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Coronavirus Lockdown: How do you keep busy at home?

Whilst the World pulls together in a global fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, many face a testing period as millions of us are forced to self-isolate and stay at home. But whilst being at home has its perks, it can be stressful being stuck inside all day. That's why we've put together our top tips on how to keep busy - and have fun - during the Coronavirus lockdown.

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Games & Puzzles

Games & Puzzles

When your stuck in the house there's no better pass-time than playing games! We're sure you have some in your cupboards, but if you'd like to update your selection or find some new games, visit The Happy Puzzle Company where you can shop a huge range online.

As well as the usual board games, garden games and jigsaws, they stock a huge variety of educational games which offer a wonderful way for children to learn, when they don't realise that anybody is teaching! Whether they play alone, with siblings, or as a family, the results are astonishing. 

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Have a movie marathon

It’s rare to be cooped up in our homes this much, so why not make the most of it and have a movie marathon of your favourite film series! If you’re a Harry Potter fan then spend some time with the family working your way through all eight films and immerse yourself in movie magic. 

This is a great way to keep your mind busy whilst self-isolating and will take your thoughts away from the worries of the outside world. If you’re not a movie lover then take the time to work your way through a television series. With so many on-demand streaming services now available, there really is something for all tastes. 

View our top Netflix series to watch here!

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Get in shape with home fitness

If staying at home all the time is giving you cabin-fever, then working up a sweat and burning off some calories is a great idea. Something as simple as heading out for a run - providing you’re in open space - or even setting up a mini-circuit in your sitting room or garden is an easy and effective way to take the stress and boredom out of self-isolating. 

If you’re not sure what exercises to do, there are plenty of great exercises videos on Youtube and other places online. 

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Re-Decorate

How often have you thought about re-decorating the house but then realised you don’t have the time? Well now that you’re stuck at home, this is the perfect opportunity to slap on a new layer of paint or maybe even re-wallpaper the sitting room. 

Whatever your re-decorating plans are, the National Self-Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon are here to help and are still open to the public, however extra hygiene measures have now been put in place at the centre. 

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Go for a walk

Now the government advice is to avoid busy areas and practice social distancing, however, this doesn’t mean you have to remain locked in your house 24/7. Providing you’re not self-isolating due to concerns you may have Coronavirus, getting out for a walk in the Swindon countryside is the perfect activity to clear your head and stretch your legs. Swindon is home to some amazing walking routes, so make sure to check out our Top 10 Walks in Swindon article here.

If you’re wanting to take your dog with you then why not read our guide to the Best Dog Walks in Swindon here or watch our video below. 

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