Home based leisure activities

There are many activities you can enjoy in and around your own home, sometimes with a little adaptation or special equipment available from RNIB or elsewhere.

Things to do at home 

There are lots of activities you can continue enjoying, or take up for the first time, when you’re at home. Being blind or partially sighted doesn’t mean you can’t try something new or take up a hobby you’ve always wanted to do.

Below are a range of factsheets and links to provide you with some ideas on how to take up new activities at home, such as cooking, puzzles, home entertainment and writing.

If you are living in residential care, or work within a residential care home, we have also produced a factsheet of ideas for you to share with your activities manager.

RNIB produces and sells a number of braille and large print puzzle books and magazines, for example Conundrum magazine and the Big Print puzzle book, available from the RNIB shop.

Knowledge and research hub

We are a leading source of information on sight loss and the issues affecting blind and partially sighted people. Access our statistics, evidence and reports in our research hub.

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