Lockdown Activities & Entertainment
We know it can be difficult during this time keep yourself and children occupied. We have have put together a list of actvities & ideas to keep everyone going through lockdown. Bettter still they are all free!
The Body Coach
P.E. with Joe: kids of all ages can get their daily exercise with Jo Wicks. New episodes on Youtube every weekday at 9am. www.youtube-nocookie.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuHn84_as427AwkVpahrqti
Extra energy? There a lots of other workouts for kids on Joe’s youtube channel too.www.youtube-nocookie.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k
Home Workouts for Seniors: older people can get in on the action too! Joe Wicks has specialised at home workouts for older people, including chair-based workouts. www.youtube-nocookie.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvH1ZqD6Vp6vD2C2No1cloe
Latest workouts for adults: Gym bunny? Joe has you sorted. Everything from Ab Blasters to 7 Days of Sweat workouts to be found at www.youtube-nocookie.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvExeOQmoCvr2RrXfvIJKjV.
NHS: The NHS has some great 10 minute workouts available for you to try at home. Using them together, they give a complete body workout over the course of a week. www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-workouts/
Glasgow Life: Glasgow Life Goes On! Check out this excellent resource that Glasgow Sport has put together. Tons of different workouts and classes are available, and it's totally free. https://glasgowclub.org/News/Pages/Working-Out-From-Home.aspx
Learn to dance with Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing every day on Facebook:
Yoga and Pilates
Looking to work on strength and flexibility, or introduce a sense of calm? These may be for you.
Cosmic Kids Yoga: Yoga for primary school children. Learn yoga moves based on your favourite comic book and TV shows like this Pokemon and Minecraft: www.youtube-nocookie.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Yoga with Adriene: Adriene has a huge back catalogue of free yoga classes for all abilities, plus some videos dedicated to meditation. The 30 Days of Yoga classes are great!www.youtube-nocookie.com/user/yogawithadriene
Pilates Goes Online: This Facebook group gives you access to free pilates classes. There’s something for everyone, including people who have limited mobility. www.facebook.com/groups/299254957379213/
Meditation and Mindfulness
R.E.A.L: Local Health and Wellbeing Practitioner Lisa Gillen invites you to join her Facebook group to help keep you connected with your community and focus on your mental and emotional wellbeing. www.facebook.com/groups/864651140580918/
Smiling Mind: This free programme is specially designed to help you cope with the current lockdown measures. www.smilingmind.com.au/thrive-inside
Meditation Oasis: Their app and podcasts have been made free for the duration of the pandemic. Their content includes guided meditation and stress relief for traumatic times.www.meditationoasis.com/podcast
The buildings may be closed, but Glasgow Libraries are very much open for business online. Browse their fantastic collections of ebooks, e-magazines, and audiobooks that you can download straight to your own device. Not library card? They’ve made it easier than ever to sign up online. www.glasgowlife.org.uk/Glasgow-life-goes-on
To help with the all important homeschooling BBC bitesize are on hand. Find daily lessons, activities, educational recourses and much more. There are resources for children of all ages and levels ,from primary school up to and including national 5 and higher level. www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
David Walliams' Elevenses
Comedian and author David Walliams is reading stories every day at 11am. We have heard his stories are hilarious. www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Puffin books have lots of free resources on their website, including a daily story time, quizzes, and help drawing your favourite characters. Great for children of all ages. www.penguin.co.uk/puffin
The Scottish Parliament
What to know learn about the Scottish Parliament but don’t what to read through the dusty, old history books. The Scottish Parliament website have it covered through a whole host of games and actives. Have have fun while learning lot of new facts and information.www.parliament.scot/visitandlearn/102710.aspx
Activities for all the family.
Make use of apps such as HouseParty or Zoom to video chat with several friends at the same time.
