Entertain yourself, the kids - and the local wildlife! Here's five things to do today....
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Breakfast with the Birds
The RSPB are inviting you to join them every day for their Breakfast Birdwatch. Lift your spirits and bring a little bit of nature indoors each morning 8-9am. There's full details and more ideas for things to do and how you can help protect wildlife online at www.rspb.org.uk.
Virtual Variety Show
Missing the theatre? Missing your favourite shows? Every week, Darwen Library Theatre will be making a Virtual Variety Show where you can be the star. Post your videos of you singing, dancing, telling jokes - or anything that will keep the whole community entertained - at www.facebook.com/darwenlibrarytheatre.
Try a new hobby - Painting
If you’ve plenty of time on your hands why not put them to a creative use and brush up on your art skills? Grow artistically, stay connected and maintain mental wellbeing by joining a global creative community. Head to the web for everything from free courses to detailed tutoring, try www.art-k.co.uk.
If you’re at home with the kids and keeping up with the schooling, inject a bit of fun into the lessons with some indoor science experiments. There’s volcanoes to erupt, water fireworks to explode, and crystals, play dough and slime to make. See www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments or www.stem.org.uk.
Learn a Language
If 'la cuenta por favor' is as far as your foreign conversation skills go, get prepared for your next holiday and learn a new lingo. There's lots to choose from at different levels and they're free to study, online at www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/free-courses.
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