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Indoor Activities to Keep Cool During a Heatwave

While most love the sun, sometimes the heat can be a bit oppressive at the height of the day and it becomes necessary to retreat indoors. This might seem like a waste of the sunshine but staying inside doesn’t have to be boring.

Simply turn on the air conditioning and relax indoors with these exciting activities to fill your free time and let you cool off.

Watch Movies or TV Shows

Transform your living space into an at-home cinema. Enhance the experience with string lights, comfy seating, and, of course, a selection of snacks that are synonymous with movie-going.

There are already some great TV shows out in 2024 and more to come so you can take a break from soaking up the vitamin D with a seriously bingeable show. Or, you can lay back and relax with your favourite blockbuster – the choice is yours!

Read Books and Magazines

There is no better opportunity to catch up on your reading and enjoy a story than on a warm, summer day. Whether it’s diving into novels or flipping through magazines, reading is a fantastic way to relax and escape and you can do it both inside and outdoors.

Retreat indoors with one of the best-rated books of 2024 or lather on the suncream to get lost in your favourite mag while lounging in the shade on your garden furniture. It’s a great way to pass the time as you wait for temperatures to cool in the evenings.

Games and Puzzles

Board games and puzzles are not just for rainy days – they’re perfect for heatwaves too. Engage the whole family in a board game marathon or work together to complete a challenging puzzle. You all get to work together as a team or take some revitalising alone time while cooling off indoors.

Playing games on the internet provides a well-deserved break from the heat. Online bingo can be a fun way to connect with others from the comfort of your air-conditioned living room.

Arts and Crafts

Getting crafty is another way to pass the time. From painting and playdough to making bead bracelets or scrapbooks, there’s no shortage of creative projects to undertake.

Unleash your inner artist and channel your creativity into making something beautiful while taking refuge from the heat indoors.

Home Spa Day

Set aside a day for pampering with a home spa experience. Use this time for relaxation and self-care: think DIY facials, manicures, and lounging in comfy robes. There is no need to break a sweat when you’re indulging in some luxurious rejuvenation.

This will have you feeling fresh and recharged for the evening since the heat is known to zap our energy when we aren’t used to it.