Daily activities to keep you going at home
To help support the residents of the Wigan Borough with staying at home, we have put together our top 7 activities to do each week to make the most of your time and most importantly to have fun while staying safe at home. You can follow updates of our What’s on at Home guide through our Facebook and Twitter page, just look out for the hashtag #whatsonathome.
Monday - Work out with Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles
Are you into fitness? Do you want to start getting active? While the gyms are currently closed, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles are offering lots of workouts for you to join in with. This includes live workouts with their experienced instructors such as leg, bums and tums and Body Combat, and home exercise videos including HIIT workouts and stretch and relaxation sessions. Also look out for their tips on how to work out at home and challenges set by their team. To access this just visit Inspiring Health Lifestyles Facebook page (external link).
Tuesday - Learn new recipes with Jamie Oliver
Do you love cooking? Are you challenging yourself with new recipes? If you want to learn how to cook everything from quesadillas to chocolate cake, Jamie Oliver’s YouTube channel is packed full of recipes from his TV series Keep Cooking and Carry On. You can also catch up on his past episodes on Channel 4’s website.
Wednesday - Get crafty with Kirstie Allsopp’s new TV series
Now we are staying at home, it’s a great time to start crafting. TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp’s new series Kirstie: Keep Crafting and Carry On starts on Channel 4 this week, Monday – Friday at 5pm. Using items you already have around the house, she will teach you a range of craft skills from how to marble mugs to creating a 3D flower panel. Make sure you tune in!
Thursday - Pick up an old hobby or start a new one
Lot’s of us have hobbies we may not have had the time to keep up with in the past, but maybe this is the perfect opportunity to start them back up again. If you previously studied a language and want to refresh your memory or just want to learn a new language, there’s lots of guides, audio books and games on BBC’s language website (external link).
Friday - Go to the virtual zoo with Chester Zoo
Have you missed any of the Virtual Zoo Days Chester Zoo has been live streaming? Don’t worry, they are hosting another live stream on their Facebook page on 24th April from 10am to 4pm. The timetable includes otters, reptiles and an elephant herd pool party! You can also view the live stream and past videos on their YouTube channel.
Saturday - Connect with family and friends on video chat
Saturday’s may have been the day you catch up with your friends over coffee or visit your parent’s house for tea. It is vital we stay at home, but there are still ways you can connect with your friends and family from the safety of your sofa. Video chatting is a great way to interact, as you can have multiple people on the call and most importantly get to see familiar faces. There’s lots of options out there to choose from including Skype, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
Sunday - Show off your talent by entering Our Town’s Got Talent
We know our borough is bursting with local talent and we are on the hunt to find it! Our Town’s Got Talent is our Wigan Council run competition and we are looking for entries in categories from singing and musical performances to prize pets. To enter, all you have to do is submit a video (Maximum 3 minutes) of your performance to the Our Town’s Got Talent Facebook group using the hashtag #OTGT or email your video to email@example.com. The deadline is Sunday 3rd May, so make sure you get your entry in! For more information, please visit the Our Town web page.
Looking for more activities to do on the weekend? Check out our What’s on at Home Weekend Guide for more ideas of how to have fun while staying safe at home.