The National Trust - For free entry to NT properties during term-time, apply for a yearly Education Group Membership (2011 price £34.50). The NT now require HE families to have public liability insurance (min. indemnity of £5m) in order to take advantage of this type of membership. If you belong to an HE group, get together and purchase cheap public liability insurance from someone like Finance ReDirect for about £54/yr. Then purchase the Education Group Membership as an HE group not a family; this allows up to 50 children/students plus attending adults during each single visit. For around £90 a year, many families (max. 50 kids) can benefit from this educational discount.
English Heritage - Free Educational visits - Home Educating families are admitted free to properties at the booking office’s discretion. Bookings need to be made in advance and it is easier and often necessary to prove you are home educating. Proof of HE can be by way of membership to EO, HEAS etc or other HE groups or sometimes with a National Trust Education Group Membership card if you have one
Below is just a small sample of what resources are available FREE online:
Kahn Academy - Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free
Woodlands Junior school - Interactive activities & games for math, science, literacy, history and much more.
BBC Schools - "Learning resources for home and school"
Mathematics Enhancement Programme - Resources from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching
Science News for Kids - "a Website devoted to science news for children of ages 9 to 14."
Bibliomania - Free Online Literature with more than 2000 Classic Texts
Scratch - create and share your own interactive stories, games, music and art.