The classic British summer is upon us. Although we'd love to have 3 months of blissful sunshine, the reality is that won't be the case. BUT, with that said, it doesn't mean your summer hols can't be fun!
When the inevitable rain arrives over the summer we want to provide you with fun solutions for you and your little ones. This is why we've produced our helpful guide for 9 things to do with your kids when you're stuck inside.
Get your bake on
A rainy day is the perfect excuse to get your chef's hat on and bake some marvelous creations. Not only is this a fun way to spend time with your kids, you get to enjoy whatever you made together afterwards, so it’s a win-win! If you’re stuck for baking ideas, there’s a list here to get you started.
Did someone say movie marathon!?
Sometimes, a rainy day is the perfect excuse to just do nothing! It’s a way to bond with your kids and to hopefully introduce them into your favourite movies from your childhood. Grab the delicious treats you made from baking and put your feet up for a fun movie marathon.
For if you’re ‘board’
Can’t decide what to watch? Feeling a little competitive? Then we advise you reach for the board games to relieve the boredom. Board games are a staple for most households and they’ve been there for families on rainy days for generations. Show them they’re still relevant by bringing out some of the classics. Just not Monopoly, cause that never ends well. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…
Enemy at the gates
This is a MUST for all kids under 10 to have done at least once. The amount of fun your child can have from building their own fort or den is endless. Get creative with beds, sofas, cushions, just whatever you can find! If you want to avoid the home furniture, indoor tents can be great fun too.
Get yourself movin’
Okay so you now feel like a slug from eating all your baking treats while watching all 8 Harry Potter movies. We’ve been there, don't worry. The next best thing to do afterwards is to get yourself moving. If the rain still hasn’t eased up, we advise heading onto YouTube for some fitness classes. You can find a few of them here.
Unleash your creativity
For the creative ones amongst us this is an ideal opportunity for your kids to show you what they can do. Letting your creative juices flow with arts & crafts can be so satisfying for you and your little ones. We recommend creating shapes with origami. It’s difficult to begin with but trust us, once you get going you’ll have yourself a little origami master by the afternoon.
Bring out a classic
Still wanting more? Okay! This is the easiest one on the list for people at home. It requires no equipment, no effort, just pure fun. It’s… HIDE & SEEK! One of the best games from childhood, and even more fun if you’re hosting a playdate. We guarantee you that no child will turn down a game of hide & seek. Besides, which parent hasn’t already found the best places in the house already?!
Practice makes perfect
Needing time for your child to practice a skill or needing an opportunity to help them? A rainy day is your answer. Whether it’s mastering an instrument, learning a language or tackling the dark art of coding, a rainy day is the perfect chance to practice.
This one’s for the bravest of the bunch. If you’re one of those people who just can’t stay inside come rain or shine, then why not embrace the rain!? Get your waterproofs on and your wellies and unleash your inner Peppa Pig.
We hope this gave you a flavour of just some of the activities you could do when the weather outside is miserable. Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to have fun!
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