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The Tolkien Trail  You are about to embark upon a journey that takes you across Middle Earth, as described in J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Your guide on this tour is the famed wizard Gandalf. Along the way, you will encounter games, fan fiction, music, original artwork and much more.

Joe the Dragon  Enchanting site for kids of all ages. Lots of educational and fun games.

Children's Express  News and comment by young people for everyone. Children's Express (UK) is a programme of learning through journalism for young people aged 8-18. It's much more than a hobby - the members (including home educated children) regularly see their work in local and national newspapers, and hear each other on radio and television. In five years they've published more than 350 stories.

UK Children's Directory  is a comprehensive web directory of children's activities and services throughout the UK. A site for all the family.

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The Yuckiest  site on the internet with games and facts!

The Eden Project  At the Eden Project we have built a giant global garden in a huge china clay pit the size of 35 football pitches. The giant crater is over 50 metres deep and totally hidden from view until you go through the visitor centre. The pit contains amazing stories of plants from all over the world showing where they come from, what we use them for, and how we can look after them and our planet, the global garden. Now you are able to go on an adventure down into the crater itself... and explore the world in a day!  Quizzes, wordsearch etc. Admission details.

DK's Kids' Guide to the Internet  Loads of fun and educational links, sections on Net Know-how, entertainment, animal kingdom, world explorer etc

Soda Constructor  the online toy where you can build and play with things made out of masses, springs and muscles. Hard to explain what it's about, involves building a structure which you can then click and drag into different shapes. Warning: it's pretty compulsive and great fun!

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Great Buildings  a site about architecture around the world

Water Rockets  The indispensable guide, covers everything you could ever wish to know about water rockets.  Have you tried the one on our PRACTICAL page yet?

Beanie Babies  The official Beanie Babies site.

MAD Scientist Network  The name says it all! Covers Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics. Easy experiments, some of which are edible.

WorldSkip  presents the most widely sought news, information, products and services from every country on this planet, geo-centric news, information, products and services. Huge geography/ history database.

Houses of Parliament  there is a quest to go on and a puzzle to do. Lots of info leaflets in pdf format to download and addresses for more educational materials.

Kids Domain Downloads  Huge range of downloadable software for PC and MAC. Covers ages 2 - adult. With these sections to chose from there should be something for everyone. Keyboard Bangers, Art and Creativity, Language Arts, Foreign Language, Music, Computer Toolbox, Desktop Fun, Math, Science, Social Studies, Religion, Thinking Games, Board and Card Games, Cyberpets, Puzzles and Memory, Arcade, More Fun, Teacher's Tools, Worksheet Creation.

The Learning Store  over 1,000 of the very best learning software titles covering all ages for your home PC. Good selection of educational and children's software, including a selection of 'Games for Girls' which is why it is in this section.

Blue Peter  online competitions, BP pets area, download all the instructions for all of the BP makes and recipes.

Romans in Britain  An interactive site for 7-10 year olds about the Romans.

Nelson  An interactive site for 7-10 year olds about Nelson. Why did Henry have so many wives?

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Maths Year 2009  Loads of maths games, puzzles and facts for children of all ages.

Dr Math  Particularly useful feature is that you can 'ask Dr Math' for answers to your questions

NRICH Online Maths Club   with newsletter and plenty of puzzles. Also has lots of good links to other Maths websites

maths site  fascinating maths site containing hundreds of 'topic links' to activities in symmetry, tessellations and beyond


The Potters Word Search Puzzles   To print out for children, subjects such as: A Bug's Life, Antz, Shrek, Harry Potter, Earthquakes, Camping and loads more.

Handwriting Practice Sheets  Lots of different ones. Main home page covers several other subjects.

Dreaming Online  This is a lovely site for younger children, full of aboriginal stories

Talking To  Your chance to cross-examine Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and other literary figures

English Resources  provide free resources for teaching and revising English Language and Literature and there are now well over 200 resources to download!

Young Writer Magazine  

Live Literature Network  On this Arts Council run site are details of all kinds of literature events, competitions and workshops around the country.

Myths and Stories  A large collections of stories on this website of the Shrewsbury Museum of Myths and Stories, plus details of how to get to visit the museum.

Little Explorers  Picture Dictionary with links to over 1000 educational activities and games.

Harry Potter Teaching Resources   activities and ideas that you can use with several of the Harry Potter books.

Big Chalk   opens a world of information to teachers, students, and parents, enhancing learning, helping with homework, and offering limitless paths of exploration. Lots of subjects covered. Games, puzzles and online adventures.

