What's on at home - 11th May

Week 4 - 11th May 2020

To help support the residents of the Wigan Borough with staying at home, we have put together our top five activities to do each week to make the most of your time and most importantly to have fun while staying safe at home.

You can follow updates of our What’s on at Home guide through our Facebook and Twitter page, just look out for the hashtag #whatsonathome.

Monday - Join Wigan and Leigh Carers coffee morning

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Wigan and Leigh Carers (external link) is an independent charity supporting carers who live in the Wigan borough. Even though the centre is closed, their telephone service and email is available 7 days a week, to continue to support carers. They are also hosting events, including a virtual coffee morning on Monday 11th May at 10am. This is perfect for those who would like to meet and chat with other carers, whilst having a brew. Check out a full list of upcoming events on their Facebook page (external link).

Tuesday - A little magic with Harry Potter readings

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Do you love the magic of Harry Potter? Wizarding World (external link) are releasing readings from the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Each week will feature a new section of the book, and we can look forward to chapters from different famous faces such as Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Fry, David Beckham and more. Star of the film franchise, Daniel Radcliffe, kicked off with the first chapter last week, and you can view his and the rest of the readings on their website or listen on Spotify (external link).

Wednesday - Do you have The Maths Factor?


If you are looking for support with your child’s learning, Carol Vorderman’s website, The Maths Factor (external link), helps teach children Maths skills through a variety of resources. Aimed at children aged 4 to 12, the website offers daily sessions, games and rewarding targets. All activities are matched to the national curriculum and access is now free, so make sure you check it out.

Thursday - Explore arts and culture

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There’s lots on offer on Google’s Arts and Culture (external link) section, including art from over 2,000 museums across 80 countries, architecture from different cities, tours of famous landmarks and a variety of exhibitions. There are also weekly highlights to explore, and you can even immerse yourself in art through activity books and art transfers on their app.

Friday - Cook up a tasty meal

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While staying safe at home, it’s the perfect time to learn some new skills including cooking. Whether you are an experienced cook or a complete newby, Great British Chefs’ website (external link) have loads of resources for you to use to expand your knowledge. From tasty recipes to mastering new cooking skills, set aside time to try new meals and even cook together as a family.

Looking for activities to do on the weekend? Check out our What’s on at Home Weekend Guide for more ideas of how to have fun while staying safe at home.


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