When you’re trying to come up with a hobby to take up, it can be difficult. You don’t want to try out the same old things. But if you try something new how do you know if you’re going to like it? Well, that’s the real test, and many hobbies are started as something of a leap of faith. Now, the thing is, a lot of people assume a hobby has to be something active. But this isn’t the case. A hobby can be anything that you have a keen interest in, or that you find interesting.


Here is a list of some of the best ideas out there. These are hobbies you could take up tomorrow with minimal time, effort and money. Wherever you live, you’re bound to be able to take up one of these as a hobby.



Sport is one of the most popular hobbies across the world. Athletes are worshipped on a global scale and many people aspire to be professionals. But even more people just enjoying playing sport as a hobby. They find it fulfilling and exciting. There’s also a competitive edge that many people love. Aside from the enjoyment aspect you’ll also find that sport is a great way to keep fit and healthy. You might be wondering what sort of sports you should take up. Well, football is a fantastic place to start. It’s the most popular sport in the UK and costs next to nothing to start playing. If you’re less of a team player and more of an individual, then something like tennis would be ideal.



If you’re not the sporty type you might want to consider a hobby as a collector. This is one of the oldest known hobbies. Decades ago people would collect stamps, marbles and other such items. These days it’s possible to be a collector of anything. You’ve got collectable dolls, baseball cards and action figures. Then there’s movies, video games and key chains. In fact, you can become a collector of almost anything. The great thing about this hobby is the internet has made it much easier and cheaper to get ahold of things. If you have a large collection, you might want to think about getting it insured, as a lot of collectors do.



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You might not have given it much thought, but reading is a hobby. Not only is it a great hobby, but it’s also a useful one. You can learn so much about culture and history from reading. It also improves knowledge, stimulates your brain and develops your imagination. These days you can get a Kindle which will allow you access to an almost unlimited supply of books. You might want to dip into some of the classics. Or even start with more modern masterpieces such as the Harry Potter series. You have the choice of fiction and non fiction. Biography and memoir. The choices are endless. If you want to broaden your mind and lose yourself in incredible worlds reading might be the perfect hobby for you.