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Here are over 30 places you can find fun (but educational!) kids activities, worksheets, activities and resources you can download and use for free!

We’ve gathered these activities from theatres, museums, galleries and attractions across the UK. Here you’ll find a whole host of arts & crafts activities, educational videos, educational games, colouring-in sheets, puzzles and more!

All are free and fun to do, but with an educational twist to make sure your kids and students make the most of their summer break.

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Bath Record Office

Bath Record Office looks after the archives collections which hold Designated Outstanding status and the rich and varied Local Studies collections.

Your students can complete their fun colouring in sheets that offer a great way to explore and highlight the local Bath history.

Suitable for: KS2 – KS5
Subject links: Art & Design, Drama, English & History

See all of Bath Record Office’s Free Teaching Resources.

Beckford’s Tower

Built between 1826 and 1827, Beckford’s Tower is an extraordinary building that was once home to one of the greatest collections of books, furniture and art in Georgian England and now stands as the only surviving example of William Beckford’s great architectural achievements.

They have a whole host of free activities, resources and worksheets that you can download and use for free. Activities are suitable for all ages and link to a wide range of subjects. Highlights include their fun resources on how to build your own tower, design a coat of arms and building a swirly staircase.

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Art, Design & Technology, Geography, History & Science

See all of Beckford’s Tower Resources & Activities.

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British Airways i360

British Airways i360 has produced a library of free worksheets, activities and resources for students in KS1 & KS2. Worksheets are fun and interactive and teach everything from compass directions to the physical and human features of Brighton’s landscape.

For more fun activities, the BAi360 Activity Book is filled with colouring-in sheets, spot the difference and a fun quiz.

Suitable for: KS1 & KS2
Subject links: Art & Design, English, History, Geography & Maths

See all of the British Airways i360 Teaching Resources.

Brooklands Museum

Brooklands Museum is a thriving 32-acre site steeped in history and linked with world-famous achievements. They house a vast collection of historic cars, aircraft, motorcycles, bicycles and artefacts – all that tell inspiring stories from history.

Students can access their range of free activities and fun resources. They can download their colouring-in sheets and have a go at completing their online, interactive jigsaws

They also have two virtual tours that your students can explore. The first explores their flight shed and the second inside the Vickers Viscount aircraft.

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Art & Design, Design & Technology, History, Maths, Science, STEM

See all of the Brooklands Museum’s ‘Museum from Home’ Resources.

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Disney Theatrical’s Resource & Activity Hub.

Take a look at Disney Theatrical Productions’ new teaching resource library with fun activities to do with the whole family. The hub includes free activities and resources suitable for home learning from The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Frozen and Aladdin.

Also available is The Lion King’s ‘Getting Ready to Roar’ documentary. The film gives a unique insight into the intense backstage preparation of the show, and perfect for students interested in theatre. The documentary is accompanied by supporting education packs for KS3 & KS4. 

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Art & Design, Citizenship, Dance, Drama, English, Music, PE & PSHE

Read more about Disney’s Teaching Resource & Activity Hub.

Watch Disney’s The Lion Getting Ready to Roar Documentary.

English Heritage

English Heritage’s 400+ historical sites are starting to reopen, offering fantastic educational experiences again to their visitors.

Their free accompanying resources include education packs, lesson plans, guides and timelines. Their wide range of resources has something for all ages and activities that link directly into the curriculum of a broad range of subjects.

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Art & Design, Citizenship, Drama, English, Fashion & Textiles, Geography, History, Law, Politics & PSHE

Take a look at English Heritage’s Free Teaching Resources.

Fashion Museum Bath

The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historical dress. Take a look at their free teaching resources, fun activities and worksheets that can be used from home over the summer.

Highlights include their colouring-in sheetsword search and their step-by-step guides on making a range of fashion techniques and accessories from knitting to bangles.

Suitable for:  KS2 – KS4
Subject links: Art & Design, Fashion & Textiles & History

See all of the Fashion Museum Bath’s Resources & Activities.

