5 Things To Do On A Rainy Day

The British summer will inevitably include more rainy days than sunny ones, but with the summer holidays nearly upon us, there’s no need to get bored indoors! To help keep your kids entertained (and the big kid in you too) this summer holiday, here are 5 things to do on a rainy day. There’s something to suit everyone!

Cake Pop Maker at The Hut

Baking Up A Storm

Channel Mary Berry and unleash your inner baker to banish the rainy day blues, the kids will love getting involved and you will all get to share some tasty treats!

Why not start making a family recipe book as you go? Get the kids to write, paint and draw the recipe as you go, you’ll have a memory that will last far longer than the rainy day.

We have some great gadgets to give you a helping hand, from cake pop makers to peanut butter makers, find your new favourite gadget here.

Bring The Outdoors In

Even if the rain has dampened your camping plans, you can still have fun by bringing the tent indoors! Providing it isn’t a hefty 8 man tent, you’ll be able to make a den in your living room which the kids will love. Fill a pop up tent with duvets, cushions and their favourite toys then cuddle up and tell stories.

Pick up a tent at The Hut from as little as £16.99 to make your den! Explore our range of tents and camping equipment.

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Movie Night

Why not make your own film festival on a rainy day? Get each member of the family to choose their favourite film, grab a bowl of popcorn and start a movie marathon!

You can get even more immersed in the movie by picking up a copy of the limited edition Despicable Me 1 & 2 Box Set complete with official minion goggles, now 20% off!

Pick up all your favourite movies at The Hut with our family friendly DVDs here.


If you’re more into music than movies, why not host your very own karaoke night? Whether the kids want to sing along to the Frozen soundtrack or you want to work it to Beyonce, everyone can choose their favourite song and let it go!


Get Muddy

Go outside and get muddy! See what kind of creepy crawlies you can find, splash in puddles and embrace the great outdoors. But make sure you have some fluffy towels and dressing gowns waiting for you when you get back!

For more rainy day inspiration and toys to keep your little ones entertained this summer holiday, take a look at our School Holidays department for everything you need to keep the whole family busy!

Clare Potts

Clare Potts

Lifestyle Editor

If I’m not at my desk poring over my favourite blogs and online magazines for inspiration, you’ll find me exploring the fells of the Lake District, trying out a new restaurant or styling my future home on Pinterest.

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