Lockdown regulations have been in place for over a month now and you may be running out of new fun and exciting things to do to keep yourself entertained. Does this sound like you or someone you know? If it does, don’t worry! We have found a number of different fantastic, free things that all ages can indulge in from the comfort of your own home.
Take a digital visit of Preston’s Harris Museum
Do you like local history? With virtual-reality technology, you can now visit The Harris Museum like never before – by stepping back in time without stepping out of your house! By visiting https://www.theharris.org.uk/your-visit/virtual-tour/ and clicking on the floor that you want to see, you can gain access to multiple different exhibitions which delve into the history of Preston in a variety of ways and through a number of topics- ranging from ‘Preston Street Style’ Fashion to the Ancient Egyptians. The power of time can really be at your fingertips!
Join a community quiz night
If history isn’t your thing, then maybe knowing random facts about the world and the things that lie in it is more of your speciality. In that case, the Intact Centre and their weekly online Community Quiz Night might be exactly what you need! Whether you’re playing alone or with your family, you will have the opportunity to talk to some new and some familiar faces whilst putting your brain to the ultimate test. You can take the game as seriously or as relaxed as you wish; there are multiple rounds to play and novelty prizes to be won. What better way to spend a Tuesday evening (from 7:30 until 9) than this? (More information: https://bit.ly/3eDmylG ).
Online dance classes
With gyms closed, many of us are having to improvise a fitness regime in the vicinity of our own homes. I don’t know about you but I’m finding this trickier than I first thought. Not to fear! There are plenty of easy options available to help you get the work out you desire. For example, ‘Zumba by Jayne’ is offering free online Zumba classes for all ages and abilities, Monday’s to Friday’s at 10am! All you have to do is follow her on Facebook https://bit.ly/3bsvvMM for the daily passwords to join in. If martial arts is more your style then you can also visit the Shobukai Aikido Preston Facebook page https://bit.ly/3at3wex , where they have saved Facebook Live beginner Aikido classes- fun for all the family to try any time. Whether you’re into Cheerleading, Street dance or even Rumba, Fever Dance Company is bound to have a class that you’re interested in trying. Fever Dance Company broadcasts on Facebook Live at different times https://bit.ly/2KnAbrk , over a variety of different days during the week and they even upload their live videos to their YouTube channel ‘Fever Dance Company’ for you to try whenever you want to. Get those hips moving!
Get free colouring sheets
Calmer options now: Who doesn’t love a good colouring sheet? No matter how old you are, there is something particularly therapeutic about bringing a dash of colour to a black and white outline. If football images are what you are looking for, you can head over to Invincible Books’ website via https://bit.ly/2Kjr2js as they are offering free, downloadable, Preston North End themed football pages, from their graphic novel, for you to colour into your heart’s content. If sports isn’t your thing then you can also find a range of other colouring and fun home learning resources via the Peanuts website: www.peanuts.com .
Start a ‘daily challenge’
If getting a little bit creative is something that you and your family enjoy, Girlguiding Ashton Park District’s Facebook page are continuously sharing ‘How-to’ posts and worksheets: fun for all ages! With the content that they share, you can learn how to make a bottle rocket, practice mindfulness and you can even do a scavenger hunt! To see all of the endless possibilities for yourself and to try their ‘daily challenges’, visit https://bit.ly/2KlWbTp .
Join Preston’s Party
Party People of Preston- don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten you! PRESTON AT NIGHT LIVE, A VIRTUAL NIGHT OUT is coming to you in your living room. On Saturday the 25th April from 2pm until 2am, you can experience 12 hours of electic music which performed by DJ’s that usually play in Preston’s most popular pubs and clubs. The event is completely accessible online – led by Preston At Night- and will feature messages of support to people who are fighting on the front line. To access the experience, you can visit www.Twitch.tv/PrestonAtNight . Kick back, relax and show off your best dance moves!
Whether you’re a history enthusiast or Quiz-head, looking for a nice way to relax, an opportunity to burn off some steam or even looking to try something new, there are endless possibilities of things that you can do from the comfort of your own home: these opportunities only scratch the surface of the activities which are waiting for you! So, what are you waiting for? Stay home, stay safe and have fun!