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Stay at home activities


The COVID-19 coronavirus may mean staying home to stay safe and save lives, but it doesn't mean you can't have fun! Try some of these suggested activities.

Virtual tour of Newport Museum

Soak up some culture from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy a virtual Newport Museum and Art Gallery exhibition celebrating an amazing generation of students and tutors at Newport College of Art, 40 years on. 

Learn Welsh

New free online Welsh courses for absolute beginners start in May, combining tutor-led distance learning with independent online study and offering learners a choice of time and day, read more and register your interest in learning Welsh

Colour a thank-you poster

Download, colour and display our posters to say thank you to our key workers across the city.

Show your support our waste and recycling crews, road workers, grounds maintenance teams and care workers (pdf).

Why not colour all four and put them in your windows - they would love to see them on their rounds!

Newport Live

Stay happy and healthy online! Find sports and arts activities and exercise routines for you and your family from Newport Live. 

Stories, writing and drawing

Newport Libraries may be closed but you can still enjoy story-time with the BookTrust’s free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

Family history research

Now could be the perfect time to learn more about your family history, Newport Libraries offers free home access to Ancestry Library Edition, just log in with your library card number and start researching.

Not a member? No problem, you can join Newport Libraries online  

Our Living Levels

Take part in a weekly family competition and learn more about our fabulous local landscape from the safety of your home, follow the Living Levels on Twitter

RSPB Newport Wetlands

The Wetlands may be closed but they have lots of ideas to keep children entertained safely at home, like this RSPB guide to identifying birds, Follow the Wetlands on Twitter @RSPBNewport for more ideas. 

National Roman Legion Museum

Explore the museum's collections online and try some of their suggested home activities

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust has nature activities for children to do at home and tells you how to identify trees, birds and other wildlife

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum offers a range of nature-themed activities and crafts that can be done in and around the home.

SE Wales Biodiversity Records Centre

Why not submit your wildlife sightings to the South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre?  

If you know of more activities that can be enjoyed from home please tell us, email - thank you.