Things To Do When You’re in Lock Down (COVID-19)

Things To Do When You’re In Lock Down

Bored?  Trying to think of things to do when you’re in Lock Down?  MY RANGGO is here to help!

Many people are just not used to being at home for long periods of time.  So this extended Enhanced Community Quarantine is hard to take. There is only so much TikTok, Facebook and Instagram you can view before it feels like you have seen them already.

MY RANGGO has pulled together some free activities and sites that you can enjoy from your own home.


Things to do when in Lock DownThings To Do When You’re In Lock Down –Visit the Zoo

A number of zoos around the World have Live Cam or Livestream.

Click on the zoo name to visit some of their animals

Atlanta Zoo: Panda Cam

Georgia Aquarium

Houston Zoo

Shedd Aquarium Chicago 

San Diego Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium Sharks!!!

National Aquarium Baltimore

Aquarium of the Pacific Shark Lagoon

Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Seattle Aquarium Harbour Seals

Seattle Aquarium Otter Cam


Things to do when in Lock DownThings To Do When You’re In Lock Down – Theme Parks & Rides

Click on the bold title to view.

Dream Disney – enjoy 360 degree views on Disney Rides.

Universal Orlando Resort – enjoy 360 degree views at Universal



Things to do when in Lock Down MY RANGGOThings To Do When You’re In Lock Down – Museums & Art Galleries

There are many Museums and Art Galleries offering virtual tours of their museums or exhibits via Google Arts & Culture.

Click on the bold title to visit them.

The British Museum, London – Visit the entrance to the British Museum and then select rooms to visit from the gallery below it.

Guggenheim Museum, New York – Enter the main page, then select each room from the gallery below the main screen

Musée d’Orsay, Paris France offers an online tour. The Gallery at the bottom of the main page will take you to different rooms in the museum.

The Louvre, France offers three online virtual tours of Egyptian Antiquities, The Remains of the Louvre Moat, Galerie D’Apollon and the Exhibition:  the Advent of the Artist.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea 

Pergamon Museum, Berlin allows you to visit images of their exhibits, click on each image and information will come up about the ancient antiquity from Pergamon

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam google Arts & Culture allows you to visit this art gallery in Amsterdam where you can get up close and personal with the paintings

Van Gogh Museum – holds the Worlds largest collection of paintings, drawings and personal letters, by Vincent van Gogh.


Vatican City Museum offers 360 degree tours of its rooms, museums and chapels

The John Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Museu de Arte de Säo Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, Brazil

Uffizi Gallery Florence

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Fine Art Boston



Things to do when you're in Lock Down MY RANGGOThings To Do When You’re In Lock Down – Exercise & Peace of Mind

There are videos on Youtube as well as free Live Videos via Yoga and Gym Facebook pages, during lock down.

Click on the bold title to view.

30 minute Crossfit – Follow Manila’s Lester Lagos on Facebook for daily 30 minute Cross-fit exercises.  Lester is a freelance fitness coach based in Manila.  Scroll down to find Day 1 and start from there.   If you don’t usually do any exercise, take it slowly and maybe only do 5-10 of each exercise and repeat twice.

Yoga for Beginners

Yoga for Runners

Free yoga classes with YogaPlus – 60 Minute free online classes for meditation.

Free yoga classes with Beyond Yoga – Free live stream yoga classes with Beyond Yoga 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 7:00

Pure Barre Go

PopSugar Challenges

Free access to 24Go App – during the COVID-19 Crisis

Daily Physical Education Class for kids with Joe Wicks.  Subscribe to Joe’s Youtube Channel and exercise along with him.

Train with Thor! Chris Hemsworth is offering a free 6 week virtual workout

Own Your Goals – 30 days free access (from 24th March) to 100’s of workouts, yoga, hiit Pilates, dance, nutrition and well-being articles to support you through this

Free Mediation and Ambient Music – free download by Moby


Things to do when you're in Lock Down MY RANGGOThings To Do When You’re In Lock Down – Travel the World & Space!

There are many cities that have interactive online guides.  Travel the World from the comfort of your own home!

