Virtual Tours and Rides to Keep You Entertained

Published on: 08/04/20

The corona virus lock-down in the UK has bought many challenges, not least trying to keep yourself and your kids entertained when you’re stick in the same four walls! In our last blog we gave you five ideas for indoor activities – this time we’re looking at something a bit different. With museums, galleries and exhibitions all having to close their doors for the foreseeable future, they’ve had to come up with new ways of sharing their treasures with the world. The solution? Using the power of the internet to bring their exhibits to you. Here’s out pick of the best virtual tours you can enjoy anywhere…

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See the world without leaving your home

With flights grounded and holidays cancelled, it’s hard to imagine a time when we’ll be travelling again. But with hundreds of live camera feeds accessible over the internet, you can be a virtual tourist. This great article from the BBC rounds up the best live feeds from dream destinations such as Venice and the island of Koh Samui. Watch the Northern Lights, go on a train journey around Norway and get up close and personal with gorillas in the Congo, all from the comfort of your sofa

View the BBC article - Click Here

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Enjoy the best museums without the crowds

Social distancing does come with some positives – not having to deal with crowds for one thing! Take the opportunity to explore those museums you’ve always wanted to visit, all without queuing and from the comfort of your own home. From natural history to NASA, there’s no limit to the wonders you can enjoy and new things you can learn thanks to the internet!

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Take a ride on a virtual roller coaster

Theme park fans are mourning the closure of Disneyland, Alton Towers and Drayton Manor and many others. But with the genius of modern technology, you can still feel like you’re riding a roller coaster! YouTube has loads of 360-degree footage uploaded by adrenalin junkies from all over the world showing themselves on various rides. The official Alton Towers YouTube channel is also full of POV (point of view) videos of their most popular and thrilling rides. Plug in a fan to recreate some wind in your hair and feel like you’re really there

Disney Virtual Rides - Click Here

Alton Towers Virtual Rides - Click Here

Explore world-famous art collections

It’s so sad to think of all the amazing collections of art that are currently under wraps with no visitors to appreciate them. From Tate Modern to the Royal Academy to the Guggenheim, many of the top art galleries in the world have published virtual tours on their website, open to anyone to explore at any time. Whether you’re studying art or just long for the days of wondering round galleries without a care in the world, these tours will help you scratch that cultural itch

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