Fun things to do at home

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As everyone is getting more accustomed to staying at home and isolating, we are getting more ideas of things to do to keep you happy and occupied. This blog features more great ideas from the Euan’s Guide Forum which you can join today by clicking this link.

Hop on the banana bread trend

For a lot of people banana bread has been a consistent family favourite, but in the past few weeks more and more people are trying recipes so their old fruit isn’t going to waste. This brilliant banana loaf recipe is an easy quick bake and can also be frozen to eat at a later date. Click here to read the recipe on BBC Good Food.

Make a playlist

Now would be a great time to compile your favourite songs into different categories based on mood, feeling, activity or memory. On the Euan’s Guide Forum, Abby has shared the playlists created by VisitBritain that relate to specific locations, for example “London Calling” and “Sounds of Manchester.” Is your city mentioned? What songs would you have chosen?

Dance workshops

Sadler Wells have launched a series of online dance workshops to help you stay active during this time. They're also streaming some live performances if you're in need of some dance inspiration! 

Also, Born to Boogie have launched weekly dance classes on Friday evening to help keep everyone moving and boogy-ing!

Reading Challenges and Book Clubs

Dymocks have created a Reading Challenge for 2020 if you're looking for some inspiration on what book to read next or if you'd like a bit of a change of genre.

Caro Llewellyn has been interviewing writers from all over the world in a global virtual book club. Guests include Pulitzer-prize winner Andrew Sean Greer, Amanda Palmer and Aleksandar Hemon. To find out more visit Together Remotely.

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Piano lessons

If you have an old piano or keyboard lying around why not spend some free time trying to master the instrument? Home School Piano are offering free access to their piano lessons until September 1st. Click here to start today.

Online tutorials 

Studio 3 Arts are broadcasting online tutorials for people over the age of 55 in flower arranging, curry cooking and costume design. They also have creative worksheets with lots of interesting activities that can be downloaded and done at home. 

Ceilidh from your couch

For the Scots (or anyone else who fancies experiencing a Ceilidh!) every Saturday at 5pm Scottish Celidh Band Reely Jiggered are broadcasting a Facebook Live from their home in Gourock, Scotland. Get your feet tapping from the comfort of your own living room. Click the link to find out more.

Thank you to everyone for giving your suggestions and we can’t wait to read more. As well as sharing new ideas we would love if you could also think back to a time when you were out and about and had a good experience because of accessibility. We are still here to enjoy and post your disabled access reviews!

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Written by Kayleigh O'Neill, Communications Intern

Tags: recommendations, Isolation, things to do in lockdown


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