Education resources and keeping children and young people entertained


We have put together a list of educational resources and websites for different areas of learning and development to help parents and carers support their children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

They have been organised by topic. The list will be updated regularly.

Halloween fun

Halloween may seem tricky this year because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) but we can still treat ourselves. Download our Worcestershire Spooks Safely pack for colouring fun, a word search, Halloween bingo and other games.

With a few simple changes we can all have lot of fun without knocking on doors and handing out sweets. You may even start a few new family traditions.

The safest way to enjoy Halloween is to have a party in your bubble. There’s lots of ways to celebrate whilst doing what’s right for your family. Here’s just a few ideas:

  • watch a scary movie together
  • carve pumpkins
  • decorate your home
  • have a Halloween hunt in the back garden (think Easter but with pumpkins or treats)
  • make Halloween themed food
  • dress up in your scariest outfit

Or go out for a spooky walk in your favourite Halloween costume with people in your bubble and play Worcestershire spooks safely Halloween Bingo.

You could have a neighbourhood decorating contest to make everyone’s walk more enjoyable Children can also colour in the characters from the Worcestershire spooks safely fun pack and pop them in the window for everyone to see.

Partnership websites for children and young people

The Starting Well Partnership, which is led by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust and includes Barnardo’s, Action for Children, and Redditch Borough Council, brings together a range of support resources on their website