Drumchapel D60 Quiz
Every Wednesday the team at Drumchapel D60 host a great Quiz with different rounds every week. All the fun starts at 7.30pm on Facebook. www.facebook.com/drumchapelsixty
Men Matter Scotland
Men Matter have a whole host of activities to keep the residents of Drumchapel active and occupied during lockdown. Please see below for there weekly schedule, all information on how to participate can be found on the facebook page www.facebook.com/MenMatterScotland/
Monday - Family Quiz every 6.30pm-7.30pm
Tuesday - Zoom 1:1 meetings 11am - 2pm
Wednesday Talking Group 8.30pm - 9.30pm
Thursday - Fitness Session 7pm - 7.30pm
Friday - Boxing session 6pm - 7pm
Saturday - Social Zoom 6pm - 6pm
Sunday - Talking Group 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Sunday - Members Quiz 7.30pm - 8.30pm
G15 Youth Project
G15 all lots of fun filled things going on including a weekly quiz, Fortnite tournaments and lotto bingo were you can win a free pizza! www.facebook.com/g15youth/
Women Matter are available to offer support and an ear to listen. Contact them on facebook or give them a call on 07926098971. www.facebook.com/Women-Matter-111587720181772/
For ideas on how to keep children occupied while at home look no further than 3D Drumchapel. They have a whole host of activities from painting to baking, virtual discos and many more. Remember to look out for there bedtime stories each evening. www.facebook.com/3DDrumchapel/
Virtual Daytime Disco
Weekday Wow factor are holding daytime discos all day every day. Meet new people, stay active and connected. The discos are aimed at aged 55 and over but adults of all ages and abilities are welcome to join. Discos are on at 3.30pm on Whatsapp & Facebook Messenger and 5pm on Skype. If you want to get involved or would like more information please contact email@example.com
Why not make a time capsule to remember what it was like during lockdown 2020. Great activity for children of all ages. Years from now you can all look back on this strange time in modern history. All resources are available from the link below.
People Make Glasgow
The team at people make Glasgows have came up with an idea that aims to celebrate the great community spirit us Glaswegians have. Follow the link below to get your very own People Make Glasgow template and create your masterpiece using paints, crayons or any other material. Don't forget to share your photos of your window displays with us using #peoplemakeglasgow #stayhome.
Glasgow Science Centre
The Glasgow Science Centre is streaming a science demo or talks via social media every morning at 10am. Search for GSCAtHome on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or go to the GCS YouTube channel to view previous content. www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/gsc-at-home/coming-soon
Ready, Steady, Cook!
Play a virtual game of Ready, Steady, Cook. Send your friends a picture of your dwindling cupboard and fridge contents and get them to suggest what you should make for tea!
The Stayin' Inn
Quiz Master Andy Dunlop has a host of quizzes from music to movies every night of the week. There is even virtual speed dating on a Saturday night! All held in Andy’s virtual pub They Stayin’ Inn. Head on over and check it out, there is something for everyone. www.facebook.com/thestayininn/
The Show Must Go On!
If you are fan of musicals check out The Show Must Go On youtube page. Each Friday at 7pm one of Andrew Lloyd Webber famous musicals is available to stream for the following 48 hours. www.youtube-nocookie.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag
A Night at the Movies
Every Friday night in May Lionsgate are showing one of there award winning films for free. Close the curtains get some juice and popcorn, it will be like you are at the cinema. https://lionsgate.live/uk/
Live Music & Gigs
Keep up to date with all bands and artists live streams all in once place. Watch your favourite bands from the comfort of your own home and for free! All available at the following links;
We might not be able to visit a lot of places at the moment but there is nothing stopping us visiitng them virtual. Discover new places and re-visit favoutire ones.
Visit the animals at Edinburgh Zoo! You can check in with penguins, tigers, koalas, and even the pandas from your own home with these dedicated camera feeds. https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/
Blair Drummond Safari Park
Like Edinburgh Zoo, Blair Drummond Safari Park is making sure you can see their animals without having to be there. Check in with the parks lions and rhinos at https://www.blairdrummond.com/animals/webcams
Longleat Safari Park
You might recognise Longleat from BBC’s Animal Park. You can now take a guided tour with presenter Kate Humble. A great half hour of fun! https://www.longleat.co.uk/news/longleat-launches-virtual-safari
The British Museum, London
Explore over 60 free virtual galleries at The British Museum https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/galleries#virtual-galleries
Take a trip back in time by visiting Stonehenge! https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories
The Natural History Museum, London
Take a guided tour with David Attenborough himself https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/natural-history-museum
Central Park, New York
Take a guided stroll around one of the world’s most famous parks. https://www.youvisit.com/tour/centralpark
Yellowstone National Park, USA
Look around the natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm
The Vatican Museums have gone virtual! These tours are great for art and history lovers alike. http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.htm
Louvre Museum, Paris
Take a look around the home of the Mona Lisa. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Look out at the stunning views of the west coast of Ireland. https://www.cliffsofmoher.ie/virtual-visit-tour/
Northern Lights, Lapland
See the Aurora Borealis in its full glory on youtube https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/channel/UCx6-8cW9rHGNGhELh83fcCg