to Friday at 9am
Home workouts for seniors
HIIT, challenges and home workouts

VISIT YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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Adidas Workout
Challenges

We've picked a couple of our favourite Adidas fitness challenges - whether you're a beginner or a little more experienced, there's something for everybody to try! All excercises can be found on the Runtastic blog.

4 WEEK BEGINNERS CHALLENGE 4 WEEK GLUTE CHALLENGE
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Practice Yoga
and Mindfulness

Adriene Mishler is a yoga teacher providing free Youtube videos on yoga and mindfulness. Adriene has a beginner's series, 30 days of yoga challenge and videos targeting particular areas of the body and meditation.

Visit Youtube Channel
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General Exercise

A brilliant YouTube channel with over 500 workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts across strength, cardio and dance.
https://www.youtube.com/user/popsugartvfit/videos


Love Zumba? You'll be dancing for weeks with this collection of classes!
https://www.youtube.com/user/lovezumba/videos


Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing teaches you how to dance to music from Children's favourite films and musicals.
https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape/videos

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Pregnancy Exercises

We've found some really useful pregnancy and post-pregnancy workouts...click on the button below to see exercise links...

See exercises
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Cocktail Night

We've listed some of our favourite cocktails that are perfect for a night in! Click below to see our selection...

SEE OUR COCKTAILS HERE
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Learn a Language

Want to be able to talk the lingo next time you go on holiday? Well now you have time to learn! Learning a language with Duolingo is completely free.

Start Learning Now
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Become a
Volunteer

The NHS has temporarily paused recruitment to their NHS Volunteer Responders scheme. However, there are still plenty of ways to volunteer and help your local community during this time. Please read the Government guidelines on how to volunteer safely and join one of their recommended volunteering websites. A simple way to help your community is to join local Facebook groups and answer posts asking for help, it may be shopping for an elderly neighbour or walking a key worker's dog.

https://www.gov.uk/government/...

https://doit.life/coronarespon...

https://volunteeringmatters.or...

https://reachvolunteering.org.uk/

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Make The Perfect
Yorkshire Pud

Have you ever managed to successfully make the perfect Yorkshire pudding? Our chefs have decided to share their secret Yorkshire Pudding recipe, follow it carefully for perfect Yorkshires every time! The secrets are sizzling hot oil and NEVER open the oven door part-way through cooking! Enjoy...

DOWNLOAD RECIPE HERE
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Activity Pack
Downloads

Activity Village offers hundreds of free craft ideas, games and activities. They have launched a School Closures page with free downloadable activity packs tailored to different age groups. Their packs consist of colouring, dot to dot, games, activities and puzzles, providing hours of fun for children of all ages.

VISIT WEBSITE
Ballet

Ballet Lessons

Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director for the English National Ballet is teaching ballet classes on the English National Ballet YouTube channel. You couldn't wish to learn from a more talented ballet dancer. Now don't pull a muscle trying to get your leg above your head!

VISIT YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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Make a Rainbow

Explore the colours of the rainbow with one of these cute rainbow crafts for kids. From easy art ideas toddlers can to, to wonderful 3D construction paper rainbow crafts for older kids.

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