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Don't get cabin fever when the weather takes a turn for the worst, instead just plan a trip out to a venue perfect for indoor fun. Here's ten ideas for where you can go when the sun's gone away.



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Indoor Pool

When it's raining outside, you often feel like its a good idea to stay indoors but this can sometimes leave kids bored or with no chance to burn off excess energy. A good choice if you've got active kids is a trip to the local indoor pool. It's generally a cheap option that's a whole lot of fun and a great way to incorporate some family exercise into a rainy day.

Library

Libraries are no longer the silent environment that they used to be, with many libraries positively welcoming and encouraging children to come and visit the library and take part in organised activities. Check out what activities your local library has on throughout the week, such as story time, craft time and rhyme time. If nothing is organised, then it's still a good outing to explore the range of books displayed, and to take some home with you.

Museum

Museums are a great place to visit on any day of the year, but because they are largely indoor, they make a perfect haven on a rainy day. With many museums only asking for a gold coin donation, they are also a cheap way to while away some hours.

Art Gallery

With all the visuals on offer, art galleries are a perfect place to take kids when seeking shelter from the rain. Check ahead to see what displays are on, as throughout the year there are often special exhibitions that specifically cater for kids.

Cinema

The cinema is an easy choice for kids as there seems to be a regular flurry of films to suit younger viewers. Look out for kids clubs or mums and bubs sessions which are normally cheaper than standard entry.

Ice Skating or Roller Skating

A lot of rinks run kids clubs and kids sessions throughout the day which incorporate games and kid friendly tunes to skate to. This is another great choice for incorporating exercise into your indoor fun.

Indoor Play Centre

Another great choice for allowing little ones to burn off energy whilst you're staying indoors. The centres can get a bit busy during weeks of particularly inclement weather, but they are a great place to arrange to meet up with friends and make the best of the bad weather.

Arrange an indoor picnic with friends

Picnics are always fun, and kids seem to enjoy the novelty of not having to eat at the table. All you need for this easy indoor activity is a rug, and your picnic food. Ask guests to bring round their lunch boxes, and kids can picnic together on the rug, albeit without the sunshine, but thankfully also without the flies.

Pottery Centre

There seems to be a huge number of pottery and craft centres popping up, where for a fee, you can go and paint your own pottery, which the centre will then fire up for you, so that your artistry is preserved for all to see. Kids will enjoy painting and finger printing onto their pottery, and it's a good way to incorporate a craft into a rainy day. Fees aren't cheap - normally $12 per child so save this one for special occasions.

Embrace the rain

Every now and again, it's good to just pop on your gumboots, and your rain coat and get down to the fun business of jumping in puddles and chasing rainbows. This one is best in light showers, as even the best of puddle jumpers seem to dislike torrential, pelting rain drops.


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