• Things to do at home – general
      • Animals
      • Arts and Crafts
      • Cooking
      • Dance and Exercise
      • Music
      • Shows to watch online
      • Stories
      • Harry Potter
      • Various – lots of ideas and activities on each link!
      • Wellbeing / mental health


Amazon – free family programmes (Prime membership not needed)

Bounce balls with your microphone! A fun way to visualize music and sound. The balls bounce in response to sound

Croydon Libraries have –

Dramatize have –

Funky Fitness and Fun activities on YouTube

Jigsaws online:

Lego challenge videos and fun

Mencap online community 

Mencap TV – new videos every day (except Saturday) on YouTube/social media

    • Monday – Move with Mencap
    • Tuesday – Cook with Mencap
    • Wednesday – Create with Mencap
    • Thursday – Party with Mencap
    • Friday – Fun with Mencap
    • Sunday – Chill with Mencap

Museum of Croydon – Museum at Home, explore collections. activities

Museums online – tours and activities

NASA at home: ebooks, virtual tours and apps, podcasts, videos and more!

National Autistic Society online community 

Palace For Life Foundation – Create Your Club challenges to take part in at home

PAMIS (Profound And Multiple Impairment Service) online activity programme

Parity for people with multiple disabilities – activities, live streams and resources

Patatap – portable animation and sound kit. 

Every letter key on your keyboard produces a different synth sound, with a simple but elegant animation. Online or app. Warning: contains flashing images.

The Baked Bean company – a range of activities on Facebook (also on YouTube) 

Sensory Spectacle – live activity sessions on Facebook

Sutton Mencap – list of links and activities

The Drama Geezers #Drama at home activities on YouTube

Wordsearch puzzles online


Animal webcams

Chester Zoo – virtual zoo days, plus videos on Facebook and YouTube

Edinburgh Zoo – live 24 hour animal webcams

London Zoo – virtual zoo, webcams and videos also learning resources

Longleat Safari Park – virtual safari

National Marine Aquarium – Live on Facebook, videos and activities

Wildlife Watch spotting sheets

​Wildlife Watch activity sheets

Wildlife Trusts wildlife webcams


Croydon Mencap Craft with Beckie videos

Croydon Libraries craft session Saturday 2.30 pm on Facebook

Colouring pages for adults – over 1500 free pages

Happiness is Homemade – 50+ Quick & Easy Crafts

Sutton Mencap tutorials on YouTube

The best ideas for kids – crafts

Art for kids hub on YouTube, fun art lessons


Croydon Mencap Cooking With Liz videos

Cookability cooking videos made by and for people with learning disabilities

Bromley Mencap Easy read recipes

Cyrenians Good Food: a pictorial cook book

More pictorial recipes on TES (register to download)


Change 4 life 10 minute Disney shake ups 

Dance Syndrome inclusive dance workshops

DDMix 10 minute daily shake up’s live on Facebook every day at 1.30 pm

Disney Dance Alongs

Flamingo Chicks inclusive active-learning dance classes

Joy of Sound inclusive dance and movement sessions

Malooko Dance classes on Zoom, email olivia@malookoo.co.uk for details

Sadler’s Wells family dance workshops

UDOIT! Dance Foundation inclusive dance

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Go Noodle movement and mindfulness interactive family activities 

Joe Wicks, the Body Coach 

NHS fitness suite exercise videos 

SpunOut – workouts for people with limited mobility

Tai Chi Simplicity on Facebook


30 day free access to symbols from Widget 

150 Sensory Learning Ideas from Inclusive Teach

BBC Bitesize – primary, secondary and 16+ resources

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit (Leeds Comm Healthcare Trust)

Cyberkidz free online lessons and games

ELSA supporting emotional and social learning

Home education resources from the Dept for Education

Hungry Little Minds simple fun activities for newborn to age 5

iCAN Activities to develop speaking and listening skills

Isolation ideas and educational resources collated by Sunshine Support (pdf)

Learn English, games and activities from the British Council

National Geographic Kids – primary resources

Seneca – secondary resources

The Makaton Charity – free resources

Twinkl home learning hub 

What’s on Stage at home list of favourite show related educational packs


Classic FM: The best classical music and opera live streams available online

Club Soda SoDaDa Online Party Monday 29 June

Disney music on YouTube

Electric Umbrella TV 11.00-12.00 weekdays join in on Zoom and watch on Facebook; Singalong 4pm – 5pm weekdays on Zoom

Gig Buddies Coronavirusfest on Facebook (live music on Mon/Wed and Fri) 

Gig Buddies (Croydon) At Home playlist on YouTube

London Mozart Players online performances

One World: Together At Home online performances on YouTube

Singing Hands nursery rhymes / pop songs and signed stories with Makaton

Soundabout Fun, interactive music for people of all ages with PMLD and SLD


Cirque du Soleil 1 hour specials and more

Chickenshed Theatre on YouTube

Head2Head Theatre’s interactive multisensory show Come Trot to Camelot!

Hijinx Theatre Company on YouTube

National Theatre plays released every Thursday on YouTube

Sadler’s Wells digital stage: dance shows released every week on Facebook

Tales TV – stories, songs, learn a dance or sign language and more

The Royal Opera House #OurHouseToYourHouse free ballet and opera shows

The Shows Must Go On! musicals shown every weekend on YouTube

What’s On Stage At Home: a list of online theatre shows, updated daily


Audible Stories: free children’s audio books

Bag Books multi-sensory storytelling for people with SLD or PMLD, on Facebook

Bedtime stories: free online books, short stories, fairy tales, rhymes and poems

Booktrust Story Books / Games: interactive books, read online, watch with signing

Booktrust Storytime: authors read their books, on YouTube

Bright Stanley read by Music Therapy Works on YouTube

Cbeebies stories online

Oxford Owl online e-library with over 100 free e-books

Percy the Park Keeper official YouTube

Storyline Online – videos of actors reading children’s books with illustrations

Story Massage – combining creativity of story with the benefits of positive touch


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: a new chapter each week read by famous faces! (audio only version available on Spotify)

Harry Potter: A History of Magic – explore the British Library exhibition

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

Quidditch for Muggles, activities at home

The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour at home


Chatterpack – A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources

Lifehack – 30 fun things to do at home!

Disability Grants – self isolation activities

March Network – creative isolation links

Disability Horizons – 25 free things to keep you entertained while in self-isolation


Feeling down: looking after my mental health (Easy read)

Headspace – website with brief mindfulness exercises (there is also an app)

Hub of Hope – database of organisations and charities who offer mental health advice and support. Website and app.

Sanvello app for anxiety and stress (free premium access during COVID-19)

Relaxation and wellbeing YouTube playlist


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Down With It!!! Down syndrome support group