Sunday, 4 October 2015

20 Things to Do Other than Watch Netflix

Don't get me wrong - I love Netflix. I could sit and watch Disney films all afternoon or binge on back-to-back episodes of Mock the Week. My boyfriend and I have spent countless evenings/days off vegging out in front of the TV, only venturing out of bed to answer the door to a Domino's delivery.

Our Netflix account becomes even more inviting during Autumn, what with saving for Christmas and the slight chill in the air. However, I always love thinking of new ideas for dates and came up with a list of things to do when we get a bit sick of our TV. These are all activities you can carry out with little-to-no money and can be done pretty much any time of year.

  1. Challenge him/her to a board game (Cluedo is my favourite)
  2. Visit your local National Trust site. This makes for such a romantic afternoon out, whatever the weather 
  3. Bake 
  4. Go bowling 
  5. Build a blanket fort and enjoy an indoor picnic
  6. Attend a ghost walk or visit a haunted house
  7. Massage each other 
  8. Order your favourite takeaway and complete a jigsaw together
  9. Visit a local museum
  10. Share childhood photos 
  11. Attend an exercise class/go to the gym together 
  12. Visit your local farmer's market 
  13. Pick a town or city neither of you have visited and spend the day there
  14. Go for afternoon tea
  15. Take a long walk 
  16. Put together a scrapbook
  17. Visit your local arcade 
  18. Sit with a cup of tea and play silly games like Hangman or 'Would You Rather...'
  19. Go apple picking 
  20. Create an indoor scavenger hunt

What's your idea of a perfect Autumn date? x


  1. These ideas are actually fabulous!! It's so easy to get stuck in a rut of TV when there is a big world out there!
    I also think learning a language together online. There's an app called Duolingo that I use and it is honestly incredible xx

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  3. Aw what a sweet list :) However, my family have made it clear that my baking is no good... but I hear I make killer soups ;) These are such simple things to do, I never thought of doing them, but will definitely be ticking some things off this list. Thanks for sharing :) My perfect date would be camping :) It'sMyLife

    1. I haven't been camping for years. I'd love to go again now I'm a bit older. Or glamping :) x

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  5. Ah my day has literally been spent under my duvet, watching Netflix and eating Domino's, whoops... These are all lovely ideas for autumnal dates, I'l keep them in mind :) x
    Charlotte's Road // Beauty, Fashion + Lifestyle

    1. Thank you :) Domino's is the best! Ultimate comfort food x

  6. These are some great ideas! I try and balance my spare time - at the weekend, I'll spend one day doing things and another just vegging out in my PJs. With Netflix on...!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

    1. I try to do this but lately I've been spending all my days off in my pjs! x

  7. These are such cute ideas! It's so easy to just stick Netflix on but I guess it gets a bit boring after a while x

    Josie |Sick Chick Chic

  8. These are really great ideas! When the dark nights roll around I'm very guilty of squirreling myself away in bed with a cuppa and binge-watching my latest Netflix obsession, I'll need to try some of these out instead x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

  9. 3&5!!! I love these ideas! I wish I had a SO to do all of them with though...

    Be | lovefrombe

    1. No.5 is probably my favourite! x

  10. Ahh I blooming love jigsaw puzzles! x

    1. Me too, they're so therapeutic! x

  11. Great ideas! I'm not sure how much patience I'd have with a jigsaw puzzle though... Long walks are always my favourite, especially if there's a tea stop along the way!

  12. These are such lovely ideas, I actually went bowling the other day! And apple picking actually sounds kind of fun! So much better than just sticking a series on and staring at a screen for ages xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  13. Great ideas! We tend to just watch youtube A LOT. ★ photo journals

  14. I miss Netflix. I haven't been able to sit down in what feels like forever.. But these are also such wonderful alternatives! For the first time in as long as I can remember, I actually watched a sunset evening..!

    A Mused Blog

  15. With Halloween coming up I could definitely jump on board your suggestion to go on a ghost tour or go through a haunted house! I have to say though, Netflix is so tempting! So many good shows...

  16. I have been hooked on Netflix and shows about ghosts! I need to get out more so number 6 speaks to me. Lovely list!

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