Types of Hobbies | Best Hobby For Free Time

List of Best Hobbies | Hobby Ideas for Your Free Time

This article contains a list of the most important types of hobbies practiced by humans. A hobby is activity, interest or practice for an order of pleasure and relaxation. Hobbies are usually practiced during free time. The hobbies mentioned in this list are those recognized and organized through membership in private associations.

1. Amateur astronomy

Amateur astronomy

Amateur astronomy is part of astronomy that is practiced by amateurs. Although most amateur astronomers carry out their hobby for pleasure and to expand their personal knowledge, astronomy is also one of the few branches of science where amateurs can make an important contribution to scientific knowledge about the universe, particularly in the field of variable stars, observations of asteroids and star coverings by the moon. In these areas, professional astronomers cannot spend the time and resources where amateurs with modest resources and mobility can make many useful observations.

2. Beach volleyball

Beach volleyball

Beach volleyball is a variation of volleyball, which is played on sand. Two teams separated by nets hitting volleyball using arms or hands. Players try to hit the ball through the net to enter the floor in the opponent's area, and must prevent the ball from falling in their own area.

3. Element collecting

Element collecting

The collection of elements of the periodic table is a hobby that consists of collecting pure samples, specimens or objects related to the 118 chemical elements discovered so far. The nature of this collection requires certain prior knowledge and can be a didactic tool.

4. Gold prospecting

Gold prospecting

At present, gold panning is a popular entertainment that cannot be gained, as most of the rich areas have already been exploited. In the Czech Republic, gold is regularly panted at Otava near Kestřany on Písek in the gold-bearing river Otava.

5. Hacky Sack

Hacky Sack

Hacky Sack a small ball, also called short bag or leg bag, different variations of which are used in a number of games, as well as the combined name of various sports, where this ball is used. If you do not take into account, the various variations where it is necessary to kick the ball, passing it to other players. There are two of the most common disciplines in footbag: freestyle futbol and no-futbag game.

6. Philately

Philately

Philately is an activity or hobby of collecting stamps and other postal items such as the First Day Cover. The collection of postal items mostly prioritized the old edition, although new editions were also collected. The older the age of the postal object, the higher the price. In Indonesia, Philatelic activities received support from PT Pos Indonesia. In each large post office there is a window or philately room.

7. Pottery

Pottery

Pottery, originally a craft that served for the manufacture of vessels for cooking, eating or storing liquid and bulk materials. At the present time, processing by molding on a potter's wheel, applying glaze and then firing clay to make it into household items, building materials, various decorative items, souvenirs, jewelry, in a word, into ceramics.

8. Puzzles

Puzzles

Puzzle games are as old as the classic games too. Known are the stories of the inventor of the game of chess, who was allowed to wish something in thanks of the Indian king and wished the number of grains of rice, which results when you put on a field of the checkerboard always twice the number of grains as on the previous one.

The sport shooting is a sport that involves testing precision and concentration in the handling of a firearm or compressed air. All the rules are governed by the International Federation of Sports Shooting, an international organization based in Germany, is the organization that governs sports shooting internationally and is responsible for holding regular competitions and events in each of its disciplines.

10. Taxidermy

Taxidermy

The Taxidermy is the art of preparing the dead animals to preserve the appearance of life. The term comes from the ancient Greek τάξις/táxis (order, arrangement) and δέρμα/dérma (the skin). It appears for the first time in the New Dictionary of Natural History (1803-1804) of Louis Dufresne (1752-1832). The corresponding profession is that of taxidermist or stuffer.

11. Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding, conworlding or světotvorba is the act of creating a fictional world, sometimes entire fictional universe. The term "worldbuilding" was popularized in the 1970s science fiction writers' workshop. Creating an imaginary environment with complete features such as history, geography, and ecology is a key to science fiction or fantasy authors. worldbuilding often involves generating maps, story background, and humanity. The fictional worlds created can enrich the story background and history, so it is a good idea to reconsider the work during the completion of the work.

