5 fun things to do at home in lockdown

Whilst we all know lockdown is necessary to keep our loved ones safe, there’s no escaping the fact that it can be pretty boring at times; not to mention the impact it can have on your mental health. Staying busy and keeping up your morale with fun activities is key to staying happy during lockdown - which is why we’re making it our mission to share 5 fun ideas a week for you to try at home. We’ll be creating a new article packed with new activities every Monday until lockdown is lifted so without further ado let’s dive in our seventh week of activities.

Meet up for a coffee with a friend

With the first phase of the road map out of lockdown now in effect, you can now leave the house to meet a friend for a coffee or a picnic in an outdoor space. Now we know this one is technically something to do at home but the rules allow for it so we’re going to run with it! If you don’t live near a coffee shop then why not try making your own delicious coffee at home and popping it in a flask? 200 Degrees stock plenty of delicious beans, both whole and ground if you want to get the good stuff. 

Get the garden ready for BBQs and small gatherings

At the time of writing, starting from the 29th March, the rule of 6 makes its return. That means you can finally invite friends over and spend time catching up in the garden. If, like many of us, you’ve neglected your garden a bit over the winter then there’s never been a better time to give it a bit of a makeover in time for your friends popping over. We’re predicting that items such as BBQs, fire pits and gazebos will be in high demand when the 29th rolls around so if you don’t want to miss out then get in there early. House of Fraser have some pretty nice furniture in stock right now if you’re wondering where to start shopping.

 

Get crafty and make your own handbag 

We recently stumbled across this fun and time consuming (in a good way!) DIY bag kit from Handmade Nottingham. The kit comes with everything you need to get crafting and the finished product looks stunning. We’re particularly big fans of the unique bamboo handles. Take a peek at the full kit here. 

Image Credit: Handmade Nottingham

Image Credit: Handmade Nottingham

Treat yourself to a feast from Red’s True Barbecue

If you’re missing eating out at your favourite restaurants in the city centre then your’e not alone. Luckily, throughout lockdown, many restaurants have come up with creative ways of making their delicious dishes available for you to enjoy at home. Red’s True Barbecue have over 10 of their mouthwatering smoked BBQ dishes available to order on their website right now; with next day delivery available between Tuesday and Saturday. Every item is prepared by their team and then chilled so all you have to do is add the finishing touches when you’re in the mood for some smokey BBQ goodness. 

 

Send surprise gifts to your friends

Nothing beats receiving exciting items in the post, especially when you aren’t expecting them. If you have friends that are living alone or particularly struggling with lockdown then why not brighten up their day with a surprise gift? You don’t have to go overboard with this, even the smallest of gifts can have a big impact! The Tokenhouse are sure to have plenty of fun options available if you like this idea.

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