The top five best indoor activities for rainy half-term days

RAIN, rain, go away, come again some other day — preferably after half-term.

With the forecast bleak, school holiday boredom might kick in.

But here’s how to save your sanity — and money — with the best budget indoor activities…

DOUGH IT YOURSELF: Homemade play dough is far cheaper than shop-bought.

Follow the recipe from which uses only flour, salt, food colouring and vegetable oil.

If you want to try some food baking, Lakeland has a 48-piece kit for £29.99 — but I’d recommend just picking up the Dinosaur biscuit-making kit from Asda, £1.75, as all the ingredients are included.

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FORT FUN: Creating a den is a great way to pass the time in the house.

Use cushions, duvets and dining chairs, and upgrade it with old Christmas lights, to create a warm and cosy space.

But if that’s a bit too much effort, pick up the Colour-In Cardboard Castle, 91cm high, for £10 down from £18 at Hobbycraft.

Or try the Colour-In Cardboard Shop, also £10 down from £18.

SCREEN SAVERS: There’s no shame in putting children in front of the TV this week, especially if you have Virgin Media, as all customers will have access to all the kids’ channels for no extra cost during half-term.

Or create a home library thanks to The Works’ offer of ten kids’ picture books for £10.

BATHTIME TREATS: Fill an hour by filling up the tub and adding Glitter Slime Baff from B&M for £3, which is at least 30p cheaper than other stores.

It turns the bath into a glittery slime gel and should provide hours of fun.

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LOVE YOUR LIBRARY: Your local library is a great place for fun on a rainy day.

Check the website of your local authority for any kids’ activities listed.

For example, there’s Storytime And Bounce in East Yorks.

At Wrexham libraries, they’re running free themed sessions on Construction and Astronaut Training.

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