Favourite things to do on a Rainy Day

It’s been fairly wet and cold recently which can make anyone feel miserable. I’ve definitely been there myself, I used to hate a rainy day (especially at the weekends) but here’s a little secret for you I’ve learned to love a rainy day.

I find that a rainy day can be the perfect time for me to relax and unwind or catch up with things around my home. I no longer feel like a rainy day is a wasted day if I can’t get outside.

Here are my favourite thing to do on a rainy day

Have a movie marathon or Netflix binge

There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa when it’s a rainy day. What better way to spend than sticking on your favourite film or TV show (we’re loving Stranger Things at the moment – little late to the party!).

Do a puzzle

A classic and for good reason. You can spend hours working on a puzzle (depending on the size of course) and I find sorting through the pieces quite theraputic.

Work on your blog

If you’re a blogger why not take the time to work on your blog. Whether that’s writing a new post, updating an old one, taking blog photos (although the lighting may be difficult) or responding to blog comments.


I’ve touched on adult colouring before and find it’s a great way to relax and unwind, while being creative. So is perfect for a rainy day! There’s also colouring apps our there now – my mum swears by Happy Colour.

Board Games

I’m not aware of any one player board games so you’ll need a friend for this one. I love classic board games like Monopoly or Cluedo – I own Doctor Who and Firefly versions. 😁

Video Games

Board games not for you? Stick on your console of choice (I’m a PlayStation girl myself) and binge on a video game.


Another curl up under a blanket rainy day idea – grab your favourite book or one you’ve been putting off finishing, and enjoy.


Organise your wardrobe or any cupboards at home. Purging and getting rid of unused or uwanted items can be very therapeutic – I always feel a bit better after a decluttering session.

Pamper session

Paint your nails, pop on a face mask, enjoy a long relaxing bubble bath or hop in the shower. Do something nice for you.


My parents bought me a Star Wars origami book for my birthday one year and I love it. There’s something relaxing about folding paper and creating an object out of it. In school we used to fold paper triangles into hoppy frogs.

Puzzle books

Crosswords, Wordsearches, Suduko – there are many puzzle book options available and they’re fairly inexpensive too.

Card games

There are 100s of card game variations out there and some can be played by yourself, such as solitaire.

Bake or Cook

Get creative in the kitchen and try out a new recipe.

Order in

Forgotten to go to the shop or don’t fancy cooking? Order in from your favourite take away.

Organise your finances

Spend time going through your finances, create a budget, look at where you could save money and organise your bills.

Finally, listen to the rain

Curl up under a blanket with a cup of your favourite hot drink (mines a soya hot chocolate) and enjoy the sound of the rain at your window.

What’s your favourite way to spend a rainy day? Let me know in the comments. 😊


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  • Helen C

    December 10, 2018 at 13:12

    Aww such an awesome post Kim – I love all of your ideas! We have a family jigsaw session most Sundays and we’ve been really getting into it. We mostly do 500 piece but we finished a 1000 piece last week. I totally agree you can still be productive on a rainy day, doing something blog related is one of my favourite things. I was gifted an origami starter kit a good while ago and I’ve been slowly making my way through a step by step book. Also bad weather gives you the opportunity to have a day off and recharge. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚ xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    1. Kim

      December 13, 2018 at 20:58

      Thanks for sharing your rainy day activities Helen. A family jigsaw session sounds great to me – I’m not great at large ones but am more than happy to help sort the pieces. I’ve done a bit of Origami before, it’s great for keeping my hands busy and my mind off of things. x

  • Bexa

    November 30, 2018 at 15:49

    These are fab ideas Kim and very appropriate for this time of year. Colouring is one of my favourite things to do to relax and unwind. Oooh I never even knew there was a colouring app, I need to check out Happy Colour soon! Thank you for the suggestions, lovely post! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Kim

      December 11, 2018 at 17:31

      Thanks Bexa! The Happy Colour app is a lot of fun but the only downside is the app choses the colour scheme. It’s great for on the go though if you don’t have room for a colouring book. x

  • Lauren

    November 27, 2018 at 18:09

    These are such great ideas for rainy days! I love being all snuggled up inside when it’s rainy outside! I got to do that today! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Kim

      December 11, 2018 at 17:18

      Thanks Lauren! πŸ™‚ x

  • Merkitty

    November 19, 2018 at 15:24

    It’s raining as I’m typing this! I love listening to it, but being all snuggled up.

    I’m doing what you suggested, working on my blog and peeking at other peoples blogs.

    I love all your answers, but I think my favourite thing to do on a rainy day is watch TV series and films in bed.. so Netflix binge time.


    1. Kim

      November 24, 2018 at 02:46

      Netflix binging is always a win for a rainy day. 😍

  • Bella

    November 15, 2018 at 12:34

    Your list is great! I always try to get as much blog stuff done as possible on a rainy day, It’s an excuse to curl up under a blanket with my laptop instead of feeling like I have to sit properly at the table haha. A good Netflix binge is a must too! x

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:15

      Thank you! 😊 I just love this time of year – perfect blanket snuggling weather.

