With much of the UK under restrictions, heading out for some half term fun with the kids seems to be off the cards.
To keep parents and their little ones entertained at home throughout the school break, Matalan has discovered the best virtual activities for kids that you can enjoy from the sofa this half term, including some underwater wonders in Plymouth.
Discover some virtual half term fun this October...
Enjoy The National Marine Aquarium with the kids from the comfort of home
Enjoy an underwater adventure in your living room! The National Marine Aquarium, in Plymouth, hosted Facebook Live events of their various creatures all through lockdown and these sub-aquatic insights into life underwater are all still available on YouTube.
Listen to some of their most-knowledgeable aquarists (that’s a fish zookeeper) talk through the incredible array of marine life on offer, and get an up-close look at some of the animals.
Discover more virtual activities across the UK to enjoy...
Looking to explore more of the UK? There's plenty of virtual activities going on up and down the nation that you can explore from the sofa...
The Potter Trail in Edinburgh
Perfect for the Halloween season, the Potter Trail is running virtual tours to take you through the cobbles of Edinburgh and let you explore the sights, sounds and streets that inspired the iconic Harry Potter films. Wands not included, so make sure you have your own for this virtual magic adventure.
Get up close and personal with nature from your living room with a virtual trip to Chester Zoo. The zoo has been praised for its ‘at home’ activities during lockdown and now you can learn about the animals you might find at home, play exciting games or lead your very own fact-finding missions with your family - there’s so much to get stuck into.
Fun in London
If you’re missing out on all your favourite London attractions, museums and experiences then here’s some good news - there’s so much to explore online! Take a virtual tour of the National Gallery, visit the Tower of London at home or ride the Mail Rail at the Postal Museum from your sofa.
National Football Museum in Manchester
For little football fanatics, a virtual trip to the National Football Museum lets you learn all about the nation’s favourite sport and learn from the pros on how to talk just like a commentator. With so many activities available, even the most knowledgeable football fan might find something new to learn.
The full list of activities, including where to find them and how to get involved is availablehere.