7 rainy day activities for families

Jul 6, 2021 | MAIN FEED


Me and my daughter Little Miss Diva walking in the rain

It’s raining, it’s pouring but the school summer holidays don’t have to be boring! No doubt it will rain a few days during the school break (please, not the entire time!) so I’ve come up with seven rainy day activities to keep boredom at bay ­– one for every day of the week. Don’t forget to let us know your ideas so that we can all help each other stay sane this summer in Bristol and beyond…

1. Bristol cinemas have cheaper tickets available in the mornings during the school summer holidays. They may not be the latest releases but for just a couple of quid you can stay dry and stock up on popcorn, sweets and a drink from your local supermarket. Check out Bristol Odeon and Venue for tickets and times this summer.

2. Bristol has so many museums including the M Shed, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, SS Great Britain, and Arnolfini for you to visit on a wet and windy afternoon. Many are free or pay what you think or worth splashing out as a treat.

3 Sometimes we love to have a picnic in our living room – go to your local supermarket the day before when they bring out the reduced food (my Tesco Express is usually around 8pm) and spend the next day enjoying your delights and signing up to watch movies via free or reduced trials for Amazon, Now TV and Netflix.

4) Take older kids round the charity shops – you never know what you might find from dressing up gear to books and board games which will hopefully also keep them quiet when you get home!

5) On that theme how about a day dedicated to playing board games like Monopoly, Charades or Chess? Me and Little Miss Diva used to love doing this in our campervan when it was pouring outside.

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6) Pretend you’re in the Great British Bake Off and get baking. If, like me, you’re prone to a soggy bottom you can always purchase a ready-mixed recipe for a quid!

7) Our favourite thing to do in the Broke in Bristol house when it’s pouring outside is to have a karaoke day – you don’t need any special equipment just search on YouTube for your favourite songs with lyrics and you’re good to go.

What are your favourite things to do to keep the kids busy when it’s pouring outside. Let us know on the Broke in Bristol (& beyond) Facebook page.

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Jackie Annett

Welcome to my website. My name is Jackie Annett and I've lived in this wonderful city for many years. I'm a single mum to fourteen-year-old Little Miss Diva and for the last 20 years, I've been working as a journalist, magazine editor and blogger.

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