Hobbies have long been a way for us to break the boredom and have some fun with an activity or project. Hobbies are great for learning about new things, keeping fit, making new friends, and creatively using your time. Hobbies have changed over the years and thanks to the internet, we are exposed to more pastimes from around the world and at home, than ever before.

If you are looking at picking up a new hobby that you can get your teeth into, why  not try out some of these exciting hobbies.


Drama is a great way of expressing yourself and trying something new at the same time. Within drama there are many different aspects which you could try out. For example you could try some am-dram with other amateurs, you could join a singing group or you could even try something exotic such as Russian dancing or Bian Lian – a mask-switching dance developed in China. Drama is a great way to meet like-minded people, and let your inner showman out.


We live in a more eco-conscious world than ever before, with many activities having been created to try and counteract our disposable way of living. One such activity is upcycling, a way of turning unwanted possessions like furniture, into something new and exciting. The best thing about choosing upcycling as your new hobby is that you can do it in the comfort of your own home. Have a look in scrap yards or charity shops for old furniture, and breathe fresh life into it with you creativity.


Colouring-in is not just for kids and there are many companies that sell colouring books for adults. This is not only a great way to pass the time, it also has many benefits on top of this. Colouring-in has been proven to help you relax and sharpen your focus, as well as being able to help you to be a better organiser.


Food and Drink

We all enjoy food and drink but how many of us can call ourselves experts or aficionados? The answer is probably very few. With this in mind why not start off a new hobby based around your favourite foods or drinks. For example you could get into wine-making and tasting, cheese-making, you could look to learn more about cocktails or even start curing your own meats. Whatever your favourite types of food and drinks are, why not consider learning a bit more about it?


Writing beautifully is something which few s can do regularly, but there are some who have expert handwriting because of their love for calligraphy. You can start a short course online, or even at a local college, which will show you the power of beautiful handwriting. This is a hobby which is cheap to get started, and can really help  you to relax and focus as you practice writing in a variety of styles.