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Year-round Activities for Children

Youth Hub-run Virtual Sessions For Children From 8yrs

Dartford Youth Hub Contact 03000 418248 or DartfordYouth@kent.gov.uk
See Facebook page for a list of activities: https://www.facebook.com/Bridge4YP/

Tonbridge Youth Hub Contact 03000 416456 or tonbridgeyouthhub@kent.gov.uk
See Facebook page for a list of activities: https://www.facebook.com/tonbridgeandmallingyouthhub/

Primary Times regularly update their information regarding current days out for families in Kent. Their website also includes puzzles, competitions and activities for children at https://www.primarytimes.co.uk/kent/

PlayPlace are also running a virtual Youth Centre, for child from 8 years. Various activities for different year groups, including dance, motor mechanics, crafts, music studio and fitness. Also a family quiz and party sessions for 5-11 years. For more information and to book, email: ami.roberts@playplace.org

Children’s Centre Virtual Activities For Families

Brent Children’s Centre, Dartford
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DartfordCC/
Email: brencc01@kent.gov.uk
Tel: 03000 4200400

Tonbridge & Malling Children’s Centre
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TMChildrensCentres/
Email: tmcc@kent.gov.uk
Tel: 03000 418008

Virtual Days Out

Virtual Days Out Online have been created for children to visit museums and zoos.

https://www.goodto.com/family/best-virtual-tours-for-kids-536089

Family Days Out Tried & Tested have more virtual days out at other sites, museums and zoos.
https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/free-virtual-tours-of-world-museums-educational-sites-galleries-for-children/

Arts, Crafts and other Activities

Butterfly Conservation are running the Big Butterfly Count from 17th July-9th August. https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/

RSPB have wild challenges for children.

Fun Activities for Kids | Fun & Learning - The RSPB

Kent Wildlife Trust Go Wild At Home have activities for children to get involved with at home. https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildathome

National Trust 50 Things to Do before you’re 11 ¾ https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/50-things-to-do-before-youre-11--activity-list

Natural History Museum have activities to do at home. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/try-this-at-home.html

NASA have an online kids club with lots of activities. https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/

Kent Live has 50 fun things to do with your children in lockdown.  https://www.kentlive.news/whats-on/whats-on-news/50-fun-things-kids-lockdown-4047607

Red Ted Art has easy arts and crafts for little ones. https://www.redtedart.com

The Imagination Tree has creative art and craft activities for the very youngest. https://www.theimaginationtree.com

Creative Bug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. https://www.creativebug.com

Nature Detectives from The Woodland Trust offers activities that can be done in the garden, or the woods. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/

Save The Children have lots activities such as cooking, dancing and den building. https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/what-we-do/coronavirus-information-advice/keeping-kids-entertained-during-lockdown

Kent Libraries
Families can access a range of digital services including free membership online where you can download ebooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewpapers. https://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries

Physical Activities

NHS Change for Life have a range of fun physical activities and games. https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

Sport England offer a range of tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active. https://www.sportengland.org/jointhemovement