A host explains her recipe during a cooking Airbnb Online Experience.

Take Virtual Trips From Home For Out-Of-School Learning

While physical learning is back in full swing for schools, extracurricular activities and field trips are still limited as social distancing measures remain in place. According to a new study of parents[1], participation in extracurricular activities is down 30 percent for children that typically take part in at least one structured activity during an average week, and has dropped nearly 50 percent for kids that typically take part in multiple activities.

Through Airbnb’s new collection of Online Experiences, Field Trips, parents can now send their kids on a virtual trip of discovery to help broaden kids’ horizons by tapping into a network of experts based all over the world.

Through these educational experiences hosted by passionate and expert hosts, parents can send their kids on a virtual trip of discovery with some of the world’s brightest and bravest. From embarking on a leopard safari tour with the little ones to becoming a self-proclaimed stay-at-home chef, there’s something for every type of curious kid to keep them occupied during the partial lockdown.

Check out these kid-friendly Online Experiences for the young ones to explore in their next virtual adventure.

1. Go On a Leopard Safari in Sri Lanka

Experience the thrill of leopard safari adventure and see wildlife up in the comfort of travellers’ homes because Airbnb has sprung up to bring the sights and sounds of the bush into the living rooms.

2. Weaving with Tees

Looking for non-regular art and craft classes? It’s time to upcycle old clothing and t-shirts into practical rugs and mats. This activity is also suitable for kids who are keen to develop hands-on art and creativity skills.

3. K-pop concert & Dance class for beginner

Locked in and bored out of minds? Put your best foot forward and learn new choreography in this virtual K-pop dance class. The next pop star could be just right beside you – your kid!

4. Philippines, Food, Drinks, History

The smallest of hands can be surprisingly good in the kitchen, get those sleeves rolled up for some good cooking fun with kids because it’s about time to learn the basics of Pinoy cuisine!

5. Learn About a Traditional Chinese Musical Instrument

Whether it’s for virtual learning or just to let kids have experience with the Gu Zheng, a traditional Chinese musical instrument, this Online Experience can be a great way to hear more about music while connecting to Chinese culture and history.

For more ways to keep your kids busy this year, check out this collection features more than 75 Online Experiences hosted from over 20 countries and varies in duration from 45 minutes to 2 hours.


[1] Based on a sample of 2,000 responses to a voluntary September 2020 survey sent to a representative sample of primary caretakers of children between the ages of 6 and 14 years old. No payment or other incentive was provided in exchange for completing the survey.