Online activities

We’re delighted to share a programme of online activities for children and adults to enjoy at home. We would like to see your creations and hear about your creative experiences at home so please share them on social media using #WeAreNEA or emailing

We’re updating online activities weekly so make sure to check in here regularly for more updates or sign up to our e-newsletter. Meantime, have a look at what we’re offering and get creative!

Online activities suitable for children, young people and all ages

Refill Your Cup The booklet is filled with creative ideas and resources for keeping well at home and outdoors. You can view it online, download and print at home, or if you would like us to send you a copy (by email or post) please email

We hope it helps you rest, recharge and get creative during this challenging time. With thanks to the NEA artists and our friends  Tinderbox Collective and Edinburgh International Book Festival for their wonderful contributions!

Create at Home Create are our weekly creative messy play and arts sessions for children under 5 year olds and their parents and families. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, we’re bringing regular online creative activities that you can join in at home.

Art for All No matter where you’re in life, we have some great creative activities to get involved with. Check this page for creative ideas for all ages including inspiration from Artist Sally Price, animation tutorial by Murray Renton and others.

Movement at Home Our Saturday Dance teacher, Hayley MacDonald, has created some fun dancing games for children and their families to join. Pre-recorded video tutorials are available online you can join at any time it works for you. Get all your family involved and have fun!

Home Grown Our Garden team and Garden Artist-in-Residence Natalie Taylor share information on how to grow your own food from home.

Online activities for adults

A Stitch in Time (Adults, 16+)

Our sewing group, A Stitch in Time, led by Artist Jessica Howarth, has now moved online. If you’re interested in staying in touch with your fellow stitchers or keen to learn more about sewing, you’re welcome to join our Facebook group where we’ll be sharing online ideas and resources to keep you creative during the lockdown.

You can also explore different creative activities put together by Jessica Howarth as part of Kitchen Table Projects.

Yoga & meditation

Join Stephanie Knight, a Hatha yoga teacher, for online yoga and meditation classes throughout June. The classes are suitable for everyone. Visit Movement at Home for more information and how to book your place.