Day Trips

Family days out may be out of the question due to the lockdown but only in the physical sense. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology it is possible to enjoy a trip to the zoo or museum from the comfort of your sofa.

For example, you can see what the pandas are up to at Edinburgh Zoo www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams or go for a virtual walk around the ruins of Urquhart Castle at www.doorsopendays.org.uk

The world is your oyster at artsandculture.google.com, where you can take tours of internationally renowned museums such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York, or enjoy street views of famous landmarks such as the Taj Mahal. You can even explore the surface of Mars at accessmars.withgoogle.com!

Other museums, art galleries, theatres and places of interest:

The British Museum has made its online collections free to the public.

Natural History Museum has free virtual tours.

Tate Gallery has a 360-degree virtual tour online.

View the latest exhibitions at The National Gallery virtual tours.

The Vatican has opened up its digital tours so the Sistine Chapel can be viewed.

NASA Kids is perfect for space fans. Learn all about the universe we live in by viewing these online videos.