Bored at home? Then get stuck into our epic list of streaming culture, movies, podcasts, games, workouts and learning – plus some curveballs.
A quarter of the world’s humans are at home right now. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re one of them. Yes, it’s important to stay safe indoors to protect ourselves and others – but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time. Time Out may have changed its name to Time In for now, but our mission to bring you the best culture, entertainment, food and fun from around the world hasn’t changed. So naturally, we wanted to create the ultimate list of things to do indoors – from curated lists of the best movies and greatest podcasts to indoor fitness, online learning, games to play, amazing live-streams to tune in to, and some offbeat activities dreamed up by creative people around the world.
As time goes by we’ll be updating, evolving and extending this list of fun things to do while you’re at home, so check back soon for more great indoor activities and streaming culture. You may be stuck at home, but stick with us and we promise you won’t be bored for a second.
80 actually fun things to do at home
Take an Instagram baking class
Being stuck inside has its upsides: namely that you’re never far from your kitchen. This definitely is not the time to worry about waistlines, and baking has all sorts of therapeutic effects (seriously – google it). But if your repertoire doesn’t go beyond chocolate fridge cake, don’t worry: ace London bakery Bread Ahead is streaming baking classes via Instagram. From doughnuts to brownies, there’s no limit to what these pros can help you create. Take their ingredient list on your next shopping run before tuning in.
Catch up on literary classics
You know that pile of books that you haven’t ever quite managed to get into? There’ll never be a better time to conquer it. We asked nine authors for the books that they’ll be finally finishing during lockdown. And if you’ve already exhausted your library, you can now access more than a million books for free online as part of the ‘National Emergency Library’. The Internet Archive has removed waiting lists from its comprehensive library of 1.4 million digitised books and other materials donated by libraries and universities around the world. Usually you’d have to join a queue before being able to ‘borrow’ anything from its collection. But now you can just dip into whatever you want, whenever.
Join a virtual choir
If the videos of cities in lockdown coming together to sing on their balconies left you with a lump in your throat, here’s your chance to add your vocal cords to one of several online choirs popping up around the world. The Sofa Singers is a free online singing event that aims to ‘bring people together from around the world to spark joy and human connection’. It involves hundreds of singers joining a Zoom call and learning a new song together. Lifefullness Live also runs a sing-a-log every weekday. You can either join a video call near you to sing with your neighbours, or stream the event on Instagram or Facebook.
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