The Victorian way of having fun
By: Daniel Chapman and Evelyn Moneypenny
You ask what we are doing?
Music is another form of recreation, giving great pleasure regardless of whether your the one playing the instrument or you are the one singing. Most towns have Glee clubs, banks, music society's or choirs
Closely connected to music, dancing became a tradition. Queen Victoria helped influence its popularity by giving evening concerts to all the people.
The two oldest theatres are the Convent Garden and Dary Lane. They presented various shows including farces, melo dramas, operettas and trained animal acts in addition to drama performances, Harlequinades, rope dancers and Snakespears to round out the offering.
Some games (and board games) they played include:
Where did Victorian children play?
Outdoors, most Victorian children played in the streets and in the woods. Not many families had gardens big enough to play in, and there were no playgrounds. Rich families had playrooms or nurseries, but poorer children played wherever they could find space.