7 Hobbies You Can Start in a Weekend

7 Hobbies You Can Start in a Weekend

Is your weekend routine feeling stale? Check out our list of 7 easy new hobbies to try.

By: Grace Mitchell

If you find yourself with more free time or are simply looking for a new interest to pursue, these seven hobbies are a great place to start! Each of these is perfect to begin over a weekend, and many of them will cost little or nothing. Read on for a list of ways to add knowledge, expertise and fun to your life.

1. Learn a Foreign Language
Not only are there several software programs and books to learn foreign language, but there are often many opportunities to learn a new language in your own town as well.

Community centres frequently offer free classes, and you can further develop your language skills by joining a local club.

Tip: Listening to podcasts and watching television in the language you’re learning are terrific (and easy!) ways to further your skills as well.

2. Community Theatre
Got the acting bug? Joining your community theatre is often as simple as a phone call.

Whether you want to act, help with costumes or work on the sets, there are many different jobs. Getting involved and developing arts and culture in your corner of the world can be a great benefit to your community.

3. Hiking Club
If you have difficulty motivating yourself to get out and exercise, joining a hiking club may be a great hobby for you to try. It’s often much easier to exercise if you have group motivation than if you go at it alone.

You could also start your own informal hiking group with a bunch of active friends and fellow hiking enthusiasts. Explore your town’s topography by hiking someplace new every time and finding your favourite trails.


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4. Writing
Perhaps you have always dreamed of writing a book, a poem or a series of short stories. Maybe you’ve had an idea for a novel for years and just need to start. You do not have to be published to be a writer!

Your writing can be treasured by your family, close friends or even just yourself — especially if it makes you feel fulfilled. Consider starting a blog on an interest of yours, or if you’d rather keep it more personal, use an old-fashioned pen-and-paper journal to express your thoughts.

5. Explore Your City
So many of us live in places with a rich history or backstory that we may not even know about. Getting out and teaching yourself about where you live can give you a newfound appreciation for your surroundings.

Look up historic markers in your area and go see them, read about how your town came to be and how it got its moniker, or explore new restaurants and eateries. This is a great activity for the entire family.

6. Family Origins
Now may be a good time to look into your family heritage. There are so many online resources that make it easy to find out where you came from. It’s fascinating to learn where your ancestors lived and worked, and even what they looked like.

Delving into your family’s history and making a record of it can be a true treasure all your relatives will appreciate. Your discoveries can be passed down for generations.

7. Photography
You don’t have to own a fancy camera to take beautiful photographs. These days, even a mobile phone can take a great picture!

Visit museums with photography exhibits to pinpoint what kind of photography you like and what inspires you. Read a book on photography to help you learn about lighting and composition. You can make an album of the photos that mean something to you or focus on a subject you enjoy.

Grace is passionate about home décor and smart DIY projects, as evidenced on her blog, A Storied Style. Being organized is the key to her calm as she and her husband raise their four children, ages 5 years and under.

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