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Rain delay – indoor toys and game ideas


For all our talk of summer we really haven’t seen that much of it this year, which is a real shame. Wicken Toys loves the sun. We’re really big kids ourselves and enjoy summer as much as any child! So all this rain has caused us to reassess what children can get up to over the summer holidays if the outside is too wet to play.


Any parent knows that keeping kids busy at home on rainy days can be a challenge. Kids want to play outside, rain or shine. It’s in their nature and their energy levels cannot be debated or reasoned with!


So here’s the Wicken Toys guide to indoor toys and games for children to play on those rainy days.



What better way to deal with a rain delay than some indoor Table Tennis?


We have a range of four tables to suit different ages and room sizes.


The Kettler Stockholm Indoor table is one of the best selling Kettler indoor tables. It’s actually great for everyone in the family – not just kids. You can play one-on-one or double up on two-versus-two matches. Kids versus parents? You could play some odds – if you win they have to clean their rooms. If they win you have to let them stay up an extra hour before bed! Increase the stakes accordingly.


All Kettler indoor tennis tables are great value for money and of an exceptional quality. In fact, the Stockholm is used often in school playrooms. Due to its foldaway and rollaway functions it’s an economic space-saving option for the home.



Playhouses that are suitable for indoor use as well as outdoors is a good place to go to. They can provide a home within a home for children looking to make-believe. If you have some space in the lounge or a play room, you can move the playhouse in there for the duration of the rain delay.


We’re specifically thinking of the Forest Cabin Wooden Playhouse. Hopefully, you will bring it inside anyway, out of the rain, so why not put it to use?


The forest cabin wooden playhouse is a compact lodge with window frames and fabric door, ideal for indoor playtime.



There are other, more simple options for parents looking to save money of course!


Chairs and pillows already in the home can be made up to become indoor forts or there’s always the classic game of hide and seek too!


Don’t let a little rain keep your kids parked on the sofa all day. There’s always games that can be played and activities to participate in that don’t require going outside in the wet and windy outdoors.

We'll be writing up a list of more ideas for you and the kids to do when the rain comes falling down.

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