Online learning and activities

This page is packed with fun and educational online learning resources and activities for all ages.

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VE Day

Library services online

For the whole family / all ages

Younger children (0 to 5 years)

School aged children

You can find online learning and activities for young people in the young people's area of the COVID-19 Community Hub.

VE Day

May 8 2020 is the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

The day is a bank holiday.

Although community celebrations have been cancelled,  there are still ways we can all mark the occasion together from home, and virtually.

Library Services online

You can register online for temporary access to:

If you already have a library card, you can:

You can also find resources and links on the library website for:

For the whole family / all ages

Learn new skills:

  • FutureLearn - is coronavirus affecting your education or work? Explore online courses to continue studying, build professional skills, and connect with experts

Get active:

Take a virtual tour around these zoos and museums:

Take a virtual trip to far away places through these livestream and webcam links:

Younger children (0-5 years)

  • Visions Children's Centre – lots of fun videos, learning ideas and activities
  • Hungry Little Minds – government campaign, giving lots of tips and ideas about activities, plus useful apps
  • Stories with Julia Donaldson – a weekly series on Facebook, called Julia Donaldson and Friends
  • CBeebies – bedtime stories
  • World Book Day – stories read by different people
  • Twinkl – resources for a range of subjects. Free code for parents is: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
  • Caribu - 60 days of free access and unlimited usage (valid until 24 May 2020). Interactive video calling with games books and the ability to watch videos together
  • Early Years Story Box – free storybook and activities to help your child through the pandemic 

School aged children

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