Things to do during Lockdown

We are faced with testing and uncertain times and now face the prospect of being isolated from wider society for the foreseeable future. However, there are plenty of things that you can do to turn your self-isolation into self development. 

This page will provide you with links to useful resources to keep the mind and body active whilst you are indoors.

Maintain a routine. Stay connected. Stay safe.

Plan a Virtual Field Trip!

Feel like you are leaving the house by planning a virtual field trip at home! This article gives some great ideas from Museums to Zoos! Check it out here:

Make a Mug, Make a Difference

Royal Crown Derby are running a competition for young people to design a mug that celebrates the NHS. The winning mugs will be produced by Royal Crown Derby and all profits will be donated to the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal. The two prize winners will also take a tour of the Palace of Westminster and will also visit the V&A Museum where their mugs will be exhibited.

Learn and play with the library

Hampshire Libraries are organising a series of fun interactive online events while their buildings are shut  For adults, there are Live Craft, IT help and Health & Wellbeing sessions and for children there are live and recorded Storytime readings, Baby Rhyme Time and Code Club classes among others. 

Tone up with daily at home workouts

Joe Wickes is a popular YouTube fitness guru, his channel shows you exercises for everyone age 1 - 110

Keep your brain active with online games

Try your hand at our crossword challenge

Test your general knowledge with these fun quiz websites

Play chess with people around the world

The Daily Mail has various online games including bridge

Brush up on your language skills with these apps

Learn about the world through documentaries

Catch up with your friends and family

Stay Connected

Enjoy world-class theatre online

the National Theatre is bringing the stage to the screen by streaming several iconic plays on YouTube every Thursday.

Visit the Zoo

Marwell Zoo has installed webcams so you can still see your favourite animals in action - a great way to entertain the children for over 30 seconds.

Edinburgh Zoo also has a webcam for a different collection of animals.

Tour your favourite museums and galleries

The Guardian has listed 10 of the best homes of history and art where you can take a virtual tour.

Get out the popcorn and watch some classic films

Hampshire County Council’s Wessex Film and Sound Archive is launching ‘100 Days of Film’ – an online project enabling people, including those with dementia, to enjoy local film archive footage spanning from the 1910s to the 1970s. Starting from 2 April 2020, film clips will shared at 9am daily via the Archive’s YouTube channel at and also on the Hampshire Record Office Facebook page and @HantsArchives Twitter feed.

Explore the South Downs’ amazing art, history and culture

A fascinating collection of digital assets, ranging from the delightful diaries of a founding father of natural history to a virtual tour of an iconic 17th century house, are available for the public to enjoy.