Entertainment and activities during Coronavirus crisis

21 May 2020

UPDATED 22nd July. Always look on the bright side of life! The weather is lovely and even if we are living life in a mask there are things to do here to keep us entertained. Keep checking back as we'll be adding new bits and pieces as they come in.


Kids Artwork

We are missing all the children's creativity at Shrewsbury House and would love to see what our community families are getting up to at home.

Here are some ideas for you to get creative with and then send us a picture to kathryn@shrewsburyhouse.org with your name and age and we will collate all artwork on the Shrewsbury House website to share. Please use the topic heading as your email subject.

Bugs Galore!
What bugs can you find in your garden or when out for a walk? Can you draw or paint a picture of them? Perhaps use things that you find outside in your piece of art; grass, twigs, leaves to bring it all to life!

Pet Perfect!
Send us a picture you have drawn of a pet. It could be a pet that you have at home or a dream pet you wish you had. Or even a pet from your imagination!

Family and Friends
Being at home with our family is something we can cherish but we are all still missing our friends and the family that doesn't live with us. Why not draw a picture of you with those people that you miss the most or a picture if you and your household together.

Life after Lockdown
This lockdown won't last forever, send us a picture of the first thing you are going to do when this is all over!

‘Wishes’ photography project

Are you aged 9-18? Would you like to be part of a new online photography exhibition? 
The project is called ‘Wishes’ and is based on what you wish for :)

All you need is:

  • A sheet of paper 
  • A pen
  • A cameraphone or other digital camera


  • On the paper write your wish. 
  • Underneath, also write your first name and in brackets, your age e.g. Jack (aged 11) 
  • Place the paper you have written on somewhere in your home environment on a chair, floor, table, anywhere you like.
  • Then take a photo  
Send the photo through by email: team@eye4change.co.ukor WhatsApp to 07825 986234 

We will then include your photograph in the new exhibition now live @


Shrewsbury House Groups

Some of our regular Shrewsbury House groups are running online sessions so check here and let us know about what you're doing so we can share it

Maritime Radio: Online and on 96.5 FM. Local community radio keeping you up to date with the latest local news and keeping you entertained with the best music

For babies and young children

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Dance Workshop

For children aged 2 – 5yrs
Monday 27th May at 9:30am via Zoom

Booking link: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/502739



Online classes start again this Saturday at 11 am.
Fun interactive drama adventures for 2-5 year olds.

Please email me at bananaenquiries@hotmail.com if you would like to join.
Can you guess where this weeks adventure takes place?

Baby sensory Greenwich: Video here

RP Dance: Hope you are all doing well! I've finally got round to getting a little dance video together for the little ones! Keep the children entertained and active during these unusual times😁
Available to download here

Mosaic Coaster Kits from Rose Bryan

For children or adults

Free online sewing tutorial: Adult and child friendly free tutorial. Learn to sew an apron. From threading your sewing machine, take your measurements and cutting out the fabric to sewing it all up!

You will need:
Sewing machine
Approx 1metre of fabric
Tape measure
Unpicker (just in case!)

Please ensure your child is supervised if using a sewing machine. This will be a fun facebook live event with the opportunity to sew along and ask questions. Hope to see you there! Hayley

Kids' Cook Club: Wednesday afternoon online cooking class on Facebook. Click here.

For adults

Women's online fitness class: FREE Women's Fitness on Instagram - @fireflyfituk every Tuesday 10-10.30am

Pilates with Kathy Innes

Gaming with Dice on the Hill




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