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COVID-19: Fun activities to help you enjoy quarantine - Part 1

While times are tough and work stressful, it’s more important than ever to try and be positive, find effective ways to switch off and give your mind a break. Bridebook have put together a series of fun activities to give you some inspiration for your downtime – here are our recommendations for this week… 

1. Throw a Party

Isolation doesn’t have to mean no more socialising. Video conferencing apps are making it easier than ever to connect with the people you care about. While Zoom is one of our favourites for work, we love the House Party app for our social lives – free to download for both Android and iOS –  for ‘meeting’ with friends and family. It even enables you to play games together!

2. Cook up a storm

With stocks limited, this is a great chance to get creative with store cupboard ingredients. There’s plenty of inspiration online and recipes all across social media – just check out trending hashtags for creative ideas #quarantinekitchen. Jamie Oliver has even managed to quickly turn around a new tv series: Keep Cooking and Carry On which started on Monday 23rd March on Channel 4!

3. Watch a film

With Netflix, NowTv, AmazonPrime and more there is certainly no shortage of tv series or films to watch. For something a bit different, The International Documentary Film Festival has made 300 documentaries available online free of charge – have a browse here!

4. A Night at the Opera

Want some culture? Get a 30 day free trial of Marquee TV to watch acclaimed productions form The Royal Opera House, The Bolshoi, Teatro Real, Royal Shakespeare Company, Opera Zurich and more!

These are just a few ideas to try and bring some lightness to your day – watch out for part 2 and part 3 of our series for more activities! If you have any other ideas we’d love for you to share them – you can join the UK Wedding Venue Slack group here where there’s a #feel-good-fun channel for all things positive. And of course if you have any questions at all or need any help then please do reach out to anyone in the Bridebook team.