Free Online Resources To Keep You Occupied

Here is a useful list of free online resources to keep you occupied that will hopefully help with all those stuck at home for the foreseeable future.

Free Online Resources To Keep You Occupied -Virtual tours

There are a wealth of virtual tours available on the internet. All these were provided from the site I hope they don’t mind passing on these very useful links.

  • Future Learn – Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.
  • Virtual Tours  – Virtual online tours – including zoos, landmarks in foreign countries, etc.
  • Aquarium – Georgia aquarium allowing you to tour under the sea


It won’t surprise you to learn that most news outlets on the internet are free to peruse. Even those that aren’t, such as the New York Times, The Times & The Telegraph will allow a limited number of free article views if you register with them. Certain newspapers are also offering free newspapers delivered to you for the coming weeks or months – check the Mirror and Sun websites for starters.

Free Online Resources To Keep You Occupied – Online learning

A wealth of learning information is available online, and I am reliable informed that The Open University is offering up some free courses at this difficult time. Check out their site for this amazing offer. The BBC offers free online language tuition too here. Open Culture has over 1,500 free courses from top Universities. Also, check out this range of short, free online courses 


Geography and nature

  • Tutorful – Top Geography websites, YouTube videos, and resources 

 Music & Arts

*Concerts online – Various concerts held without audiences to stream online for people having to stay at home – list of live streaming concerts


Such a growth industry, and most are free. There are podcasts on pretty much every topic on the planet. And very few charge. From sports to comedy to history to politics, there is a wealth of options for everyone. You can access them via a podcast app, via the Apple store, or the podcasters’ websites. 

Free Online Resources To Keep You Occupied – Youtube etc

An obvious place to go for free content. You can pay of course for a smoother experience, but if you can handle the advertising, then the site is free to view. And has an almost infinite amount of content.

Free Books

Kindle unlimited allows you to read books for free in exchange for a monthly fee. However, many authors will sell books for free anyway periodically, normally for a five day period. See what free titles are available online now.

But there’s more. Amazon today cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link