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5 things to do this week 04/05/2020

4th May 2020

by National Lottery Good Causes

Hello again! We’re back with another 5 fun-filled National Lottery funded things you can do indoors this bank holiday week. This week we are taking history lessons, completing some active challenges and virtually visiting some of our favourite landmarks. Read on to find out more!

Love history?

English Heritage
is back with the third of their History at Home live sessions!

This week they are talking all things Castles with TV's Ben Shires and a host of English Heritage experts.

You can catch their two previous episodes on their Facebook page. The next History at Home live episode is on Wednesday at 11.30am on Facebook and Twitter!

English Heritage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/englishheritage/

English Heritage Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglishHeritage


Film Club Friday

Second Coming (2015) was our Friday Film Club pick over the weekend. The film stars Idris Elba and Nadine Marshall, and tells the story of a tight knit South London family, rocked by a pregnancy that can't be explained.

Available to watch on the BFI player: https://player.bfi.org.uk/subscription/film/watch-second-coming-2014-online


Steveoc 86 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

Wonder around a museum virtually

Missing the time you could wander around a museum? Well, we can fill your museum fix thanks to the National Lottery funded Natural History Museum’s virtual tours on Google. You can walk underneath Hope the whale and explore all the museum has to offer. Take a wander around the museum virtually here: https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/the-natural-history-museum-hintze-hall/yQHjHCmSOMKyhQ?sv_lng=-0.1763002033314968&sv_lat=51.49614943214926&sv_h=328.26907700203446&sv_p=21.747201048821324&sv_pid=xCOPaa20DC3Z4eRiKDUyew&sv_z=1


Help keep the kids active with The School Games Active Championships!

The School Games Active Championships
is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to #StayInWorkOut using the video-based platform powered by TopYa!. New challenges will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to engage with.

Primary and secondary-aged children can join the School Games Active Championships at any time with free active challenges being set via videos within a designated School Games version of the TopYa! Active app. All they need to do is download the app, register as a player and type in the Invite Code 23880.


Visit the school games website to find out more: https://www.yourschoolgames.com/coronavirus-support/school-games-active-championships/


Make Space

Get creative with all the family with the Watts at home digital Make Space! Every week discover simple art tutorials specially designed by Watts’s Make Space artists from the National Lottery funded Watts Gallery. Guided by video tutorials and free printable activity sheets, experiment with different techniques and explore the wonderful creations that can be made from limited resources. Each Friday, the online Make Space also shares a Watts Tots activity perfect for under 5s.

Find out more: https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/whats-on/watts-home-make-space/

Find out more https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/whats-on/watts-home-watts-totts/


Don’t forget, we’re always updating our list of fun things you can do during this outbreak on our website (Click here) and on our social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and Instagram