Things to do on a rainy weekend

As autumn descends, so do the endless days of rain and wind. What to do on a rainy weekend? Day trips out seem a less than ideal option and many of us feel trapped inside by poor weather. There’s no need to be bored or frustrated though, as there are loads of things you can do on rainy winter weekends. Here’s a few ideas for inspiration:

Take up a hobby – Why not teach yourself something new? The choices are endless. Whether you fancy learning how to knit, painting, DIY, reading, learning a language or crafting – there are so many online sites with guides and information to help you get started. Whatever you’re into, get stuck in and make the most of those rainy weekends stuck indoors.

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Binge watch TV – OK, so this is probably not the healthiest suggestion but what better way to spend a miserable winter day than snuggled up watching your favourite shows or films. With on demand and streaming services, there is a world of entertainment waiting at your fingertips. Problems with your signal ruining this experience? Consider contacting TV aerial repair Cheltenham at a site like

Play games – With kids to entertain, rainy days can be a real headache. How to get the kids to blow off steam and pent up energy? Channel your inner child and play some games. Build a den in the living room, play hide and seek or dig out all those board games gathering dust and get the family together for some light-hearted competitive fun. There are some great family games available, from monopoly to pictionary. Build a marble run or get out the Scalextric track that’s boxed up in the loft. There are even plenty of interactive online games these days that can be played together on consoles, phones or tablets. If you have the sense of humour, download this prank call app that will definitely keep the whole family entertained.  No excuses to be bored!

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Declutter – This might not sound like fun but if there are household jobs you’ve been meaning to get around to but haven’t, a rainy weekend is the perfect time to get them done. You’ll feel a million times better once it’s done as there’s nothing like a bit of life laundry to blow off the cobwebs.

Redecorate – If your home is looking a bit drab in the gloomy weather of winter, why not add a splash of colour to brighten things up? Redecorating doesn’t have to cost the earth. In fact, paint can be purchased fairly cheaply and you’ll be surprised at the difference it makes to your surroundings if you cheer the place up a bit. For those who don’t wish to spend money, you can make a big difference to the feel of your home simply by rearranging furniture, having a clear out and a good spring clean.

Baking – Rainy weekends are the perfect time for baking up some delicious winter warmers. For those with a sweet tooth, consider baking some cakes or muffins. This is also great for getting the kids involved, as long as you don’t mind cleaning up afterwards!

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