Family ideas for a wet weekend

It wouldn't be a British Bank Holiday without some wet weather, would it?

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by Closer staff |
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But don't despair, if the worst happens there are plenty of things you can do with the kids indoors, and with NOW TV they can watch all of their favourite movies when you all need some downtime. So we've taken some inspiration from these favourites to come up with some fun ideas for all the family.


Teach the kids how to play classic board games, then settle them down in front of the ultimate - Jumanji and let their imaginations run wild…


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

After watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the kids are going to be in the mood for something sweet. But don't brave the rain to head to the corner shop, get all the ingredients in the day before to make your own Bake off inspired chocolaty treats here . It's much more fun!

The LEGO Movie

Have a family LEGO do with these inspirational ideas for adults and children and have a competition to see who can be the most creative. For some more AWESOME ideas, watch The LEGO Movie together beforehand.

Hannah Montana

If your teens love performing, help them to make like Hannah Montana and put on a real show. Then get them to watch the movie, which teaches the importance of being yourself no matter what. Why not try this sing-along app{ =nofollow}.


Everyone LOVES Matilda, and after all the time she spends in the library your kids will be in the mood to read. Have their favourites to hand and encourage them spend an afternoon in their favourite characters' worlds.


Use old plastic bottles, kitchen roll tubes, boxes and anything else you can find to help them make their own robots. Start with a simple matchbox robot following this tutorial{ =nofollow}. After they've painted and decorated their creations, watch the movie together so that the kids can see how theirs measure up to the real thing

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