5 Things to do out of the house on a rainy day

5 Things to do out of the house on a rainy day

I’m sure I’m not the only parent who gets a bit stir crazy if they don’t leave the house at least once in the day.  With the recent rubbish weather, I thought I would share some of the activities out of the house, that I like to do on the days it rains with Oliver.

Play outside

Oliver loves going out in the garden in the rain, as long as he wraps up warm and in his waterproofs I have no problem with him going outside in the rain.  Sometimes I feel he needs the fresh air to help blow out the cobwebs and when he’s in the garden he has a chance to have a good run around and use some of his bundles of energy!

Go for a walk

Oliver LOVES walking places at the moment, so when it rains, we pop on his coat or rainsuit and wellies and have a walk around the estate we live on.  He likes stamping in the puddles and finding sticks, and just being outside.  We also venture in to the woods if it’s not too muddy, and explore them too!

Go for a lunch date

We sometimes like to find a little cafe or somewhere in our local village that’s child friendly, where I can get Oliver some lunch whilst I enjoy a slice of cake.  It doesn’t have to cost a lot and Oliver loves eating out (so do I).  It gets us out the house for a little while!

Visit the local pet store

We love going to our local garden centre which has a huge animal selection.  Oliver likes running around all of the cages looking at the animals.  He especially loves the birds and fish!  I try to teach him the animals names, so far he has learnt to say fish (‘shh’), bird and bun (this was one word he already knew due to his bunny teddy!).

Soft Play or a Play Cafe

We recently visited out first play cafe, which was a great experience!  Oliver loves playing with other children, so going out and visiting somewhere with other children around always makes Oliver happy!  He loves soft play, being a wild boy, climbing and going crazy in a soft, padded environment is just what he needs!

What do you like to do on a rainy day?  Do you get out of the house or just stay in?

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