Rainy Day Ideas for Summer: Paid Options
We have divided these into paid options and then free/low cost ideas for you.
The good news is, most of these rainy day ideas will work wherever you live in the world!
Take in a Movie or Show
When the rain is pouring down and you are struggling to amuse the kids, a visit to the local cinema or theatre can be just what is needed.
From seeing the latest blockbusters to enjoying a matinee or evening show at the theatre you are sure to find some inspiration from local listings.
As an alternative low cost adventure, you could turn the TV room into a cinema, with homemade tickets, popcorn and darkened room. Or get everyone to write and perform a play or a puppet show.
Visit an Activity, Discovery or Play Centre
A visit to an activity, discovery or play centre offers a super way to amuse kids of all ages, especially if they offer several different activities to choose from. And parents usually get a break too with some time out to enjoy a cuppa or a catch up with friends.
Look out for offers for off-peak times or on discount sites like Groupon or Living Social to help keep the costs down.
Or for a home-based version of this, set up an obstacle course in your garden for the kids to enjoy.