  • Busytykes

    November 14, 2018 at 20:43

    What great ideas! At my house I just watch the kids go crazy as I wish for a nap when it rains! Next time I will have to pull out a puzzle!

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:13

      If they have the patience, your kids might enjoy helping sort through the puzzle pieces with you. 😊

  • Chloe Chats

    November 14, 2018 at 13:43

    One of my favourite things is getting cosy and listening to the rain outside. When I’m going to bed as well the sound of the rain really helps me to sleep, so if it isn’t raining I usually put on a rain soundtrack. Lovely post πŸ™‚

    Chloe xx

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:12

      I like the idea of using a rain soundtrack to help you sleep. There’s just something about the sound that’s so calming.

  • Crystal

    November 14, 2018 at 00:53

    I love that you wrote this entry. I will save this list for a raining day (punny) πŸ˜‰ I like to clean a bit, write on the blog (def) and then read.

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:12

      Haha, well punned!

  • Charlotte

    November 13, 2018 at 19:57

    Loved this! πŸ™‚ nothing makes me happier than sitting inside whilst it’s raining and either binge watching Netflix or working on your blog – especially in Autumn!

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:11

      I love it. πŸ™‚ I agree with you, it’s especially nice this time of year.

  • Hazel @ Places & Peonies

    November 13, 2018 at 19:02

    I love reading on a rainy day and for some reason… eating ice cream!

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:10

      Yes to ice cream! 🍦🍧🍨

  • Ruth Josey

    November 13, 2018 at 18:48

    You know, I’ve gotten to where I hate seeing the rain coming again but you are so right. I find that I get projects done that I just haven’t had the time to do because I don’t want to be outside. Great post!


    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:10

      Thanks Ruth. 😊 I really used to hate it until I found i catch up on such much indoors.

  • Ellen

    November 13, 2018 at 17:48

    I love the rain and do pretty much all of these. Avoid the finances though that’s far too much adulting for me haha. Great post!

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:07

      Lol, I get what you mean.

  • Kelly Diane

    November 13, 2018 at 17:41

    I love some of your ideas here although I don’t have the patience for puzzles. I love having a pamper, watching a film and ordering takeaway. I love a good games night too with lots of board games

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:06

      Sounds great to me. 😊
      My mum usually ends up finishing larger puzzles for me!

  • Geraldine

    November 13, 2018 at 16:52

    I’d totally go for playing video games or board game. Those are really fun! also baking wouldn’t be a bad idea πŸ˜‰

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:06

      I love getting engrossed in a game and baking means I get snacks too. lol

  • Eva

    November 13, 2018 at 15:15

    I actually love rainy days (as long as I’m in all day haha!) Honestly it’s such a great feeling being all snug and tucked up whilst hearing the pitter patter of raindrops outside. I usually make myself a good cup of tea, put on a film and do something like paint my nails – perfect!


    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:05

      Sounds perfect to me!

  • The Newbury Girl

    November 13, 2018 at 13:56

    Love this! Puzzles and coloring are so underrated because not only are they relaxing, but they keep you in the present moment. Plus they look great after you finish working on them. πŸ’œ

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:04

      I definitely agree with you there. x

  • Joy abou zeid

    November 13, 2018 at 13:53

    Love this post!! I love to either declutter, play a board game or do a pamper session on a rainy day!!

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:04

      It’s the perfect excuse, right? 😊 Thanks for your comment.

  • Lindsey

    November 13, 2018 at 13:43

    I do most of those things too! Except puzzles. I hate them and with my curious cat, they’d be a disaster πŸ˜‚

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:02

      Lol, I can just imagine them being the perfect place for a cat to sit. I’m terrible at them! My mum usually finishes them for me.

  • Karen Lanzetta

    November 13, 2018 at 13:29

    I like to bitch about the rain, and then ignore it while I work on my blog, or read a book. Today is even worse, we have our first snow! Although now it is raining, so who knows what will happen πŸ™‚

    Updated one blogpost, now going to work on sharing it on social media and on visiting other people’s blogs. Hi from New Hampshire πŸ˜€

    Karen | https://www.OurCarpeDiem.com

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:02

      I always complain about it but secretly enjoy having free time to spend indoors! Hope you got a lot of blogging done. 😊

  • Angela Mulei

    November 13, 2018 at 13:12

    Love adult coloring, it is so good for destressing

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:03

      It really is. Thanks for your comment. 😊

  • Ros

    November 13, 2018 at 12:49

    Ironically it’s raining right now and I’m working on my blog and planning on cooking in a bit! Your list is legit me! Haha!

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 18:00

      Haha! See, I knew it was a good list. πŸ˜‰

  • Jenny in Neverland

    November 13, 2018 at 11:28

    I actually really love the rain so I don’t mind being out in it! I love hearing it against the window, especially at night. It’s such a relaxing sound and makes everything super cosy.

    1. Kim

      November 15, 2018 at 17:59

      I prefer being out in the snow but loved splashing in puddles when I was younger. Thanks for your comment Jenny, I agree it’s a relaxing sound.

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