Online Resources for the Whole Family 

Flyer freelance journalist Stephanie’s round up of online resources


Here’s a round up of some of the online resources available to you and your family, offering ideas of things to do and sources of information.

I hope this useful to you right now.  A wide range has been included for you to access and try (there are many more not listed here too, so suggestions of others to include are always very welcome).


General teaching and lesson resources educational resources and safety lessons for children while schools are closed, delivered by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Police – free for a month, it is a teacher led resource centre with worksheets and charts for children – free short curriculum-linked clips – covers all ages and subjects and is aligned to the national curriculum – 30 to 40 minute live interactive lessons featuring BBC presenters and shows

www.worldofdavidwalliams.comfree story every day at 11am with David Walliams – free access to Carol Vorderman’s maths website


Science, history and food technology day free access – food tech with Jamie Oliver (5.30pm week days) – free STEM activities

Science with Maddie Moate – on YouTube (weekdays 11am) activities to do at home



Community information

From Uttlesford and East Herts from Uttlesford District Council up to the free enewsletter from UDC from East Herts Council up to the free enewsletter from East Herts Council  – the CAB in Uttlesford CAB in East Herts


Exercise and wellbeing dedicated WorkOut From Home and WorkOut your Mind sections – Keeping Active and Well at home resources ideas from Sport England for keeping active at home –  lots of information on living well, including 7

steps to looking after your wellbeing while at home – Cosmic Kids Yoga videos designed for children aged 3+

PE with Joe – You Tube ‘The Body Coach’ – weekdays 9am (adults can join in too!) – dancing, exercise, strength and mindfulness videos


Museums, theatres, online courses

www.saffronwaldenmuseum.orgSaffron Walden Museum website the blog from Saffron Walden Museum’s Stortford Museum website – for a list of museums, galleries and attractions offering virtual tours

National Theatre in your living room – National Theatre You Tube a free full length play at 7pm each Thursday and then on demand for a week are currently free online courses from the Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service


Internet safety – protect yourself online, protect your devices etc

www.intermatters.orghelping parents keep their children safe online tips on how to protect yourself online


Online library resources, ebooks, online magazines

Herts and Essex Libraries offer eBooks, audiobooks, online newspapers and magazines for you to download and read on your phone or tablet and much more: – gateway to over 6 million library items, including emagazines – free online books, videos and games for families


Family history Archives and Local Studies (HALS) – explore the archives or get started with your family history online – access to the National Archives

Other family history resources:;;