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8 fun ways to keep your kids entertained on rainy days

Looking for ways to occupy active kids when they’re stuck indoors? From jigsaws to fort building, read on for a list of activities to let their imagination run wild and prevent boredom from setting in on rainy days.

Challenge the family to a delicious bake-off, with a cupcake or cookie decorating competition. The best part is that everyone wins when the time comes to eat the goodies.

Host a tea party

Children love to mimic adults, so it’s no surprise that pretend tea parties are such a hit. If your little one enjoys hosting for their dolls and animals, why not take it to the next level by throwing them an actual tea party? Let them help you make scones and sandwiches and set the table for a memorable rainy afternoon.

Craft day

Rainy days call for creativity and crafternoons provide just that. Whether it’s painting or creating a masterpiece with paper, glue, glitter, felt and other textures, keep little ones entertained for hours, by providing them with craft supplies and letting their imagination run wild.

Movie marathon

If it’s a more chilled rainy day you have in mind, a movie marathon is a great way to pass time indoors. Make it feel like an event, with popcorn, snacks and cosy blankets.

Games night

A classic rainy day activity, playing board games is a fantastic way to spend time together. Whether you’re a diehard Monopoly fan or keen to try a new game, there is no shortage of kid-friendly options.


Jigsaws are great for development and suited to a range of age groups, so they’re perfect for kids and adults alike. Either attempt a large jigsaw together or set each person up with a jigsaw to suit their skill level.

Science experiments

Thankfully you don’t need to be a scientist to interest kids in experiments. Find easy home experiments online or shop our range of science kits.

Build a fort

Sometimes the simplest activities can be the most memorable and effective. Encourage them to use their imagination and build a fort out of sheets, chairs, blankets, cushions and whatever else they can find.

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