Coronavirus Lockdown: Ways to entertain yourself online

The Coronavirus has us either self isolating, social distancing ourselves from others and of course staying indoors.

Since social gatherings of any kind is banned, virtual alternatives will have to suffice.

Here are a few virtual experiences to entertain, amuse or even educate you during this coronavirus lock down.

Public Attractions You can Enjoy Online During the Coronavirus Lockdown

1. Edinburgh Zoo

edinburgh zoo

The camera feeds of  animal enclosures are available to watch online. Watch the animals as you would in the zoo. You may even catch them during feeding time.

Here are links to some of the camera feeds to the Panda, Tiger, Penguin and Koala.

Be encouraged to donate to zoo as it cost £55,000 a month to feed the animals alone as there are no visitors, they will have no income. You can donate as little as £2 here


2. Question Of Sport

question of sport

Britain’s favourite sports quiz show will not be recorded with a studio audience for obvious reasons. You can play along as it airs Saturdays at 2pm on BBC 5 Live.

The radio version is launching with 4 episodes. Further episodes are to be announced.


3. Stonehenge

Take a virtual tour of the neolithic stone circles. You may opt for a 360 degree inside view of the stones or a live view from within the monument


4. Longleat Safari Park

Longleat has launched a curated tour of its safari park and it is free to view on its website 


5. The Royal Shakespeare Company

Take advantage of the online resources the royal shakespeare company has to offer.

  • Shakespeare unlocked explores pivotal moments and significant monologues from plays such as Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Watch Live Lessons from Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. There is also a BBC version for primary and secondary schools.
  • Virtual interactive tour of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre backstage areas. An app is needed to downloaded 
  • Watch online performances of Royal Shakespeare Company at Marquee TV and Stream plays like King lear here.

6. Virtual Pub Quizzes

For now, no more visits to the pub but you can enjoy the classic pub past time online. Here are some virtual pub quizzes you can participate in from thenudge

7. British Museum, London

Explore different artefacts through different time periods. See close ups and read up on their history accompanied by an audio guide.


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