Cottagecore has become more than an aesthetic; it has grown into an entire way of life for many people, including the activities you participate in, and the way you spend your life. These activities help you feel immersed in the aesthetic, as well as create a sense of belonging and comfort.

It can be difficult, however, to know what activities you can participate in. So here are relaxing Cottagecore activities that will be perfect for anyone.

Cottagecore Activities

cottagecore girls laughing on picnic

I’m sure you’ve seen the appeal of this trend, so it’s time to find out how you can spend your time like a Cottagecore girl. Of course, you don’t have to do anything that you don’t enjoy; we all have different interests and values, even if you’re a part of the same aesthetic community.


Many Cottagecore activities involve delving into nature, and gardening is the ultimate way to do this. It’s a great way to get some fresh air, not matter the weather.

We hope you find this list as an inspiration and guide for how to build hobbies that relate to Cottagecore.

Sewing, Knitting and Embroidery

One of the best pastimes if you’re wanting to get creative or make something. Even if you don’t know how to sew, knit, or embroider, there are lots of tutorials online that you can find.

These activities provide both entertainment and an object of use: you can make decorations for you home, presents for friends and family, as well as clothes.

woman cooking in cottage kitchen


I’m sure we all love sitting down in the afternoon to a fresh, home-cooked meal straight out of the oven.

If you have some extra time, you might feel best putting that time towards something productive and helpful, and cooking something that will nourish your body is the best way to do this.

And if you don’t know how to cook, then there is no better time than now!

Painting and Drawing

Painting and drawing are another fantastic creative option, and there is so much variety in what you can achieve.

Pencils and paints are some of the most accessible materials you can find, so you won’t feel limited by using them.

If you’re comfortable with pencils and paint, and want a challenge, you can try out charcoal or oil pastels.

Play Video Games

This may not be a traditional activity, nor one you would associate with the Cottagecore aesthetic, but there are so many video games out there that you can play that have the perfect Cottagecore aesthetic.

Playing video games like these can help keep you relaxed and peaceful after a stressful day.

Our favourite Cottagecore video games can be found here:

Brew Tea or Make Hot Cocoa

If you love a nice, hot beverage, you can’t go wrong with brewing a cup of tea or making some hot cocoa.

By taking the time to make these hot drinks, you get time to relax and soak up the moment.

girl reading


Reading is not only one of the most enjoyable pastimes, but it’s incredibly beneficial to your health. It rests your mind, while keeping you entertained, but it’s also like a walk for your brain. Everyone has at least 10 minutes per day they can spend towards this activity!

Bake Sweet Goods

We know that cooking is not for everyone, but we assure you not much else will make you feel more a part of the Cottagecore community. Freshly baked cookies and bread are the ultimate way to celebrate this part of your life!

What’s even better is that you can alter your creations not only based on mood, but on the season! We’re quickly approaching Christmas, so it’s the perfect time to start practicing your gingerbread skills.

Go Flower Picking

Flower picking is one of the best ways to cater to your Cottagecore side – and don’t forget to make the best flower crowns when you’re done!

Go to a local park (or meadow, if you’re lucky) or to a ‘pick-your-own’ farm where you can walk around and choose flowers that speak to you.

Just make sure you’re not picking any protected flowers and damaging the ecosystem!

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