Lockdown Entertainment

It can be difficult to keep yourself and other family members active and entertained during lockdown. We’ve collected some great online resources that are available for free. 

Keep Active

The Body Coach

P.E. with Joe: kids of all ages can get their daily exercise with Jo Wicks. New episodes on Youtube every weekday at 9am. www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuHn84_as427AwkVpahrqti Extra energy? There a lots of other workouts for kids on Joe’s youtube channel too. www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k

Home Workouts for Seniors: older people can get in on the action too! Joe Wicks has specialised at home workouts for older people, including chair-based workouts. www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvH1ZqD6Vp6vD2C2No1cloe

Latest workouts for adults: Gym bunny? Joe has you sorted. Everything from Ab Blasters to 7 Days of Sweat workouts to be found at www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvExeOQmoCvr2RrXfvIJKjV.


General Fitness

NHS: The NHS has some great 10 minute workouts available for you to try at home. Using them together, they give a complete body workout over the course of a week. www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-workouts/

Glasgow Life: Glasgow Life Goes On! Check out this excellent resource that Glasgow Sport has put together. Tons of different workouts and classes are available, and it's totally free. https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/Glasgow-life-goes-on 


Learn to dance with Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing every day on Facebook:


Yoga and Pilates

Looking to work on strength and flexibility, or introduce a sense of calm? These may be for you.

Cosmic Kids Yoga: Yoga for primary school children. Learn yoga moves based on your favourite comic book and TV shows like this Pokemon and Minecraft: www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Yoga with Adriene: Adriene has a huge back catalogue of free yoga classes for all abilities, plus some videos dedicated to meditation. The 30 Days of Yoga classes are great! www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Pilates Goes Online: This Facebook group gives you access to free pilates classes. There’s something for everyone, including people who have limited mobility. www.facebook.com/groups/299254957379213/


Meditation and Mindfulness

R.E.A.L: Local Health and Wellbeing Practitioner Lisa Gillen invites you to join her Facebook group to help keep you connected with your community and focus on your mental and emotional wellbeing. www.facebook.com/groups/864651140580918/

Smiling Mind: This free programme is specially designed to help you cope with the current lockdown measures. www.smilingmind.com.au/thrive-inside

Meditation Oasis: Their app and podcasts have been made free for the duration of the pandemic. Their content includes guided meditation and stress relief for traumatic times. www.meditationoasis.com/podcast


Virtual Visits

Almost as good as being there: 

Learning Resources

Family Fun

There’s something for everyone, whether you want to settle down with a good book or get everyone involved in game night.

Glasgow Libraries: The buildings may be closed, but Glasgow Libraries are very much open for business online. Browse their fantastic collections of ebooks, emagazines, and audiobooks that you can download straight to your own device. Not library card? They’ve made it easier than ever to sign up online. www.glasgowlife.org.uk/Glasgow-life-goes-on

Giggle’n’Grow: You are your little ones don’t have to miss out on your shared time for stories, songs and dance. Giggle’n’Grow are bringing their services online. Follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/gogigglengrow/

Storynory: Storynory is an American website that has lovely story-telling podcasts for children of all ages. www.storynory.com

David Walliams' Elevenses: Comedian and author David Walliams is reading stories every dat at 11am. We have it on good authority that they’re hilarious! www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

TATE Kids: Art activities to keep kids of all ages entertained. Our favourite gives you hints and tips to paint your own Pop Art, Andy Warhol style! Have a go at: www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/make-pop-art-warhol

The Barn youth sessions: The Barn are delivering online youth sessions for junior and senior groups, using Discord and Zoom. To find out more visit www.facebook.com/pg/BarnYouthCentre

Nae Pub Quiz: Miss testing your knowledge each week at your local? Join the Stayin Inn for a free weekly quiz. www.facebook.com/thestayininn/ Can’t get enough of quizzes? There’s one for every night of the week, check this article from Money Saving Expert bit.ly/3bBRQr8

Free music and gigs: some of your favourite musicians and bands are live streaming new videos or uploading old concerts. The easiest way to find something for your taste is going straight to www.youtube.com and typing in your favourite artists.

Puffin books: The children’s publisher has lots of free resources on their website, including a daily story time, quizzes, and help drawing your favourite characters www.penguin.co.uk/puffin  

Comedy: Join in with The Stay At Home Festival at http://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome. Shows feature different comedians daily, and are free (but you can leave a tip if you like).