Click on the Bold Title to visit:

Explore Intramuros – page down to ‘Discover This Place’ and click on the images with a little man, for a 360 street view.  Check out the Stories section to learn more about Manila’s Old Walled City.

Explore Temples, Cathedrals and historical sites from around the World via Google’s Arts and Culture Street View platform

London, UK – Katie is a multi award-winning London history blogger.  Follow her on her tours as she takes a walk around Tower Hill, Covent Garden, Borough and Trafalgar Square.

New York & Taiwan – ActionKid takes you on walks in New York and Taiwan. Subscribe to ActionKid on Youtube and follow him as he takes various walks around New York.

London, Brighton, Nice, Paris, Cannes, Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga – Watched Walker has a lot of walking tours. Subscribe to Watched Walker on Youtube and follow him as he takes various walks around these cities.

Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana, London, Montevideo in Uruguay, Madrid, Marrakech, Lisoa in Portugal, New York, Mexico City – with Wanna Walk walking tours

Italy & Belgrade with StillWanderer

Historic Sites with ProWalk Tours. ProWalk Tours has walking tours from all over the World, including historic archaeological sites in Italy and Rome.  Some of his video are 360 degree which you control using a direction marker in the corner.

National Parks – visit 5 National Parks, with an experienced guide.  Parks include Kenai Fjords Alaska, Hawai’I Volcanoes, Carlsbad Caverns New Mexico, Bryce Canyon Utah, Dry Tortugas Florida

Houston’s Space Center–  download the app and visit the Space Center in Houston


Things to do when you're in Lock Down MY RANGGOThings To Do When You’re In Lock Down – Reading & Learning

There are many online sites offering free book downloads, including Childrens Books.  Click on the Bold Title to go to the sites.

Cambridge University Press is offering free access to over 700 Higher Education academic books.

Coursera – have a range of free online courses

Free Audio Books & Poetry  – listed Alphabetically. Includes Children’s Stories and books.

3,336 Free Audio Children’s Books – Listed by popularity

1,500 Free Online Courses – Please note If you want to enroll in a free version of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) only select those listed as “Full Course, No Certificate” (edX) or “Audit” (Coursera) option.  Otherwise you will be charged.

Free Educational Classes for Pre-schoolers – Subscribe to Adarna House on Youtube for FREE fun and educational online classes for preschool kids. Features songs, animation and lots of learning and workbooks you can download.

Free Photography Classes – from Nikon, running throughout April

Free Play Pack Download for Kids – Skyscanner has released a free download Play Pack for little travelers, fun games, coloring and word searches


Things to do when in Lock down MY RANGGOThings To Do When You’re In Lock Down – Live Music & Performing Arts

Many artists are live streaming or uploading video’s to their websites or facebook pages

Click on the bold titles to access.

Contemporary Music

Sheryl Crow – Sheryl Crow has pledged to upload a new at home music video every day, from her back catalog.

Postmodern Jukebox – Modern day artists sing Jazz and 40’s inspired versions of contemporary songs.

REO Brothers – Fan of the 60’s and The Beatles? Follow and like the REO Brothers from Tacloban.

Puhon: A Ben&Ben FB Live Event for the COVID-19 Efforts  – The band Ben & Ben will be hosting an online performance on March 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM via their Facebook Page.  For donations to their advocacy, you can go to their GoGetFunding Page

Bayanihan Musikahan: Ryan Cayabyab and other Filipino Artists –  A free concert series via Facebook Live, as a channel for solidarity and entertainment. Started March 23, 2020 and features different artists daily.

Artists to perform include Lea Salonga; Zsa Zsa Padilla; Jaya; Martin Nievera; Jed Madela; Ebe Dancel; Chito Miranda; Raymund Marsigan; Cherie Gil; Agot Isidro; Jim Paredes; Noel Cabangon; Aicelle Santos; Morissette; Christian Bautista; Mark Bautista; Nyoy Volante; Ice Seguerra; Dingdong Avanzado; Juris Fernandez; Karylle; Yael Yuzon; Sitti; Jett Pangan; Tanya Manalang; Robert Sena; Isay Alvarez; Raymond Lauchengco; Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo; Bayang Barrios; The Company; Gian Magdangal; Gab Pangilinan; Reb Atadero; Michael Williams and Red Concepcion.

