Crafts and activities

Get creative with our links for arts and culture for adults and children.

For children

BookTrust Hometime – Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with free online books and videos. Play games, win prizes, test your knowledge with book-themed quizzes. You can even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

British Library Children’s Collections Children’s collections and craft pages.

David Walliams ‘Little Monsters’ free downloadable colouring sheets from HarperCollins publishers

National Literacy Trust Family Zone  Free reading and writing resources. Audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Every resource is available for free, although to access some you may need to create a free account.

Penguin  Book and character themed games, activity sheets and quizzes.

Smithsonian Access to millions of images from the Smithsonian Collection. Suitable for school projects and crafts.

Visions Crafts and online sessions from Rutland Family Hub in Oakham

For adults

Metropolitan Opera  Streaming of pre-recorded opera performances from the Live in HD series

The Sofa Singers Online singing event bringing people together from around the world.

What’s on stage Stage shows, operas, and musicals you can watch online now for free.