News | 20 August 2021
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Friday Five: Things to do in lockdown

Looking for things to keep yourself or the whānau entertained during Alert Level 4? You've come to the right place.

A small light brown teddy bear looking out of a window, next to to a vase of flowers.

1. Turn a new page with our online library 

īWhare Pukapuka, the online version of the Wellington City Library catalogue is a magical world of eBooks, films, eMagazines, eNewspapers, digital storytimes & more! 

All eMedia can be easily accessed using your Library Card, so whether you’re looking for entertainment for the tamariki, need to find a book on sourdough or just want to read your local paper, they’ve got you covered.  

Visit the Wellington City Libraries website to get started.

Three colouring in competition entries which include the Bucket Fountain, Matariki the whale and Mittens the cat.

2. Colour in Welly  

Last year during lockdown we created a bunch of colouring-in pictures of Wellington icons to keep us all entertained, including His Royal Floofiness Mittens the cat.  

Now one year on, we’re inviting Wellingtonians to get colouring again to be in to win a copy of The Adventures of Mittens – a new book by Mittens' owner Silvio and illustrated by Phoebe Morris.  

Check out our Facebook page for information on how to enter, and head to our website to discover all our colouring-in delights. 

Man wearing large shaggy black wig sitting on a couch with a cup of tea with wording above that reads

3. Try a ClubActive home workout  

Keeping active is not only good for your physical health, but also your mental health, especially during lockdown.  

While our gyms may be closed, you can still get moving while at home with these handy home workouts from the team at ClubActive.  

Check out our Youtube channel for plenty of easy-to-follow workouts, plus tutorials on how to squat, lunge, deadlift and more!  

4. Create your own Wellington On a Plate dish 

With Wellington’s favourite foodie festival on hold, why not get creative and make your own Burger, Cocktail or Dine Wellington extravaganza at home?  

Check out the Wellington On a Plate website for inspiration, and then create something delicious for your bubble.  

A large teddy bear in a window propped up on a vase.

5. Commence the bear hunt  

Last year during lockdown, teddy bears started to appear in windows all over the country to entertain the nation’s tamariki.  

So while we’re all getting familiar with our neighbourhood trails and nearby walkways again, lookout for some furry friends in windows, and get involved yourself!  

Don’t have a teddy bear? Any old soft toy, action figure, or picture will do!  

To find out about our services and facilities across Wellington and how to get support during Alert Level 4, visit our COVID support pages.