Ideas to keep the mind active and kids of all ages entertained. From downloadable activities and games for children, to e-books, audiobooks and digital resources for adults.
Marley’s School of Garden Magic
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has launched online resources to keep children entertained while schools are currently closed. The lessons and activities which align with the Scottish curriculum take children on an adventure to learn more about plants and how to care for them in a fun and interactive way. Topics covered include science, expressive arts, health and wellbeing and many more. All resources are available for free and will be updated regularly.
University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh offers a range of free online courses, led by world class academics, that can be a valuable resource for academic skills and personal development.
Edinburgh Zoo have a range of digital learning activities on their website to keep the whole family entertained at home.
Royal Collection Trust - Palace of Holyroodhouse
Learn about the Palace of Holyroodhouse through the Royal Collections Trust's digital library of virtual tours, digital trails and exclusive podcasts. Furthermore, the whole household can get creative and learn something new with their online activities for families.
Dynamic Earth offers a range of interactive learning experiences online. Content ranges from hands-on experiments that you can carry out at home, through to fascinating insights about the history of our planet and the science behind climate change.
Edinburgh City Libraries
Edinburgh City Libraries provide 24/7 access to a range of downloadable e-books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers from home, through their Library2Go services.
Deep Sea World
Our friends, Deep Sea World, over in our neighbouring region of Fife have created downloadable fun activities for children of all ages to enjoy at home.
The Forth Bridges
Learn more about the construction of the Forth Bridge as it comes to life in this unique downloadable game from The Forth Bridges.
The National Library Scotland
The National Library of Scotland have a wealth of digital resources, including a Learning Zone for kids, to keep your mind active. Why not learn Scots with Oor Wullie!
Edinburgh World Heritage
Edinburgh World Heritage are focusing on different parts of Edinburgh's history each week, from Jacobites to Jekyll & Hyde.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Online Courses
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are offering a half price discount on their ‘Getting Started with Botany’ course (£40) as well as the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture (one certificate: £125/two certificates: £200). Learn along with others with support from your tutor, at a pace that suits you. Alongside online resources and activities, there will be interesting practical tasks to complete. Free taster course are available.