Mid Sussex Play Days at Home 2021

Mid Sussex District Council have an exciting online activity you can get involved in during the Easter School Holidays. The Wish Work Puppets who entertained us last summer are back 😊

Every morning from Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th and Monday 12th to Friday 16th April their videos will be played on Facebook showing you how to make puppets and a puppet theatre and each Friday there will be a puppet show 😊

All these videos can also be found on the MSDC YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR0D-xywxM6r7MLb2C82_8V31YQZ1DWe4

Mid Sussex Play Days at Home - Mid Sussex District Council


Also, if you are out and about on your daily CoVid-19 exercise with the family look out for the #MSDCspringintoaction exercise trail around St John’s Park Burgess Hill, Victoria Park Haywards Heath and Mount Noddy East Grinstead. If you tried this out in the February Half Term you will notice that the activities are different – have a go and send us your photos and comments to: youth@midsussex.gov.uk 

Please follow government coronavirus guidelines when planning visits to parks and open spaces You can see full guidance here  

Have fun and enjoy Mid Sussex open spaces safely 😊


The Wellbeing Hub team provide FREE guidance and support to adults on healthy lifestyle changes such as: Losing weight, Stopping smoking, Workplace Health support. They also run Community Health Talks covering Sleep, Menopause, Physical Activity and more! The Hub are happy to hear from anyone in the local area so please don't hesitate to get in contact.


Have fun and enjoy Mid Sussex open spaces safely 😊.

If you would like more information please register below to receive email updates on any FREE MSDC activities and events.

Providers / Artists

Mid Sussex District Council would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the online providers for the Play Days at Home Summer programme.

  • They have put in considerable hours filming and editing, and for many gained new skills in doing this 😊
  • They have helped and supported the programme with enthusiasm and commitment 😊
  • They have shown creativity and imagination to make the programme fun and engaging 😊
  • They have wanted to be able to entertain young people in Mid Sussex during the 6-week summer holidays when there was little opportunity of being out in the MSDC parks at the usual events




Wish Works Puppets

Pop Steps

Mid Sussex Active

Uckfield Gym Club


Nature Nurture

Music Bus

Poi Passion

WSCC Waste Team

MSDC Waste Team

Sussex Green Living

And for the Virtual Festival for the Over 10’s:

DJ Tons of Sound- Neel, Billy and Josh

Priority 1-54 – Tom Goulden

Marina Dance Studio – Amanda

Over 10s

And for the over 10’s MSDC hosted once a week a 1 hour programme – Virtual Festival – which included Dj-ing, Karaoke, online party, Urban art workshops and Tik Tok Street Dance. The videos of the past 6 weeks can still be viewed for free

Virtual Festival

Virtual Festival on YouTube (20th July - 28th Aug)


Activities We Love

Activities can be found in the Facebook group 'Family lockdown tips and ideas'

Indoor activities from scouts

Work towards your blue peter badges

Some of these activities for children are more environmentally conscious

Crafty activities for children

Early years activities that support children in their different stages of development

Help get children to think about water pollution with this activity. The first activity requires glasses/ jars, water from various sources and filter paper. The second requires tap water, food colouring and a glass. Suitable for an adult and a child to work on together.

The RSPB have put together some crafty activities that can encourage the flora and fauna in your garden at home

The Sussex Wildlife Trust have activity sheets for you to download and print off

Recipes, gardening and upcycling activities from Greenpeace

Instead of buying bottled drinks, make your own at home with these healthy water based ‘cocktail’ recipes from Refill, a scheme committed to reducing the use of single-use plastics. https://refill.org.uk/tappy-hour/

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Resources

BBC Bitesize

Activities designed for interactive whiteboards but can be completed on a computer at home

Educational resources for kids from National Geographic

Free printable worksheets and activities

Free resources for Primary School Aged Children

Get moving while you learn with BBC Supermovers

An interactive combination of science and history suitable for secondary school aged children

Printable guide where you can make notes and understand how to support your child’s development in their early years

Stay Active

A treasure hunt you can take part in from anywhere, and it’s free! You need to download the app to join in geocaching.com/play

Workouts for kids from Jumpstart Jonny jumpstartjonny.co.uk

Get Kids Moving - youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness/videos links to workouts that involve superhero themes that can be done indoors

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation from Cosmic Kids Yoga - designed specially for kids aged three and above. youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Partnering with Disney, This Girl Can has captured some of the ways mums and kids get moving to the songs they love. Learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines. thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/disney-workouts/

Change4Life has created some Disney-themed indoor games and activities that are ‘bundles of fun and will get the kids moving’.

It also has lots of ways to keep disabled children and young people active indoors, including a seated version of a classic obstacle race.


Active Sussex have put together a table of resources 'Primary School Active at Home Resources' with links to curriculum linked activities

Contact us

Community Engagement and Events Officer
Sally Blackmore
Email: youth@midsussex.gov.uk.

Last updated: 25 March 2021