Most parents don’t like it when their kids play in the house but at times the weather is not that friendly. So what can you do to ensure that no one is gloomy under your roof? Well there are lots of ideas to keep you going.
Gloomy weather can ruin even the cheeriest moods. Ward off boredom (for both you and your kids) with this list of family activities and relaxing ideas.
Have an Indoor Treasure Hunt
Children in the house? Keep their day lively with a treasure hunt. Make one set of clues for every player (try rhyming the clues for fun), each clue leading to the next one and, finally, to the treasure. Seal them in envelopes marked with a clue number (i.e., 2/7, or “two of seven”); this will help the treasure hunters keep track. Whoever solves the clues first and finds the treasure—a small toy, an IOU for a movie, maybe a cache of coins (regular or chocolate)—is the winner. Or have your kids play as a team to solve the clues—and uncover the treasure—together.
Make Your Own Bubble Bath
Slip into a soothing bath laced with your own moisturizing soap blend. In a clean container, mix together ½ cup mild liquid hand or body soap, 1 tablespoon sugar or honey, and 1 egg white. Pour the entire mixture under the running water as you draw your bath. Honey is a natural humectant, which will attract and retain moisture in your skin. The egg white helps create stronger, longer-lasting bubbles, for a nice, fluffy bath. For extra-dry skin, consider adding a tablespoon of light oil, such as almond or light sesame. (Another surprising bath booster? Vinegar.)
So the kids did not make their beds and left their toys lying all over the house. Well you do not have to worry about that, simply start a tidying competition and offer goodies to the winner. Hide something nice in the house, draw a map that has clues and let the pirates have their day.
- Room tidying competition
Yes, really! This mutually beneficial activity can actually be fun if approached in the right way. It also mean your little ones get to make as much mess as they like beforehand.
Netmums suggest: “You can set a timer or simply count loudly until they have finished their tidying and the winner can choose what activity you do next. Genius.
- Treasure hunt
Another great activity that taps into a child’s curiosity and competitive streak. See above on how you can get them to clear up the mess they inevitably make .
Realsimple have some lovely, simple pointers: “Make one set of clues for every player (try rhyming the clues for fun), each clue leading to the next one and, finally, to the treasure.
Seal them in envelopes marked with a clue number (i.e., 2/7, or “two of seven”); this will help the treasure hunters keep track. “
On a rainy day, don’t be afraid of the pitter, patter. There are places where you can still go even when it is wet outside.
22 places to take your kids on a rainy day in Liverpool
- The Beatles Story
Journey through the Fab Fours’ rise to fame. An entertaining insight into the band’s life, with an audio tour narrated by John Lennon’s sister, Julia.
There’s always something for the kids to do in the Discovery Zone including free workshops.
Open all year round, 10am-6pm. Prices: Adults £14.95, children (aged 5-16) £9.00, children (0-4) free, concessions £11.50.
- Underwater Street
With a wide range of fun activities, shows, games and workshops, means there’s no place quite like Underwater Street.
Open 10am to 5pm every day during the summer holidays and Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm and weekends 10am to 5pm during term time. Prices: Children over one £10.95, children aged one £6.95, under ones with a paying child go free, adults also go free.
- Awesome Walls
Awesome Walls in Liverpool can be found in a former 150-year-old church with over 1,000 square metres of climbing with hundreds of routes.
Whether you’re an absolute beginner wanting to learn how to climb or an experienced outdoor climber Awesome Walls has lots to offer.
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 8pm. Prices: Admission is £8 for adults and £7 for children, under sevens with adult are £4 and under fives go free. Little Angels Kids Club cost £10.50 for two hours rock climbing with an experienced instructor.