Ideas for a rainy day

Pile of books with glasses and hot cup of tea placed on top in front of a window on a rainy day

It can be difficult to think of ideas for a rainy day. When we think of summer, we tend to picture sunshine and beaches, lounging in the garden and BBQs with the family. However, the past couple of weeks have seen some much-needed showers after last month’s heatwave.

Staying in during the summer can feel very tedious but there are many things you can do to keep yourself entertained. Below, we have put together a list of ideas for a rainy day to help keep yourself occupied when the summer rain hits!

So, here’s some ideas for a rainy day!

Read a book

Reading is a great way to pass the time and keep the mind active. Whether it’s reading your favourite book for the 100th time or picking up something new, it can be a great way to keep yourself occupied on a rainy day.

Get your bake on

Who doesn’t like a freshly baked scone? Baking will not only provide you with delicious treats to snack on but also make the whole house smell amazing! It’s an activity that you can do on your own, but you can also get friends and family involved.

Do a puzzle

Next time you go out to the shops pick up a puzzle book for a rainy day! Puzzles are a great way to exercise the mind and can help pass the time when you’re at home.

Get Crafty

Making crafts can make the day feel a lot more productive. Try knitting or making handmade cards for upcoming birthdays or holidays. If you’re struggling with materials, making some salt dough and using it to create decorations can be a simple and convenient way to get crafty on a rainy day!

Go through family photos and home movies

Looking back at old photographs and videos of memories with your family can remind you of the little moments that you hold close to your heart.

Call a family member for a chat

It could be a catch up with your sibling who you haven’t spoken to in a while. That friend you’ve been meaning to call but didn’t find the time to. A simple phone call to check in on your grandkids. Taking some time to call friends and family can pass the time and help you feel connected to your loved ones. You can use this opportunity to make plans for a sunny day!

Prepare for a sunny day

Make sure to check out our guide to staying safe in the summer by clicking here, for when the clouds clear and the heat strikes again!

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