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Best adult colouring books you can buy to keep you entertained for hours on lockdown

Art therapy is what we need right now!

Abigail Malbon

If the coronavirus crisis and isolation has you feeling overwhelmed, you might be looking for a way of distracting your brain from the endless monotony of working, cooking, sleeping, repeating, a colouring book could be the way forward. You may have thought colouring in is strictly an activity for children, but art therapy can be extremely calming for adults, too.

Multiple studies have looked into the benefits of colouring, and it has been proven to help combat stress and anxiety - making it the perfect activity for tired and overworked brains that just need to switch off for a while. Tempted? Here’s what we’re getting stuck into…

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Royal fans will love this royal colouring book - perfect for relaxation and mindfulness.

Royal colouring book, £8.47, Amazon

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This sweet book features drawings paired with positive words, which are designed to celebrate the power and beauty of the natural world around us.

Dream Catcher: life on earth, £4.99, Amazon

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This classic book is a bestseller, and it’s now wonder. With 112 pages of soothing swirly designs to colour in however you wish, it’s enough to keep you occupied until isolation is over (hopefully)

The Mindfulness colouring book, £6.37, Amazon

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This gorgeous book is just screaming out for lots of colour. So satisfying, you’ll be tempted to frame the finished result!

Indian summer colouring book, £3.95, Amazon

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Harry Potter fans are bound to love this magical colouring book, which has pages featuring all the characters from the books and films, plus some of the most memorable scenes.

Harry Potter colouring book, £7.99, Amazon

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Fashion fans need this Vogue book in their lives. The pages are inspired by iconic images from the magazine in the 1950s. So chic!

Vogue colouring book, £10, Waterstones

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Feeling angry? Take it out on the pages of this book, which was made for “those who've always wanted to draw outside the lines but were afraid to do it.” Very satisfying. 

Wreck this journal, £7.75, Amazon

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Colour in your favourite city landscapes with this gorgeous book.

City colouring book, £5.69, Amazon

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