Entertainment & Amusement

Here are just some of the many ideas to help you entertain yourself at home:

And here are some recent stories we’ve posted on the same theme:

  • In Touch – BBC Visual Impairment Programme
    Throughout the Coronavirus outbreak, the BBC’s In Touch radio programme has done great work informing the blind and visually impaired. Below are the most recent episodes – each episode also includes a full …More
  • PUB QUIZ 6 (Sport) – Have a Go!
    Pub quizzes are all the rage at the moment as the nation looks to occupy itself and here at Disability Partnership Calderdale, we’re hooked. Here’s our latest quiz, which is entirely sport based. There are no prizes – why not …More
  • Lockdown exercise videos for all disabled people
    The website Disability Horizons is an excellent source of news and information for people with disabilities, they also have a well stocked shop and a really helpful newsletter.  Mish Choudhury has just put together this selection …More
  • 10 Minute NHS and Active Calderdale Workouts
    If you need some ideas and inspiration there are some 10 minute workouts from NHS and loads of ideas on the Active Calderdale Staying Active page for everyone, some 10 minutes and lots longer. Marie the Active Workforce Lead, has …More
  • PUB QUIZ 5 – Have a Go!
    Pub quizzes are all the rage at the moment as the nation looks to occupy itself and here at Disability Partnership Calderdale, we’re hooked. Here’s our latest quiz. There are no prizes – why not play with a relative …More
  • Advice on Outdoor Activities in Calderdale
    This is a good round-up of practical advice and information from Active Calderdale (Calderdale Council) on outdoor activities in the area. We are all spending more time at home, distancing ourselves from large gatherings, or …More
  • Lead The Way – Craft & Movie Sessions
    Tracey from Lead the Way has been busy organising some virtual activities for people with learning disabilities to take place on Thursday 14th May and Thursday 21st May, both at 1pm. She is also arranging movie days/nights where …More
  • Things to do while staying at home for Children and Families.
    Things to do while staying at home during COVID 19 – Children and Families. Compiled by Sector Support Calderdale This is a great list with lots of variety to keep kids (of all ages) busy, entertained and educated! …More
  • Quiz – Flags of the world
    Our previous quizzes: PUB QUIZ – #4 /PUB QUIZ #3 / Pub Quiz #2 / Pub Quiz #1 This quiz is for flag enthusiasts (do they really exist?), geography students and atlas fans – yes, it’s a flag quiz. There are three sets …More
  • Exercises to try at home
    The Disability Rights UK team have put together a selection of indoor exercises to help you stay fit, active and focused. Exercise is a wonderful way to improve your health, both physically and mentally and cope with the stresses …More
  • Yorkshire Virtual Activity Finder
    The Yorkshire Sport Foundation (YSF) Activity Finder now shows virtual activities, and is free to use. There are over 600 listed activities, including fitness sessions, dance and seated exercise, with lots of filters to allow you …More
  • Autism Resources
    A really interesting list of online resources and entertainment suggestions, for people with Autism, is available for download below. It’s such a varied list that it’s hard to explain or sum up, so just take our word …More
  • New Local History Films
    Local History tasters Whilst working from home, Sarah, from Calderdale Libraries’ Local Studies & Information Services team, is making some short local history films. The first film is an introduction to Chartism in …More
  • Calderdale Libraries – Lots To Offer Online
    As part of the effort to stop the spread of Coronavirus, all Calderdale’s libraries are now closed until further notice. However, they are still offering some great services and information – here’s their latest …More
  • The Artworks- Learning and Creativity at Home
    Established in 2008, Artworks are a not for profit arts organisation that provides opportunity and engagement with art for all for all. They believe art has an important role to play in all our lives and we should all be able to …More
  • World Book Night – 23 April
    23 April 2020 is World Book Night, an annual celebration of reading, intended to inspire everyone to spend time with books. World Book Night, run by The Reading Agency is for everyone, whether you read regularly or less often, it …More
  • Comic Relief Big Night In, Tonight
    We’ve never been further apart, yet somehow never closer. That’s why, for one night only, Comic Relief, BBC Children in Need and BBC One, are coming together for a special night of entertainment, like no other. Join them as they …More
  • Keep Active, Stay Healthy
    Active Calderdale have a great website full of excellent ideas on how to keep fit and active, whatever your current level of fitness. Below we’ve highlighted some of their ideas for those looking for gentle activities, but …More
  • Calderdale Libraries – Delivery for vulnerable people
