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Updated 30/06/20

It has now been 100 days since lockdown was announced. It goes without saying that having to stay at home with children has its challenges. 

Whether you have just one child or five, whether you live in a flat with no outside space or you are fortunate enough to have a garden, whether you have free time to spend with your children or you are working from home - we have lots of useful links and ideas for you.

We've done endless research (which is added to daily) to find educational websites, fun learning platforms, great ideas for games and activities and some fabulous real life experiences.

Together we can beat the boredom and help everyone get through this challenging time.

Take some time each day to check out our What's Online guide. We are adding FREE activities and workshops all the time. You might be interested in online classes running in the area, or businesses offering online support. We have also overhauled our Things to do section which has lots of new venues and attractions along with a specific category indicating which venues have reopened with restrictions.

We have a collection of great blog pieces which you will almost certainly find useful.


Picnic Ideas - ideas for what to pack and where to go!

101 Boredom Beating Ideas - as the title suggests! 101 ideas...

The Summer Reading Challenge - this year is happening virtually but it will still be fun.

Home Learning Ideas & Online Resources - this article contains over 70 links to some of the best websites aimed at children of all ages.

Our Parks & Green Spaces - so many ideas for places to visit for your daily exercise. Please remember to social distance!

Home Schooling - The Reality Let's take a minute to have a think about what is achievable, and to realise that however we decide to manage our children's day that it is OK.

Have you got a Blue Peter badge? - A great idea to keep give your child a project that has real benefits to you and your family.


And from our friends at Mum's guide to Harpenden we have a great article about virtual tours.

Tour the world from your sofa - some of the most exciting and interesting web cams and live feeds you'll ever see!


We have done the hard work, so you don't have to.  If there is something specific you would like some help finding,
please get in touch as we may be able to help.


Keep Safe,





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