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At home family activities


Information and support for families

Our Local Offer contains a wealth of information for parents, children and young people.

You can speak to our Family Information Service, open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Tel: 020 7364 6495 or 020 7364 6398

Email: fis@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Covid-19 child-friendly information

Mental health and wellbeing

Education and learning

Resources for children with special educational needs

Visit the Idea store

Visit the Idea Store online:

  • Over 18,000 audiobooks

  • Ebooks

  • Over 700 top-selling magazines

  • Over 1500 graphic novels and comics

  • Concerts and music documentaries

  • High quality online courses from photography to physics

  • Films, documentaries, shorts and box-sets

Animals, zoos and farms

Watch animals in their habitats live. From very active penguins, to tigers, koalas, pandas and many more.

Museum tours and activities

Bring museums and galleries into your home, there are a wide variety of online exhibitions.

Activities for you and your toddler or young child

Stories, books and magazines

Cooking together


  • Boogie Beebies gets younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters
  • Disney 10 Minute Shakeups are 10-minute activities based on Disney films
  • Super Movers help children move while they learn whilst supporting curriculum subjects, including maths and English.
  • imoves wants to help keep primary aged children as active as possible by offering free access to their improvement platform.
  • #ThisIsPE videos by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum
  • Fitness Blender suitable for secondary school students
  • Body Coach Joe Wicks is a 30 minutes PE lesson at 9am every weekday and then available on YouTube
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga – yoga and mindfulness for children
  • Family Dance Workshops by Sadler’s Wells feature 10 different movement activities for children aged 2 to 6 years to follow at home
  • Mamma Method are offering daily Livestream baby-weaning pilates classes and a Yoga & Stretch session you can join in with from your living room
  • NHS Fitness Studio offers a range of online exercise videos between ten and 45 minutes long
  • Stay in, work out from Sport England offers tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home
  • My Ballet Academy Online ballet classes for children and young people
  • London Sport have put together a range of free or low-cost physical activity offers
  • Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign has teamed up with Disney to create fun dance routines to help parents get their kids active while listening to the songs they love.
  • Go Noodle movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts
  • KidsRunFree upload daily videos of games and activities that families can play together to help stay, fit and healthy.
  • The Lord’s Taverners have launched a free online hub aimed at disadvantaged and disabled young people. It's designed to increase physical activity and help with mental wellbeing amid the coronavirus pandemic
  • Gymrun videos combine both body bodyweight movements and short periods of running with seven sequenced exercises
  • UK Active have partnered with Nike to launch Move Crew, a programme developed with teachers, PE Specialists, elite athletes, kids and coaches