12. 3D printing

3D printing

13. Acrobatics

Acrobatics

14. Acting

Acting

15. Action figure

Action figure

16. Air sports

Air sports

17. Aircraft spotting

Aircraft spotting

18. Airsoft

Airsoft

19. Amateur radio

Amateur radio

20. American football

American football

21. Animal fancy

Animal fancy

22. Animation

Animation

23. Antiquing

Antiquing

24. Antiquities

Antiquities

25. Aquascaping

Aquascaping

26. Archery

Archery

27. Art collecting

Art collecting

28. Association football

Association football

29. Astrology

Astrology

30. Astronomy

Astronomy

31. Audiophile

Audiophile

32. Australian rules football

Australian rules football

33. Auto audiophilia

Auto audiophilia

34. Auto racing

Auto racing

35. Axe Throwing

Axe Throwing

36. BASE jumping

BASE jumping

37. BMX

BMX

38. Badminton

Badminton

39. Baking

Baking

40. Baseball

Baseball

41. Basketball

Basketball

42. Baton twirling

Baton twirling

43. Beatboxing

Beatboxing

44. Beekeeping

Beekeeping

45. Billiards

Billiards

46. Bird watching

Bird watching

47. Birdwatching

Birdwatching

48. Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing

49. Board sports

Board sports

50. Board/tabletop games

Board/tabletop games

51. Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding

52. Book collecting

Book collecting

53. Book restoration

Book restoration

54. Bowling

Bowling

55. Boxing

Boxing

56. Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Brazilian jiu-jitsu

57. Breakdancing

Breakdancing

58. Bridge

Bridge

59. Bus spotting

Bus spotting

60. Cabaret

Cabaret

61. Calligraphy

Calligraphy

62. Camping

Camping

63. Candle making

Candle making

64. Canoeing

Canoeing

65. Canyoning

Canyoning

66. Cartophily (card collecting)

Cartophily (card collecting)

67. Cheerleading

Cheerleading

68. Chess

Chess

69. Climbing

Climbing

70. Coffee roasting

Coffee roasting

71. Coin collecting

Coin collecting

72. Collecting

Collecting

73. Color guard

Color guard

74. Coloring

Coloring

75. Comic book collecting

Comic book collecting

76. Computer programming

Computer programming

77. Cooking

Cooking

78. Cosplaying

Cosplaying

79. Couponing

Couponing

80. Creative writing

Creative writing

81. Cricket

Cricket

82. Crocheting

Crocheting

83. Cross-stitch

Cross-stitch

84. Crossword puzzles

Crossword puzzles

85. Cryptography

Cryptography

86. Curling

Curling

87. Cycling

Cycling

88. Dance

Dance

89. Dancing

Dancing

90. Darts

Darts

91. Debate

Debate

92. Deltiology (postcard collecting)

Deltiology (postcard collecting)

93. Die-cast toy

Die-cast toy

94. Digital arts

Digital arts

95. Disc golf

Disc golf

96. Do it yourself

Do it yourself

97. Dog sport

Dog sport

98. Dolls

Dolls

99. Dowsing

Dowsing

100. Drama

Drama

101. Drawing

Drawing

102. Driving

Driving

103. ESports

ESports

104. Eating

Eating

105. Electronics

Electronics

106. Embroidery

Embroidery

107. Equestrianism

Equestrianism

108. Exhibition drill

Exhibition drill

109. Fantasy sports

Fantasy sports

110. Fashion

Fashion

111. Fencing

Fencing

112. Field hockey

Field hockey

113. Figure skating

Figure skating

114. Fishing

Fishing

115. Fishkeeping

Fishkeeping

116. Flag football

Flag football

117. Flower arranging

Flower arranging

118. Flower collecting and pressing

Flower collecting and pressing

119. Flying

Flying

120. Flying disc

Flying disc

121. Foraging

Foraging

122. Foreign language learning

Foreign language learning

123. Fossil hunting

Fossil hunting

124. Freestyle football

Freestyle football

125. Fusilately (phonecard collecting)

Fusilately (phonecard collecting)

126. Gaming (tabletop games and role-playing games)

Gaming (tabletop games and role-playing games)

127. Gardening

Gardening

128. Genealogy

Genealogy

129. Geocaching

Geocaching

130. Ghost hunting

Ghost hunting

131. Glassblowing

Glassblowing

132. Go Board Game

Go Board Game

133. Golfing

Golfing

134. Gongoozling

Gongoozling

135. Graffiti

Graffiti

136. Graphic design

Graphic design

137. Gunsmithing

Gunsmithing

138. Gymnastics

Gymnastics

139. Handball

Handball

140. Herp keeping

Herp keeping

141. Herping

Herping

142. High-power rocketry

High-power rocketry

143. Hiking

Hiking

144. Hiking/backpacking

Hiking/backpacking

145. Homebrewing

Homebrewing

146. Hooping

Hooping

147. Horseback riding

Horseback riding

148. Hunting

Hunting

149. Hydroponics

Hydroponics

150. Ice hockey

Ice hockey

151. Ice skating

Ice skating

152. Inline skating

Inline skating

153. Insect collecting

Insect collecting

154. Jewelry making

Jewelry making

155. Jigsaw puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles

156. Jogging

Jogging

157. Judo

Judo

158. Juggling

Juggling

159. Jukskei

Jukskei

160. Kabaddi

Kabaddi

161. Karate

Karate

162. Kart racing

Kart racing

163. Kayaking

Kayaking

164. Kite flying

Kite flying

165. Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing

166. Knife collecting

Knife collecting

167. Knife making

Knife making

168. Knife throwing

Knife throwing

169. Knitting

Knitting

170. Kombucha brewing

Kombucha brewing

171. LARPing

LARPing

172. Lace making

Lace making

173. Lacrosse

Lacrosse

174. Lapidary

Lapidary

175. Laser tag

Laser tag

176. Learning

Learning

177. Leather crafting

Leather crafting

178. Lego building

Lego building

179. Letterboxing

Letterboxing

180. Listening to music

Listening to music

181. Lock Picking

Lock Picking

182. Longboarding

Longboarding

183. Lotology (lottery ticket collecting)

Lotology (lottery ticket collecting)

