Though it doesn’t often rain in Idaho, it’s always good to have a list of things you can do on rainy days. That’s why we’ve gathered a list of things that your family can do to stay entertained on a rainy day.
Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Ketchum.
This botanical garden offers an abundance of native trees and flowers, local art, and water displays. It’s a great way to get a little bit of healing time in nature, especially if you live in the city. When it’s raining, the central greenhouse offers the perfect spot to enjoy the flora and watch the rain pour on the glass.
"Paint and Sip" Classes
If you are childfree on a rainy day, this could be the perfect thing for you. BYOB to an art class where you can enjoy a drink and learn to paint. If you have children, check out the options around town for kids classes. Each studio has its own set of courses from traditional to mommy and me for parent and child bonding.
Bounce at a Trampoline Park
If you or your family like to be active, a trampoline park could be perfect. You’ll have the chance to play games, learn tricks, and have a great time on a pay by hour basis. If you choose to visit at specific times, you might even catch unique games and events perfect for keeping your little ones entertained.
Indoor Water Park
Around Idaho, you can find indoor water parks that can be enjoyed in every season. While their main attraction is swimming on a cold winter day, they also serve as great mini vacations for those looking to get away from the city on a rainy weekend. This option will cost a bit more and require extra planning, so don’t wait until the day before!
Find a Bowling Ally
Bowling alleys aren’t just for children’s birthdays. They are a great way to get out of the house and get moving. You can have a friendly competition with your family and friends. By the end, you will forget the only reason you came was because of the rain. Who knows, you might be taking more family nights to the bowling ally!
Watch a Play or Musical
If it’s raining, why not see a play or musical? It’s a great way to have a laugh and show your children all the different types of art in the world. It’s important to choose a play or a musical that will resonate well with your family and keep them entertained the whole time.
However, don't’ be upset if your first experience doesn’t go according to plan. Children might not understand that a play is not like a movie. A great idea is to try and find interactive children’s plays so that they are around something more their speed.
Go Indoor Rock Climbing
Indoor rock climbing is a great way to get active while it’s raining outside. The best part is that this, unline regular rock climbing, can be learned in one day. You’ll be able to rent your gear from the front desk and try your hand at all types of challenges. Don’t be surprised if your child is better than you! Children's bodies are lighter and can bend and stretch more than most adults!