Boredom has perhaps been one of the biggest problems we’ve had to face since the beginning of lockdown.
With the arrival of summer also comes the relaxing of lockdown measures. While trips to the local pub are now possible, many people have already flocked to beer gardens in search of a change of scene, socialising with pals and a nice cold, freshly poured pint.
If you’re still keen to avoid overcrowded bars but are also desperate to socialise and watch sports, why not bring the pub indoors? Armed with all the right essentials, you can watch everything you like from the comfort of your own home.
The Premier League and F1 are just a few of the events you can watch live on your own screen, with your favourite drinks in the fridge and a myriad of snacks in the cupboard - this is the recipe for a perfect summer’s day.
However, if watching sport events is not your thing, then there’s still plenty to take your mind off things, from new plants in the garden and keeping the kids busy with helping too.
If you’re running out of ideas, then a BBQ with your friends and family could be the ideal boredom buster for you, with plenty of food and drinks too.
We’ve rounded up a list of the most fun and affordable boredom busters to enjoy with friends and family this summer.
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Whether you’re doing DIY around the house or getting into a new gardening project, get kids involved for some quality family time. A great way to do this is to buy a fruit plant, so kids can plant them, see it grow and then have lovely raspberries or blueberries at home too. They can also learn how to make jams come harvest as well. For other garden plants, you can also shop fragrant lavender, magnolia and many trees and shrubs all with 8 per cent off thanks to our discount code.
For those who like to get more creative, our new exclusive discount code for 20 per cent off DIY will help you get all the paint, brushes and accessories you need for less.
For those who wish to embrace the boredom of lockdown instead of fighting it, Eve Sleep offers the perfect remedy. The average Brit spends a third of their lives in bed and recent research by the brand reveals that 1 in 10 of us are now also working from our beds too, so we might as well make it comfy.
Start small and update your pillows with something that feels like a supportive cloud. The Eve Sleep microfibre pillow balances an airily soft material on the outside with a squishy but firm filling in the middle. Eve Sleep is offering 2 for 1 on all pillows.
Looking to upgrade your mattress? Then take advantage of an exclusive 25 per cent off the new original hybrid mattress. By having both springs and layered foams, you will get the best of both with 25 cm of luxurious foam comfort. Eve Sleep can also take care of your old mattress removal and take it away for recycling.
If it’s outdoor activities you’re craving after all this time in lockdown, then head to Groupon. From rattan garden furniture to BBQs, you will find something that will help you make the most of your outside space here.
For a small party in the garden, a portable juicer is versatile, whether it’s for extravagant cocktails for the parents or colourful drinks for the kids. But if you want to impress your guests, order this Cooks Professional raclette grill. Not only can you cook cheese, but also meat, seafood and vegetables without any butter or oils. For anything else you might need, take a look at Groupon and save up to 60 per cent on the home and garden sale to help you decorate and savour your picnic day.
For all sports fanatics out there, Hyperoptic has your back. It will deliver rock solid broadband at impressive speeds so you can enjoy all broadcasted games of football, cricket, rugby and much more. With a range of internet contracts, ranging between £19.95 and £49, Hyperoptic offers packages with hyper fast speeds up to 1Gbps. You can pick the perfect full fibre package not only for broadband but for broadband and phone too, so you get to enjoy the same quality on your mobile devices. On top of the minimum 12-month contracts available, you can also find affordable packages for just 30 days with no commitment that includes a free speed upgrade for selected packages.
There’s also gift cards ranging between £50 and £80 for all 12-month contracts. Use our exclusive code and get gift cards up to £80 off broadband & phone or broadband only packages.
As the name suggests, this clever company is designed to help you make better use of your time when you’d rather listen than read a book yourself. With a range of audiobooks from all genres, Audible is perfect for when you’re working out, when you’re cleaning or simply just before you go to bed. In short, you can listen to award-winning books and podcasts anywhere and any time for just £7.99 per month, and it’s available on all your devices.
Before deciding if you want to pay the subscription you can benefit from a 30-day free trial and test the world’s best storytelling. Last but not least, if you decide to sign up during summer, you can get 50 per cent off the first three months of your subscription for the mere price of £3.99 a month. Download the app, press play and enjoy.
Just as we went into lockdown Disney+ launched, and as kids were homeschooled and many adults furloughed, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Filled with the classic films we all love from Disney, Pixar and Marvel as well as educational documentaries about nature from National Geographic, the platform offers the perfect activity for relaxing weekends at home.
Why not watch classics like the Little Mermaid on a lazy Sunday afternoon together with your kids or have a Toy Story marathon with popcorn. Instead of going to the museum or Sea Life you could watch an informative documentary about pollution, oceans and marine life at home with the entire family.
If your children prefer more active movies, you can choose from Star Wars, Star Trek, Cars, and many other blockbusters. The best bit? You can also benefit from our offer of 15 per cent off annual memberships. Subscribe now and enjoy all Disney classics from £5.99 per month.
For even more inspiration on gifts, browse the discount codes and deals on our voucher code website. Our vouchers are typically active for a limited time only and will not last forever. If you find that the discount code you’re looking for is no longer available, we have hundreds of alternatives to browse
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