Top 5 Activities for a Rainy Day with A Toddler
Recently there have been quite a few rainy days which has put my plans of sunny picnics in the park to bed for the day. I’m not a fan of staying in the house all day so I have been forced to think of out of the house but not outdoor rainy day activities this spring.
Crafts, crafts and more craft – I’m not known for my crafty ways but we have a craft box and Pinterest often provides some much needed inspiration. Cutting and sticking, stickers, playdough, the list goes on. Toddlers love getting messy so I grit my teeth and ignore the glitter flying around my living room and get stuck in!
Swimming – So yes, you get wet and I could have saved a few quid and just stuck him out in the puddles but swimming is a great way to pass a couple of hours. You could even throw in a cheeky hot chocolate and cake in the cafe afterwards!
Garden Centre Trip – This is a newly discovered activity for us. We have a huge garden centre nearby and it proved a great morning out for Little Man and I. We had a look at the animals and decided that we would like a tortoise for a pet. I mooched around the pretty over priced gifts and Little Man had a swift go on the (usefully dried off) play area in a gap in the rain! Oh and we found the cake too!
Play date – Play dates are a great way to get yourself out of the house and tire our toddlers out. Alternating going to each others houses is a great way for a cheap afternoon out. You can’t beat a good play date – tea, cake (there is a theme developing, I know), chats and kids playing till they drop.
Soft Play – I have to admit this is a last resort for me, soft play makes me crack up a little bit. If it is raining more than likely every mother and toddler in the area will be at soft play but if push comes to shove soft play is a great way to pass a rainy morning with an energetic toddler. Oh, there is usually cake there too!!
Do you have any good rainy day activities suggestions? I would love to add to my list (please make sure they include cake)!
Have a lovely (hopefully sunny) day!