This website uses cookies. Read more about our cookie/privacy policy.

Accept and Close

The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

"One benefit to having to stay at home, is that’s where the videogames are!"

The team at the National Videogame Museum have compiled two lists of great games that will keep the kids (and the big kids) busy whilst in lockdown.

Follow the links below to their two lists of recommendations, complete with info on what ages they're suitable for and which consoles they're available on.

And see the video below to discover how to use Rabbids Coding, a fun (and free!) educational game that aims to teach players the basics of coding with the help of some mischievous rabbids.

Save the NVM!
Due to its closure during the coronavirus pandemic, the NVM's existence is under threat. It's a truly unique place – the UK’s only museum dedicated to videogames, one of the world's leading institutions in the field, and with an ambitious and engaging programme of activity. We are very lucky to have it in Sheffield. If you can, please support the museum's emergency fundraising appeal. Click here to make a donation.

You might also like...

Connect: A Poetry Collaboration

What is community? Sheffield People’s Theatre and Sheffield poet laureate Otis Mensah are inviting young people to share their response – words, stories, lyrics, anything! Otis will then create a piece of spoken word poetry using your contributions.

NESM Home Activities

During lockdown, Sheffield's National Emergency Services Museum has put together an ever-expanding bunch of free activities to try at home. Make your own 3D ambulance, lifeboat or police van, colour in everyday heroes, and lots more.​

Chance to Dance: dance at home

Sheffield’s dance festival Chance to Dance is postponed for 2020, but its organiser Nisha has pulled together a list of the city's dance sessions taking place online. Take your pick from flamenco, Bollywood, parent and child sessions, and lots more!

Can You Draw a Triangle?

Join Concerteenies for some at-home music-based fun, using song to encourage children to draw shapes and patterns to gain confidence using a pencil.