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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschels, who were distinguished astronomers as well as talented musicians. It was from this house, using a telescope of his own design that William discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.

They offer a range of resources that are perfect for fun summer activities! Highlights include their Planet Top Trumps and resource to make your own comet.

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Art & Design, English & Science

See all of the Herschel Museum of Astronomy’s Resources & Activities.

Historic Royal Palaces

Historic Royal Palaces consists of six sites – Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.

They have over 100 teaching resources and activities broken down by subject, and Key Stage to assist with home learning. Their resources are suitable for all ages and cover a wide range of subjects. Topics explore the Normans, Medieval Britain, Tudors, Elizabethans, Stuarts, Georgians, Victorians, plus the 20th & 21st Centuries.

Suitable for:  All ages
Subject links: Art & Design, Drama, English, Geography, History, Maths, PSHE & Science

See all of Historic Royal Palaces’ Learning Resources.

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Kew Gardens

Kew Garden’s new Learning At Home hub includes a whole host of free teaching resources and activities.

Your students can get stuck into their fun challenges to do at home. Download their powerpoints and be immersed in the world of plants and fungi with videos, games and challenges. Grouped by Key Stage, resources are suitable for all ages and link directly into the Science curriculum.

Kew Gardens has also created further family activities your students can take part in over the summer. Activities are suitable for all ages, with resources for under 6, ages 6-8 and 8 plus.

Their learning at home hub accompanies Kew Garden’s fantastic range of educational resources and material. Kew Gardens and Wakehurst are offering curriculum-led schools learning sessions from September, with full flexibility should your situation change. Kew has also launched new challenges for KS1-5 on their free online learning platform, Endeavour, helping you bring exciting plant science into the classroom.

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Geography & Science

Take a look at Kew Garden’s Learning at Home Hub.

See Kew Garden’s range of Family Activities.

Learn more about Kew’s Garden’s Education Offering.

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KidZania has recently launched a new Time Capsule campaign. The new project encourages kids to write letters to themselves for ten years in the future. They’ll then bury the capsule at KidZania later in the year for digging up in 2030.

This new project accompanies KidZania at Home – their new hub of free resources and activities. Your students can access their fun activity packs, comprehensive resources for KS1-3 and their educational board games.

The site also contains free resources from their partners including PDSA, Pokemon, Team Margot and Water Aid.

Suitable for: KS1 – KS3
Subject links: Art & Design, Citizenship, Computing, Drama, English, Maths & PSHE

Find out more about KidZania’s Time Capsule campaign.

Learn more about KidZania At Home.

See all of KidZania’s Free Teaching Resources.

Little Angel Theatre

Little Angel Theatre has launched a range of new fun activities and resources that can be used at home. Your students can watch their new online shows and learn how to make their own puppets with their step-by-step educational videos.

The resource hub is suitable for all ages and also includes dedicated pages for ages 3-6 and ages 7-11.

Suitable for: All ages (though particularly suited for EYFS, KS1 & KS2)

Subject links: Art & Design, Drama & English

See all of Little Angel Theatre’s Online Performances.

Visit Little Angel Theatre’s Resource & Activity Hub.

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum has created a new hub with fun, educational activities your students can continue to enjoy at home. 

Resources and activities include arts & crafts, quizzes, educational games and STEM-related educational videos.

For younger students, they’ve also created colouring-in sheets, word searches and poster games you can play with the whole family.

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Art & Design, History, Maths, Science

See all of the London Transport Museum’s Educational Activities.

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Matilda The Musical

Get an in-depth insight into how to create a hit West End show with Matilda The Musical’s creators, Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly. Their free teaching resources, educational videos, interactive games and activities cover character, plot, music & lyrics, dialogue and writing.

The resources are suitable for all ages and perfect for students with interest in drama and music.

Suitable for: KS2 – KS5
Subject links: Drama, English & Music

See all of Matilda The Musical’s Teaching Resources.

Museum of Bath Architecture

Explore the rich architectural history of Bath as it was transformed from a small medieval town to the world-famous Georgian city.

