Ways To Spend A Rainy Day
There’s no surprise that rain can be pretty prolific during the winter. Gone is the wistful summer breeze and replacing that is a bite in the air which makes your nose feel numb. Rain is one of those weather conditions which can either make you feel incredibly sad, or cosy and warm. The way youview a rainy day depends on what you do with it, and we have some great ideas on how to spend your next miserable day in comfort and have some fun.
If you want to entertain yourself and the kids during a wet spell, one of the fun things you can try is camping inside the house. If you have a tent, who says you can’t pitch it in the middle of the living room? And if you don’t have a tent don’t worry: you can build a blanket fort instead and let the kids decorate the inside with fairy lights and cushions. Rather than sitting outside under the stars, telling scary stories and eating s’mores: you can play a video of the night sky on your TV with the lights switched off, tell scary stories and if you have a gas job- toast some marshmallows in the kitchen. Camping is an activity which you can have fun with, and if you can’t go outdoors then you’ll just need to make the most of the great indoors instead.
The home cinema
The temptation when it’s raining outside is the to just choose a DVD, stick it In and all sit in silence watching the telly. However, why not make it into a full cinema experience? Make a poster for the kids to see and then even make little tickets and popcorn for the kids and you to pick st and enjoy during the film. If you really want to make it like a cinema, halfway through the film stand up in the living room and offer little scoops of ice cream too!
While you are stuck inside the house why not take the opportunity to clear out some of the clutter in the house? Go through those boxes you’ve got stuck in the spare room and also take a look at your wardrobe and split things into bags and boxes to throw away. It will mean that you get a huge job done and you can feel cleansed once everything is cleared out of your home.
In the kitchen
What better time than on a rainy day to take your creativity into the kitchen? You can take some time to bake some lovely treats and experiment with new combinations. Even get the kids involved and teach them how to cook some simple recipes. It will be messy but you’ll get to eat some yummy treats at the end of it all, so it’s well worth it!
A walk in the rain
Although the thought of venturing out may not be on the top of your wishlist, it can actually be really lovely to get out of the house and take some time to go for a walk in the rain. Make sure you bring your best double umbrella stroller and plenty of layers to keep you dry, and enjoy the cool air and quiet atmosphere. Then once you all get home you can cosy up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa and some of your yummy treats.
If you want to escape the drizzle but don’t want to be cooped up in the house all day, you can take a trip to a local museum or art gallery. You can spend the day learning about our world and everything in it while you avoid getting drenched outside. If they aren’t your thing you can also spend the day shopping or take the family out to the cinema in your local town.
A dance party
If the weather is bringing your moods down at home, take some action and put on some happy music, get the food out and dance around the house. Even if you have two left feet it doesn’t have to stop you from having some fun with everything and letting your hair down. And on the plus side, it will be like doing a workout at the same time as having fun!
A cozy evening in
The last way to make the most of being in the house when it’s raining is to get in your pjs early, bring out the snacks and play a few board games. Relax for the evening and enjoy time with your family.