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

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 and activity sheets

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 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.

Fort Nelson brings history to life for all ages with its online school resources, packed full of exciting curriculum-based learning videos and downloadable activities. Subjects include Roman Britain, Second World War, the Saxons, Tudors – and many more.

Discover tales of extraordinary women in Chawton House’s annual exhibition Man Up! now online. From female soldiers, pirates and duellists, to actors, balloonists and landowners, uncover the history of women who dared rebel against societal constraints.

Try a nautical themed word search or challenge the kids’ logic with a tricky puzzle from historic shipbuilding village, Buckler’s Hard. They’re fun for big kids too!

Search for Milestones on Culture on Call to see a wealth of articles, kids activity packs & learning resources. How fast can you solve the puzzles?!

Jane Austen’s House from Home brings you Austen Wednesdays, a digital programme of talks and in conversation events and online exhibitions. Virtual tours and Teenage Writings Learning Hub which focuses on Jane Austen’s wild, subversive and funny teenage writings. These short stories, scenes and sketches are brilliantly accessible to young people, and a great way to get to know Austen.

Love birds of prey, colouring, word searches, quizzes, jokes, facts and more? Then The Hawk Conservancy Trust downloadable kid’s activity sheets are for you.

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!

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