Are you fed up of hearing “I’m bored”? These Chesterfield companies have ways to keep your family amused from your living room.
Barrow Hill Roundhouse
If you are missing all that railway history that the Roundhouse is filled with, why not take a look at their new Resources page, particularly if you are looking for new ideas for home schooling.
Find out more here – https://www.barrowhill.org/resources.html
VisitChesterfield virtual lockdown activities
The Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre know things aren’t ‘normal’ at the moment, it can be difficult staying at home all the time and they want to help. Here are some activities for to keep the kids (and you!) entertained!
Have a go at one of these activities, feel free to share them with family and friends
- Chesterfield activity sheet
- Chesterfield word search
- Chesterfield Area anagrams
- Chesterfield quiz (under 12 years)
- Chesterfield quiz (over 12 years)
- Chesterfield quiz (experts)
- Famous Faces of Chesterfield
Chesterfield Museum has launched a range of free online activities to help educate and entertain you and your family, without having to leave the house.
From craft ideas and experiments you can do at home, to quizzes and poetry, there’s something for everyone to get involved in.
For those wanting to find out more about Chesterfield’s past, or if history is on your home-schooling timetable, there’s a variety of online exhibitions available at www.chesterfield.gov.uk/museum.
Active Derbyshire – Activity packs
Find fun activity packs each week to keep the kids active – from football to golf.
Each week you will find a schedule of suggested challenges and daily activity cards from The School Games Organiser Network and Active Derbyshire. You do not have to do them in the suggested order and if you really enjoy one of the days, there is nothing stopping you doing that activity every day!
There will also be a virtual competition each Friday.
For more information visit https://www.activederbyshire.org.uk/young-people-active-at-home
Vicar Lane Shopping Centre – Activity Packs
Vicar Lane wanted to help find ways to say ‘thank you’ to some of the amazing community heroes who are working hard at this time to help others and provide households with vital services. Click on the link below to download some free colouring templates for children to enjoy and display at home.
Vicar Lane has created an activity pack for the whole family to enjoy together, which includes a guide to children’s yoga poses, breathing exercises, mindfulness colouring and a Gratitude Jar activity.
From colouring in to calm the mind and help children learn attention to detail, to great puzzles that help them develop their literacy skills and learn about the local area, our FREE, downloadable activity pack for kids offers the ideal pass-time.
Testing you on your local knowledge and working those little grey cells, Vicar Lane’s FREE downloadable activity pack for adults is the perfect way to de-stress after a busy day trying to entertain the kids, working from home or recovering from illness.
Beat the Bug
From the organisers of Beat the Street Chesterfield, Beat the Bug is a new health & wellbeing programme designed to help you, and your family stay active and well during the Coronavirus outbreak, protecting the NHS. Look out for hints & tips, activities and Q&As with founder, GP and physical activity expert Dr William Bird MBE.
Regular online events include:
- Facebook Live: Your Coronavirus questions answered with Dr William Bird – great for families and children!
- Easy exercises to try and home
- Children’s yoga classes including ‘ABC Animal Yoga’ and ‘Bedtime Yoga’
- All ages ‘Mobilise Yourself’ Yoga
Treasures of Chatsworth
‘Treasures of Chatsworth’ is a series of 13 short films looking at the history of the Devonshire collection.
The Devonshire Collection, curated by generations of the Cavendish family, is rich with thousands of objects spanning four centuries. Explore the Devonshire Collection through the video episodes below.
You can watch the episodes here – www.chatsworth.org/art-archives/treasures-from-chatsworth
Movers & Shakers
Movers & Shakers is a music class for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to do with a parent, carer or guardian – Music and movement are an essential part of early years development and education.
Due to the current situation, they are now providing an online class video that you can do at home and can view as many time as you like through the week! They will focus on a different theme each week and provide a familiar structure to each class: singing with actions, dance/movement and instruments/rhythm making.
Movers & Shakers are asking for people, if they can afford to, to pay the usual class fee for one class (£5) or anything they can spare. To access this class please contact them via their Facebook page here – www.facebook.com/moversandshakerschesterfield or Wendy via firstname.lastname@example.org or Adam via Adam.email@example.com.
