How to entertain yourself on a rainy day

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With the onset of winter, many months of rain and gray skies await us here in the United Kingdom. During a time of year when sunny days are a cause for celebration, being able to entertain yourself indoors is a skill that you should cultivate.

In this article, we’ll share several ideas that will help you make the most of the worst days in the coming winter season.

1) Play online games

Just a few decades ago, your options for entertainment when the weather was too inclement were rather limited.

However, the dawn of the internet has changed this situation significantly, as you can engage in anything from word puzzles to the extreme (but humorous) cartoon violence has attracted gamers to the phenomenon that is Happy Wheels.

There are also sites like that can give busy people an opportunity to enjoy a little bit of excitement that can sometimes result in a big payday.

Whatever avenue that you choose to amuse yourself on the internet, rainy days can turn into memorable ones simply by searching for and trying out game sites that interest you personally.

2) Play card/board games

As fun as it can be to play on the computer, there is no replacement for interacting with other human beings. If you are looking to entertain yourself along with friends and family, blow the dust off the board games that have been stowed away for many years in your attic.

From Monopoly to Snakes and Ladders, there are many old school favorites that will entertain you and your group even in 2016.

If you are looking for something more current, pick up a great party game like Cards Against Humanity or Exploding Kittens. These may not be for kids, but if you are hanging out with friends from work or your lads from uni, these two card games will have everyone in stitches.

3) Learn a new hobby

When the weather is less than pleasant outdoors, it is the perfect time to try out that new hobby you have always been meaning to explore.

Whether you want to learn how to make quilts, work with wood, or commit yourself to learning a new computer language, there is no limit to the amount of new things you can accomplish when the cold damp weather outside compels you to stay indoors.

4) Put on your rain gear and go outside anyway

Despite how dour it might seem outside, there are only a few times during the winter season when the weather is truly wicked enough to keep a person inside.

If you are an outdoor person through and through, donning a weatherproof jacket and a wool sweater will provide you with all the protection you need to go for a hike along the seashore, or across a moor.

The nippy wind and lashing rain won’t kill you; rather, it will add character and emotion to what will likely be an unforgettable experience.