The best 50 things activities to do when it’s raining

Don't let the rain force you to be stuck inside. We've put together a list of activities that are great to do outside, even when the sun isn't shining.

Children walking in the rain

No.6 run around in the rain

All you'll need for this challenge is a rainy day and yourself! Running around in the rain might seem crazy when you start, but you'll soon be splishing and splashing around like a fish.

Mysterious cave opening at Alderley Edge

No.29 explore a cave

Watery wildlife, slimy green weeds, or things that make noises in the dark - who knows what you’ll discover? Caves are perfect places to explore whatever the weather, whether you're looking for caves in sea cliffs, or impressive natural caves inland. Don't forget your torch!

Girl walking through the mud in her wellies

No.13 make a mud pie

Put on your wellies and find a muddy spot. Stones, leaves and twigs are great for decorating, but remember, a mud pie never tastes as good as it looks.

Boy kicking and splashing while laying in the sea

No.42 go swimming in the sea

Is there anything more refreshing than the big blue sea on a hot summer day? We look after lots of brilliant beaches all around the UK coastline, so you're sure to find somewhere perfect for a splash.

Boys and dad damming a stream with rocks

No.14 dam a stream

Get some tips from a beaver and use twigs, branches and rocks to dam a stream. You can also try all sorts of designs, but you'll need to work quickly to stop your dam getting washed away. And when you've built it, local wildlife will be happier if you remember to knock it down afterwards.

Girl jumping over waves

No.20 jump over waves

Beaches serve up a never-ending supply of waves: big or small, all of them are fun to jump over. Who can leap the highest?

Children building a raft from barrels and string

No.43 build a raft

Set sail - hear water splashing and feel the waves between your fingers. Gather things that float such as driftwood, and then tie it together with string to become the captain of your very own Jolly Roger. Ahoy!