Let’s keep up the good fight against COVID-19 by making our pledges to these links: (for BPI Debit/Credit Cards only)


Live Online Earth Day Reggae Jam – 28th March 2020, one-off online concert.  featuring Budoy with Balandra Soundsystem (Cebu) |  Brownbuds (Cebu) | Collie Herb (Manila) | Cali Island (Bacolod)| Enchie (Dumaguete) | Jason In Town (Bukidnon) | Jeck Pipil & Peacepipe (Manila) | Kuerdas (General Santos) | Nairud Sa Wabad (Davao) | Sativa (Iloilo)


The Greene Space – A Celebration of the Music of Memphis Minnie recorded at the New York Guitar Festival.  Memphis Minnie was one of the first blues artists to go electric in 1942. Big names like Chuck Berry, Big Mama Thornton and Muddy Waters cite her influence in their own music.

JazzAscona – a Facebook group set up for musicians and fans to share and listen to performances during COVID-19 Lock Down

Montreux Jazz Festival – 50 Jazz Concerts available to stream including performances by  Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple, Carlos Santana.  To access click on the bold title at the start of this section.  Then enter the code FREEMJF1M. 


Performing Arts

Broadway Shows – 7 days free access to video’s of Broadway Shows ($8.99 a month thereafter) , just remember to cancel your subscription on Day 7.  Credit Card required.

The National Theatre UK – Free live stream of plays, every Thursday from 2 April 2020, at 7pm (UK) – 2am Philippine time. Each play will be free to watch for one week and available via their Youtube channel.

Cirque du Soleil – free access to video specials of shows by Cirque du Soleil, as well as Youtube Links and exercise classes.

Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals – Every Friday Andrew Lloyd Webber will release one of his Musicals on a Youtube channel.  The musical will be launched at 7pm British Summer Time or 2am Philippine time.  It will be available for 48 hours.  Click on the bold title to subscribe.  3rd April – Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat.   10th April – Jesus Christ Superstar


Classical Music and Opera

Bavarian State Opera – Broadcasting videos and livestream’s every Monday until 19th April 2020

Glyndebourne’s Mozart Festival – Glyndebourne, UK is showing concerts from their recent Mozart Festival, online

  • Die Entführung aus dem Serail – Mozart’s first Viennese opera is available until 20th May.  A young Spanish noblewoman Konstanze has been abducted by pirates together with her English maid Blonde, and Pedrillo, her betrothed Belmonte’s valet.
  • Don Giovanni – is available until 11th September 2020.  Mozart’s Don Giovanni is insatiable and he’ll try it on with anyone whether high ranking or servant.  But one of his conquests results in murder and it all gets very messy for him.
  • More from Glyndebourne


Wigmore Hall UK – has a list of past classical performances, which can be viewed at any time

The Metropolitan Opera is livestreaming past Opera Performances, starting at 7.30PM Eastern Daylight Time (so 7.30am for the Philippines).  The livestreams stay up for 23 hours and are available on the Met Opera and on-demand apps (Apple, Amazon, Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV).  Just click ‘Browse and Preview” in the apps for connected TV.  Or “Explore the App” on tablets and mobile devices.

The Greene SpaceCellist Steven Isserlis at the The Greene Space; an intimate evening of music and conversation.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall – Back catalog is free if you redeem the voucher code listed on the website, before 31st March 2020.



Things to do when you're in Lock Down MY RANGGO

Things To Do When You’re In Lock Down – Free TV & Films

There are a few options for free TV and Films during lock down

Click on the bold titles to access them.

Amazon Prime – Amazon is offering a range of Children’s TV Shows for free; you don’t even have to be a member to view them.

308 Free Documentaries from the International Documentary Film Festival

1,000 Free Classic Movies

Netflix Party – Watch Netflix with friends? Yes it’s possible to watch a movie with your friends, even though they are in a different building, and chat whilst you watch.

646 He Man Cartoons

182 She Ra Princess of Power Cartoons

167 GI Joe A Real American Hero Cartoons

66 Episodes of The Adventures of The Galaxy Rangers


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