last updated: 2020-04-05
Family events this weekend

Considering that we are housebound due to Covid-19, here are a few ideas what you can do with your little ones at home  during this unprecedented time

Workout for beginners
While we are practicing social distancing, practice this fun work out at home. Practice with parental supervision and in a safe environment.
10at10 - RTE player
Join presenters Micheál Ó Ciaraidh and Gráinne Bleasdale getting active for 10 minutes of fun exercise, every morning at 10 O’ Clock.
Daily Lego challenge
Every weekday starting tomorrow we will put up a small Lego a challenge each day. Parents can post their kids entries each day and we are giving away a small set each day to the daily winner. It’s just a bit of fun during this time.
Storynory
Storynory has been giving the world free audio stories since 2005.
Teach your monster to Read
The groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun • Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences. • Designed in collaboration with leading academics. • Complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools. • Computer version is 100% free.
Khan Academy Kids
Inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery with our free, fun educational program for children ages two to seven.
GoNoodle
GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home offers free: • Movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos • Downloadable curricular activities • Recommended off-screen home activities
PE with Joe
I started the Body Coach TV with a goal to offer free home workouts to everyone, no matter what their fitness levels. It's taken me a long time to grow it but it now has over 250+ free workouts and reaches millions of people all over the world.
Dublin Zoo Webcam
Watch the Dublin Zoo animals live, wherever you are. Catch a glimpse of the giraffes, zebras and rhinos on the African Savanna, get a birds-eye view of the penguins or watch the wondrous herd of Asian elephants bathe and chomp on their lunch with our live animal cams.
Free Audiobooks from David Walliams
The World of David Walliams is releasing an audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day for the next 30 days! Keep the kids busy with these daily audio treats, perfect for tea-and-biscuit breaks!
3D animals in your room
Last year, Google introduced a new way for people to interact with their favourite animals online, thanks to augmented reality.
RTE school on TV from the 30th of March
RTÉ has confirmed that it will broadcast over an hour of "school on TV" to support primary school children and their parents at home. It is part of a cross-platform teaching initiative that has been developed by RTÉ at short notice with the support of the Department of Education. The one-hour programme will begin on Monday, the 30th of March.
The Stay at Home Festival
The Stay at Home Show Show, The Saturday Night Quarantine Comedy Club, Science Shambles and a lot more interesting stuff on youtube.
Coding for fun!
We've scrapped our normal subscription fees and opened up our online coding platform to help kids stay engaged and keep learning during these uncertain times. Head to our website for two awesome lesson plans where your children can build their very own games with step by step instructions, and you can hopefully enjoy some much-needed peace!
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
You can complete this escape room as a group or as individual. You can compete against friends and try it multiple times. Just make sure you have fun!