5 Fabulous Rainy-Day Activities for Your Foster Child in Solihull - The Solihull Observer

5 Fabulous Rainy-Day Activities for Your Foster Child in Solihull

Solihull Editorial 27th Oct, 2023   0

As the temperature starts to dip and the cloudy and rainy days increase, you may be looking for some indoor activities that you can do with your foster child. Being cooped up indoors with nothing to do can lead to boredom, so why not be prepared with a list of potential options? Here we’ll check out some of the best rainy-day activities for you and your foster child to enjoy in Solihull and the surrounding area.

Soft Play Centres Are Perfect for Burning Off Energy

Kids are notorious for having an incredible amount of energy, so if you need a fun outlet for them to burn it off, a soft play centre is perfect. These are ideal if you’re just looking to fill an hour or two on a rainy day. The good news is that Solihull has a few to choose from; it just depends on the kind of activities your foster child enjoys. Better yet, why not set up a playdate with friends and let them burn oof their energy together?

Museums and Galleries Can Fill Up a Whole Day




For kids who enjoy learning, a visit to the museum can be perfect. Located in Solihull is the National Motorcycle Museum which is explained as a collection of famous racing machines. What makes this museum special is that new items are always being added to the collection.

For more museums, you’ll need to travel outside of Solihull, as that provides you with a lot more variety. Some of the nearby museums that are a perfect family-friendly adventure include:


Rather than pick just one, why not make it a point to visit as many as possible located nearby?

Catch the Latest Family-Friendly Movie

Nothing says enjoying a rainy day is quite like going to the cinema. You can catch the latest family-friendly movie and enjoy some tasty theatre snacks. If heading out to the cinema doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, you can always have a movie day at home, streaming popular family-friendly options and making your snacks.

Reading Helps to Tap Into Their Creativity

And not to be missed is a trip to the library. You can let your foster child pick out anything that grabs their attention including the newest releases. Depending on the age of your foster child, you may need to read to them or with them, which means you may want to help them find some age-appropriate options.

Some great titles to check out for younger kids include:

  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Matilda
  • Princess Smartypants
  • Dog Man
  • The BFG
  • A Bear Called Paddington

Look into Activities/Events Through the Foster Agency

Finally, look into any activities or events your fostering agency may be hosting. Foster Care Associates is a great example as they have upcoming events on their website. These can be a great way to connect with other foster families.

Thanks to tips like these, there are plenty of ways to keep your foster child busy and entertained on a rainy day in Solihull.

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