The end of the lockdowns is near (hopefully!) and I think it’s safe to say that we’re all getting to the stage where we are struggling to find things to keep us entertained? It doesn’t help that we know the end is in sight and it’s just those last few weeks that we need to get through.
Lets look at some free entertainment ideas you can do whilst at home to help make the next few weeks go a bit quicker
15+ Free Entertainment Ideas
1. Watch a Film
I know, you’ve already watched all of Netflix/Amazon Prime/Disney+ BUT did you know there are plenty of other great films you can watch and you don’t even need a subscription for them? 1,150 Free films to watch online right now
2. Have a wander around Buckingham Palace
3. Try a viral recipe
4. Watch a documentary
5. Grow you own from seeds and scraps
This is a great activity to do with the kids! Each time you have a piece of fruit or veg that contains seeds, keep some and see if you can get them to sprout. You can even regrow new veg from scraps
6. Go for a walk
Not just around the block, have a look at sites like Ramblers.org to find some new walking routes around your area.
7. Learn a language
Ever fancied learning a new language? Here’s a list of 48 languages you can learn for free online
8. Find a new podcast to listen to
There are so many great podcasts available, have a scroll through the charts on Spotify/iTunes or download the BBC Sounds app to see what they have to offer.
9. Try Yoga or Pilates
YouTube channels such as Yoga with Adrienne provide so much fantastic free content that you really have no excuse not to give it a try. We all know how important it is to move our bodies and yoga is a great way to do that without it being too strenuous.
10. Join the worlds largest treasure hunt
Next time you go out for a family walk check to see if there is a geocaching sites near by. You can download the app for free and take it up as a new hobby.
11. Have ‘Freezer Tapas’
Everyone has some random bits kicking around in the back of the freezer, rather than ignoring them why not get them all out and have a freezer tapas dinner – it uses up the food you already have, makes some more room in the freezer and it makes for an interesting dinner.
12. Spa Night
Run a bath, light some candles and relax for a bit. Why not try making an at home face mask?
13. Join the library
I know, all the libraries are closed at the moment but have you heard of BorrowBox? It’s essentially your library but in an app and gives you access to hundred of free e-books and audio books.
14. Learn a card game
I remember one time when I was maybe 8, we had a power cut and we were bored so my Dad decided to teach us how to play Patience (Solitaire) and I love it! From that point on, every time I’d say I was bored they’d ask if I’d played a game of Patience yet and without fail it would keep me busy for at least an hour. Here’s a great list of card games everyone should learn how to play!
15. Visit a mystery house
I found out about the Winchester Mystery House from a podcast I listen to and it’s absolutely fascinating. Head over to their website to hear the story and take a virtual tour of the houses 160 rooms and staircases that lead to nowhere.