50+ ways to escape the everyday at home

ETE from home creative woman eating cake

Things are finally opening up again, but if you're not quite ready to get out and about in person (or can't because you're in self-isolation), dreaming of travel - or planning a future trip for that matter - doesn't have to wait! From virtual crafts classes to museum walk-throughs, there are plenty of ways to keep busy and explore England without stepping out of your front door.

Take virtual tours of England's top attractions

Pack in some art, history and culture while you’re at home – learn something new, or admire something old on one of these virtual tours of museums, galleries and heritage attractions, or explore the outdoors without getting your shoes dirty. Some even have interactive elements to get the kids involved!

The Roman Baths in Bath, England.

Hang out with animals on your sofa

From penguins to lions, and giraffes to red pandas, UK zoo webcams let you take a sneak peek into the lives of resident animals.

Lion at Port Lympne Hotel Reserve in Kent

Stream theatre, events and concerts

Theatres and concert halls are beginning to raise their curtains, but you can still tune into music and riveting theatre while you’re indoors. Escape your day-to-day routine (and help keep the arts alive!) by streaming concerts, dance, plays and catchy musicals from your computer, tablet or phone.

Hannah Bateman as Jane and Joseph Taylor as Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre at Northern Ballet, Leeds, England

Learn something new

With all this time on your hands, why not put them to use and learn a new skill or heaps of new knowledge? With help from a selection of attractions and businesses across the country, you and even the kids can take education to the next level - and you’ll have something to boast about once you’re back in the office!

The Bombay Sapphire distillery in Hampshire, England.

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