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Have a lot of fun on holiday despite bad weather!

Holidays are the time of year we all look forward to. We plan our trip, make reservations, and look forward to having a good time with our family and friends. But what happens if the weather doesn’t cooperate? In this blog article, you will find some ideas for activities to do on vacation when the weather is bad.

Visit museums and galleries

Museums and galleries offer an excellent way to entertain yourself in bad weather and learn something new at the same time. Depending on your interests, you can visit an art museum, a history museum, or a science museum. Many cities also have small galleries where local artists exhibit their work. A guided tour can help you learn more about the exhibits and get the most out of your visit.

Theatre or cinema

Why not watch a movie or attend a theater performance? Many cities in Germany have theaters and cinemas that are open even in bad weather. It’s a great way to experience a new story and enjoy yourself.


Paint by Numbers
Paint your own photo by numbers, Image: Malango

If you’re creative, you can do crafts. You can try painting, drawing, knitting, crocheting or sewing. There are many tutorials online that can help you learn new skills. When you do crafts with others, you can also share your creativity and learn from each other.

Especially in vogue among many adults is the “paint by numbers your photo”. At the German manufacturer Malango, your pictures are processed to a high standard. Thanks to production in Germany, you will receive your print product within just a few working days.

Indoor water parks

An indoor water park is a great option if you’re craving a day of fun and adventure. You can try slides and white water rides, swim in the wave pool or relax in a hot tub. It’s a great way to enjoy yourself and relax, regardless of the weather.

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Wellness day at the spa

If the weather outside is uncomfortable, a visit to a spa can be a great way to relax and unwind. Many spas offer massages, facials, saunas, and hot tubs. It can be a great way to relax and forget about the worries of everyday life.

Cooking classes and wine tastings

Why not hone your culinary skills or expand your taste buds with a wine tasting? Many cities offer cooking classes and wine tastings that can be done even in bad weather. You can learn how to prepare a specific dish or learn more about the wines of a particular region.

Cooking and baking

If you’re interested in cooking or baking, a day in the kitchen can be a fun option. Try new recipes you’ve always wanted to try, or remake your favorite dishes. If you’re cooking with others, it can also be a great way to spend time together and chat.

Game night

A game night can be a fun and sociable option when the weather outside isn’t cooperating. Invite friends or family and play your favorite games together. You can play board games, card games, or video games. It’s a great way to spend time together and enjoy yourself.

Indoor sports

If you like sports, you can play indoor sports such as badminton, squash or tennis. Many gyms also have swimming pools, which can be a great option in bad weather. If you want to try something new, you can also take a dance lesson or a yoga class.

Indoor playgrounds

An indoor playground is a great option if you’re traveling with kids. You can try climbing frames, slides and trampolines, or let off steam in ball pools and bouncy castles. It’s a great way to burn off energy and have fun when the weather outside isn’t cooperating.

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Another indoor activity is shopping. If you like shopping, a day at the mall can be a fun option. You can buy clothes, jewelry, electronics, and much more. Many shopping malls also offer restaurants and cinemas, so you can fill your day with several activities.

Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms are a fun and interactive game where you and your friends have to solve puzzles to escape from a room. It can be a great way to spend an hour or two in bad weather. You can test your team skills and have a lot of fun at the same time.

Libraries and bookstores

If you are a book lover, you can visit a library or bookstore. Many libraries and bookstores offer cozy corners where you can read a book or relax. You can also ask for recommendations for new books or participate in a book discussion.

Conclusion: Have a lot of fun on holiday despite bad weather!

The weather can be unpredictable, but there are plenty of activities you can enjoy on vacation when the weather is bad. Museums and galleries, a day at the spa, cooking classes and wine tastings, indoor activities such as bowling and cinema, shopping, escape rooms, libraries and bookstores are just a few of the possibilities. Remember that bad weather doesn’t have to mean that you have to spend your vacation boring. There are plenty of ways to have a good time, even if it’s raining or snowing outside. Take the opportunity to try new things and enjoy yourself, regardless of the weather.

It’s also a good idea to plan ahead and have alternative activities in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. Check the weather forecast and think about what activities you can do in case of bad weather. Make the most of your vacation and have fun, regardless of the weather!