Fun Things to do While Social Distancing

The Covid-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves across the world. It’s been a very strange year for all. But just because social distancing has become the new ‘norm’ across the UK, there’s no reason why you can’t have fun. In fact, there are many activities that will ease the boredom and keep you active during this bizarre time, so here are a few ideas.

  1. Attend a drive-in movie theatre

Recreate the American drive-in movie theatre experience this summer by watching your favourite flick in an outdoor setting. Drive-ins are a great way to pass the time in style and are ideal for the whole family. Simply park up and relax while the sound is streamed directly into your vehicle via the radio. You can even bring your own snacks or buy everything from cheesy fries to hotdogs and hamburgers at The Drive In, London.

Drive-in movies are being shown in the capital throughout the summer months during the day and night. So, whether you’re in the mood for a romance or a horror, check out what’s showing and get set for a drive-in experience you won’t forget. This activity is perfectly safe as everyone will remain in their cars and your tickets will be scanned through the window, so interaction with others is limited. Everyone working on-site will follow the relevant social distancing protocols.

  1. Go for long walks in the countryside

Social distancing is all about keeping away from others, so why not go for long hikes or walks in the countryside? There are many wonderful beauty spots across the UK such as the Peak District National Park or the Yorkshire Dales. Of course, these places can be busier at weekends or when the weather is good, so go off-peak if you can. What’s more, if you know of places in your local area that are usually quiet, how about taking the kids for a stroll or a picnic outdoors?

  1. Unleash your creative side

With the importance of social distancing being increasingly and continuously emphasised across Britain, those large parties or big gatherings may be off the cards. You might not feel like meeting up with friends for a while, so how about channelling your inner creativity from the comfort of your own home? There’s loads you can do, from preparing your very own cookery book with tried and tested recipes, to setting up a podcast. Perhaps you’ve a decorating project you’ve wanted to do for ages. Or what about learning a new language or picking up a creative skill such as calligraphy or knitting? It’s all about turning a negative into a positive with a bit of careful thought.

  1. Host an online quiz

So, you can’t meet up down the pub in large groups like you used to. But you can recreate that exciting pub atmosphere with a classic pub quiz. Prepare the questions yourself and invite your friends and family to join at a set time. Pour your own drinks, get a bowl of snacks and pretend you’re at your local enjoying banter and a tipple with loved ones.


Social distancing can be difficult, but with a few things in the diary you’re sure to feel a lot better about the current situation. If you’re looking for fun things to do in lockdown, then don’t miss the authentic drive-in movie experience in London. Drive-in theatre is great for all ages, so book your tickets now.

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