Learn something new with Hampshire’s Top Attractions

March 23, 2020

We bet at a challenging time like this you’ve not considered that Hampshire attractions could offer just what you need! Not just fun for visiting, many of our attractions have a strong education offer with plenty of opportunity for learning and enjoyment. Find key stage resources for children and plenty to keep the family entertained! 

Take a look at the fantastic online resources you can find at Hampshire’s Top Attractions…

key stage educational resources for children
Find a vast library of education and learning fun from Gilbert White’s & The Oates Collection

Emirates Spinnaker Tower have Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 education resources. These include, under the theme of Terrific Towers estimating the height of the tower. Children can also explore the changing coastlines and the impact a variety of factors have on the shifting seas, this cross-curricular activity is fully aligned and linked to the National Curriculum subjects for Geography, English, Computing and Art! 

There is a vast library of education and learning fun from Gilbert White’s & The Oates Collection. From scavenger hunts which can be done in your own gardens, to colouring sheets and minibeast identification. Why not see what you can find in your garden and then compare to what you can find at Gilbert White’s in Selborne when you next visit. 

There’s plenty to learn at Marwell Zoo near Winchester either as part of an educational workshop or as a family. KS1 activities include animal fact files, quizzes, habitat games and fur, feathers and scales activity pack. Whereas for KS2 children can learn about endangered species, food chains and the rainforests. For Key Stage 3 children, there are resources to create their own animal where they will need to think about their habitats, diets and how they move.  For mathematics, there’s tasks and challenges to feed the giraffes. How many bucketfuls will they need? For younger children, there’s plenty of colouring sheets of their favourite animals to while away the time. 

Sketch a Snow Leopard thanks to Marwell Zoo
Sketch a Snow Leopard thanks to Marwell Zoo

National Trust’s Mottisfont works with the University of Southampton’s Education Department and has produced a number of free, curriculum-linked resources for primary-aged educational groups. These include making Sun Prints which encourages children to look really carefully using magnifying glasses and then to draw their chosen leaf. There are also two worksheets giving practical experience of using a compass and map to find specific features. 

Looking for resources to help with science homework? Over on the Winchester Science Centre website, you’ll find educational, inspirational and fun resources which will get the family laughing and learning together. Make sure you take part in their weekly themed Curiosity Challenge too!

If you have an interest in aircraft then you’ll love these online resources! Get creative with Army Flying Museum with a number of colouring sheets and games to while away the time. 

At Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Children can imagine they are on HMS warrior with some challenging math worksheets idea for KS1 and KS2 stages. There’s plenty of resources to keep your learning ‘ship shape’.

At the D-Day Story, you can not only learn about the Battle of Normandy but you can also find out more about family members who took part in D-Day. There are a number of useful guides which have been organised by country name (at the time of D-Day) to assist with any family history projects. 

Step onboard the Learning Deck at SeaCity Museum for a range of free online resources and downloadable activities for children and families to enjoy.

Enjoy the Land of Imagination at Home! Blackgang Chine has created activity sheets to help keep the kids’ minds busy during these times. With puzzles, story starters and colouring pages – there’s plenty to keep the kids’ creativity going!

Find a selection of fun and educational videos, photos and worksheets that you can use to keep your little one’s minds active at home over at Tapnell Farm Park website.

Discover the history of Southampton’s Port and Southampton Docks, see how the Red Funnel Red Jet 4 was constructed, and learn about the history of Red Funnel Ferries in their collection of historical videos.

Don’t forget, you’ll also find some fun resources right here on the Hampshire’s Top Attraction website! And, don’t forget to share with us what you’ve been up to using #HantsDaysIn