Activities at home

Life Online home activities  

We have a range of programs and activities to keep you informed and entertained. From storytime streaming, meditation and exercise classes, art exhibitions, DIY projects and drama workshops, there’s something for all interests and ages.

Spring online events

Council is hosting a series of online events throughout September from yoga, art classes, live streamed music concerts and much more.

See our full Spring Celebrations program of events.

Ku-ring-gai Lockdown Live

Get fit and flexible from the comfort of your own home with Ku-ring-gai Lockdown Live Yoga livestreamed from scenic locations around Ku-ring-gai. 

We are hosting a series of online concerts to keep residents entertained during lockdown that can be watched on our Facebook page.

Young people

Chill and chat sessions

Join our youth workers every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 4pm-5pm for our online Chill & Chat sessions.

Online trivia night!

Our Youth Services team run trivia on Thursday AND Friday.

We’ve added an extra day so you can choose which night suits you best. Bookings are FREE.

Digital lunchbreak

Online activities - art, music, health and wellbeing resources 

Paint and sip

Ku-ring-gai and Chatswood Youth Centres welcomed young people aged 12 – 24 for an afternoon of (non alcoholic) refreshments and live group painting! Through the powers of Zoom they shared screens, got creative and painted together while enjoying great virtual company and conversation. Check out their creative artworks.

Backyard photography competition

Ku-ring-gai Youth Services and Chatswood Youth Centre ran a backyard photography competition for young people aged 12 – 24 years!

Library services 

Elibrary

Join the library for immediate free access to our elibrary where you can get movies, ebooks, audio books, digital magazines, comics and music.

Storytime streaming

Storytime with our librarians on Facebook.

Local history puzzles

Using some wonderful historical photographs from the Ku-ring-gai Library Local History collection we have created a collection of online puzzles that you can access from home via Jigsaw Planet. We’ve created puzzles for range of ages so please take a moment to enjoy a puzzle and help us piece together our local history.

Amplify

Ku-ring-gai Library has a collection of fascinating interviews from local residents capturing their memories and experiences of Ku-ring-gai’s history.  A selection of these interviews are available on Amplify through the State Library of NSW. Amplify allows members of the community to assist in the transcription of oral history interviews online.

We are looking for volunteers who would like to assist with transcribing these interviews from home. To get started please follow the links below. Contact Local History staff if you have any questions.

Seniors

Coping with COVID-19 webinar series

With loneliness and anxiety among older residents on the rise due to the lockdown, The Resilience Centre and Ku-ring-gai Council are teaming up to offer support. 
Coping with COVID-19 webinar series

Free online exercises:

And some places you might like to explore online:

Exercise and relaxation classes

Kids Wild at Home

Wild at Home is a Wildflower Garden initiative connecting the community to online environmental education, school incursions and a range of nature-focused at-home activities during the Greater Sydney lockdowns.

Envirotube

Envirotube: watch home tours, find out about our local wildlife, native bees or how to convert your pool to a pond. Over 10 years worth of fabulous local videos for your viewing pleasure.

Around the home 

Native Bees – are you one of our hundreds of residents who foster native bee hives for us or are you keen to in the future? Find out how to care for your hive and keep up to date as we share live content in the coming weeks.

Our Sustainable Living page shares easy DIY, gardening tips, cooking with native foods and how to grab a discounted compost or worm farm.

Top tips for making your home more sustainable in the lead up to colder weather we have everything you need on the Sustainable homes page – broken down into all areas of the home.

Now is the time to prepare your bushfire plan and ensure you are ready should a bushfire, storm or flood occur. Simply enter your address and find out your homes top hazards here Climate Wise Communities.

Claim one of our many Community Rebates: from bushfire retrofits to pool pump replacement and water tanks, we have you covered.

Art and drama

Visit Ku-ring-gai Art Centre for its current online exhibitions:

Ku-ring-gai Art Centre also offers online tours of tutors home studios over on its Facebook page.

Other activities