It is beyond doubt that the Coronavirus outbreak has changed everyone’s lives, forcing families into isolation at home.

It’s extremely important for our health that we do this in order to stay safe and protect our loved ones. However, it is also as important that we stay physically active and make sure we take care of our mental and emotional health.

Read some of our ideas of how to spend your time at home and have fun with your flatmates or families; activities are designed for both kids and adults!

1.       Sock ball basketball

We are sure you’ve seen/heard of the “sock ball basketball” trend as it has gone viral on Instagram during the last couple of weeks! Instagram users challenge their friends to beat each other’s scores by adding videos of their attempts to their Insta-stories.

First, time to take out some socks and prepare your sock balls. Then simply practise throwing the sock balls into a basket – which could be your laundry hamper, a small cardboard box, or another household container from different distances and angles.

This can be more fun when you play one-versus-one or two-versus-two in a competitive shootout challenge. Take turns shooting from different distances and different heights and angles.


2.       The ‘Friends’ Game

Named after the well-known American series, we got inspired to create the ‘Friends’ game for you, which is to test your knowledge of your friends, flatmates or family members.

First, each person or team has to come up with questions about themselves i.e. What is Anne’s favourite book? When is Jameson’s birthday? and write down their answers (for reference).

Then you can either play individually or split into teams of two and answer the questions scoring points; the more intelligent and difficult the questions, the funnier the game can be! Do not forget to set time restrictions and even certain categories for the questions – which the teams have to choose from every time their turn’s up.


3.       Quick, Draw!

Gather around the table, set your timers and… quick, draw!

You will need a coordinator for this game, to come up with movie titles, book names or unusual objects. Like the pantomime, write these down on small pieces of paper and mix them in a box. Each player randomly picks one and tries to draw it for the rest to guess the word/phrase!

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A few words from Visit Watford during Coronavirus

During these testing times, we all need to stay active and make compromises. We know that the reason you usually come to our channels is for a dose of inspiration and ideas on the very best ways to organise your visit or spend your free time across Watford.

Making a trip out of the house to explore over the coming weeks is not recommended by the government and we want you to stay safe and protect your loved ones. However, here at Visit Watford we are still committed to sharing with you everything that’s great about our town.

Thus, you may see some changes to the content we’ll be posting; with more of a focus on supporting our community, sharing a few things to look forward to, and providing a little distraction during times where you may be stuck indoors.

We’ll be championing Watford’s independent businesses, keeping you up to date with great stories from our community and continuing to share incredible photos from across the area which we hope will put a smile on your face – visit our social media channels for more.

Got ideas of content you’d like to see from us? Nominate your neighbour or friend as a local hero, if you think they deserve a special mention – we’d love to hear your story! Get in touch at or share it on social media & tag us/ use the hashtag #watfordlocalhero.

Stay safe,
Visit Watford team