This page contains links to all of the hobby posts so you can find out how to complete every hobby and the prizes you win!
Click on these quick find links to jump to that part of the page: INFANT – TODDLER – PRETEEN – TEEN – ADULT – SENIOR
Frequently Asked Questions About Hobbies
Restarting a Hobby Collection
Which ones listed do you need to complete in a time limit to earn an extra prize?
Musical Expressions, Finger Painting, Breakdancing, Broomstick Flying, Class Clown, Fashion Hunter, Makeup Artist, Potion Brewing, Puppy Pals, Spellcasting, Storyteller, Survivalist, Salsa Dancing
What about Time Limited Hobby Events?
These can be found on this page
NOTE: not all time limited hobby events are currently available
167 thoughts on “Hobbies”
Hi the girl who games! I always look up to you for the sims! I have 6 sims and I want to get them all hobbies- and now I can! Thanks so much again!
My Sim I’m sure just fashioned a gold bar? Any idea what it was and why.
Guessing it’s a random drop but any info would be good
They found a resource that is used to build a monument while completing the hobby, any action can find you these pieces.
My nieces got me into this free sims game and now I am totally hooked, whether at work or at home I can’t stop playing!! Didn’t realise just how many different hobbies there were!! Find your site and all the information detailed invaluable, keep it up 🙂
I’m glad it helps! Enjoy the game 🙂
You are an absolute Ledgend.. I’ve Been playing this game for a while now, And you have saved me so much frustration playing this game. I’m so glad I found you’re site the other night (wish I found it sooner tho). Looking on how to do the ice-skating hobbie because it showed up on my hobbie list and I couldn’t figure out how to do it until I read I needed the snow park.. Was just we bit frustrating.. And I’ve learnt so much more from reading your page (especially the hobbies and quest).. I also love how detailed the information is.
So thank you. keep up the awesome work. 👌👌🙃🙂
Thanks and you are very welcome 🙂
I’m glad I could help! Have a great day! 🙂
Ignoring the prizes and rewards you get for completing hobbies, is it important/helpful to complete them in the long run for when you get to the Life, Dreams, and Legacy quest and your sims start to age and die, or when it comes to that quest, is it only helpful/important to be at max level for hobbies, and
whether or not you completed them doesn’t really matter?
If you don’t care about the prizes then you don’t need to complete them at all, if you want to complete timed hobby events then you would need a sim to get to the highest level in each hobby so you can complete it when the event appears in the game but if you don’t want to do that then you don’t need to complete hobbies.
I thought there’s acting hobby for adults?
Definitely no acting hobby, you are probably thinking of the actor career.
Great page! Such useful information!
Sorry if this is a stupid question, (I’m new to this game and am still trying to figure a lot of things out) but only two hobby items were avail to purchase in my Promotions R Us store. (The woodworking bench and the fashion design table.) How do you get other things like the chocolate-making table?
Thanks! You would only have the chocolatier table if you were playing during the timed hobby event which unlocked it, you will have to wait for them to bring the event back again before you will find it in your promotions r us store
Also this page contains links to all posts and in those posts it explain how to start the hobby if you are unsure.
Hi thank you for your help! I was wondering, should I stay a new hobby once I completely finish one?
You’re welcome! You can do, it really is up to you, as long as the hobby is complete you will be able to just put any sim on that hobby if a timed event ever started and complete the event quickly without having to level up first. If you really don’t like a hobby I would suggest you choose a different one once you have completed it.
Wow, theres so many teen hobbies its hard to choose just one for my sim :o. Thankyou!
I know, there is a good selection! You’re welcome 🙂
What in your opinion is the most useful hobbies?
Cooking is great for earning LPs.
I would recommend completing the woodworking and fashion designer hobbies because there are several time limited hobby events that require you to complete these hobbies so if you are already at the highest level it is easier.
If you complete the figure skating hobby you will unlock the ski lift at the snow park.
Hi – Can I ask you a quickie about maintaining a progress on hobbies… for example… if I get a sim to level 6 on a hobby and they unlock all the items and then I don’t have another sim on that level for a while and put the level 6 sim back onto cooking are the items still unlocked if I come to this hobby again say if a if a timed event came up) or would I have to get another sim to level 6 to re-unlock them to get through the event on time. Hope this question makes sense. Thank you.
Once you reach level 6 in a hobby all items remain unlocked forever, regardless of whether there is a sim currently completing it or not.
I suppose what I mean is, say another event comes up and I don’t have a sim on level 6 at that time (but have in the past) and the new quest or game requires level 6 to unlock the ‘new prizes’… would I then have to get a sim to level 6 again to unlock all the new prizes in the new quest / game – does that make sense? So I’m trying to work out if its a good idea to keep one sim at L6 of say Fashion Design for when new events come up.
Thank you – you really are fan-tas-tic! Best wishes for a great New Year – may 2017 be your best year ever! 🙂
I know what you meant and the answer is the same, all the collectibles will be unlocked once you have got a sim to level 6 for the first time so there is no need to keep a sim as a fashion designer 🙂
You’re welcome! Thank you so much 🙂 Happy New Year to you too!
Hey! I have a question about the cooking hobby. I’m doing it to try to earn more LPs as they’re hard to make other ways. So, do you get LPs once a sim reaches the level 6 or they also have to collect all the cooking accesories? Because I’m not going anywhere, I keep getting the same accessories over and over. I read somewhere that three stars appliances help so I bought a three star oven, got two different accessories the first two times I used it, but then it started to happen again, I keep getting the same accessories. Is there any other trick I should know to make some progress?
