With coronavirus restrictions in the UK threatening to put a dampener on our Christmas celebrations, how can we spend time with friends and family this festive season? We won’t be able to host large gatherings indoors, so now’s the time to get creative and think outside the box. Luckily, there are still lots of options for those of us looking to have some fun with our loved ones, albeit in a slightly different way than last year!
So, if you’re feeling pretty fed up at the thought of a Christmas in quarantine, here’s some inspiration for activities to do when you can’t get together indoors.
Catch up with friends and family with a Facebook Live session
Facebook Live is still a relatively new feature on the social media platform, so a lot of people haven’t tried it yet. It’s simply a way to share a live video of yourself in real time that broadcasts on your social media account – and don’t worry, you can choose who sees it! So, if you’ve got a group of people you’d like to catch up with all at once, you could add them to a friendship group and allow only them to see your live video. They can send comments and emojis while you’re broadcasting, and you have the option to save the video after you’re finished if anyone misses it.
Keep everyone entertained with online party games
Online party games are a great way to avoid the curse of small talk and awkward silences that can sometimes spoil group video calls. If you’ve got a smart TV, console, tablet or even just a phone there are loads of apps and games you can download and play with your friends. From traditional classics like Scrabble, Monopoly and trivia games to the more adult drinking games, there’s so much to chose from. Popular names to look out for include Jackbox Games and Houseparty, which comes with free general knowledge games within the app.
Enjoy a magical walk around a Christmas light trail
Even those of us stuck in Tier 3 restrictions are allowed to meet as a group of 6 outdoors, so get bundled up and meet your friends at your nearest Christmas light trail. And we’re not just talking a few fairy lights here! There are dazzling displays to be seen across the UK, from animal-shaped lanterns at Chester Zoo to gorgeous glowing flowers at the RHS gardens (with four different locations across the UK). Bleinheim Palace in Oxfordshire has a stunning tunnel of lights and Bedgebury in Kent has a light maze and electric forest which both sound amazing! These events tend to sell out quick so make sure you book in advance.
Host a virtual games night for Macmillan Cancer
Macmillan Cancer Support have created their very own online Escape Room, challenging you to solve online puzzles and work as a team to escape to freedom! It’s not only an excuse to gather your friends or family together, you can also raise money for a great cause at the same time. All you need to do is head over to their website to sign up, and they will send you your Trapped escape room pack. They also encourage you to set up a Virgin Money Giving page for donations. After all, Christmas is a time for giving!
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