With many families currently staying at home, parents are having to find new ways to keep the kids entertained. To help make finding things to do at home a little easier, here's our guide to Bath-themed learning resources and at-home activities that you can find online...
1. Roman Baths
Youngsters can learn about one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world, the Roman Baths, on their children’s pages. Explore the fascinating world of Aquae Sulis via a series of virtual activities, including online games, treasure tales and an audioguide presented by former Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen.
2. Fashion Museum Bath
The Fashion Museum Bath is home to a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress, from historic Georgian gowns to cutting-edge fashion from leading designers. Discover more about the world of fashion and get creative with the museum’s online Learning for Life activities. Try finger knitting, enjoy some colouring in, and make your own brooch or keyring with brilliant buttons.
3. Museum of East Asian Art
The Museum of East Asian Art is the only museum in the UK solely dedicated to the arts and cultures of East and South East Asia, housing a unique collection of inspiring and curriculum-friendly objects. The museum’s learning team have selected a series of activities for primary school-aged children inspired by the museum’s extensive collection, to allow the museum to continue to be a source of inspiration and discovery during this difficult time.
4. City of Bath World Heritage Site
The City of Bath World Heritage Site website has a fantastic range of online activities to try at home, themed around the six elements, recognised by UNESCO in 1987, that make Bath a World Heritage Site. Make your own mosaics, design a dream town, emulate the city's hot springs, construct your own columns, create cartoons and caricatures, and draw or paint your own view.
5. Bath Preservation Trust
Bath Preservation Trust have recently replenished their digital learning resources, offering an assortment of activities to enjoy which are themed around their four museums – No.1 Royal Crescent, the Museum of Bath Architecture, the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and Beckford's Tower and Museum. Make your own decorative Georgian fan or a galaxy-inspired painting, explore architectural concepts through a series of fun LEGO® challenges, and design your perfect garden.
6. Museum of Bath at Work
The Museum of Bath at Work celebrates 2,000 years of Bath's working heritage, from Roman tourism to eighteenth-century building, and from Victorian engineering to modern technology. You can download Mr Bowler's Factivity Pages from the museum's website, which are filled with puzzles and activities based on some of the museum's artefacts. Make your own replica coin, create an at-home volcano, and discover Mr Horstmann's amazing clock.
7. The Holburne Museum
The Holburne Museum houses a fascinating collection of fine and decorative art, from Renaissance treasures to masterpieces by Gainsborough. The team at the Holburne understand the importance that creativity has in all of our lives, so during this uncertain period, they are holding a weekly workshop, Creativity4Wellbeing, with a different creative activity available to take part in every Wednesday at 12pm.
8. Carters Steam Fair
Carters Steam Fair, a vintage travelling fairground known in Bath for its annual visit to Royal Victoria Park, are offering a fun selection of online activities. Print out fairground-themed colouring-in sheets, test your knowledge of fairground-themed words and phrases and seek them out in a wordsearch.