Oh, and what do those stars actually mean? What’s the difference if a sim uses a one star appliance or furniture compared to three stars ones?
BTW, I’m really new to this game, I been playing it for like five days.
Hope you can help me,
You get the LPs once you find all the cooking accessories, sometimes it takes a longer time to find some of the items as some of them are rare, you just have to keep going unfortunately. I personally don’t find that I complete this hobby any quicker when I use a 3 star stove, the one star seems to work just fine!
The star ratings are more expensive but they allow your sims to complete an action faster, for example on a bookcase if your sim wanted to read the big book of stuff on a one star bookcase it would take a day, on a two star it would take 21 hours 30 minutes and on a 3 star it will take 19 hours- 3 star items are useful if you want to complete quests in the time limit as you will be able to complete some of the tasks quicker.
As you are new to the game you might want to give my beginners guide a read (I recently completely updated it!): https://thegirlwhogames.blog/2014/01/01/the-sims-freeplay-beginners-guide/ 🙂
Hey, thanks for doing this. I’m level 45 and I’ve looked at your page lots. And I see you’re still at it. You’re an awesome person.
You’re very welcome! Aw thanks 🙂
Hi I love your site though I have a question. My sims have been doing their hobbies repeatedly and non stop for so many days but they always create the same things. Is there any way to help them create new things?
Thanks! Which hobby are you completing? Some of them take a long time to complete and you will get repeats a lot, there is nothing really you can do to find the other items but you can use the lucky spin on a row to try and find one of the items you need if you want to speed things up but this will cost you LPs, this post may help if you haven’t got any LPs: https://thegirlwhogames.blog/2015/01/14/the-sims-freeplay-how-do-i-have-so-many-lps/
I can’t find a hobby item, a kitten play box. I have 3 but I can’t find one of them. Is there anyway to search for it without having to go through every single house?
Have you stored them in your inventory under hobby and career items? If not you are going to have to search all your houses unfortunately!
They weren’t in there. I went through all my houses and found it in one that’s not being used used. We need a search thing I reckon.
Really appreciate your reply
You should suggest that to them!
Is there any upside to making all of your Sim characters sort of non-committal in their hobbies? I.E. starting them off as a cook or a fishersim and then hopping to something like art or woodworking? Do you really ‘lose’ anything? Is more Sims better?
I would recommend you complete every hobby at least once. Once you have a sim reach the highest level in a hobby you can move them to a different hobby if you want to as they will earn the rewards for levelling up again and you will be able to complete the hobby with a lower level sim in future so they don’t need to stay on the same one: https://thegirlwhogames.blog/2015/10/09/the-sims-freeplay-hobbies-frequently-asked-questions/
How Long To Take Hobby From Lvl 5 To 6? Sorry My English Is Bad I Write As I Can
It depends what the hobby is, if you click on the links on that page they will take you to all the posts each one has a level up percentage so you can see how long it will take to reach level 6.
There’s a new toddler quest I’d love you to do !!!
“Super Toddler Secret Mission”
Already done it! Find the post here: https://thegirlwhogames.blog/2015/08/18/the-sims-freeplay-super-toddler-secret-mission-quest/
All sims freeplay posts can be found on this page: https://thegirlwhogames.blog/sims-freeplay/all-posts/
Hobbies are supposed to be a fun pastime but repeatedly having to do them over and over and over again is a whole different ball of wax, so much so that I don’t want to let my sims play bowling, hunt for fashion or strut their stuff ever again, they looked pretty bored too, especially with the bowling. I’ve now got a small team of expendable sims completing LDs as per your advice weightlessmagic, they reside in single room dwellings with the basic needs satisfied and the tools of their chosen LDs on site … LOL they could well be S F players because if you don’t get a routine you’d be at it 24/7.
You are amazing!!! I played sims freeplay 4 years ago and I looked at your page a lot! I deleted it years ago but now, i feel like playing it again and I look up to your page again and see that you’re still active in posting and giving us guides and tips. You’re so kind! Thank you so much! I’m still a student so I can’t donate anything yet but i am writing this comment so that you’ll know that you are very much appreciated. God bless you!
Thank you so much for your kind comment 🙂 I really appreciate it!
What is better among Sunset Mall and Northern Glade Castle
I prefer the mall
I have been playing the sims freeplay and I have had a lot of questions about it and I go to your site every time! You help me so much and saved me from so much frustration! Keep up the great work and thanks for the help!
You’re welcome! I’m glad I could help!
Do i have to reset my hobby to level up?
No, you need to keep completing the hobby to level up, you only reset once you complete the collection.
Hi there just want to say thanks so much for all that you do on this site it’s been very helpful. I have one question, do you get anything from completing all hobbies I have one more to go (makeup) then I’m finished all collections. I’ve been using the others just to get LPs like cooking and ghost hunter.
You’re welcome! No you don’t get anything extra for completing all the hobbies.
You forgot in the time limit hobbys “class clown”
Oh yes I have, thanks I have added it now.
I’m at the highest level and not a great sims player. I can’t get to bingo and carnival it says I have old quest to do. I’m guessing I didn’t finish on the lower levels. How do I get back to them. I have a ton of them. I seem to have a lot of hobbies to finish. I’m trying to figure out how to do ghost hunters hobbie. I don’t see the store
Down the side of your screen you will see two symbols, these contain all the tasks and quests you need to complete, if you have a look at both of them you can see which quest you are currently on. Main/progression quests don’t disappear so you will be on them until you complete them and then the next one will start after that.
You will need to have completed the ghost hunter quest to unlock that hobby.