Things to do for FREE whilst staying indoors

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Things to do for FREE whilst staying indoors

If your looking for a few things do whilst still in lockdown then hopefully the following links should give you a few ideas.


One of the most popular sections of the search engine is the Bing Quiz. These are free quizzes to play for fun about many topics. A quiz is a dynamic or games where the player choose the correct answer among several questions in a given list. Take a look at a selection of family friendly quizzes here


Each Thursday at 7 pm, the National Theatre will be screening plays recently seen at the theatre.

If you’re not free on that day or at that time, you can watch them afterwards on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel. Just be aware that they will only be available for a limited time.

If musicals are more your thing, then you’ll be thrilled to learn that Andrew Lloyd Webber is showing some of his iconic musicals online.

Head to The Show Must On YouTube channel to watch them every Friday evening at 7 pm, and catch up afterwards if you miss it, again for a limited time.

Take a Virtual Tour:


The British Museum not only has virtual tours of its main exhibitions, but it also has audio tours and online resources, and allows you to look up-close at specific collections and listen to its behind-the-scenes podcast.

The Natural History Museum has also opened its doors virtually, and you can view many of the collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum online.

Art galleries

The National Gallery has a Google 360° tour of many of its room from 2016, plus there are plenty of behind-the-scenes videos on the National Gallery YouTube channel.

You can also search the art collections at the National Gallery to study many of its paintings in detail, as you would in real life. You can do the same on the National Portrait Gallery website.

Tate Britain has also utilised Google to offer tours online as well as having collections readily available look through.

Royal residences

Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse all have virtual tours of their most iconic rooms, including the Throne room at Buckingham Palace and State Banquet at Windsor castle.


If you have children – or are a big kid at heart – you’ll be thrilled to discover that you can glimpse into Disneyland with its new 360° tours.

Natural wonders

Head to the Lake District via live webcams on Lake Windermere, Ullswater, Keswick and more.

You can even take a look at the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland and Stonehenge in Salisbury.

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