    With the lockdown and movement restrictions in place, many have lost access to the Library, which is a vibrant place to pursue interests, discover something new or simply enjoy the atmosphere. You still can! With a wealth of …More
  • PUB QUIZ – 4 – Have a Go!
    Pub quizzes are all the rage at the moment as the nation looks to occupy itself and here at Disability Partnership Calderdale, we have a master of the art of compiling pub quizzes, Malcolm Kielty MBE. Malcolm has kindly agreed to …More
  • PUB QUIZ – 3 – Have a Go!
    Pub quizzes are all the rage at the moment as the nation looks to occupy itself and here at Disability Partnership Calderdale, we have a master of the art of compiling pub quizzes, Malcolm Kielty MBE. Malcolm has kindly agreed to …More
  • Getting Active At Home!
    There are plenty of ways to stay active in the home, even for those who are extremely vulnerable, so long as they’re fit and able to do so. Here are some great ideas from Active Calderdale: For those who want a more …More
  • Skillshop daily Live fitness sessions and Quiz themed show
    Our good friends at Skillshop are running daily fitness sessions through their Facebook page. The sessions run every morning at 10:30 am, you are welcome to join from the safety of your home. They are also running a quiz themed …More
  • Things To Do At Easter
    This is part of Calderdale Council’s latest e-newsletter Things to do at Easter We’ve been searching for some ideas for things for you to do this Easter – thank you to everyone who has sent their contributions. We’ve picked …More
  • 25 FREE things to keep you entertained while in self-isolation
    By now, many of us will have been self-isolating at home for weeks, shielding ourselves from the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. Right now, more than ever, we need things to keep us busy and entertained at home. Happily, through …More
  • Keeping Older Adults Occupied
    This is a really useful guide to online activities for older adults with dementia eg virtual zoos, museums, arts, music, dance, exercise. It was developed for care homes but it’s also useful for carers to help keep the person …More
  • Pub Quiz #2 – Have a Go
    Pub quizzes are all the rage at the moment as the nation looks to occupy itself and here at Disability Partnership Calderdale, we have a master of the art of compiling pub quizzes, Malcolm Kielty MBE. Malcolm has kindly agreed to …More
  • Pilates For Everyone With Eve
    Join our Pilates instructor, Eve, for a series of three “Pilates for Everyone” sessions. You can either follow the videos, or the full transcripts below them. Part 1 – Pilates For Everyone With Eve – Part 1: …More
  • Relax with Tai Chi & Qigong
    Many people are currently trying Tai Chi & Qigong for healthy minds and bodies. The majority are gentle exercises can be practiced sitting or standing with support for physical activity but more importantly the effects of …More
  • National Theatre Live & Free
    The National Theatre Live are streaming broadcasts on Youtube every Thursday 7pm from 2nd April. And it’s free – View Details Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...…More
  • Pub Quiz #1 – Have A Go!
    The Disability Partnership Calderdale PUB QUIZ Pub quizzes are all the rage at the moment as the nation looks to occupy itself and here at Disability Partnership Calderdale, we have a master of the art of compiling pub quizzes, …More
  • Seated Exercise – Video & Routines
    Staying active and keeping fit may not seem quite as easy whilst having to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak. But there are some simple and effective exercises many of us can do to stay fit both physically and …More
  • Guide – how to make a video call
    Make a Video Call Check out this guide from the BBC on home to make a video call from your phone Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...…More
  • Free Online Entertainment – From E-books To Films
    We’ll be building up this page of home entertainment suggestions. BBC Sounds Huge range of radio programmes available on “catch-up”, plus podcasts and a great selection of audiobooks. Access via the BBC website …More
  • Keeping Fit and Active During Lock-Down
    Calderdale Council’s Active Calderdale people have come up with a comprehensive guide to keeping fit and exercising during the Coronavirus lock-down. Here’s their advice: Lots of us are now working from home, …More
  • Guidance & Ideas for parents who are socially distancing with children
    Establish a daily routine. Routines provide reassuring structure and purpose for children and families. Include a mix of learning, creative, physical and relaxation time and schedule time for ‘electronics’ if this is important …More
  • Active Calderdale – Advice on Keeping Active
    Self-isolation, working from home, change of routine, entertaining children? It’s more important now than ever to be active. Physical activities help us de-stress, boost our mood and maintain muscle strength, flexibility and …More