October half term activities

Storytime with April

These short video are for parents, carers and teachers of children under 5 to start a conversation about disability and inclusion. At the end of the video you will find some short questions about the story to guide a discussion or you can download a pdf of the questions below. The stories are read by April Byrne, volunteer at the National Paralympic Heritage Trust with BSL interpretation by Marie Biswell. 

Wheelie Girl by Miriam Latimer

The questions sheet can be downloaded here

Freddie and the Fairy by Julia Donaldson and Karen George

The questions sheet can be downloaded here

Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

The questions sheet can be downloaded here

Sharing our Treasure

These short videos are for children under 10 to learn about objects in our Paralympic collection. Presented by Shaun Finegan, volunteer at the National Paralympic Heritage Trust with BSL interpretation by Marie Biswell.

Running blades

Paralympic Mascots


'Incredible Me' Learning Chest

Take a look at the activities we have in our 'Incredible Me' learning chest. These resources have been developed for children of all ages to develop an understanding about disability whilst learning about the Heritage of the Paralympics. These are fun and engaging activities for all the family to enjoy! Click here to view or download.


Tokyo 2021 Paralympic activities

Join in our online activities as we continue to look forward to the next Paralympics in Tokyo 2021.

Photos from our Family fun day in February half term

Family Fun Day at the Paralympic Heritage Centre Family Fun Day at the Paralympic Heritage Centre Family Fun Day activity table at the Paralympic Heritage Centre

Paralympic poster ideas created by children visiting Family Fun Day at the Paralympic Heritage CentreParalympic athlete poster ideas created by children visiting Family Fun Day at the Paralympic Heritage CentreParalympic medal ideas created by children visiting Family Fun Day at the Paralympic Heritage CentreParalympic athlete poster ideas created by children visiting Family Fun Day at the Paralympic Heritage Centre

Paralympic paper crane making

To celebrate the next Paralympic Summer Games in 2021 we would like to create a display using 100s of paper cranes. These will be featured at the Paralympic Heritage Flame Lighting event at Stoke Mandeville Stadium to launch the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Summer Games

Why paper cranes? At the last Paralympic Games in Tokyo, in 1964, paper crane garlands were given to the Paralympians as a symbol of ‘good luck’.

If you would like to order a Paralympic paper crane pack to make at home (£1+postage), please contact us at [email protected] 

Paper crane garlands made by Momoho Yamada at the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games

Spectators brought garlands of paper cranes to wish the athletes good luck

©Sally Haynes

Origami paper crane garlands

©Ian Brittain

Read paper crane maker Momoho Yamada's story here