Free Audio Adventure

In a now>press>play Experience, the children put on wireless headphones and are plunged into the world of their topic. Immersed in sound, they become the main character in a story, meeting people, discovering places and solving problems, on an educational adventure they’ll never forget.

now>press>play At Home Package
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Learn at Home with now>press>play!

How does it work?

  1. Write North, South, East, West on paper and stick one on each wall*
  2. Put on wireless headphones (if you have them)
  3. Stand in the centre of the room and… now press play!
  4. Follow the instructions in the story
  5. Afterwards have a discussion and use the follow-on activities

*If your child is listening to a Reception story, you don’t need to do this.

Top tips:

  • Your Audio Adventure will be enhanced if you use wireless headphones / earbuds
  • You will equally have fun if you play it out loud
  • Join in - it’s fun to do together!

Share your Audio Adventure At Home with us on Twitter or Facebook and use the hashtag #nppAtHome.

Having technical difficulties? Read our Support & Troubleshooting Document.

Support & Troubleshooting

  • Go to Learn at Home on the now>press>play website:
  • If your school or your child’s school has subscribed to now>press>play enter your password in the box provided labelled ‘Password’ and click ‘Enter’.
  • Your browser will remember this password and won’t ask for it again unless you change device or clear your history/cookies cache.
  • If your school or your child’s school hasn’t yet signed up to now>press>play click on ‘Free’ and you’ll have access to all the Experiences we’ve opened up to the public.

Using now>press>play At Home

  • You’ll now have access to ExperiencesInstructions on how to do them at home, and Resources and an Set Up Guide for each one, which you can download or open online.
  • Under the header and synopsis for each Experience you should see an audio box from Soundcloud with a time in the bottom right between 12:00 and 30:00 minutes.


  • To play the Experience just click the pink > button.
  • To look at the Set Up Guide or Resources such as ‘Storyboard’ online just click the pink underlined word.

Errors on page

  • If you can’t see the SoundCloud box and instead see a greyed error message like the one below.

Follow these steps:

  1. Try refreshing the page. In most cases, playback hiccups are only temporary.
  2. Check to make sure you have the latest version of your browser, and Flash installed.
  3. Clear your browser's cache and cookies, and then restart it.
  4. Disable any extensions or ad-blocking plugins that could be blocking SoundCloud from working properly and add to the exceptions list in the plug-in settings of your browser.
  5. If you’re in a school, check to see if they have restrictions on accessing SoundCloud on the network.
  6. Try a different browser (such as Firefox, or Chrome) to see if it is a local issue on your browser.
  7. Contact or DM us on Twitter or Facebook.

We’re happy to help so contact us at or DM us on Twitter or Facebook.

If you’re a teacher at a now>press>play subscribed school and would like to suggest we add a different Experience or have any other feedback or queries, please get in touch

Want to find out more or arrange a demo in your school?