We may have experienced one of the hottest July’s on record, but as any Brit knows, rain is never far away. So, if you’re planning the rest of your summer holidays with the kids, you would do well to cover yourself by planning for a rainy day or two.
Here, you’ll discover some of the best ways to get prepared for rainy days this summer. So, no matter what the British weather throws at you, you’ll be able to keep the kids entertained.
Head to a National Trust property
On rainy days, what better way to keep the family entertained than with traditional style toys and games? If you head to a National Trust property, you’ll find many offer great family-friendly activities. Some have dedicated art rooms for kids to release their creative side.
There are hours of entertainment to be had, including traditional board games, arts and crafts and even dressing up boxes. Of course, you can also enjoy the day out too as you’ll be able to wander around the National Trust property as your kids play for hours in the dedicated kid’s rooms. Be aware that not all National Trust properties have these dedicated rooms. So, it is something you’ll need to check before you go.
Have a collection of rainy day activities ready to go
It can really help if you have a list of activities ready to go on rainy days. Keep a list, along with a selection of games in your sideboard. That way, as soon as the weather takes a turn for the worst, you’ll already be prepared.
Things you can have in the sideboard for a fun-packed rainy day include card games such as UNO, board games, and a list of nearby indoor activities. You could also create your own indoor treasure hunt. The more activities you have ready to go, the easier you’ll find those days when the kids are stuck indoors.
Take advantage of indoor attractions
Perhaps to account for the unpredictable weather, the UK does have a lot of indoor attractions available. You could take the kids trampolining at a nearby centre, or head to an aquarium or museum. Going to see a movie, heading bowling or adding a little adventure to your day with indoor rock climbing are all fantastic ideas to keep you and the kids entertained in the rainy weather.
As you can see, there are so many things you can do on rainy summer days with the kids. The above should give you plenty of inspiration the next time the UK is hit with its typically rainy weather. The best part about most of the ideas above is that they cost very little. So, if you’re on a budget, you should find the activities above should match it.
What are your top tips for keeping the kids busy on a rainy day?
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