First published 7 April 2020; Last updated 7 May 2020

To help make finding things to do at home a little bit easier, we've pulled together this guide to games and online activities offered by brilliant Bristol attractions and other local businesses. Get stuck into crosswords, word searches, arts and crafts, photography challenges, language lessons and even learn some circus skills!

We'll keep adding to the list, so make sure you bookmark this page and check back soon. 

Bristol from home bingo card

Tick off activities from our Visit Bristol-themed stay at home bingo card. Whether you mark off just a few, cross off a line or manage a full house, tell us your results on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

Bristol film & TV crossword

Fancy yourself as a film and TV buff? See how well you know the features made in our UNESCO City of Film and the famous faces who have called Bristol home by giving our crossword a go. Answers can be downloaded here

Bristol film and TV crossword

Colour in Bristol

Grab your pencils or felt tips and set to work colouring in much-loved Bristol attractions as well as scenes from the city by local illustrators.

At Home with Aerospace Bristol

Aerospace Bristol has a host of fun things to do on their website, for both children and adults. Get to grips with coding, join the online reminiscence project or even build your own rocket launcher. 

Brunel’s SS Great Britain

From a digital jigsaw of the ship’s homecoming to designing a Victorian dessert fit to serve in its First Class Dining Saloon, there are tons of activities to keep you entertained on the SS Great Britain website. 

Bristol Old Vic At Home: Family Arts Hub

Bristol Old Vic has launched it's Family Arts Hub, full of at-home theatre-inspired creative projects which are fun and engaging for kids big and small. Activities include; clothing designs, make your own Giraffe puppet and paint a scenic backdrop.

Gloucestershire Cricket Word Search

Print off this word search by Gloucestershire County Cricket Club for your cricket-crazy kids. 

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery's Archaeology at Home

Become a stay-at-home archaeologist with the activities and information inside Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s newsletter.  

Explore Easter with The New Room

Broken down into activities for different key stages (plus some fun stuff for everyone!), The New Room’s Education Team has put together a handy list of resources that explore the Easter story, for parents and children to look at together. 

Design a new hat for Brunel

The Clifton Suspension Bridge team has invited everyone to show off their art skills on Instagram Stories by giving Brunel a new hat. Remember to tag them (@brunelsbridge) in your creation.

Westonbirt's wellbeing activities

Every day Westonbirt is releasing a new activity inspired by the trees of the arboretum, encouraging you to fill a spring diary with artistic creations. Use the hashtag #creativitree to share them on social media. 

WWT Slimbridge activities

Learn how to make an origami crane, take part in the garden bug hunt and see how well you know your wetland bird calls with the challenges on Facebook. Additionaly, they have launched a Home Learning Hub.

Wetland bird at WWT Slimbridge

Image - WWT Slimbridge

Online English courses with International House Bristol 

Language school International House Bristol is now offering English classes online using Zoom, with foreign language classes soon to follow. 

Gromit Unleashed activity packs

New activity packs are being made available by the Gromit Unleashed team every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, featuring word searches, trail trivia, design your own sculptures, make your own Gromit, anagrams, code breakers, mazes and much more. 

Circomedia's Youth Circus: Home Edition

Brush up on your circus skills with help from Circomedia. They’ve created guides to everything from making a costume to juggling and sock poi. 

At Home with Müllers Museum

Müllers Museum have made downloadable quizzes and other creative activities for some fun while children are at home. Check them out on their Kids Extra page – more activities will appear online over the next few weeks.

The Chocolate Tart

Order a 'Make Your Own' kit from The Chocolate Tart and have a go at whipping up some chocolate goodies, with kits for both truffles and chocolate lollipops available. 

Martin Parr photography challenges

Get involved with the Martin Parr Foundation’s photography challenges on Instagram, designed to keep people thinking creatively about photography during this difficult time. 

Sam Pierpoint’s Pip the Paper Turtle craft activity

Download a free turtle template including instructions made by local illustrator and image maker Sam Pierpoint

Paper turtle to make at home by Sam Pierpoint

Image - Sam Pierpoint

Bo Lanyon's Post-Apocalyptic Colouring Book: Lockdown Edition

Resident artist at Spike Island, Bo Lanyon's Colouring Book started as an element of a bigger show back in 2016. He has described the thinking behind it as mindfulness for misanthropes!

Unique Voice's Stay At Home Activity Pack

Unique Voice is a Bristol based social enterprise that specialises in using the arts to develop children’s social and emotional resilience. Download their free activity pack with over 20 pages of arts activities to keep little hands and minds busy.

Creativity Works At Home Create a Mandala

Creativity Works invite you to join them in creating a Mandala inspired by the shapes around you in this video.

Activities for children by Kingswood Museum

As Kingswood Museum is closed for the duration of the Coronavirus crisis, they have come up with two fun activities you can do at home. Their Scavenger Hunt and Family Game are available as PDF-files on their website. There even is a small prize for the ones that complete their collections when the museum reopens!

Healthy Young Minds

Bristol-based Create Health has launched Healthy Young Minds, a national competition online where primary school-age children are asked to tackle today’s big issues using their imagination and creativity. The idea is to harness the power of children’s uninhibited thinking in order to come up with never seen before solutions and inspire them to stick with STEM subjects. Challenges can be uploaded from the website and include Coronakid and ocean exploration.

Gloucestershire Cricket Quiz

Can you name the top 25 first-class century makers for Gloucestershire? This is your chance to really test your Gloucestershire Cricket knowledge! This edition focuses on first-class cricket down the years with 25 names required in the list of highest century makers for the Shire!

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