Things to do with the Kids on a Rainy Day

The UK unfortunately doesn’t always have the best weather. When it’s pouring down outside though don’t worry as there are a range of things to do indoors with the family.

Father’s Day gifts can be tricky to buy as Dads tend not to enjoy things in the same way Mums do. That’s why experience days make such brilliant Father’s Day gifts – and there’s something to suit every kind of Dad. With summer weather as unreliable as ours, many of them can be enjoyed indoors, from spa days for men to luxury wine-tasting breaks.

If your Dad is a fan of culture, why not send him off to experience jazz at Ronnie Scott’s, a tour of Shakespeare’s Globe or a night at the Proms. Alternatively give him the chance to fire and drive a traditional steam locomotive over 20 miles of track if he is a railway enthusiast. Dad’s who love their footy will enjoy a tour of the new Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford or Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

For Mums and Dad with small children, thinking of things to do over the long summer holidays when the weather is refusing to co-operate is a challenge that can threaten to overwhelm the most patient parent. But rather than plonking your children in front of the telly for hours, why not rediscover some of the activities you used to enjoy as a child?

Not only are they cheap as chips, they will also capture the imagination as keenly as ever. Rediscover traditional games like Snap, Racing Demon, Sorry, Snakes and Ladders and Monopoly or make paper dolls, play cavemen in the cupboard under the stairs or bake gingerbread men and decorate them. Alternatively bundle them up in raincoats and wellies and head outside to find a few puddles to splash through!

Steve Alexander has a passion for trying out new activities with the family. For Father’s Day gifts and much more, go to Red Letter Days.

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