Best Things To Do In Lockdown This Week

Guide / July 7, 2021

Getting bored in lockdown? Can’t stop snacking? Need something more productive to do with your time at home? We’ve got you – but we can’t promise it won’t involve a little snacking…

Get crafty with an online pottery class by Clay Sydney

Clay Sydney is teaching you how to make pottery by hand with a virtual clay session this Friday, 9th of July. Learn from the masters as they run their most popular class, Wine and Clay Nights. All you have to do to participate is purchase the ‘Clay-At-Home Kit’ to be delivered to your door, order your favourite bottle of vino, and convince your household to get involved. Find out more here

Bake Chargrill Charlie’s x Anna Polyviou cookies

The humble Chargrill Charlie’s has partnered with one of Sydney’s most renowned pastry chefs, Anna Polyviou, to bring back their famous lockdown cookie dough. From old favourites like Triple Choc Chip to the brand new mouth-watering flavour Biscoff Bites, they’ve got all your bases covered. For just $15, grab yourself a generous tub of cookie dough available at all Sydney stores and get your lockdown baking on. Find your nearest store here

Watch and learn as Grant Collins brings back his virtual cocktail class

Internationally acclaimed mixologist and founder of Gin Lane on Sydney’s Kensington Street, Grant Collins, is bringing back his virtual cocktail classes. Every Friday at 5pm, tune into the Gin Lane IGVTV and watch as he prepares two unique cocktails. For anyone who has been to Grant’s venues, they’ll know his experimental drinks are theatrical and backed with serious research so the cocktail classes aim to get people creative in their kitchens at home while having a bit of fun. Find out more here

Celebrate NAIDOC week online with MCA

While the museum doors are temporarily closed, MCA invites you to engage online with their exhibitions and programs. Jump online and honour this year’s theme, Heal Country and enjoy a selection of free online videos as we celebrate the history, culture and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Check out the online panel discussions here

Best Coastal Walks Sydney Bondi Coogee

Hike your way through lockdown

Since getting exercise outdoors is one of the only things we can do, we might as well use it to explore beautiful Sydney. Grab your walking shoes and soak in the winter sunshine on the best coastal walks Sydney has to offer! We have curated a list of our personal favourites. Which ones have you already ticked off the list? Find out more here

Sign up to Thrive, an online meditation program by Soul Alive

Soul Alive is a meditation studio that is completely virtual, which means it totally COVID-19 friendly. With Sydneysiders in lockdown, there’s no better time to check in with your mental health, and relax, recharge and bring balance into your life. Soul Alive has introduced a new Mindful Meditation program that runs over 4 weeks. It sets you up with the key mindful principles and practices to enhance your life from the inside out. Find out more and sign up here

Participate in an on-demand art class by Cork & Canvas

Whether it’s a date night with your partner, a family bonding session, or simply a chilled moment for you in your PJ’s, enjoy a fun and creative time with Champainting by Cork and Canvas. They’ve released 13 on-demand art classes to keep you creative at home. The best news? It won’t break the bank at just $35 each. Find out more here

Map out your post lockdown camping trip

With international travel banned for the foreseeable future, we must not forget the beauty that is right in our backyard! Start searching for the perfect spots to pitch a tent after lockdown with over 255 spots across NSW. While drinking and dining are what we do best, sometimes it’s nice to get a dose of fresh air. Discover new camping spots here

Order frozen meals from your favourite restaurants with ChefPrep

Think Hello Fresh, but better. ChefPrep is a new online meal delivery service bringing ready-made meals by award-winning restaurants like Delhi ‘O’ Delhi and I Macceroni to your home. The best part? You don’t have to spend hours preparing your meals and following the recipes – all you have to do is heat them up and tuck in! Order online here

Pick up specialty coffee at the Black Market Coffee drive-through

Black Market coffee roasters were set to open their brand new tasting bar this month, but the Coronavirus had other plans. Luckily for coffee addicts, they’re now providing a safer way to get your fix with a brand new drive-through experience. You don’t even have to get out of your pajamas, or car! Pick up specialty coffee and snacks outside their Marrickville factory from 7am – 1pm Monday to Saturday. Order online here

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