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Caravanning in the rain

Caravanning remains a nostalgic memory for most, as many now turn to affordable holidays in which the weather can almost guarantee to fulfil a sun-seekers requirement.

But there’s still a large population of Britain that hitch up their caravan and take to the parks every summer in search of that great British getaway. Unfortunately the weather cannot be so predictable, but don’t let this put you off venturing to your nearest seaside resort - we’ve conducted the ultimate survival guide to keeping your family entertained during those rainy periods.

Fishing

Ok, so it’s miserable and the rain is falling hard, but this doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors. First of all you’ll need a sizable umbrella to keep you dry, but once this is in place there’s nothing stopping you from capturing the evening dinner! Fishing in the rain actually favours the angler - breaking up the surface water so the fish can’t see you and the rainclouds remove the reflection of sunlight (fish are shy from sunlight) meaning they’ll be out in force for you to catch!

Card games

This is surely the first thing you’d pack in your case!? There’s multiple card games that can keep even the most amateur of players entertained. Get the kids slamming their cards on the table with a game of Snap, whilst the grown-ups get competitive with a game of Poker. And even if everyone decides to have a nap whilst the rains falling, this shouldn’t prevent you getting involved with a game of solitaire.

Bake a cake

What better way to spend the afternoon. Dad’s snoring away on the sofa and the kids are gazing out the window awaiting a break in the weather, gather everyone up and get your hands messy! Whether it’s a baked cake, a cheesecake or a trifle, this is a surefire way of getting everyone involved. This is one for all the family - because everyone loves cake right?

Splish-splash around

This one goes out to all the thrill-seekers out there. It’s very simple. You throw on all your dirty clothes from the week, slip on some wellies and go out and get wet! Do what you’ve always wanted to do, you’ve seen it in the movies and now it’s your turn! Who can get the wettest? It’s that simple, jump from puddle to puddle, splash water at one another it’s the ultimate water fight. Just remember...get some towels prepared for your return!

So there you have it, your very own four-steps to entertainment during those miserable caravanning days.

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