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Time In: The best things to do at home

Stuck in your home? Bring the Melbourne fun indoors with our guide on the best things to do at home

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Newsflash: spending time at home doesn't have to be boring. Melbourne's beloved restaurants, bars, breweries, artists, comedians, creatives and entrepreneurs are currently figuring out ways for you to experience the best of the city while staying home. And guess what? They're doing a bang-up job of it.

We've collected the best ways for you to experience Melbourne while staying at home here into this hub, so you can stay sane, comfortable, fed, watered and entertained at home – while helping small business owners, hospitality workers and creative people who desperately need your business.

Read on for great tips for Time In, as recommended by Time Out editors.   

READ ON: Why we've (temporarily) changed our logo to Time In.

RECOMMENDED: Time Out pledges support for local food, drink and culture in Melbourne.

Spending time indoors?

Food and drink

Restaurants and bars now doing takeaway in Melbourne
Restaurants

Restaurants and bars now doing takeaway in Melbourne

Restaurants and bars now selling groceries in Melbourne
Restaurants

Restaurants and bars now selling groceries in Melbourne

The best coffee delivery in Melbourne
Shopping

The best coffee delivery in Melbourne

The best cheese delivery in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best cheese delivery in Melbourne

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Stream something

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Melbourne Documentary Festival goes online for its 2020 edition and has extended to August 2

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Serious Comedy

Serious Comedy

Serious Comedy is a series of livestreamed comedy nights that lets you pay what you feel for your laughs.  

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Open House Melbourne
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Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne is your annual weekend of stickybeaking into other people's properties, but this year it's digital.

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C-Doc in the Clouds

C-Doc in the Clouds

With 2020 being what it is, the annual film festival is heading online this year, screening three films from July 17 to 19.

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Virtual tours

Take a virtual tours of the NGV’s biggest exhibitions
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Take a virtual tours of the NGV’s biggest exhibitions

Visit Melbourne's museums with these virtual tours
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Visit Melbourne's museums with these virtual tours

Pass the time

Online workouts you can do at home
Things to do

Online workouts you can do at home

Pottery classes and kits to try at home
Things to do

Pottery classes and kits to try at home

Online workshops and DIY kits to try
Things to do

Online workshops and DIY kits to try

How to grow vegetables, herbs and plants anywhere
Things to do

How to grow vegetables, herbs and plants anywhere

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Watch something else

Aussie comedians are streaming their MICF comedy specials
News

Aussie comedians are streaming their MICF comedy specials

Explore this free library of films online
News

Explore this free library of films online

The best escapist movies to watch on Netflix
Film

The best escapist movies to watch on Netflix

The best YouTube videos for relaxing and spacing out
Things to do

The best YouTube videos for relaxing and spacing out

How to help Melbourne

How to support Melbourne locals right now
Things to do

How to support Melbourne locals right now

How to fight climate change during the Covid crisis
Things to do

How to fight climate change during the Covid crisis

How to support Melbourne restaurants and bars
News

How to support Melbourne restaurants and bars

Adopt a rescue animal
News

Adopt a rescue animal

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Something for the kids

School holiday activities to do at home
Kids

School holiday activities to do at home

The best kids' shows to stream online right now
Kids

The best kids' shows to stream online right now

Utilise the NGV's online activities for kids
News

Utilise the NGV's online activities for kids

Go on a bear hunt around Melbourne
News

Go on a bear hunt around Melbourne

FAQs about Melbourne

What you can and can’t do in Victoria right now
Things to do

What you can and can’t do in Victoria right now

Melbourne’s stage 3 stay-at-home restrictions return on July 9
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Melbourne’s stage 3 stay-at-home restrictions return on July 9

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Top winter looks for your four-legged friend
Shopping

Top winter looks for your four-legged friend

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Spoil your best friend with these dog toys and treats
Shopping

Spoil your best friend with these dog toys and treats

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