“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing” I love this quote, although I can’t actually remember who said it…I just think it’s spot on. It is so tempting to stay cooped up indoors during these cold, wet months…but the UK winter lasts a loooong time (or at least it seems) and kids (and adults) need fresh air and space to run free. Don’t get me wrong, I love snuggling up in the warm as much as the next person, but there is something extra cosy about snuggling up at home when you’ve been outdoors in the cold and wet for a few hours. The contrast makes it unbeatable!
With this in mind, I still try to get my girls outside as much as possible from November to February, we just wrap up extra warm and wear waterproofs where necessary. I brought my girls these fantastic puddlesuits which cover their whole bodies meaning that we’ve been able to play in the woods in the rain:
We’ve been able to play at the playground and use the play equipment:
We love being out and about, even when its wet. There is so much fun to be had in the rain, and everywhere is just a little quieter:
Of course, one of the best things to do is embrace the rain and have the time of your life splashing in puddles!
Even a wet and miserable school run can be fun with the correct clothing and equipment!
If you’re lucky, you might even catch a rainbow…
We have had so much fun playing in the rain this autumn! You can see the rest of our autumn bucket list HERE.
Do you/ your kids like to play out in the rain? What are your favourite things to do on a wet and windy day?