Chesterfield company StraightCurves are hosting a range of online crafty classes to join in with from home! Classes include:
- Virtual crochet classes for all ages
- Virtual life drawing
- Virtual JumpingCLAY Sessions
- Virtual Art Journaling Workshops
Find out more and how to book on their website here – www.straightcurves.co.uk/location/virtual/
The team have created an online Hub using the VOIP software Discord, to organise online versions of our tabletop card tournaments, and in general a chat environment to keep company to each other in this period of self isolation.
Online Storytelling from Derbyshire Libraries
Derbyshire Libraries know that a lot of families enjoy stories and rhymes in our libraries. To try and fill the gap, the team has been busy preparing online stories to keep your little ones entertained!
Tune into their Facebook page every Monday at 10am for a new story!
Move with Mumma / Move with Manda
Online fitness classes for women! Fun live streamed fitness classes including:
- Active Pregnancy
- Mum and Baby Fitness
- Strength Training for Women
ONLINE WORKOUTS: £14 a month – https://www.movewithmumma.co.uk/online-membership/
VIRTUAL CLASSES VIA ZOOM: Pay-as-you-go and monthly options – https://www.movewithmumma.co.uk/virtual-class-booking/
SHAPE Learning Partnership
SHAPE Learning Partnership are the official, Government funded School Games Organisers for Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire and run one of the largest not for profit school sports partnerships in Derbyshire. They aim to promote daily physical activity for all ages during this difficult period and encourage fun physical challenges this through various platforms that will support teachers, parents, children and young people to stay well, both physically and mentally.
For more information, support and advice on home schooling, daily physical activity, developing physical literacy and mental wellbeing please visit us at;
- YouTube Channel – SHAPE Learning Partnership
- Website – www.shapepartnership.co.uk
- Twitter – twitter.com/ShapeLearning
- Instagram: shapelearningpartnership
- Facebook: Chesterfield School Sport Partnership
Quarantine Cuisine presented by Edge Events Management Ltd
Foodies are invited to share their favourite recipes with members of new Facebook group, Quarantine Cuisine. There are plenty of interesting cuisines from around the world to try and recipes are designed to be cooked at home easily.
A series of cooking demonstrations are also planned from 9th May onwards.
See the Facebook group and join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1558184177661976/?ref=share.
Find out about the Live Demo Kitchen at https://www.chesterfield.co.uk/events/quarantine-cuisine-demo-kitchen/
Red Dog Studios Chesterfield
Red Dog Studios are a local Music Studio, based in Old Whittington. Run by Mike Bateson, the studio is temporarily closed but includes a well equipped rehearsal space and a full recording studio. They now offer professional music tuition via Zoom – all their tutors are DBS checked and accredited by ABRSM, with years of experience and tailoring lessons to pupils needs on Guitar, Drums, Bass and many more.
Steps Dance Fitness
Steps Dance Fitness offers online dance and fitness classes that can be done from home!
- Belrobics – belly-dance inspired fitness
- Baby Steps – dance based exercise for adults with babies and toddlers
- Latin Steps – latin dance inspired fitness
Baby Sensory Chesterfield
Baby Sensory Chesterfield has taken its award winning baby classes online! Using an online program called Zoom, you can join in activities from home and also chat with other mums! Usual sessions are £7.50 a session however these special online classed will only be £4 a session and can be booked here – www.babysensory.com/chesterfield
Baby Book Swop
Baby Book Swop source quality books well below the RRP to give people access to affordable and educational books for children. There are thousands of story books available and offers such as 3 for £5 and 4 for £10 deals. All orders are being despatched every Friday for delivery with My Hermes.
Pole Athletes offers online fitness classes in yoga, flexibility, conditioning (strength training) and dance. Join in online and keep fit from the comfort of your own home. No previous experience necessary. Suitable for all levels. All classes just £5!
Real Time Live
Real Time Live have an online shop to meet your musical instrument needs including instrument repair, hire, accessories and more – www.realtimemusicshop.co.uk