Planning another weekend of government sanctioned lockdown walks? Whilst it’s important for your wellness to get out for some fresh air, there are other forms of lockdown entertainment that will help you pass the hours by – and they don’t include a ten hour Netflix binge session.
Visit a Digital Expedition
Whilst we’re missing the cultural stimulation that comes with spending in a day at one of our favourite museums, at least we can still visit some virtually. With some of the worlds most famous museums offering virtual exhibitions, from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to our very own British Museum (you can also visit the Picasso Museum, New York’s Guggenheim Museum and Musee D’Orsay in Paris), it’s the perfect way to explore some of the best art in the world, all while in your pyjamas.
Online Escape Room
It’s safe to say most of us have given up on our weekly Zoom quizzes. So, if you’re looking for an alternative way to shake up group calls, rather than looking blankly at each other on screen, an online escape room is always a good option. Most are for around 2-10 players, and from Harry Potter themed adventures to virtual Panic Rooms, there’s plenty of offerings to suit your preferences.
Home Wine Tasting
Dry January is well and truly behind us, and with still no idea when the pubs and bars are yet to reopen, we’d like to shake up our at-home drinking a notch. A virtual wine tasting is a great way to learn more about your favourite wines (whilst of course sampling them too), and you can impress your friends once we’re allowed out again by revelling in your new knowledge. Some of our favourites include Laithwaite’s, Waitrose and Rockitfish, who offer a wine and cheese experience.
Virtual Cookery Class
If wine isn’t your thing, you can always partake in a virtual cookery class instead. Whatever your preference for cuisine may be, there’s a course to go with it; and there’s plenty of free and paid-for options around. From Chinese food to sugar crafting courses you can take over a number of weeks. you can learn a skill that will benefit you long after lockdown has ended.
Explore Some New Music
Perfect alongside your favourite novel, or just whilst relaxing of a weekend, why not stretch the boundaries of your musical preferences with a new playlist. Spotify and Apple Music even create playlists based on your current preferences. You could try a new genre, or some new artists. Or, spend a few hours listening to a different radio station for a fresh change.
Further Your Education
If you’re aspiring to come out of lockdown as a more well-rounded individual, there’s the opportunity to enhance that through some online learning. You can take courses from Ivy League universities such as Stanford, Yale, MIT and much more, so why not stimulate your curious side by picking up some new knowledge?