184. Machining

Machining

185. Macrame

Macrame

186. Magic

Magic

187. Magnet fishing

Magnet fishing

188. Mahjong

Mahjong

189. Marbles

Marbles

190. Marching band

Marching band

191. Martial arts

Martial arts

192. Meditation

Meditation

193. Metal detecting

Metal detecting

194. Metalworking

Metalworking

195. Meteorology

Meteorology

196. Microscopy

Microscopy

197. Mineral collecting

Mineral collecting

198. Model aircraft

Model aircraft

199. Model building

Model building

200. Model engineering

Model engineering

201. Motor sports

Motor sports

202. Mountain biking

Mountain biking

203. Mountaineering

Mountaineering

204. Movie and movie memorabilia collecting

Movie and movie memorabilia collecting

205. Mushroom hunting/mycology

Mushroom hunting/mycology

206. Needlepoint

Needlepoint

207. Netball

Netball

208. Nordic skating

Nordic skating

209. Orienteering

Orienteering

210. Origami

Origami

211. Paintball

Paintball

212. Painting

Painting

213. Parkour

Parkour

214. Perfume

Perfume

215. Phillumeny

Phillumeny

216. Photography

Photography

217. Playing musical instruments

Playing musical instruments

218. Poi

Poi

219. Poker

Poker

220. Polo

Polo

221. Powerlifting

Powerlifting

222. Quilling

Quilling

223. Quilting

Quilting

224. Racquetball

Racquetball

225. Radio-controlled car racing

Radio-controlled car racing

226. Rafting

Rafting

227. Rail transport modelling

Rail transport modelling

228. Rappelling

Rappelling

229. Reading

Reading

230. Record collecting

Record collecting

231. Road biking

Road biking

232. Robot combat

Robot combat

233. Rock balancing

Rock balancing

234. Rock climbing

Rock climbing

235. Roller derby

Roller derby

236. Roller skating

Roller skating

237. Rugby

Rugby

238. Rugby league football

Rugby league football

239. Running

Running

240. Sailing

Sailing

241. Sand art

Sand art

242. Satellite watching

Satellite watching

243. Scouting

Scouting

244. Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking

245. Scuba diving

Scuba diving

246. Sculling or rowing

Sculling or rowing

247. Sculpting

Sculpting

248. Sea glass collecting

Sea glass collecting

249. Seashell collecting

Seashell collecting

250. Sewing

Sewing

251. Shoes

Shoes

252. Shogi

Shogi

253. Shooting

Shooting

254. Shopping

Shopping

255. Shortwave listening

Shortwave listening

256. Singing

Singing

257. Skateboarding

Skateboarding

258. Sketching

Sketching

259. Skiing

Skiing

260. Skimboarding

Skimboarding

261. Skydiving

Skydiving

262. Slacklining

Slacklining

263. Slot car racing

Slot car racing

264. Snowboarding

Snowboarding

265. Soapmaking

Soapmaking

266. Speed skating

Speed skating

267. Speedcubing

Speedcubing

268. Sport stacking

Sport stacking

269. Squash

Squash

270. Stamp collecting

Stamp collecting

271. Stand-up comedy

Stand-up comedy

272. Stone collecting

Stone collecting

273. Stone skipping

Stone skipping

274. Sun bathing

Sun bathing

275. Surfing

Surfing

276. Swimming

Swimming

277. Table football

Table football

278. Table tennis

Table tennis

279. Taekwondo

Taekwondo

280. Tai chi

Tai chi

281. Tea bag collecting

Tea bag collecting

282. Tennis

Tennis

283. Tennis polo

Tennis polo

284. Tether car

Tether car

285. Ticket collecting

Ticket collecting

286. Topiary

Topiary

287. Tour skating

Tour skating

288. Trainspotting

Trainspotting

289. Travel

Travel

290. Traveling

Traveling

291. Triathlon

Triathlon

292. Ultimate frisbee

Ultimate frisbee

293. Urban exploration

Urban exploration

294. Vacation

Vacation

295. Vehicle restoration

Vehicle restoration

296. Video editing

Video editing

297. Video game collecting

Video game collecting

298. Video game developing

Video game developing

299. Video gaming

Video gaming

300. Videophilia

Videophilia