The Word Pool The childrens book site for parents, teachers and writers. Lots of info and support for young writers.


Star Gazer's Guide  Another brilliant BBC site. It tells you what to look out for every month, you can also print out monthly star charts. Links to 'Sky at Night' etc

Super Science  from Somerfield. So not only do you get science experiments, teachers notes and quizzes for 7 - 11 year olds - you get recipes too!

BioImages  the Virtual Field-Guide for UK Bio-diversity. Good, comprehensive natural history site, no frills. Pictures of plants and animals in different stages and states to help identification, arranged in biological classification.

Roots & Shoots  Jane Goodall's international children's organisation for conservation and ecology. 'Roots & Shoots enables young people from the pre-school to university level to continue to coordinate projects locally that promote care and concern for the environment, animals, and human communities. Through constructive activities, the participants of Roots & Shoots groups all over the world become more aware of how their actions affect their local community and the environment as a whole.' American site.

Bridges  Why would you choose one bridge design over another? How do bridges stay up? What different kinds of bridges are built? What is a truss? Find out that a properly designed bridge made from dry pasta can actually support a persons weight.

DOCTRONICS  Educational Publishing, Design Electronics, free on-line textbook. Electronic kits from about 3.00

Ontario Science Centre  All kinds of information about the mind and body

A Science Odyssey  Your chance to probe the brain on this interactive site

Sprocketworks  Weird and wonderful site full of interactive games. Build your own molecules, answer questions about space, discover how gas behaves under pressure, view the night sky.....You need 'Shockwave' to do most activities but this can be downloaded free from the site. Some topics take a minute or two to download but are generally worth the wait.

How Stuff Works!  Answers to hundreds of questions like: How Fuel Cells Work? How does washing machine work? How do they get lead in a wooden pencil? How does your stomach keep from digesting itself? How do Clutches Work?


Historyworld   Tours, timelines and quiz relating to History Key Stages 2 and 3, and popular GCSE subjects. Could you be Whizzard of the Hour?

Stone Pages  Fancy visiting your nearest barrow or stone circle? This is a comprehensive list of ancient sites all over Europe

Black and Asian History Map  The Map is a gateway to websites about Black and Asian history across the British Isles. It is a database of links which can be searched by location, time period or subject. May be especially helpful to GCSE history students

The Norman Conquest  A real time experience of the Norman Conquest!

Historical Maps  A fascinating collection of historical maps


Battle of Britain   is full of information and primary source material about the Battle of Britain.

History for Kids   is a service for kids, parents and teachers. We have lots of information, all specially written for middle school students by experienced university professors. Includes lesson plans and craft projects.

Ancient Egypt  'Akhet Egyptology', one of the UK's oldest Ancient Egypt websites and an ideal place to start exploring the wonders of the past. Find out about the people of this amazing culture, and learn about the gods they worshiped, the leaders they followed and the monuments and statues they left behind. One of the best websites on Ancient Egypt

Khufu's pyramid  Online adventure Come step inside the great pyramid and experience it like never before!

Modern History  a fascinating collection of stories about life during WWII from people all over the World.

British Museum  If you can't get there , do the next best thing and visit their website.

National Archives for History Was Guy Fawkes Tortured? Past Pleasures - How Did the Victorians Have Fun? etc Primary and Secondary Resources using the Public Record Office Archives.


Maps that Teach  Learn United States and World geography. Free interactive maps to learn continents, countries, states, capitals, borders, physical features and cultural monuments. All the maps can be played as games. Lots of maps to print out.

Maps  A huge selection of Country and Regional Map Sites.

About Geography  Covers all geography topics

Met Office  Educational weather pages. The Curriculum Learning Centre includes several worksheets and covers activities linked to their wallcharts and posters.

Geography Games  online geography games

Geo - Globe   Explore the world with a selection of interactive games, and find out about strange and familiar features of the planet!

National Geographic  A Must-Visit - the website of the famous magazine, stacked with pictures, articles and information

Hurricanes  If you're interested in hurricanes, this could be the site for you! There is a 'just for kids' section which explains how hurricanes happen.

British Antarctic Survey  Find out about Antarctica

Australian Antarctic  well worth a visit - from here, you can visit their research bases and see the latest pictures of the weather outside their windows

Early Years

MuddlePuddle Home Education  I don't think that I need to list any others, this brilliant site has it all. Loads of activies and links for younger children. Plus home education info too.

Art, Craft, Fun & Games

Clayman   - pottery materials and equipment supplier. Straightforward site of a helpful, knowledgeable business. Online ordering available, some of the pages still under construction. If you can make it to the barn near Chichester then you can get advice too, and they offer a firing service. You'll need good directions though.

