Free Online Activities
Since lockdown, the internet has seen a huge boom in online entertainment websites. From live cameras at zoos to online gaming and quiz websites, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re having a cozy night in with family or laid up in bed from illness, there’s no need to be bored at home.
Here are the best types of FREE online activities available in 2021…
Nothing beats a quiz night! Whether it’s via zoom or at home, with the family or friends, a quiz night is a perfect way to spend an evening. You can find a quiz for all ages in all genres online so there is always something to suit every get-together.
Check out Quiz Questions UK for 100s of free online Quizzes
Live Animal Cameras
Did you know you could watch your favourite zoo and Farm animals at home for free, 24/7? The live-action cameras are perfect for animal lovers who want to learn about animals.
There are Zoos, Aquariums, and Farms available in the UK and USA, which allow you to watch beautiful animals such as Giraffes, Monkeys, Rare Fish, and Sharks in real-time, playing, eating, giving birth, and more.
You can find a comprehensive list here of free Live Animal Cameras
Fancy a virtual holiday? You can travel the globe with EarthCam’s live webcams, from iconic landmarks such as Niagra Falls and the grand canyon to idyllic destinations such as Barbados, you could even take a peek around Disneyland! You can visit any part of the world with the Earthcam network.
Choose your destination here
Free Online Games
There are literally millions of games you can play online for free. Here are some of the best places to find them
- Mobile Phones – via the app/play store
- Free Online Games Websites
- MSN Entertainment – for 1000s of puzzle games
- Steam – for various free PC games each month
For Children’s games, here’s a great list of free kids games to choose from.
Staying in is the new going out, with Fuller’s virtual pub you can enjoy all the features of a pub from home such as regular live music and quizzes, and there are even mixing masterclasses. The only problem is you will have to pour your own pints!
Visit Fuller’s Virtual Pub
The Northern Lights
This is the next best thing to visiting the Aurora Borealis in person! You can see the Northern lights, the ice hotels, reindeer and dog sledding, and more.
Check out Virtual Aurora Tours here
Cirque Du Soleil
All the fun of the circus, from the comfort of your living room. The hour-long specials feature a fabulous spectacle of circus acts including dance, music, acrobatics, stunts, fire, and more.
The online show started off as a one-off special during the lockdown, but due to its popularity, the Cirque Du Soleil team now regularly upload shows online to dazzle their followers.
You can watch the show on their youtube channel here
Listen to the Radio Online
You can listen to most radio stations online these days. Stations like BBC Radio 2 have daily games you can play along with such as the ‘Popmaster’ quiz.
You can check out the Popmaster experience here which also includes a list of the questions (and answers) from the day itself. How would you have done?
There are quite a few websites popping up that offer free vintage comics and DC and Marvel Comics online such as:
- Comixology – A large selection of free titles.
If you liked this article, have any questions or know of any other great free online entertainment websites you think we should add to this article, please let us know in the comments below.
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