If you’re juggling working from home with homeschooling or child care, we’ve collated a few resources from Bankside businesses to help keep your kids busy and entertained, including educational materials, art activities, creative inspiration or things to do together in your free time like baking.
Borough Market’s ‘Market Explorers’ Digital Series:
If you’re running a little low on ideas to keep your kids entertained over half term, Borough Market have come up with a free series of digital editions to help primary school children discover more about ingredients sold in the Market. Each booklet focuses on a specific ingredient (honey, bread, milk, cauliflower), tracing it from field to fork, and includes several delicious child-friendly recipes to prepare at home.
Tate Kids has a range of educational, fun and creative activities to get children inspired and busy for a couple of hours. From ‘making’ activities based on artworks in the galleries, colouring and painting, collaging and more, to exploring some of the artists and their art works in a bitesize and child friendly way.
Bread Ahead bakery in Borough Market were quick to turn to Instagram during the first lockdown, and with huge success and popularity. Give them a follow to catch occasional live bake a long’s (recent bakes including marmalade and doughnuts), and for general baking inspiration, making for a fun and tasty activity to do with the kids in your spare time.
The Globe’s Playground:
Head over to The Globe Playground, an online interactive resource allowing primary school pupils to watch, read, make and play as they connect with Shakespeare’s plays, themes and characters. Students can learn about Shakespeare’s most famous plays through animations, watch backstage videos, learn fun facts and get creative with a wide range of activities.
Southwark Council: Activities for under 5s:
There are lots of activities for families, expectant parents and children under five years to enjoy. Most activities are free or affordable, and available at a range of times and locations that are convenient for you. Check out the Spring programme to find classes such as family yoga, story sessions, sleep clinic, bookstart and more.