This year, it seems that every day ends with a little rain to start the summer season – and it’s been no different on the ‘glamping’ trips that we’ve embarked on with Go RV. We’ve become experts at afternoon naps, exploring in the rain and occupying kids in an RV with rainy day activities.
Are you searching for RV rainy day activities? Here are some of our favourites:
Blanket Forts | There are plenty of cushions, nooks and crannies to build a fort in the RV. The kids draped blankets over the bunks, and used the cushions from the dining table turned bed to create tents that entertained them through the storm.
Games | Board games around the dining table in the trailer is an easy, easy way to entertain the kids when you’re waiting out the storm. A few of the favourites we brought along that were fun for the entire family were: Exploding Kittens, Mister Mailman, Spot-it Camping and Crowded Waters. With lots of storage in the RV, it’s easy to pack these up, with a couple of decks of card games – saving valuable packing times for weekend trips. Seriously – look sat that organized storage!
Stashed Away Treats | Stashing away special treats, like cupcakes or freezies, popsicles in the freezer of the RV or just something out of the ordinary to create a bit of excitement during those rainy days, is going to help make it a little more exciting to be spending some time inside the RV. Bringing out these treats is going to make for smiling faces, even in the rain.
Popcorn and Movies | Entertaining the kids with popcorn and movies is easy in the rain, when you’ve got entertainment inside the RV. Cooking popcorn is simple, with a microwave and stove available and bringing a great selection of movies means making instant-friends with camp neighbours, when they come inside and pile up on the pull out couch to watch a movie together.
Hot Cocoa | We’ve had some adverse weather while camping lately, so we’ve made sure to have hot chocolate ready to go for the kids. Add-ins like sprinkles and marshmallows that have been roasted are popular with our kids, and as a bonus, are a great way to warm up from that rainy day chill.
Magazines (and books!) | There are some fantastic magazines out there for children, some of our favourites can be found on the shelves of the local supermarket. Highlights hidden pictures is one of those gems, and provides kids with games and activities to not only entertain them on road trips, but on rainy days too.
Explore the Visitor’s Centre | Most of the places that we’ve camped with the kids, have some sort of visitor’s center or an indoor option for the kids to explore. The rain is the perfect time to explore these spaces – saving the valuable sunshine filled hours for exploring the trails and campground.
Playing in Water | Using containers from food, buckets, spoons, shovels and other items can allow kids to bundle up, get under their umbrellas and collect and play with water. Using tabs designed for the bath tub to color the water, you can create colored water for the kids to play with in the rain. Kids can get on their boots and play under the canopy of the RV, staying out of the rain while they play in the water.
Embrace It | Embrace the rain. Getting outside and getting soaked, jumping in puddles and running amuck is easy when you know you’ve got somewhere to go to warm up. With the shower, heated RV and second door leading directly to the bathroom to avoid making a mess, we learned just how easy it was to embrace the rain when you’re glamping!
This feature is a part of a series that we’re working on to encourage families to get outside. We’ve teamed up with Go RV to explore four campgrounds in Alberta. To make it easier for your family to get out there and discover a new Alberta campground, Go RV is giving one reader the chance to win a week long RV rental to see what the RV Experience is all about.