Fun things to do at home

You might be at home, but that doesn't mean you have to be bored. We have plenty of activities to keep you busy and kids engaged during lockdown.

As lockdown continues for greater Melbourne, a lot of us are preparing for another weekend at home.

But even if your weekend plans have fallen through, doesn't mean you can't have a good time.

We've lined up a bunch of online activities and resources you can check out so you're not destined for a monotonous weekend binge-fest on the couch...Unless that's what you're looking forward to - in which case, we have something for that, too!

Be mindful

Lockdown can be a stressful time for some, so make sure you're doing what you can to look after yourself. 

Go outside for a walk or maybe give meditation a try.

Wellbeing Victoria has a huge catalogue of helpful videos that will help you take a breath, and destress.

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Wellbeing Victoria

The Wellbeing Victoria program is an online series of tailored wellbeing videos including exercise, yoga, mindfulness and meditation that can be done at home.

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Find your zen

If you're looking to destress, there are plenty of meditation and mindfulness resources you can access while at home.


Keep moving

If the gym is your second home, you might be wondering what you can do over the next little while to get the gains in.

While we are permitted to exercise outside for 2 hours with one other person, we have some home workouts you can do to work up a sweat. 

If you're looking for something that's not so high-intensity, we have plenty of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga resources for you to try to find your calm.

Stay active at home

Just because you're at home doesn't mean you need to go backwards on your goals. Try one of these home workouts and feel the burn at home.

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Find a new podcast

Podcasts are a saving grace when you're looking for entertainment that's not sitting on the couch.

The wide world of podcasts is a big one. But we have a few that you might not have heard about, we think they're worth a listen!

In the kitchen

Why not become the Masterchef of your household and try a new recipe?

There are even a few Melbourne faves to try your hand at if you're missing the dining experience.

Cook up a storm at home

Try your hand at a new recipe this weekend, with our permission to make a mess!

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Live music and entertainment at home

Whether it's some live music, comedy, or just something to binge-watch on the couch.

Sometimes you just want to escape while watching something you enjoy.

We have a few new series and experiences that will keep you entertained at home.

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Stay entertained at home

If you've exhausted all options on your streaming services, we've got you covered.

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Your doona day watch list

Some days you just need to sit on the couch and have a rest. We get it! But you don't want to be stuck channel surfing for something to watch, so why not try one of these picks instead!

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Activities to keep the kids busy

No matter what your workload looks like over the next week at home, there's no denying keeping the kids occupied is another full-time job.

We've put together a daily planner for kids to follow that will keep them entertained, engaged, and (most importantly) quiet!

Kids at-home daily planner

Mapped out over the day, this timeline of activities and resources will keep the kids busy from breakfast to lights out.

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