In the current circumstances, we’re all trying to juggle working from home, home-schooling and finding things to do during lockdown! In times of difficulty creativity often comes into its own, and there are several South West businesses finding new and exciting ways to pass the time whilst adhering to the existing government guidelines.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite things to do during lockdown:
Truro based company Sock Creatures have a variety of kits for you and the kids to create your own cuddly friends. From unicorns to sloths, these colourful kits are a fun way to spend an afternoon, and a way to get artistic without too much mess!
Exeter Chiefs skills coach Ricky Pellow has been sharing skills challenges on YouTube for Rugby fans that can be done in the back garden. These videos are great to get you moving, as well as an excuse for some fresh air. Plus, once you’ve caught your breath the Exeter Chiefs YouTube channel also has a host of videos from some of their best games that you can rewatch.
Dartmoor Zoo – Animal Talks
The inspiration of the hit movie ‘We Bought a Zoo’, Dartmoor Zoo has a host of creatures in its care. Each day at 2pm the Zoo is streaming live animal talks via their Facebook page. The talks introduce a different animal each day and have an interactive feature which allows viewers to ask questions. It’s informative for animal lovers old and young, as well as a great lesson for home schooled science.
Chipper Club – Somerset Live
Somerset Live’s Chipper Club is specifically designed to keep little ones entertained during lockdown. Each week the club launches a new project, each designed to be complete without leaving the house. The projects are designed in partnership with primary school teachers and cover a specific area of the curriculum each week. Chipper Club members can then share their efforts with each other on social media.
Take a Virtual Tour
Many of the South West’s most loved tourist attractions are also offering virtual tours of their premises so that you can continue to enjoy the very best that the region has to offer. Read the Devon Live Guide to the 8 best virtual tours here.
Take a dive into our Archives
Now is a perfect time to take a look through the content of our news pages. From product reviews, customer testimonials, to information on the latest Mercedes-Benz tech, we’ve got library of articles to help you learn more about what we have to offer.
Here’s a selection of our most popular posts to get you started:
- AMG model vs AMG Line – what’s the difference?
- The Future of Diesel Engines in the UK
- The top car colours of 2019
- The new Mercedes-Benz C300de plug-in hybrid
- Things to Consider when buying a new car
Of course, taking care of your Mercedes-Benz is another great way to pass the time. These guides to caring for your car might help with some things to do during lockdown to make the most of your Mercedes-Benz, even if you can’t drive it as often: