Play Fridays: Online

Coronavirus closure

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Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
Fridays in term time | 11am, 12 noon, 2pm
£4 per child and accompanying adult | £2 for members
Family fun

Bring your under-5s on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum and the collection with your family through song, dance and stories led by early years facilitators in an online format. 

Please note: sessions are currently online due to England coronavirus restrictions. Tickets go on sale two weeks in advance and ticket sales finish at 4pm on the Thursday before the session.

About Play Fridays

Join Paul, Dani and Jenny for playful and engaging sessions for under-5s!

Each one will take your family on a different journey, encouraging you and your little one to learn and play together. During these sessions your facilitator will lead you in creative and playful activities that will support the development of your child, providing you with a toolkit of activities to use even outside of these sessions. 

Play Fridays is suitable for under-5s.

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  • Sessions are currently running online every Friday during term time.
  • Tickets will be released two weeks before each session to avoid block-booking.

Important information for online sessions

  • Online sessions will be held via Zoom. This application is not affiliated with the museum. We have staff monitoring every session and will eject participants behaving inappropriately. We advise that you take the time to read the terms and conditions on Zooms website for your own information and safety.
  • Tickets are required for all children. Adults are free and do not require a ticket. 
  • Tickets can be booked online using the link above. 
  • The Zoom link and suggested materials list will be sent out the Thursday evening before the session. You do not need to have the materials in order to participate in the session. 
  • If you have any problems, please email 

How do I join a live online workshop?

  1. Book your ticket through the link above.
  2. You will receive an email confirming your order.
  3. On the Thursday evening before your session, you will receive an email containing a link and password to the prescheduled workshop. The email will also let you know about any suggested materials you might need. 
  4. When it is time for the session, click the link on your email. This will take you to your chosen event which is being hosted through an application called Zoom. You will be asked for your meeting ID and Password. These should come up automatically, but if not they can be found on your original email.
  5. Once you’re in the workshop, you will be asked to choose to connect audio in three different ways. We recommend using computer audio.
  6. If you sign in before the workshop begins you will be asked to wait in a virtual waiting room.
  7. When you join the session please have your camera on. This allows staff to ensure all participants are expected. 
  8. When the workshop begins you can choose to have your video on or off. We will only interact with participants who have their camera on. If you do not want to be interacted with please switch off your camera.
  9. When the session starts, have your camera pointing at eye level and your microphone on mute. You can control your microphone and video on the bottom of the Zoom page.
  10. The facilitator will ask questions and if you would like to answer a question, the host will unmute your microphone for you to talk directly to them. Please note that you are in a session with many other participants, so be considerate of others.
  11. There is a chat room attached to the workshop room. Please use this for technical questions such as my audio is not working etc. Our host will assist you as best as they can.
  12. If you are planning to keep your video on please be mindful of what’s behind you. Think about having a solid wall behind you or turning on the virtual background if you would like some privacy.
  13. These sessions are monitored at all times. Any behaviour deemed to be inappropriate will result in participants being removed from the session and being reported to the appropriate authorities where necessary.
  14. We support independent learning for children but we hold the safety and well-being of children in higher regard. Therefore we ask that an adult is present when children are partaking.
  15. Your host will inform you when the session is finished. When you have finished, close your tab and sign out of Zoom if you signed in at the beginning.

Important Information: For on-site sessions

We hope to return to on site sessions when government guidance allows. If you have a ticket booked for an online session and the session is moved on site, you will be contacted as soon as possible. 

  • Your ticket will provide entry to the Museum
  • Please meet the facilitator in the Propeller Space
  • Face masks must be worn during the session for those over 11 years, unless exempt. 
  • Capacity is limited for these sessions to ensure social distancing can be maintained throughout
  • Resources will not be shared between family units
  • Resources and furniture will be cleaned before and after sessions
  • Families will be encouraged to wash their hands when they enter the room
  • We ask that all buggies are left in the Propeller Space, except where babies are sleeping.
  • Find out how Royal Museums Greenwich are keeping visitors safe