Empty Nest Hobbies


Finding yourself in an empty nest can be both scary and exciting. Suddenly you have a lot more time on your hands. No more weekend sports and activities or waiting up for your teen to get in at night. It may be time to remember all those things you were gonna do “someday” and actually do them – like taking up a new hobby.

This post lists over 50 new Empty Nest Hobbies for you to consider at you think about how you would like to spend your time now that your last child is off to college.

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Empty Nest Hobbies

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Depending on your personality and interests there are so many possibilities for an empty nest hobby. I have linked to other posts on Almost Empty Nest and other bloggers who blog about these hobbies so you can get more information about how to get started and how to enjoy your new hobbies to the fullest.

Empty Nest Hobbies for Adventurers

  • Travel
  • RV travel: Follow my friend LuAnn Street and her husband as they blog about their RV adventures at Streets Wander.
  • Camping
  • Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
  • Cross Fit


Empty Nest Hobbies for those who love the Outdoors

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • RV Travel
  • Bee Keeping
  • Gardening
  • Bird watching
  • Geocaching


Empty Nest Hobbies for those who love staying Physically Active

  • Cross Fit
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Biking
  • Running
  • Yoga


Empty Nest Hobbies for those who want to Connect with Others

  • Volunteering
  • Dance Lessons
  • Entertain/throw parties or start a dinner club
  • Exercise classes
  • Whatever your interest join a club and explore your hobby with other enthusiasts.


Empty Nest Hobbies for Creatives

Empty Nest Hobbies for those who love to Learn

  • Go back to school
  • Reading
  • Learn a new language
  • Technology
  • Financial Planning
  • Start a podcast
  • Collecting

I hope you will use these ideas for Empty Nest Hobbies to enrich your life and have fun. While no hobby ever replaces your children, it can be exhilarating to discover new things and explore ideas you have always wanted to, but never had the time to before.


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