Active East Riding

Looking for something interesting to do? Active East Riding has lots of ideas for children and adults - discover things you can take part in, learn from, and do in the East Riding or at home.

Limited mobility, in a care home or day centre? There’s still plenty of ways to stay active. Go to Active Together and follow along with fun, chair-based games and activity videos and more.

School holiday fun

Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme
Free fun activities in the school holidays for 5-16 years olds who receive benefit-related free school meals.
Holiday Activities and Food

Out and about

Active Towns
Supporting communities and residents to be physically, mentally and socially active in Pocklington, Market Weighton, Goole and Howden
Active Coast
Get active, feel healthy and enjoy life on the East Yorkshire Coast, centred around the vibrant coastal towns of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea.
East Riding Coast & Countryside
Enjoy the great outdoors all year round. Find beaches, picnic spots, nature reserves, outdoor events and self-led activities.
Visit Coast & Countryside

For all ages

Read an eBook
Find something by your favourite author, or try something new - we have an extensive range of eBooks, all FREE to download.
Download an eBook
Listen to an eAudioBook
Ideal for all ages - parents can take some time off and allow someone else to do storytime, or brilliant for people to enjoy while doing something else such as painting, decorating and gardening!
Listen to an audio book
Amy Johnson: 90 Years Since Darwin
An exhibition celebrating the 90 year anniversary of Amy Johnson's historic flight from London to Darwin, Australia.
View exhibition
Ghost Stories (Haunting the Archives)

Listen to some of the best ghost stories from our 2020 Haunting the Archives competition!

Listen to Ghost Stories

Library Puzzles

ERYC Libraries have created a number of online jigsaw-puzzles of famous Goole landmarks for you to have a go at and try at home.

Complete a puzzle!

Read eMagazines and eNewspapers online

Magazines Read free eMagazines online through East Riding Libraries. To set up your device to borrow eMagazines you will need: East Riding of Yorkshire library membership and the free Libby app

How to sign up

Newspapers Read free digital editions of local, national and international newspapers online through East Riding Libraries. To set up your device to borrow eMagazines you will need: East Riding of Yorkshire library membership and the free Libby app

How to sign up

Watch classical music events with Medici.TV

Classical music, stunning live events from the world's most prestigious halls, plus thousands of concerts, operas, ballets, and more. All free through East Riding Libraries. To watch Medici.TV you will need a free East Riding of Yorkshire library membership.

How to watch

Check some facts

Check your facts with the UK's independent fact checking charity.

Check some facts on the Full Fact website

Learn to Doodle Stories

Learn to doodle stories with Inky Willis.

Take a Trip Back in Time!

Watch East Riding archives video footage of the area from days gone by.

Watch the archives videos

East Riding Theatre

Check out the weekly artistic programme and activities from the East Riding Theatre's Facebook page.

Visit the East Riding Theatre Facebook page

East Riding Museums - Ways to Wellbeing

Take notice of your health and wellbeing with East Riding Museums and discover the ways you can interact with the venues and collections.

Visit Ways to Wellbeing

Learn to draw cartoons

Learn to draw cartoons with a tutorial from Sheffield-based illustrator Peter McKee.

Learn to draw cartoons

Every Mind Matters

Look after your mental health. Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Topics include anxiety on lockdown lifting, working from home, sleeping better and more.

Visit Every Mind Matters

Tabletopia board games

Play over 800 board games online.

Play board games online

East Riding Youth Dance

Join dance instructors for weekly sessions that combine both exercise and dance sequences.


RSPB Bird Identifier

A great way to learn more about the birds in your garden and how to identify them.

Identify a bird

Sport England #stayinworkout

Join the Movement #stayinworkout is a campaign, funded by The National Lottery, giving you the advice and tools you need to help you be active. It was created during the pandemic.

Find out more

East Riding at War

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the volunteers of Skidby Mill have created a brand new exhibition about the East Riding of Yorkshire during The Second World War.

View exhibition

Mostly for children and young people

Bedtime stories
Listen to a bedtime story, read by a member of our libraries team.
View bedtime stories
Healthier Families 10 minute shake-up games
These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!
Sewerby Squirrels
Fun Sewerby Squirrel activities for under 5s (including babies) to try at home, or come along to our regular sessions.
Visit Sewerby website
iDEA – Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award

The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award [iDEA] programme helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills. Complete online challenges, win badges and gain industry-recognised Awards to help you stand out from the crowd.

