A better Medway

Activities you can do at home

Under the current restrictions, we must stay home as much as possible to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect our NHS.

To support your physical and mental health, we have a range of services available to you during lockdown. These activities are here to help you and your family stay active and feel good, while protecting one another and saving lives. 

Online resources and activities

Online library service

Over 71,000 eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eComics have been borrowed since the first lockdown began on 23 March. There's never been a better time to enjoy a huge range of reading materials to help you relax and escape from reality. We have something for everyone in our online library.

Explore our large online library.

Children's eBooks and library books

We have a growing collection of children's eBooks and a great selection of children's books in our libraries which you can reserve and pick up using our click and collect service.

Join Medway Libraries online

Home learning activities

We have plenty of useful home learning resources online so your children can continue learning while staying safe at home. 

Explore children's home learning resources

Creative activities

Be inspired with a variety of creative activities available for you to do at home. From theatre activities to music and dance, there is something for everyone.

Find creative activities

Wordsmithery poetry

Join Wordsmithery, a local Medway poetry group which show a variety of literary projects and writing news. 

Find out about Wordsmithery on Facebook

Online sessions

Health and wellbeing sessions

A Better Medway are providing daily health and wellbeing sessions on their Facebook page through lockdown. These sessions are here to help you stay well at home. 

We have a range of services and activities available for you to enjoy under the current restrictions. The services and activities will help you feel good mentally and physically. 

Follow @abettermedway on Facebook to watch these sessions. 

Get fit in your living room

Our Medway Sport Fitness Classes can help you work out in the comfort of your living room.

We have several free bitesize exercise classes to choose from. 

Visit the Medway Sport Fitness Channel

Take a Medway Adult Education course

A virtual adult education course is an excellent way to create new opportunities or improve your career prospects while at home. 

You can develop your skill in a particular subject or learn something new. Find the course that's right for you. 

Find an Adult Education course

Virtual tours

You can visit Rochester Cathedral virtually. You can try the free tour and explore this historic Medway landmark from the comfort of your home. 

Explore Rochester Cathedral virtually

Family cookery classes

Tri for You are running several virtual cookery classes throughout February. Get your children into cooking with a mix of fun and healthy recipes. 

Join our virtual cookery classes