101 THINGS FOR GRANDPARENTS TO GIVE A GO

101 THINGS FOR GRANDPARENTS TO GIVE A GO

Life should not be boring once you hit retirement! Why not take on a new sport, hobby or just try something new? Here are 101 hobbies and ideas for grandparents to give a go.

Sports & Exercise

  1. Walking
  2. Dancing
  3. Cycling
  4. Tai Chi
  5. Lawn bowls
  6. Pilates
  7. Darts
  8. Aerobics
  9. Horse riding
  10. Martial arts
  11. Yoga
  12. Golf
  13. Tennis
  14. Dog walking
  15. Meditation

Outdoor Hobbies

  1. Gardening
  2. Plant flowers
  3. Grow a vegetable garden
  4. Camping
  5. Bird watching
  6. Geocaching
  7. Grow a herb garden

Food & Cookery

  1. Cooking
  2. Baking
  3. Cook with own produce
  4. Make homemade jam and chutney
  5. Compile a cookbook
  6. Try old recipes
  7. Try making food from another cuisine
  8. Try new food
  9. Visit local farmer’s markets
  10. Cake decorating

Social Hobbies

  1. Start a book club
  2. Join a local club or association that suits your interests
  3. Volunteering
  4. Go to the park
  5. Spend time with grandchildren
  6. Teach skills to grandchildren
  7. Travel overseas
  8. Training animals
  9. Visit friends
  10. Join local charity walks
  11. Visit museums and art galleries
  12. Visit the library
  13. Volunteer overseas
  14. Adopt a new pet

Art & Craft

  1. Sewing
  2. Knitting
  3. Crocheting
  4. Quilting
  5. Origami
  6. Craft
  7. Scrapbooking
  8. Flower arranging
  9. Card-making
  10. Candle-making
  11. Embroidery
  12. Painting
  13. Drawing/sketching
  14. Making jewellery
  15. Dressmaking
  16. Make pottery
  17. Woodwork
  18. Framing photos and interior decoration
  19. Patchwork
  20. Sculpting
  21. Photography
  22. Metalwork
  23. Collect stamps
  24. Restore old furniture

Writing & Reading

  1. Reading
  2. Writing and posting handwritten letters
  3. Calligraphy
  4. Poetry
  5. Creative Writing
  6. Journaling
  7. Learning a new language
  8. Learning sign language
  9. Start a blog
  10. Take classes online
  11. Explore family history

Games

  1. Card games
  2. Sudoku and crosswords
  3. Chess and checkers
  4. Board games
  5. Jigsaw puzzles
  6. Bridge
  7. Play Bingo
  8. Learn how to juggle
  9. Building model cars or planes
  10. Shuffleboard

Performance Arts

  1. Try ballroom dancing
  2. Singing
  3. Listen to music
  4. Play an instrument
  5. Join a choir or band
  6. Get into acting

Ways to Make Money

  1. House sit for other people
  2. Become an Uber driver
  3. Try antiquing
  4. Start a business for one of your passions
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