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6 Awesome Things To Do (At Home) In Auckland And NZ This Weekend

By Urban List Writers
26th Mar 2020

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From 12am last night, a new wave of lockdown rules in relation to COVID-19 has come into play across New Zealand. This means you should be staying at home and avoiding contact with others and that pubs, clubs, cinemas, gyms and a number of other businesses must close for the next four weeks. More on that here.  

Times like this can feel pretty uneasy and though we’re usually all about lapping up what our city has to offer (cue bottomless feeds, coastal walks and underground speakeasies), we know it’s still not business as usual.

Check out what you can get up to at home this weekend.

Keep Yourself Entertained With This Free Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

Harry Potter might have been dropped from Netflix but that doesn’t mean your magic antics have to stop. Yep, to keep you well and truly entertained while you self-isolate you’ll want to hit up this Hogwarts Digital Escape Room. The online escape game can be played with your housemates, family or you can even just play as an individual. As for the premise, it’s your first year at Hogwarts, you’ve just been sorted into your dream house (obviously) and it’s time to head back to the common room and get to know your roommates.

It’s then announced that you have a team-building activity to complete before you get too settled into your new digs. The house prefect tells you about a new muggle trend where they lock themselves in rooms and have to answer puzzles to get out. Go forth and conquer it.

Binge Netflix 

Now is the perfect opportunity to binge-watch that Netflix series that you’ve been wanting to watch for a while. Get your comfy on, curl up on the couch and press play. Before you know it you’ll be 8 episodes in and the day is almost over. Here’s an idea—create a blanket fort, snuggle up inside and stick on a good flick. We’ve got you covered with the 15 of the best movies you need to check out on Netflix right now—so kick back and butter up that popcorn. 

Get Fit At Home

The gym or group fitness classes may seem daunting right now with the current health crisis, but this doesn’t mean that your fitness goals have to go down the drain. There are heaps of ways for you to exercise by yourself or at home. So, this weekend why not try out one of these 8 free workouts on YouTube—trust us, you’ll be sweating so much that you’ll be thankful to be at home. 

Listen To A Playlist

Thanks to modern-day technology such as Spotify, we can now create a ‘mixtape’—which is old school for playlist and share the good vibes with your pals. Music makes people come together, and even though we can’t physically come together, we can share the love by listening to some bangin' tunes. Take it up a notch and create an online karaoke sesh by video chatting with your mates as you rock out. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you sussed with the 7 of the coolest playlists around. Music is good for the soul, so check them out. 

Get Lost In A Good Book

Now if you’re like us, you’ve probably got a stack of books at home that are craving some attention. There’s nothing better than getting lost in a good book, so get all cosy and curl up and start turning those pages. Use this time to self-educate and learn a thing or two—self-help books will do the trick and lucky for you we’ve put together our faves. Check them out here. Why not start a book club this weekend? Round up your mates, create a Whatsapp group, choose a book and you’re good to go. 

Escape With A Podcast

Our love affair with podcasts runs deep and we think it’s something worth getting on board with. Spend the weekend indulging in true crime stories, inspirational talks, health & fitness chats and educational rants. Fire up the playlist and check out the podcasts worth bingeing this month. 

Image credit: Harry Potter

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