When getting your vacation rental ready for guests, you obviously want to ensure that you’ve provided everything possible to ensure that they enjoy a relaxing, stress-free stay, essentially walking into a home-away-from-home. One thing that is completely out of your control, however, is the weather. No matter where your vacation rental is, there is always the potential for bad weather from time-to-time, so it’s sensible to ensure that there is a selection of fun indoor activities to keep our guests occupied. Whether it’s a family on vacation, or a group of friends escaping the city for a few days, there are a number of things you can do to make sure that a day indoors is still a fun vacation day for your visitors! Keep reading for some rainy day ideas and keep those great reviews coming in!
Rainy day ideas near your rental
If your rental is within an easy drive of a nearby town or city, you can still encourage your guests to head out of the rental today. Instead of making them google “indoor activities near me”, providing pamphlets and information about nearby attractions for some rainy day ideas is a nice touch for your guests. Maybe there’s an aquarium or museum nearby, or you can suggest bowling and laser tag for families, and if you’ve got a group of adults visiting, something out of the ordinary like the growing trend of heading to an ax-throwing bar are all fun ways to get out of the house, no matter the weather!
Fun indoor activities and experiences in your vacation rental
Fun indoor activities could include in-house experiences. This could be a great opportunity to liaise with local businesses. Even if it isn’t a rainy day, offering in-home cooking classes or yoga classes at home offers your guests a unique activity. The added bonus of a private class will give your guests the sense of exclusivity from their instructors and it’s a great way to all join in an activitiy together, both for families and groups of adults on a vacation together.
Fun things to do on a rainy day at your vacation rental
It may sound obvious, but a decent selection of board games for your guests is a great way for them to spend time together without having to resort to just watching TV. With games like Monopoly and Settlers of Catan, your guests can enjoy a group activity with some friendly competition thrown into the mix. Similarly, with a simple pack of playing cards, you open the door to a wide range of multiplayer games. Another good example of a family-friendly game for fun indoor activities for kids is Uno; a card game that’s easy for them to learn, and quite quick so they won’t get bored easily. Make sure you check that the sets are complete before a new guest arrives, though! What’s a game of monopoly without all the correct properties available, or a game of Catan when one settler can’t get the longest road!
Get a pool table, darts, and ping pong for some fun indoor activities
This idea for evening or rainy day activities is wholly dependant on your budget. If you’re able to splash the cash a bit, one or two of these would be perfect for fun indoor activities for adults in the evenings. Having these bar games gives your guests a fun evening together, and you don’t have to buy the best option on the market. It’s also worth remembering that while a pool table and a ping pong table are fairly safe if you do get a dartboard, it may be worth getting a safety dartboard with plastic-tipped darts. These are inexpensive, and you can even get an electronic dartboard that keep the score as the players take turns at the oche.
Set up a home cinema!
It may seem a bit of a cop-out, but no matter how many fun indoor activities you provide, there are going to be afternoons and evenings when your guests are just going to want to veg out in front of the TV. If you can ensure that you have WiFi—high-speed Wifi is obviously dependent on your vacation rental’s location—you can give guests access to a streaming service or two, and that way on a lazy Sunday, or a rainy weekday, they can pick a movie or series to bing watch. It doesn’t matter if your accommodation is cozy holiday home in Devon, England, or a luxury treehouse, everyone needs an evening relaxing with a movie. You can even add a games console with video games as an added touch.