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Put Winchester on the timetable for homeschooling


Take a break from home schooling and inspire your little ones with a virtual trip to Winchester. We have some Winchester themed activities to delight the whole family and give you a virtual escape from your home classroom.

Spark their curiosity with science experiments right from your home. Join the Winchester Science Centre and learn how to set fire to ice, how to make an elephant’s toothpaste and the spectacular science of exploding bubbles. Find all the experiments, challenges and ideas here.

A lady wearing goggle and a microphone holding a beaker with glass spilling over the outside at the Winchester Science Centre

Take a virtual trip to Marwell Zoo and let your little ones learn all about the animals that live there. How much do you know about the Amur tigers, the Red Panda or the Silvery marmoset? See some of the animals live on the zoo’s webcams and everyone can remember their adventures and colour in their favourite animals with the zoo’s colouring in sheets. Find out more here.

Amur tiger relaxing

Keep your little ones busy with some of the activities on offer from the Beaulieu Motor Museum. Download their trump cards for a fun filled game for the whole family, or let everyone colour in their favourite car – be sure to share all the masterpieces with us on social media. Find out more here.

Do you miss a family day out to one of Winchester’s much loved museums? Well the virtual walk through the Winchester Military Museums is perfect for your family – can you all spot your favourite artefact from your last visit? Virtually visit the museums here.

If you are feeling creative challenge your family to knit a King Alf – the perfect activity for anyone missing the district thanks to the Theatre Royal Winchester. If knitting isn’t in your skill set why not challenge your little ones to create a King Alf out of other things they can find around your home – the perfect excuse to get creative. Find out more here and share the creations with us on social media.

knitted king alf

Take on The Royal Armouries – Fort Nelson Catapult Challenge. Your little ones will learn all about the history of this impressive machine before, with your parental permission and help, making one themselves. Be sure to share your creations with us on social media and have fun. Find all the detail here.

Use the ready reads service at the Winchester Discovery Centre and find your next great family read. The team will hand pick books according to your preferences ready for you to collect.

Until the 31 January join the Theatre Royal Winchester virtually and enjoy a performance of Four Dames in search of a Panto on demand. You could even make a special night of it and order one of the fantastic takeaways from throughout the district. When you have watched it why not put on your own family show.

Pantomime dame

Be inspired by South Downs Sourdough and try your hand at baking your own loaf. Which is your family’s favourite bread? Baguette? Sourdough? – Either way there is nothing like fresh bread from the oven.

Baker showing off freshly made sourdough