Home-based Recreation

Bored sitting at home because of the Covid-19 virus outbreak? Need some crazy ideas of what to do? You might (re)discover here a recreation interest that un-bores you, one that suits your natural talents or developed abilities.  It might even help your job prospects.

If you only undertake the activities you know, you will rarely tap new skills. New talents discovered through having fun will add depth to all other aspects of your life, including employment skills.

Choosing new recreation pursuits is therefore a process of self-discovery, leading to improved self-esteem, self-awareness and the scope to use the new-found talents and abilities to better your life and the lives of people important to you. 

Listed below are many recreation interests that you could reasonably do at home.

If you want more information about any given activity, google the name of the interest and the city/town in which you live.

If you found this page helpful, please drop a note in the Comments section below. Thank you.

  • Art
  • Art appreciation
  • Astronomy
  • Beading
  • Billiards and related games
  • Bird-watching
  • Board games
  • Bonsai
  • Botany
  • Car maintenance
  • Carpentry
  • Carving
  • Ceramics
  • Chess
  • China painting
  • Classical music
  • Clay modelling
  • Composing music
  • Computers
  • Cooking
  • Country Music playing/listening
  • Craft activities
  • Creative arts and crafts
  • Creative Memories
  • Creative writing
  • Cribbage
  • Crocheting
  • Dancing
  • Darts
  • Dog obedience training
  • Do-it-yourself/ handyperson
  • Doll making
  • Drawing
  • Dressmaking
  • Embroidery
  • Entomology
  • Environmental interests
  • Exercise Bicycle riding
  • Fabric crafts
  • Feng Shui
  • French polishing
  • Furniture restoration
  • Garden Shed "Retreat"
  • Gardening
  • Genealogy
  • Guitar playing / lessons
  • Helping others
  • Heritage awareness
  • Historical studies
  • Interior decorating
  • Internet activities
  • Jazz dancing
  • Knitting
  • Language learning
  • Leatherwork
  • Magic/illusion
  • Meditation
  • Model making
  • Model Trains
  • Mosaics
  • Motor maintenance
  • Musical appreciation
  • Musical instrument
  • Natural history
  • Nature studies
  • Needlework
  • Online courses for pleasure / learning
  • Origami
  • Painting
  • Pets Care
  • Philately
  • Photography
  • Picture framing
  • Poetry - reading, writing, listening
  • Portrait painting/ sketching
  • Pottery
  • Puppetry
  • Quilting
  • Reading
  • Restoring cars/engines
  • Scrapbooking
  • Sculpture
  • Self defence classes (online?)
  • Self-development activities
  • Silk-screening
  • Singing
  • Sketching
  • Snooker
  • Soft furnishings
  • Spinning and weaving
  • Spirituality interests
  • Story telling
  • Story writing
  • Table tennis
  • Tai chi
  • Tap dancing
  • Tapestry
  • Toy making
  • Trampolining
  • Upholstering
  • Volunteer activities
  • Walking for pleasure
  • Weaving
  • Woodcarving
  • Woodwork
  • Writing
  • Yoga

Got one I should add?  Put it in the Comments below. :)

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A comprehensive and great list Peter !.
..what about Cycling ? (Exercise bike or Indoor trainer)

Jim Binder
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