Us holiday-makers are obsessed with the sunshine and when the UK doesn’t treat us, we treat ourselves and go on holiday instead. But when you’re planning your holiday you might not think about the holiday rain and what will you do if the weather suddenly turns miserable. We know it’s a scary thought, but it can happen and as well as looking up tips on how to deal with the heat, you should also be checking things to do on holiday with bad weather. Holiday Genie has recommended their activities so your fun doesn’t have to stop IF the weather isn’t as expected.
Do your research
Before you even book your holiday, you must complete very important research. If you’re desperate to top up your tan and won’t settle for less, make sure you research into your destination as much as possible and discover when the best time of the year is to visit. But rain isn’t always a bad thing; much like in Florida the rain will last a few hours and by lunch-time the sun will be shining so you will be sure to have lots of fun in Florida.
Before you fly it is important to think about what indoor facilities are available at your hotel in-case it does rain. Of course, don’t dwell on the fact it might rain for the duration of your holiday but it is better to be safe than sorry. Look out for facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, play areas, 10-pin bowling, cinemas etc.
No indoor hotel facilities? No problem, it’s not the end of the world if the holiday rain strikes! Look in the nearby area and research into indoor attractions that will keep everyone entertained. There are plenty of indoor activities for kids in Orlando, and there will most-likely be indoor attractions at your holiday destination too. Do your research; write down the address and remember to pack it with you so you have a last-resort if the weather does turn sour.
If there’s nothing to do in the nearby area, you CAN have fun in your hotel room! Head to the nearest supermarket and stock up on snacks and goodies and create an indoor picnic. Put some music or TV on and start enjoying the food. If you brought a card game with you on the plane, this can also come in handy and double up as a rainy day activity.
Always pack for bad weather
Don’t assume that your holiday will be all sunshine, but don’t assume it will be all rain too. We recommend packing a few jumpers so you can layer up if it does start to cool down outside, especially for the little ones. There is nothing worse than shivering whilst on holiday! But be careful, because you don’t want to go over-the-top and make your baggage over the weight-limit.
Camp in the Bar
If you have access to an indoor bar then great! We’re not suggesting getting drunk is a good idea, especially if your kids are around. Simply sit back, listen to the rain and enjoy your time with no deadlines, no meetings, and no urgent phone calls and just appreciate your down-time.
Go with the flow
Don’t begin to panic if your holiday isn’t exactly how you planned it – just take it as it comes. A lot of kids enjoy the rain, so give them the choice of what to do and go with the flow. If you begin to panic, you’ll become stressed and that is the opposite of what you want to be whilst on holiday.
Still stuck for things to do on holiday with bad weather? There are plenty more ideas out there to find, simply search your destination and what there is to do if it rains. If you want to be fully prepared, check the weather right before you fly and pack a poncho just in case!