The museum offers some fantastic free resources and activities to complete as summer activities. A highlight is their LEGO Challenge – a collection of nine resources to learn more about styles of architecture, all while having some fun along the way!

Suitable for: KS2-KS5
Subject links: Art, Design & Technology, English, Geography, History, Maths & Science

See all of the Museum of Bath Architecture’s Free Resources & Activities.

Museum of London

Museum of London has a vast library of teaching resources, activities and interactive games to help teach History. Resources are suitable for all age groups and link directly to the curriculum.

Students can also take a look at their free online exhibition exploring the Suffragette movement.

Their accompany resources cover a wide range of History topics. Students can explore the Stone Age, Iron Age, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Medieval Britain, Fire of London, Tudors, Stuarts, Victorians, Edwardians, World Wars, and up to the present day.

Highlights include their Bronze Age and Stone Age Educational Videos, Quizzes and their Pocket Histories series. Museum of London also offers an extensive range of teaching resources, activities and games to help teach the Great Fire of London.

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Art & Design, Citizenship, Drama, English, Fashion & Textiles, Geography, History, Law, Politics & PSHE

See the Museum of London’s Free Teaching Resources.

National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool consists of seven sites – Museum of Liverpool, World Museum, International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Sudley House and Lady Lever Art Gallery.

The group offer a wealth of free teaching resources, activities and even a virtual 3D tour of their sites.

All of their resources are broken down by Key Stage, subject and topic so you can easily find what you’re looking for. 

Topics include:

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Art & Design, English, Geography, History, PSHE & Science

See the National Museums Liverpool Teaching Resources.

View the National Museums Liverpool Virtual Tours.

National Theatre

The National Theatre offers a wealth of free online productions, teaching resources, educational videos, insights and activities.

National Theatre At Home is a way of seeing some of the NT’s famous work from the comfort of our homes, each Thursday from 7pm. Currently showing is Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. Lucian Msamati plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, directed by Michael Longhurst with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Your students can also get creative with their three-part series on how to make a puppet – created by the National Theatre and Puppetry Theatre Company, Gyre & Gimble. The series will give your students a step-by-step guide on how to make a puppet from simple materials and how to ‘bring it to life’.

Suitable for: KS2 – KS5 (suitability of their online shows varies)
Subject links: Art & Design, Dance, Drama, English, Music & PE

Watch the National Theatre At Home production of Amadeus.

Find out more about the National Theatre’s Education Offering.

Learn more about their video series on How to Make a Puppet.

No. 1 Royal Cresent

No. 1 Royal Crescent is a museum which has been decorated and furnished just as it might have been during the period 1776-1796. The rooms feature historic furniture, pictures and objects that reveal what life was like for Bath’s fashionable residents.

They offer some wonderful arts & crafts resources from dressing a paper doll to creating your own decorative fans. You can also have a go at baking some Georgian treats!

Suitable for: KS2 – KS5
Subject links: Art & Design, Fashion & Textiles, Food Technology & History

See all of No. 1 Royal Cresent’s Resources & Activities.

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Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich has put together a new hub of science resources, videos and activities for all ages. Students can learn everything from earth and space to forces and magnets.

The site includes free downloadable teaching resources with dedicated pages for each Key Stage. All educational activities and teaching ideas are free to use and link directly to the science curriculum.

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Maths & Science

Read more about RMG’s Teaching Resources & Activities.

Thames Clippers

As well as a convenient and safe transport link across London, Thames Clippers offer two resource packs for KS1 and KS2 linking to the Maths, Geography, Art, and History curriculums.

Activities include discussions on what pupils might expect to see on the River Thames, famous paintings of the river, an exercise to introduce pupils to timetabling and departure times and engaging in real-life scenarios of simple addition and subtraction.

Suitable for: KS1 & KS2
Subject links: Art & Design, Geography, History & Maths

View their Free KS1 Teaching Resource.

View their Free KS2 Teaching Resource.

