11am storytime with Leaf: “What the Ladybird Heard” by Julia Donaldson – live on Facebook

Leaf is a children’s bookshop and cafe in Hertford who specialise in friendly service and high quality goods. They also have a secret garden…

During Lockdown they are running their usual 11am Storytime Monday – Friday via Facebook live. Just go onto the Leaf Facebook page to watch. The videos are saved for the moment so you can watch later.

Today’s story is “What the Ladybird Heard” by Julia Donaldson
Two crafty robbers have hatched a cunning plan. What they don’t know is that a tiny ladybird has a plan of her own too…

Date: Friday 5th June
Time: 11:00am

Minecraft Redstone: Summer Term – live on Zoom

We run robotics and coding classes, camps and clubs in the UK, for children aged 7 and above. Our goal at Code Kids is to make computer science hands-on, fun, relevant and educational.

Learn about electricity, circuits and electronics using Minecraft Redstone! Redstone components like levers are just like switches on real-world devices and redstone dust is laid down in the game like electrical wiring.

Discover how to use Redstone to create virtual logic gates, resistors, transistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and sensors. Use these along with other components like pistons to build amazing mechanisms and self moving machines!

All of our courses must be booked in advance.

You can find out more on the event page.

Date: Wednesday and Fridays until Friday 3rd July
(during half term break there will be no sessions: Monday 25th May to Sunday 31st May).
Times:
Wednesdays – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Fridays – 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Virtual Reality Coding: Summer Term – live on Zoom

We run robotics and coding classes, camps and clubs in the UK, for children aged 7 and above. Our goal at Code Kids is to make computer science hands-on, fun, relevant and educational.

Virtual Reality coding: create content and build highly interactive virtual reality 3-D worlds. Virtual Reality is rapidly gaining popularity in industry and education as a new way to share information, to control physical robots, or to deliver deep and interactive educational content.

All of our courses must be booked in advance.

You can find out more on the event page.

Date: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Saturday 4th July
(during half term break there will be no sessions: Monday 25th May to Sunday 31st May).
Times:
Tuesdays – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fridays – 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Saturdays – 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Roblox Coding: Summer Term – live on Zoom

We run robotics and coding classes, camps and clubs in the UK, for children aged 7 and above. Our goal at Code Kids is to make computer science hands-on, fun, relevant and educational.

This course is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. All of our courses must be booked in advance.

Learn to code using your favourite gaming platform and develop fun Roblox games. Our Lua based code editor is particularly suitable for this age group because it is really easy to use and can be built up to more text-heavy coding once you get comfortable with the basics.

This Summer Term Class is a great introduction to both fundamental programming concepts and the Lua programming language. Lua is widely used as a scripting language by game developers across the world.

By the end of the course, the students will be comfortable programming and creating Roblox games and will have published at least one game on to Roblox, which could end up helping them make lots of Robux!

You can find out more on the event page.

Date: Fridays until Friday 3rd July
(during half term break there will be no sessions: Monday 25th May to Sunday 31st May).
Times: 6:45pm to 7:45pm

Minecraft Coding: Summer Term – live on Zoom

We run robotics and coding classes, camps and clubs in the UK, for children aged 7 and above. Our goal at Code Kids is to make computer science hands-on, fun, relevant and educational.

Don’t just let your children play Minecraft, get them coding with it! In this Online Summer Term Class, children will be taught to code using Minecraft, in a fun learning environment. All of our courses must be booked in advance.

We will be running two types of Minecraft coding courses; one that is aimed at younger children (7+) and the other for older children (9+). The Saturday courses are suitable for 7 to 12 year olds as we will have multiple class streams that cater to different abilities and age.

You can find out more on the event page.

Date: Mondays to Saturdays until Saturday 4th July
(during half term break there will be no sessions: Monday 25th May to Sunday 31st May).
Times: see event page for specific times

Girl Power Bingo – live on Zoom

Social Isolation is a way to bring some games, laughter and friends to your living room, while raising money for amazing causes.

Spice up your life with Girl Power Bingo!

Think a regular game of bingo with your number card playing for a line and full house, but instead of numbers being called out you’ll be singing and dancing along to all your favourite girl band and diva anthems. Think Spice Girls, Beyonce, Britney, Christina, Madonna, Cher, Rihanna, Taylor and more all in one night!

We’ve even got a live dancer on hand to show you the moves to some of the best songs (if you don’t already know them off by heart). And if that wasn’t enough, 10% of your ticket sale will be donated to charity. So get your tickets while you can!

Find out more information at eventbrite.

Date: Friday 5th June
Time: 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The Lockdown Comedy Guide

Due to only being able to work on the events website in my spare time, I couldn’t possibly bring you all of the amazing comedy taking place during lockdown. This is why I highly recommend you take a look at The Lockdown Comedy Guide.

They provide listings for all the standup (and standup-adjacent) online events happening during the lockdown. These are live events only, no pre-recorded events. There are events happening every day so if you like comedy, check them out 🙂