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7 great activities for a rainy day

As the rainy season prepares to take over the UK (no that’s not all year around), we’ve taken a look at some of the easiest and best activities you can get involved with to make sure you have fun while the weather’s keeping your indoors.

Make an indoor treasure hunt

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source: thefantasticfive-hockmana.blogspot.com

You really can’t beat a good treasure hunt and they’re not only for the outdoors! When it’s rainy why not hide a few treats for the kids around the house and keep them entertained for hours. It can be as simple as just hiding things or you could give them clues on where to look or even put together a treasure map and have them searching like pirates!

Bake yourself some yummy treats

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source: netmums.com

Yummy! You may be stuck inside, it may be cold, but there’s no need to be miserable – get baking and keep yourself warm on the inside with a delicious range of treats for you and the family, maybe even have your own Great British Bake-Off!

Enjoy a film/TV marathon

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source: indexdigital.co.uk

On a cold, wet evening there is simply nothing better than putting on a warm jumper and cosying up on the sofa in front of a TV and a film. And if you’re doing that why not choose a trilogy of films or entire series of a TV show and watch them in their entirety until you fall asleep. Come on…you know Game Of Thrones is calling you, (or if you’ve got kids maybe the quartet of Shrek films!)

Paint flower pots

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For the creative and arty kids out there (and adults too), why not spend your time stuck inside by preparing something that will go outside. Spruce up your garden by painting your flower pots. Maybe even have a competition to see who can come up with the best design, or personalise it with your name and something you love the most to have a pot for each member of the family!

Make sock puppets

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source: thegreendragonfly.wordpress.com

Instead of getting soaked at the farm, why not create your own animal out of socks? It might sound off, but it gets the little ones’ creative juices flowing and they get to make their own new friend they can keep with them all the time.  They might need your help with sewing parts together, but we know parents  love getting involved with things like this whether they admit it or not!

Create a book or collage

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source: netmums.com

All you really need is some scissors, some glue, some paper and you’re away! It’s just a simple, but great activity to keep the kids entertained in the drizzly weather and it gets them creative too! Whether they want to create a collage or book of memories, or even a collage of a picture out of newspaper cuttings, there’s just so many different things you can do without needing to spend money on loads of resources!

Build a fort

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source: pinterest.com

You don’t need to be a kid to enjoy building a fort out of the pillows and duvets on beds around the house – yes, it probably helps being a bit smaller, but you can still have fun too! Whether simply holding the duvet cover up on the corners of the bed, or something a lot more intricate (like above) you can have endless entertainment building a home of comfort.

What do you love doing on a rainy day?
Let us know in the comments section below!

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