Develop digital skills

Museums - Under 5s Challenges

Fun creative activities to do with your under 5s, inspired by the Museums Collections.

Activities inspired by the Tiny Treasures sessions at Treasure House.

Visit Tiny Treasure Challenges

Activities inspired by Goole Museum, Skidby Mill and Beverley Guildhall

Visit Boats, Windmills and Beverley Town

Be a nature detective

Download our sheets and spot butterflies, bugs and birds.

Download sheets

Code Club

Learn to code Scratch, Python, HTML and Microbits. Follow step by step projects to learn how to code and create your own games and animations.

Learn to code

David Walliams activities

Free resources from David Walliams, based on his best selling books.

View David Walliams activities

Elevensies with The World of David Walliams Free daily eAudio story for children.

Listen to David Walliams

Creative Families Award

Children aged 1-4 can take part in the Creative Families Award with East Riding Museums and Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

Visit CFA at East Riding Museums

Visit CFA at Sewerby Hall

Britannica Junior

Free access to the Junior Encyclopedia with your East Riding Libraries card.

Visit the Junior Encyclopaedia

Sewerby Hall at Home

Fun, creative ideas and activities for children and families, all about Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Edwardian life, and the Zoo.

Visit Sewerby Hall website

BookTrust Home Time

Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

Visit BookTrust Home Time

Sailors For The Sea Lessons

Free, downloadable marine science activities that encourage curiosity in kids and help them explore their surroundings. (These activities should strictly be done from home)

Visit Sailors For The Sea

Recycling Superheroes

Encourage your children to recycle through fun activities to keep them entertained.

Visit Recycling Superheroes

The Book of Hopes

Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators.

View Book of Hopes

Mostly for adults

Les Mills on demand
Access over 800 workouts, including classes for children, via East Riding Leisure. No membership needed. Use on up to four different devices and formats.
View Les Mills on demand
Archives Online
Get online with East Riding Archives. View the 'First World War Lives' photo exhibition & more on Flickr. Discover the past on a map with 'What Was Here?'. You can also use Ancestry to discover your family history!
Visit Archives Online
East Riding Leisure Workouts
Get fit from home with these free online workouts from East Riding Leisure's fitness instructors.
View Workouts
Exhibitions Online

Did you know you can download over 80 past exhibitions from East Riding Museums? You can also view online exclusive exhibitions and search through our huge collections database.

View Museums Online Exhibitions

East Riding Archives have online exhibitions using items from the collections. Check out the Archives Online page to discover more.

View Archives Online Exhibitions

Trawling Through Time (Documentary)

Part of the East Riding Archives, Trawling Through Time project, this documentary follows the story of Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Shipbuilders'.

Watch Documentary

Future Learn

Trying to keep boredom at bay while in coronavirus lockdown? Try out an online course to discover a new hobby, learn a new language, or even change career.

Find Out More

East Riding Photo Archives

View over 1400 historic images of the East Yorkshire region and tell us your local stories.

Visit Photo Archives

Into The Picture Podcast

Listen to the archive of Sewerby Hall and Gardens podcasts.

Listen to podcast

Beverley Art Gallery Podcast

Listen to Beverley Art Gallery's new podcast "It's In The Bag". Celebrating masterpieces from our fine art collection.

Listen to the podcast now

Self-Portrait Tutorials

Artist and tutor Esther Cawley runs drawing courses for East Riding Museums Service at the Treasure House. She has put together this inspiring set of short self portrait drawing videos to encourage and support you to draw at home. Enjoy having a go!

Watch tutorials

Legacy Exhibition (Online Art)

Paul's reimagining of the 'line in the sand' took the form of a site-specific sand installation, a tribute to Islamic aesthetics as well as a materialised memory of what became a long-lasting source of struggle in the Middle East.

Visit Exhibition

BBC Headroom

We know we can’t solve all your troubles, but we can give you tools to help. Whether it is everyday tips, sounds to relax your mind, strategies to cope with parenting right now or films to get you talking, we are here to help you look after yourself and your loved ones.

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