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story’s teaching resources were created to accompany a school trip, however, can also be adapted for home learning. 

Their range of resources and education packs focus on a variety of topics and subjects. Highlights include song creation and songwriting, Pop Art, History of The Beatles and John Lennon’s Drawings. 

Suitable for: KS1 – KS4
Subject links: Art & Design, Citizenship, English, Geography, History, Music, PE & PSHE

View all of The Beatles Story’s Teaching Resources.

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The Golden Hinde

The Golden Hinde is a full-size reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake’s historic ship. Now berthed near to Shakespeare’s Globe, The Hinde serves as a Living History Museum and an exciting educational resource.

Their programmes are all designed to breathe life into history, encouraging students to step back in time and imagine being at sea over four hundred years ago. Written to complement in-class learning and the national curriculum, The Hinde offers a range of workshops, tours and immersive experiences for students of all ages.

The Golden Hinde isn’t quite ready to open yet. However, your students can still access their free teaching resources. They offer interactive presentations for KS1 & KS2, a wide range of educational videos, a fun activity pack and even an informative podcast.

Suitable for: All ages (resources particularly suited to KS1-KS3)
Subject links: Art & Design, Drama, English, Geography & History

See all of The Golden Hinde’s Teaching Resources.

Learn more about The Golden Hinde’s Education Offering.

The Old Vic

The Old Vic offers a whole host of teaching resources, educational videos, activities and projects – all available for free!

Their online workshops are perfect for anyone interested in working in the theatre industry. Their’ Introduction to Directing’ workshop is specially designed for GCSE and A Level students.

This workshop will help your students understand what a director does and gets them to think about the kind of director they would want to be. It also gives tips and exercises to work with text and the opportunity to create their own director’s concept.

Suitable for: KS4 & KS5
Subject links: Careers, Drama & English

Take a look at The Old Vic’s Introduction to Directing Online Workshop.

Read more about all of The Old Vic’s Educational Offering.

ALSO SEE – Online Backstage Tours & Career Information for Students that want to work in the Theatre Industry

The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum offers comprehensive education programmes for students in Nursery to Key Stage 2. Their interactive resources include videos, games and teaching ideas to support English, History, Maths and Science.

Suitable for: EYFS – KS2
Subject links: Art & Design, English, History, Maths & Science

View the Postal Museum’s Learning Resources.

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The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths offer a whole host of fun activities that kids can complete over the summer. Your students can learn more about the Romans with their free Learning for Life teaching resources.

Explore their collection of educational games, arts & craft activities and resources to learn more about the Romans, while having some fun along the way! Highlights include their educational videosmindful art activities and Roman games.

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Art & Design, Citizenship, Design & Technology, English, Fashion & Textiles, Geography, History, Maths, PSHE, Science

See the Roman Bath’s Free Activities. 

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black has created an interactive, online ‘Scene Director’, allowing your students to direct their own scene from the play. This interactive video resource will enable students to experiment with direction, set, lighting, sound and costume. Changing the scene in this way helps students understand the show further and write their live theatre review.

They also offer a free education pack with an in-depth exploration of the play. The teaching resource includes insights into the production process, including interviews with its creators, Susan Hill and adaptor Stephen Mallatratt.

Suitable for: KS3 & KS4
Subject links: Drama & English

See The Woman in Black’s Teaching Resources.

Tower Bridge Exhibition

The Tower Bridge Exhibition’s team of guides, historians and educators have created new blogs, quizzes and activities to help with home learning and help explore the history of Tower Bridge.

They’ve also created a hub of family-friendly creative activities for all ages. Their educational videos guide you through a new arts & crafts activity each week – all with materials you’ll quickly find around the house.

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Art & Design, History & PE

See all of the Tower Bridge Exhibition Home Learning Teaching Resources & Activities.

Unicorn Theatre

Watch the Unicorn Theatre’s Anansi the Spider – a unique digital theatre experience for students aged 3 – 8 years old.

This is their first entirely digitally created theatre experience, streamed for free in partnership with The Guardian on their YouTube channel and on The Guardian’s website.

