Ideas to combat cabin fever

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Whilst the lockdown continues here are a lots of things to help keep you motivated and busy.

From learning to cook your own Wagamama’s to Coldplay from your couch! Look at the abundance of free resources below for some ideas and links to our favourite ones!

Watch a play

The National Theatre is streaming live productions for free via YouTube every Thursday at 7pm. The RSC is also offering a range of ways to enjoy shows and features while the theatre is closed.

Binge watch TV

Now’s a good time to catch up on all those Netflix shows you missed. The Guardian has put together a list of hidden gems to stream. Also Disney+ is offering a one week free trial.

Take part in a pub quiz

Compete with friends and family with a live online quiz for every day of the week. Or find quizzes on every possible topic on Sporcle.

Do an art class

Look out for Grayson Perry’s upcoming new show to teach you the basics, or perhaps check out Sarah Richards watercolour lessons.

Check out a couch concert

What’s a couch concert I hear you ask? So many bands and artists are getting involved and broadcasting gigs and concerts on social media. Checkout the Billboard website to see all upcoming “gigs”!

Take in a show

Andrew Lloyd Webber is giving fans the opportunity to experience the West End from the comfort of your own home. Next on the bill – Jesus Christ Superstar.

Plant your own veg

Here’s how to grow your own food in small spaces. And for simple tips on gardening, check out Gardener’s World.

Make a Michelin-starred dish

Check out cook-along videos on Instagram or see the best chefs to follow. Missing Wagamama’s and your Katsu fix? You can recreate all your favourite Wagamama dishes with their Wok from Home series on Youtube or Facebook.

Join the “house” band!

From learning to play the spoons with the amazing Abby the Spoon Lady through to learning an instrument or music technology you could join the house band, by getting into some of the free music tutorials available.

A virtual art tour

While galleries and museums are closed to the public, you can still get your art fix online. Here is a list of the best virtual tours online. Or try the Louvre, Victoria and Albert Museum or Uffizi for some classics.

A virtual garden tour

With National Trust properties and RHS gardens shut, download the Candide app for audio tours of famous gardens, and wander around the likes of Hestercombe from your armchair. Also, check
out @wildflower_hour on Twitter every Sunday from 8-9pm for pictures and chat about wild flowers in Britain.

Immerse yourself in a podcast

Here’s a guide to the very best ear candy in tech, culture, politics and more. Nothing you fancy? Here’s another selection of podcasts from true crime to comedy.

Stand up from your armchair

In need of a good laugh at the moment? Amazon Prime is streaming hundreds of stand-up comedy specials. Not got Prime? Here is the pick of the best on Netflix.

What the experts think

Dive into the library of TEDx Talks by experts in education, science, tech, creativity . You can also catch up on the most popular talks of all time.

Sounds in silence

With no traffic noise to drown out their sounds, here’s a guide to spotting 20 of the most common birds from your window or garden, and to distinguishing them by their songs.

And stretch …

For beginners to the very bendy, subscribe to Core Power Yoga ad their team of guru’s on their YouTube channel. Or get physical with Davina by signing up to her Own Your Goals website for free for 30 days

Dancing dreams

Dance like no one is watching (because no one is!) and learn the 12 basic moves of Bollywood dance, or strut like John Travolta circa 1977 with a few classic disco moves. Also, follow your favourite Strictly Stars on Instagram, many of them are now providing daily dance classes in your living room!

Karaoke nights

Fancy a sing-a-long with your mates? Apps like AirConsole let you turn your smartphone into a mic and sing your favourite hits.

Animal magic

One for the whole family, the kids will love it too livestreams of animals and marine life. From snow leopards to jellyfish… they’ve got it all covered.