Experience nature from home - Monday 1 June

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Here are lots of exciting and interesting activities for you to try with your family or at your school, and to share with your friends.  There's something for everyone.

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The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Here's a selection of fun activities for you and your family...

Tulip garden

The world’s largest tulip garden

The natural world is bursting with colour and beauty. Here are some great ways to experience it from home. Keukenhof, just outside Amsterdam, is the world’s largest bulb-flower garden and boasts more than 800 varieties of tulips.

Tulip garden this way >

Giants Causeway

Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

Experience the different scenes of Giant's Causeway and the County Antrim coast from the comfort of your sofa.

Take a virtual tour >

Botanical gardens

Some of the best botanical gardens in the world

If you like to grow plants in your home, it makes sense to get inspired by the great outdoors. While you can learn a lot about a region’s history through its museums and galleries, you can really see where everything started by getting up close to its native plants.

Botanical beauty >

Anglesey Abbey gardens

Anglesey Abbey Gardens

Take in the beauty of the herbaceous garden at Anglesey Abbey. There are neat rows of white and blue hyacinths to admire, and even a statue of Father Time. The gardens are always changing with the seasons, so it might look a little different when they open their doors again.

 View the gardens >

RAF Museum

RAF Museum poster competition

The RAF Museum would like children, young people and adults to design a poster highlighting all of their favourite parts of the RAF Museum.

The best designs will be used as part of the re-opening advertising campaign, with the winners of each category receiving a prize bundle worth £100 from the RAF Museum shop.

There is a poster resource pack to help you plan your design. The competition closes on Friday 5 June and the age categories are:

  • Under 10's
  • Ten to 18 
  • Over 18's

Poster resource pack > More information >

And remember...

Princess Diana

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."

Princess Diana

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The Healthy Lives Team want to support you with all aspects of health and wellbeing. We will be sending you regular newsletters that will be relevant whether you are at home with your children, working from home or at school. 

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Coronavirus updates and advice

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Stay at home

More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

More activities and resources >

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