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Palace of Westminster

Overview

We have a range of games, videos and activities about Parliament for all ages. Use the tabs above to find content that suits you.

5-11 years

Games

 

Race Against Chime

Big Ben needs you to swing into action! Dangling from the Clock Tower can you clean the world's most famous clock face in time for the New Year celebrations?

 

Tour of Parliament

 Explore the fascinating and historical Palace of Westminster. What happens in the Royal Robing Room? And who handcuffed themselves to a statue in St Stephen's Hall?

 

Who am I?

Who opens Parliament every year? What is the person in charge of the Government called? Who sits on the Woolsack in the House of Lords?

 

Articles and animations

 

Parliament explained

So what goes on in the Westminster Parliament? We don't think it should be a mystery. Written in plain English, these articles and animations give the homework-busting basics for understanding Parliament.

 

Downloadable resources

 

Parliament, laws and you

Key Stage 2: Parliament, laws and youAn illustrated booklet about Parliament focusing on how laws are made. Follow the story of Froggypop - will the government ban everyone's favourite fizzy drink? 

11-14 years

Games

 

MyUK

MyUKTake charge of Britain and create a country to call your own. Choose and pass new laws, customise your country and pursue your personal vision of the UK. For ages 13-15 years.

 

 

MP For A Week

MP For A WeekStep into the shoes of an MP. Decide on laws, debate with other MPs, deal with the media, make a speech in the House of Commons Chamber and meet ministers and your constituents. Can you keep your party and your voters happy to survive the week?

 

Race Against Chime

Big Ben needs you to swing into action! Dangling from the Clock Tower can you clean the world's most famous clock face in time for the New Year celebrations?

 

Activities

 

Houses of History

 

Houses of HistoryThis is no ordinary timeline. Watch playful animations while exploring nearly one thousand years of British and parliamentary history.

 

Videos

 

The General Election Xplained

Comedian Jay Foreman presenting The General Election XplainedFollow comedian Jay Foreman as he explains the general election process, in a fun and accessible way, and asks questions like why young people should take part.

 

You've got the power

An animated guide to the work and role of Parliament.

 

MPs: In their own words

Watch MPs talk politics and Parliament in 40 video clips. Twelve MPs, including the Commons Speaker, offer their views on how Parliament works and life in the House of Commons in these 1-3 minute interview clips.

 

Articles and animations

 

Parliament explained

So what goes on in the Westminster Parliament? We don't think it should be a mystery. Written in plain English, these articles and animations give the homework-busting basics for understanding Parliament.

 

Downloadable resources

 

My Parliamentary Scrap Book

Key Stage 3: My Parliamentary Scrap BookExplore Parliament with this colourful scrap book full of notes, images, activities and fun facts about the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

14-18 years

Games

 

MyUK

MyUKTake charge of Britain and create a country to call your own. Choose and pass new laws, customise your country and pursue your personal vision of the UK. For ages 13-15 years.

 

 

MP For A Week

Step into the shoes of an MP. Decide on laws, debate with other MPs, deal with the media, make a speech in the House of Commons Chamber and meet ministers and your constituents. Can you keep your party and your voters happy to survive the week?

 

Race Against Chime

Big Ben needs you to swing into action! Dangling from the Clock Tower can you clean the world's most famous clock face in time for the New Year celebrations?

 

Activities

 

Houses of History

Houses of HistoryThis is no ordinary timeline. Watch playful animations while exploring nearly one thousand years of British and parliamentary history.

 

Videos

 

The General Election Xplained

Comedian Jay Foreman presenting The General Election XplainedFollow comedian Jay Foreman as he explains the general election process, in a fun and accessible way, and asks questions like why young people should take part.

 

Democracy? You decide

Author and journalist, Danny Wallace, takes a light-hearted look at our system of governance.

 

MPs: In their own words

Watch MPs talk politics and Parliament in 40 video clips. Twelve MPs, including the Commons Speaker, offer their views on how Parliament works and life in the House of Commons in these 1-3 minute interview clips.

 

Articles and animations

 

Parliament explained

So what goes on in the Westminster Parliament? We don't think it should be a mystery. Written in plain English, these articles and animations give the homework-busting basics for understanding Parliament.

 

Downloadable resources

 

The Tower of Power

Key Stage 4: The Tower of PowerKey Stage 4 students will get all the basics of what goes on 'behind the portcullis' in this magazine-style introduction to Parliament.

General Elections Explained

Watch as comedian Jay Foreman explores what happens during a general election and questions why young people should take part. Available to order for key stage 3 and 4 students.

Printed resources

View our range of free printed resources for key stages 2 to 4, available in English and Welsh to download from our website or order for your students.