Lancaster Lockdown: Activities for Families
Updated: Sep 21
Things To Do Lancaster
Lancaster Health Festival events online this Saturday:
Lancaster Playgrounds and family friendly cafes map:
Lancaster playgrounds, parks, and baby friendly cafes and restaurants can be found on the Lancaster Children's Map which I am currently making. I found playgrounds on the Lancaster council website, and cafes on the Baby Maze website. The map also has buggy friendly walks around the Lake District and Forest of Bowland.
The Baby Maze website has a page about what Lancaster baby groups are still running under Covid 19 restrictions; either online or in real life. The national app Happity list online virtual toddler classes too.
Cycling around Lancaster:
This Lancaster cycle map shows safer paths to cycle down. We have fitted a baby bike seat to get around quicker and further without public transport. It gives us the option to zoom past people without interacting in the slightest.
Walking around Lancaster:
Things To Do Anywhere
Forest School style outdoor and indoor nature activities:
Things to do at home on the Vegan Family Guide website:
Listen to decent children's music.
Watch vegan children's videos
Home Time Activities:
Make a rainbow and put it in the window. Spot rainbows (and teddies) in other people's windows.
Before the last lockdown, we ordered an indoor climbing frame with slide! A friend has painted a chalkboard on the wall put up a 'bouldering' rock climbing wall.
Learn to read:
While we were stuck at home, Baby Vegan became very interested in the Letterland Dictionary. When out and about we would look for letters on street signs, and I set up a 'letter of the day' table of objects. I also bought Baby Vegan a letter jigsaw. Since we've been allowed to have fun again, this interest has waned. In preparation for renewed boredom, I have now ordered the Julia Donaldson (Gruffalo) Songbird phonics series from eBay.
If you have nothing better to do, you can start toilet training at any age.