The digital experience is Inspired by their 2019 five-star hit show, Anansi the Spider. The show is about the infamous mischief-maker and master spinner of yarns adapted with classic West African and Caribbean tales for Unicorn Online. Made with their film partner, Illuminations, the Unicorn Theatre creatively responded to the current situation – the cast filmed themselves in their own homes so that they can bring them to yours.

This fun online performance, featuring music, song and humour is an exciting new adventure especially created for EYFS & KS1.

Suitable for: EYFS & KS1
Subject links: Drama & English

Watch the Unicorn Theatre’s Anansi the Spider.

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Up at The O2

Up at The O2 offer a fantastic way to learn more about London’s skyline. The attraction is now open, offering a more intimate and memorable experience than ever before and with enhanced health and safety measures in place.

Up at The O2 also offer companying teaching resource packs for KS2 & KS3 Geography. The education packs can be used before and after your student’s visit to explore the local Geography. Further resources relating to Business Studies and STEM are also in development.

Suitable for: All ages (resources available for KS2 & KS3)
Subject links: Geography

Learn more about Up at The O2.

Read their new reopening measures.

View their KS2 Geography Education Pack.

View their KS3 Geography Education Pack.


The V&A’s free teacher resource hub includes complete lesson plans, teaching ideas and activities for all ages. The site is split by Primary Resources and Secondary Resources, delving into a wide range of topics and subjects.

For a fun task, you can get creative with the V&A’s Design A Wig tool.

This online educational tool allows you to design an 18th Century wig. The game gives an insight into the process that a designer would have gone through, with fun facts and historical contexts.

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Art & Design, Drama, English, History, Maths, Music, PE, Photography & Religious Education

See all of the V&A Primary Resources.

See all of the V&A Secondary Resources.

Design an 18th Century Wig.

Vamos Theatre

Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, has created a vast library of free educational videos and learning resources. Your students can use this video hub to learn drama techniques from character development to storytelling.

Suitable for: KS3 – KS5
Subject links: Art & Design, Drama & English

Take a look at Vamos Theatre’s educational videos.

Victoria Art Gallery is the public art museum in Bath. It’s run by Bath & North East Somerset Council and houses its collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.

The gallery offers a wide range of resources and fun activities that your students can get involved in over the summer. Highlights include their Portraits QuizMindful Arts Activities and Online Jigsaw Puzzles.

Suitable for: All ages
Subject links: Art & Design, Citizenship, English, History & PSHE

See all of the Victoria Art Gallery’s Free Resources & Activities.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Bring Hogwarts to you! Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter’s new ‘Studio Tour at Home’ site offers a range of resources, videos and activities.

Students can try their hand at filmmaking, test their Harry Potter knowledge and learn how the magic was brought to life on screen.

The Studio is also releasing tasks from their award-winning Education programme including Costume Design, Set Design and Pitching.

Suitable for: KS2 – KS5
Subject links: Art & Design, Drama, English & Fashion Technology

See all of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter’s Home Learning Teaching Resources & Activities.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey’s Learning Department offers a wide range of resources, activities and opportunities to experience the wealth of learning the Abbey has to offer.

Their ‘Abbey A-Z’ contains a wealth of fun activities for families to try at home. Over the summer holidays, they’ll also be offering a range of virtual family learning events from virtual tours to Facebook Lives.

Suitable for: All ages

Subject links: Art & Design, Design & Technology, English, History, Maths, Music, Religious Education & Science

Learn more about Westminster Abbey’s Resources & Activities.

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And finally…Shows You Can Watch Online for Free

Theatres across the country are streaming free performances you can watch from the comfort of your living room. We’ve created a round-up of 28 places you watch shows online for free and how to support learning with their free teaching resources and educational activities.

This list is updated every week with new shows and announcements, so make sure you save the page and check back for new productions.

Subject links: Drama & English
Suitable for: All ages (depending on the production)

See the full list of shows you can watch online for free.

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