83 Things to Do on a Rainy Day

All week we look forward to the weekend and sometimes it can be a complete wash out thanks to the typical British weather! So I’ve put together a list of 83 things to do on a rainy day to give you a little inspiration… :).

Rain drops on a window, things to do on a rainy day

Of course, I’m writing this post on a grey and miserable Sunday in January, but it turns out this was actually a lot of fun, so already I’m winning…

  1. Catch up with your favourite YouTubers
  2. Record a video yourself
  3. Bake a cake – mmmmm!
  4. Declutter your wardrobe
  5. Donate some things to charity
  6. Try out a new makeup look
  7. Get organised for the week ahead
  8. Paint your nails, perhaps even some nail art
  9. Write a letter to a friend or family member
  10. Upcycle some furniture
  11. Print off your photos and pop them in an album
  12. Make a birthday card for your friend
  13. A spot of online shopping
  14. Skype a friend in another country
  15. Get ahead with your blog (if you’re a blogger of course – if not, why not start a blog?)
  16. Binge watch a boxset (like you need an excuse?)
  17. Book a day out or finally investigate that holiday you’ve been planning!
  18. Dig out your old video games
  19. Write a bucket list and research your next adventure
  20. Go out for a pub lunch
  21. Head to the cinema
  22. Go bowling
  23. Play some board games
  24. Check out a nearby waterpark (if you’re gonna get wet, it may as well be while you’re having fun)!
  25. Book a badminton or squash court with your friends
  26. Rearrange your bedroom furniture
  27. Give yourself a pamper, from head to toe. Think face masks, exfoliation and all the moisturising possible
  28. Practise a new hair style
  29. Go to a snooker hall
  30. Go for a drive, you don’t have to get out the car, but sometimes it’s nice just to listen to some music and drive along the coast or through the forest
  31. Start an online course (there’s so many deals and free ones out there! If you love learning new things, this is an exciting thing to do!)
  32. Make some music playlists, I’m thinking Disney, 00s and a chill out mix
  33. Clear your purse of all its receipts (boring but strangely therapeutic)
  34. Try some yoga
  35. Start a scrap book of your adventures
  36. Paint some pottery
  37. Bring your LinkedIn profile up to date (your future self will thank you!)
  38. Go to the driving range – you’ll be under cover and it’s surprisingly fun to hit some balls!
  39. Go and visit a pet store, just think of the cutie little bunny rabbits
  40. Invite some friends over to hang out
  41. Cook a new recipe for your family
  42. Do a puzzle
  43. Read a book or buy a magazine to catch up on the latest celeb gossip
  44. Download a new game for your phone or tablet
  45. In fact, download the Cooking Fever app (you’ll thank me later)
  46. Register all your loyalty cards cramming your purse and discover just how many treats you can buy with your points
  47. Plan a party for another weekend
  48. Visit a spa
  49. Go and get your hair/nails/eyebrows done
  50. Drive to a nearby town/city to go shopping somewhere different to your usual shopping centre
  51. Spend your 2ps in the arcade
  52. Grab your trainers and go to laser quest
  53. Clean your makeup brushes
  54. Start watching Friends from the beginning
  55. Find your old dance mat
  56. Challenge someone to a race on Mario Kart
  57. Make some deliciously healthy meals for the week ahead
  58. Do a social media cleanse (remove people who bring negativity to your feed, and unfollow those hundreds of club promoters who send you daily notifications)
  59. Practise a musical instrument (if you have one!)
  60. Burn some calories at a trampoline park
  61. Do some arts and crafts
  62. Colour a few pages in your colouring book
  63. Try some brain puzzles or Sudoku
  64. Search the internet for some new YouTubers to fall in love with
  65. Create an indoor herb garden
  66. Go to an aquarium
  67. Give indoor rock climbing a go
  68. Make a collage with your concert/show tickets (this would look super cool on your bedroom/office wall)
  69. Go to the Sporcle website and try a few quizzes
  70. Join in with a game of bingo (it’s actually so much fun)
  71. Watch a documentary on Channel 4 – they’re the best/quirkiest
  72. Write a poem or a story
  73. Look on Groupon or Table Pouncer for a seriously tasty afternoon tea deal/voucher
  74. Do a workout DVD
  75. Sell some things on eBay or Gum Tree
  76. Relax in the bath with a bubble bar or bomb
  77. Do a crossword
  78. Go out and buy a new board game
  79. Wrap up warm and go ice skating at an indoor rink
  80. Dip your toes in culture and visit a museum
  81. Round up your pals and go go-karting
  82. If you know the rain is coming in advance, you could book into an adult’s playzone (they really do exist!)
  83. Investigate some exciting plans for when the sun actually does shine. Read all about our visit to Portland Bill Lighthouse, when we made the most of the blue skies and dry weather.

I hope this has given you some inspiration when it comes to fun things to do on a rainy day. If you have any ideas to add, please let me know in the comments and I can extend the list and give you credit :).


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