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It's raining cats and dogs.
Never mind. The lush vegetation will be nice to look at. And on the bright side, at least we don't live in Townsville, Australia.
Now we can all enjoy indoor activities such as these ones handpicked from the app.
When it’s a case of sink in the puddles or swim, we say swim. A jaunt along the M3/M4 leads to Bracknell’s leisure pool, for slow and fast moving rapids, a bubble pool, cascading volcano, tiny tots area, fountains and a pirate ship with water shooting cannons, no less. Oh and FIVE slides. "Perfect inset day outing," says a dad of 3.
Ok so a bit of a curveball wet weather activity as you have to walk through this lovely park to reach it. Children’s events sell out quickly but are worth a little forward planning. This parent went to the Mars-themed planetarium show and immersive virtual reality activity and loved it. No tickets? Step on the historic Prime Meridian line where east meets west before enjoying various astronomy exhibitions.
A fast-paced word race for kids familiar with the periodic table of elements... but you don’t need to be an Einstein. It “combines maths, English and science for a very fun family game” writes a mum of 1. Make words from to score points. A mixture of strategy and luck, recommended by The Good Toy Guide, oh and a Kinfo app user.
‘Small is beautiful and natural is good,” is one of the mantras of this Elephant and Castle food market supplied by small-scale farmers. Family-friendly classes occasionally feature, pictured, but on any given day it’s an interesting way to lunch. “Such a lovely day out, here and then the Imperial War Museum,” says a mum of 3.
A bargain entry fee: pay once, return for free all year, oh and kids go free. Climb on buses, trains, sail boats, drive a real bus, fly a cable car in the All Aboard family zone. Hunt down creative activities for older kids. An upcoming Hidden Transport Heroines week celebrates women past and present who've played a part in public transport.
Watch your kids step away from their screens to play this game, tips this dad. A big game board, six colour pawns... go down in the dungeon, kill everything you meet and grab treasure like the Horny Helmet and the Boots of Butt-Kicking.