Virtual Recreation

Virtual Recreation

Welcome to the Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation Department's Virtual Recreation and Resource Center!  You'll find links to fun and educational activities for all ages including links to museums, on-line exercise classes, art and craft activities, and other resources to keep us all active, connected, and informed throughout this health crisis. We at Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation are committed to ensuring that our community has access to resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships, and continue to have extraordinary experiences.

Visit this page often for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained and informed. Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.

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Tips for Working from Home- Advice from PC Magazine for those who are able to work from home.

Sports and Exercise:

Practice your favorite sport or work out at home with SportsEngine At-Home Workouts

P.E. with Joe has exercises for all ages 

Tools for Creating an Active Home 

Play a game of Intense Tic Tac Toe

Set up an Obstacle Course

Practice yoga with Do Yoga With Me


Hours of entertainment and learning for kids and kids-at-heart:

Make learning come alive with Putnam Museum's at home experiments

Join a Virtual Marine Biology Camp with Oceans Initiative

Color to your heart's content

125 Cabin Fever Ideas to keep kids entertained

Plan an indoor scavenger hunt

Get creative with these arts and craft ideas using items in your house

Hold a virtual playdate through Facetime

200+ Online Learning Resources

Want to learn about the moon phase or weather of the day?  Explore the Farmer’s Almanac for Kids.

Teach a young person how to write and send a letter.

The Magic Tree House has interactive games based on the adventures of Jack and Annie

Randomly generate a story starter The possibilities are endless

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

Daily Doodle lessons by Mo Willems

Online Science Activities at LiveScience

Crafts, projects, recipes, and more for young children at Funology

Fun games, recipes, activities, and crafts with Highlights Kids

Crafts, activities, mazes, and dot-to-dot worksheets

Printable worksheets for toddlers


You can have an adventure without leaving your house or backyard: 

Complete a Nature Scavenger Hunt

Put down a picnic blanket and share a meal outdoors

Organize a Backyard Olympics Day

Go camping in your backyard (or living room!)

Set up outdoor science experiments and sensory play


Nature and Virtual Travel:

What's Happening In Wolfeboro- Go on a scavenger hunt right in your own back yard.

Google Earth- Take a Virtual Vacation or explore the world! Use Street View to see places like you’re actually there.

Virtual Museum Tours-  Visit museums around the world through their virtual tours. 

Virtual Field Trips- Take a trip to a number of museums, zoos, aquariums, and landmarks around the world.

San Diego Zoo- Check out their live animal cams and videos.

Nat Geo Kids- Learn about geography and animals from National Geographic.

Gardening- Guide to gardening for kids 

Smithsonian Zoos and Museums- No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to your screen.

Tour Yellowstone National Park!

Fish and bears and loons, oh my!  Alaskan Wildlife Viewing webcams let you watch them all.

Virtual Disney Rides- Virtually ’ride’ Disney Attractions!

Go on a virtual field trip

Visit a Museum, Zoo or Amusement Park

Explore and see the world with webcamtaxi


Although we’re all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these out every day:

Call a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check-in.

Write a letter ... the old fashioned way, with a pen/pencil and paper.

Facetime a friend or loved one to check on them.

Support a local restaurant - Support your favorite joints and order food for pick up or try out Doordash or Gruhub and have it brought to you.

Volunteer.  There are many opportunities to volunteer to help those in our community.

Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.

Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep.  Make time to unwind.

Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Work on Mindfulness.  Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.