Chester Zoo releases loads of fun activities for kids to do during lockdown

There's over 50 activities and they're all available for FREE.

Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and nationwide lockdown, parents/carers and children across the country have reverted to home learning following the government's decision to close schools last Friday.

This has left a lot of children with a lot of time on their hands, and a lot of parents searching for fun activities that not only spark creativity, but also keep kids learning at the same time.

Sound like you? Chester Zoo might have just answer you're looking for then.

As a way of helping parents, kids and teachers to "carry on the fun at home", the zoo has released a wide variety of fun and interactive activities for all ages.

There's over 50 activities and educational resources available and they're all accessible for FREE.

From colouring in, to mask making and educational videos, there's so much to get stuck into.

There are activities available for a wide range of age groups and amongst all the fun and games, the zoo has also provided educational material that is found on the curriculum for KS1, KS2, KS3 and even post-16.

You can access all of these learning resources from the Chester Zoo website.

Following government advice on social distancing measures, the tourist attraction has now closed its gates to visitors for the foreseeable future.

Speaking of the decision to close, a spokesperson for Chester Zoo said: "We really hope it plays a part in slowing down the spread of this awful virus".

"Rest assured, that our incredibly dedicated animal experts, including zookeepers, vets and scientists will continue to ensure that the animals at the zoo enjoy the same levels of care and attention they receive all year round".

Chester Zoo has vowed to help keep kids learning and having fun through these trying times.

They have also encouraged the public to keep an eye on social media channels for updates over the coming weeks as they will: "try to deliver as much positive news and updates about the animals to you as we can throughout this difficult period".

"There’s nothing like a happy new-born baby animal to lift your spirits!"

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