With few events taking place in Ely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for strict social distancing, now is the time to spoil yourself and your family when it comes to home entertainment. Forget about new home cinema systems and premium Netflix subscriptions. Here are some ideas to inspire you to get a bit more creative than the norm – and to convince the whole family to move away from the couch for a few hours each day.

Retro arcade games

Who didn’t have a blast with their friends spending hours and hours at the arcade during the 1980s? Every child of the 80s played their fair share of Space Invader, Pac-Man, and Street Fighter. Well, it is now possible to invest in new or used retro arcade games and re-live the experience all over again.

Companies like homeleisuredirect.com can provide you with a host of your favourites, along with affordable customisation should you be looking for something specific. Not only will your chosen arcade games promise endless entertainment for many years to come, but they are a fantastic retro interior décor opportunity, too!

A pool table

Pool is a popular leisure activity across the globe, and there are so many different pool table types and designs to choose from. This means that it will be easy for you to find a model that will fit in effortlessly with your home’s already-existing look and feel. There are even special pool dining tables which quickly convert from a beautiful dining room table into a pool table when you are in the mood for a game.

A pinball machine

A pinball machine is another throwback to your childhood and the ultimate nostalgic display piece for your living room or ‘man cave’. You can opt to purchase a brand new pinball machine with a host of exciting modern themes, such as ‘Stranger Things’, or opt for a reconditioned pinball machine from times gone by – think ‘Dirty Harry, ‘Lethal Weapon’, and ‘Demolition Man’.

The great news is that most companies offer you the chance to take out a finance plan when you invest in a retro must-have like a pinball machine. Thus, making it possible for you to pay an affordable amount every month instead of handing over the full price in one lump sum.

Table tennis

If you, like most people, have put on a few extra pounds during the lockdown, you may be looking for a fun way in which to get fit. You cannot go wrong by taking up table tennis. Table tennis tables are generally extremely cost-effective and durable. Plus, table tennis is known to provide its players with a host of benefits, aside from fun-filled workouts.

Did you know that the sport improves hand-eye coordination and reflexes? It is also gentle on the joints, making it a top sporting choice for every single member of your family!

Here’s to memorable entertainment during the lockdown and for a long time thereafter. Enjoy!


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