Coats Craft Pages  with useful diagrams of embroidery stitches, crochet and knitting as well as ordering information and a gallery of work.

Young Embroiders Web Pages  lively and inspirational site for anyone interested in textile art and craft.

Textiles Otherwise  projects contributed by home educators.

UK Juggling Clubs  Find out where to juggle with others

Alex's Paper Airplanes  Free paper airplanes, paper helicopters and gliders to make and fly.

The Imagination Factory  creative ways to recycle by making art.

Activity Village  aims to entertain and educate the under-10s. Look for colouring pages, puzzles, printable crafts and games, worksheets and wallpaper! Free newsletter for updates and new ideas.

Enchanted Learning  Plenty of puzzles and games for younger children here.

Haring Kids  Site provided by a US artist, lots of art activities and projects

Sanford Art Edventure  Art products and resources for creative individuals from beginner to advanced. Create art, study art and play art games.

Kids Freeware  internet freebies just for children. US site lots of downloadable games for age 1 upwards

Lego  The UK home of Lego, online puzzles and games.

Peter Rabbit and Friends   Beautiful graphics, lots of puzzles and games, send a Peter Rabbit e-card to your friends.

Jokes site for children  Jokes, jokes, jokes all sorts of jokes and humour for kids and all the family.

Kids Fun  colouring book, competitions, hand shadows etc

The Official Bagpuss site  Make a Bagpuss Pyjama Case, Madeleine's Sugar Mice and finger puppets. Take part in the Great Cheese Race.

The Saturday Show  games, quiz, interviews, music, competitions and all the regular programme features.

The Flying Pig  A unique range of animated cardboard models for you to make! To buy and some free ones to print out and try.

"Free School is great. I never thought I would enjoy school so much but there's always so much to do. I'm in the orchestra, the choir, netball team and the chess club and I am learning French and German now too"

Beanotown  is the official Beano Website designed for children, it contains games, quizzes, cool cartoon graphics, the ability to build your own home and also some factual stuff

The Childrens Stomping Ground  jokes, quizzes, crafts, games, recipes, pets, pen pals etc

Kids Ark  a cyber space station for kids. Join us in our mission to find and gather material about the world, animals, folktales, puzzles, pictures and monsters - before it disappears.

Animal Quiz  Tiki's interactive animal quiz, hosted by a penguin.

Educational Television

The Little Animals Activity Centre  Age range: 4 to 8 Six irresistible cartoon animals lead you through interactive games, riddles, jokes and printable 'make and dos'. Practise your music skills with Foxy Dancer, read a beautifully animated story narrated by Nigel Planer, make peppermint leaves with Micky Maker and lots, lots more!

DynaMo  DynaMo is an exciting learning service for children aged 5 - 9 across TV programmes, books, videos and the Internet. Featuring a wide range of interactive games to help children with literacy and numeracy, fun science games, and experiments to print off and try. The site also includes an at-a-glance guide to all of the DynaMo home learning resources. With links to many popular BBC schools programmes such as Megamaths, Numbertime, Words and Pictures etc

AS guru  to help you get through your AS Level. AS Guru has been designed to allow you to use online, TV and print to create the most comprehensive study programme possible. You can log on to the recommended web pages to complete an interactive assignment, watch interviews on TV and read up about other related topics in the course book. This interactive site offers a comprehensive course map, explanations, diagrams, animations and activities. The site is divided into five sections - English, Biology, Maths, General Studies and Study Skills.

Dottie and Buzz  - from the 4Learning TV programme. A gentle little RE site for early years.

4Learning  Online educational resources for teachers, pupils and home learners and a complete guide to over 400 hours of Channel 4's programmes for schools.


Bilingual Supplies   has plenty of language materials for children up to the age of 12, all for home and school use.

Learn Spanish  In depth tutorial with the aid of drills, practices, and helpers which teach Spanish. Free Online Tutorial.

Spanish Vocabulary Builder  Aids in perfecting ones spanish with the use of wav files to demonstrate exactly how certain words should be spoken.

Speaking Chinese  An illustrated guide for learning to speak Chinese. For the intermediate - advanced student.

Italian for Children  Italian picture dictionary, phrases, stories and music for the young language learner.

Russian  Learn the Russian alphabet, numbers, and names.

Learn French  Translations of common words and phrases between English and French. Allows pronunciation of French to be heard with wave files.

Learn to Speak Swahili  Translates common words and phrases from English to Swahili. Pronunciation can be heard with the use of RealPlayer.

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