10 things for adults to do on a rainy day



I have always loved a rainy day. There is something so soothing about listening to the rain pitter-patter on the windows. Not only that, but there are fewer people outside, which, as many repeat readers will know, is a massive benefit for a crowd hating individual like me. 

While the logical response to a rainy day is to cuddle up under a mountain of blankets with either a good book or Netflix, sometimes you do want to shake things up a bit. 

This blog post will share 10 things adults can do on a rainy day. Let me know in the comments what you love to do on a rainy day or if you opt for the blanket fort approach. 

10 things to do on a rainy day

Let me know if you’ve done any of these activities. 

Escape room 

Someone needs to let me know when escape rooms became so popular. It feels like they popped up out of nowhere, and now you can’t go out without seeing one. Granted, I do live close to a city centre, but still. 

Escape rooms challenge your teamwork and problem-solving skills as you face puzzles, clues, and tasks that you have to overcome to escape from the room or site of the game. 

Crazy Golf 

Who doesn’t love a good round of crazy golf?! We have an epic crazy golf in the city centre, and it has three courses available at the one we go to. Each course has a theme, and with the right company, you will have a great time. Many of the courses have a bar in the middle, which is exactly what you need when golfing. 

Plus, I am amazing at crazy golf. I always get the highest number; that’s how you play it…right?  

Indoor camping

The rain doesn’t have to stop you from camping! Instead, move the party inside and create an indoor camping space. Whether you have enough room to pitch an actual tent or you build a fort with chairs and blankets, an indoor camping experience is a great way to spend a rainy day. 

You can pull out the marshmallows, grab yourself a marshmallow toasting kit and put a video of a fire on the TV. Turn off all the lights, spark the fairy lights and cuddle up under some blankets as you converse or even tell stories. 

Online learning 

We have discussed some entertaining activities you can do on a rainy day, but I wanted to mention something a bit more educational. Use your rainy day time inside to learn a new skill or brush up on some needed knowledge. 

Udemy and YouTube are great places to start, as they have a lot of information available to expand your knowledge. Alternatively, see what books are gathering dust on your bookshelf and give them a read. 


This one is on the pricey side, but it can be a memorable day out. If you have a local theatre nearby, see what is on their setlist and if there is anything you fancy watching. 

Shopping centre 

When the rain is falling outside, venture into a shopping centre. You don’t have to spend your money to have a good time. Go window shopping, or have a makeshift scavenger hunt with your friends. Name an item you need to find, and see who finds it first in the shopping centre. For example, find a t-shirt with a 90s TV show print, or find a creepy clown in a charity shop. 

Seriously, is it just me who always seems to spot a creepy clown in a charity shop, or should I be concerned? 


No one suggests going bowling anymore, and it’s such a shame as it was always our go-to activity when we were younger. Bowling is a great way to hide away from the rain. Let your competitive side shine by having a friendly game of bowling. 

Photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels

I remember going bowling with my friends when I lived with my parents. My friends and I would get the bus, and if it was raining, we’d have to quickly get off the bus and run towards the bowling venue, laughing as we went, because for some reason, getting caught in the rain with friends was comedic gold. 

When was the last time you went bowling? 

Live music 

Like many small businesses and people, local bands and artists took a hit in 2020 and the start of 2021. Luckily, live music is back here, so you could check out what your local music venue is doing to hide away from the rain and enjoy some good tunes. 

Planning your next adventure 

If rainy days happen to bring you down, and you don’t want to venture out of the house, then plan your next adventure. Whether you plan what you want to do for your weekend or plan a holiday getaway, it can be fun to think about your next adventure. 

In a previous post, I mentioned how I love to sit down at the end of the month and see what events are happening near me. You could do the same and see what local events are happening soon to plan your days out. 

Plunge into a puddle 

Dig out your wellies or best puddle splashing boots and venture out on a rainy day. Sometimes you just have to layer up and jump in some puddles. You might look a bit silly, but who cares? You’ll be having fun. 

Photo by Kaique Rocha from Pexels

I can’t resist a puddle on a rainy day, especially since 9/10 I’ll have my Doc Martens on, which are always puddle ready. Just make sure no one is walking past before you make a big splash. 


There you have it! 10 things for adults to do on a rainy day. I loved writing this post, as it reminded me of what I love about a rainy day and how you can do a lot inside, even when the weather is frightful. 

What do you like to do on a rainy day? 

11 thoughts on “10 things for adults to do on a rainy day

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  1. I also enjoy the sound of the rain. It’s very soothing. I don’t mind walking in the rain as long as it’s not cold.

    I haven’t been bowling since before the pandemic. I used to be pretty good at 5-pin bowling back in the day but I’m terrible at 10-pin. The balls are just too heavy and my fingers get stuck in the holes. LOL

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    1. The sound of rain really is soothing. I don’t mind the cold, as I like wearing layers to stay warm.

      I can’t remember the last time I went bowling. When I was younger, the bowling alley I went to had different weighted bowling balls – it was a game-changer when I discovered them.

      Thank you for commenting, Michelle.

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  2. Oooooo I miss bowling (I’m terrible at it, nearly put a hole through the floor one time by smashing the ball down). I’ve never actually been to play crazy golf but a centre opened up near me like two years ago, but then covid came along and I didn’t get to try it. I wish Covid would hurry up and go do one. I want to try crazy golf! At this rate, I’ll make do with just going to get a hot chocolate somewhere. Oh how I miss that…

    Great rainy day ideas!

    Caz xx

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    1. I remember one of the first times I went bowling, and I almost threw the ball instead of rolling it! 😂

      I hope you do manage to play crazy golf safely at some point. It is so much fun, especially if you have good company.

      🤞 I hope you can get a mug of hot chocolate soon, as that is the perfect rainy day drink.

      Thank you for reading Caz! 😊

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