Resources for staying in

In these difficult times, we thought it might be useful to have one place where there were details of activities you can do whilst staying isolated / distancing from others.

These are all external sites / resources, so we cannot guarantee how good they are, but worth checking them out. Please also bear internet safety in mind – details HERE

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Stay safe. Stay indoors / in your gardens. Let’s help everyone keep well.

1: The Open University have a variety of free online courses:


2: Lots of museums have great online virtual tours, discover the top ten online:


3: BBC Bitesize have online training and learning modules around a whole host of topics!


4: Mindful colouring, which can be done via the internet or through printed pages:


5: Online books, which are free to view and can be printed out as PDFs if you prefer to read a physical book:


6: Gentle, home workouts, which can be completed from the comfort of a chair via the


7: Free music courses which incorporate audio and visual learning:


8: The Ashmolean Museum website has a host of free case studies and project videos which are free to download and listen to:














9: The BBC Teach website has a host of free learning resources, suitable for both primary and secondary students.


10: The Milton Keynes Library service is closed, but offers a HUGE range of digital services that you can access using your library membership.


11: Audible is making hundreds of titles available for free, according to this BBC article.

12: This is a link to zoos that have live streams of animals – click HERE

13: Mindfulness drawing:

For Everyone

For Children

14: Keep fit:

NHS Seated Exercises

Stay Active with Sport England

15: Podcasts and audiobooks

Free Audiobooks

Free Podcasts

16: Drawing lessons:

For Everyone

For Children

17: Music lessons:


18: Local History:

Living Archive Milton Keynes

19: Books, radio plays, music, tv & films

Internet Archive

20: Learning:

Open University Openlearn

BBC Languages

21: Cookery:

Cooking On A Bootstrap

BBC Recipes

22: Gardening:

For Everyone

For Children

23: Mr T Tells Tales – stories read by a school teacher – click HERE

24: Edted  is the Ted Talks education page – loads of stuff to check out…

There are lots of other things that are happening and we will update as we find them! If you find something that you think we should share, let us know