If you're looking for free fun things to do online right now, then our list will fulfil your web-surfing needs
You’ve binged all these trashy reality TV shows, caught up on all the best podcasts and read our favourite books, but you need more entertainment. Enter our guide to the best free fun things to do online right now.
Download this app and bring fun without even leaving the house. Connect with friends and family across the globe over video chat, play digital games and trivia, listen to music and feel the love.
Download Houseparty here
2. Download colouring books from libraries across the world
Grab some scrap paper and reuse it by printing out some wonderfully quirky colouring pages from some of the best libraries and museums. We particularly love the beautiful flowers from the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the interesting characters in the Rare Book and Manuscript CRAI Library at University of Barcelona Coloring Book.
Find the colouring books here
3. Perfect your cooking with Milk Street Cooking School
Throughout the month of April, 2020, Milk Street Online Cooking School is making all their classes free! That’s right, learn knife skills, all about spices and plenty of recipes to keep you happy.
Learn more about Milk Street Online Cooking School here
4. Online fitness classes
From yoga to HIIT to dance and beyond, you don’t have to leave the house to stay in shape. We’ve taken the hard work out of finding the best workouts with our guide to online fitness classes.
5. Get creative with Make it in Design
Open to everyone, no matter where in the world you are, Make it in Design has a world of creative resources available. Including creative challenges, drawing tasks and more, this platform is updated weekly to keep you at your creative best.
Find our more about Make it in Design
6. Download Postagram
Take things old school and write a letter in a modern way. Postagram lets you send personalised photo postcards to friends and family all across the world.
Get Postagram now
7. Virtual Art Basel
Get some culture in you as you take in wonderful art from around the world thanks to the online Art Basel viewing rooms. You don’t even need to leave your armchair to see the best photography, painting and sculpture these days.
Enter the Art Basel viewing rooms
8. Art Power HK
The arts scene in HK is open all hours thanks to Art Power HK. A collaboration between a number of galleries, museums, auction houses, not-for-profit organisations, educational institutions, corporate sponsors of the arts and cultural media outlets in Hong Kong, expect to find livestream panel discussions, art exhibitions, articles and more.
Find out more about Art Power HK
9. Get schooled (by an Ivy League University)
Whether your idea of fun and education is design, computer science, religion, personal development or mathematics, you’ll find a course to keep you interested. Ivy League Universities such as Harvard, Cambridge and MIT have a range of free courses to keep you entertained so you can add something new to the learning bank or CV.
Find out more here
10. Enjoy some Paris Opera from the couch
Enjoy a range of the most acclaimed ballets and operas from the comfort of your home as the Paris Opera has made them free for the next few months. The full schedule can be found here:
March 23 – 29: Don Giovanni (2019)
March 30 – April 5: Swan Lake (2019)
April 6 – 12: The Barber of Seville (2014)
April 13 – 19: Tribute to Jerome Robbins (2018)
April 20 – 26: The Tales of Hoffmann (2016)
April 27 – May 3: Carmen (2017)
March 17 – May 3: Cycle of Tchaikovsky’s six symphonies played by the Orchestra of the Paris National Opera, conducted by Philippe Jordan
Watch the Paris Opera here
11. Learn how to dance
Diane Buswell from Strictly Come Dancing fame is teaching people to dance over on YouTube and it’s proving to be super popular. All you need to do is set up your computer and clear some space and you’ll be cha-cha-cha-ing your way into life in no time.
Follow Diane Buswell on YouTube here
12. Virtual Pub Quiz
Um, hello?! Could things get any better? Big Drop Brewing Co. in the UK are running a virtual pub quiz that you can play over YouTube. Join in every Tuesday night at 7pm (UK time) and get set to see if you’re the smartest in the virtual room.
Find out more about the virtual pub quiz here