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Being residents of Manchester, we are all too familiar with the 200% likelihood of rain throughout the year. And we all know how annoying it can be when you’re looking forward to doing something fun on the weekend and it starts pouring down with rain, leaving you stuck indoors.

To make your rainy weekends fun, we have put together a list of fun activities to keep you occupied until the rain goes away.

1. Bake Cookies
Warm homemade cookies with milk are the perfect snack on a rainy night. Visit for amazing cookie recipes for whatever tickles your fancy, be it your standard chocolate chip cookie or something a bit different. If you’re not massive on cookies, why not bake a cake or make your favourite sweet snack? Pancakes are a great alternative and very easy to make.

2. Quiz Night
We all love a good quiz night at the pub but when it is raining, who not bring the quiz home? For some free quiz ideas, visit The Inquizitor Website or even better, you could create your own to suit the occasion or interests of your group.

3. Murder Mystery
A murder mystery can be so much fun and is a great way to accommodate different group sizes. If you’re not sure how to go about organising one, Murder Mystery games can be purchased on Host a Murder Mystery or similar websites.

4. Cocktail Party
Rustle up some tasty cocktails with your housemates at home or better still, invite some friends over and have a party. For some great cocktail recipe ideas, visit Cocktail UK.

5. Home Spa
Have your own special spa at home by getting your housemates or friends to put together all your beauty supplies and give each other manicures, pedicures and facials. Homemade face masks are a nice touch and you can find some good recipes for your skin type at Beauty About.

6. Game Night
Whether its poker, FIFA, Articulate or even twister, pick your favourite group games and have a big game.

7.  Movie Night
Movie nights are very easy to arrange, making them great rainy weekend activities. You could always theme movie night to make it a bit more fun, or make them into box set marathons.

8. Dine With Friends
Why not host your own version of the popular TV show and each host a meal.  We have found this really fun and the hosts normally go the extra mile.  This can all be done on a fun and affordable budget!

9. Online Shopping
This is probably the most dangerous activity and not one for members of Shopaholics Anonymous but we can all agree that online shopping is so much fun and a lot less stressful than shopping in store. Why not visit Student Money Saver and Studentbeans for great bargains while you shop?

10. Start a Blog
Last but not the least, you could start a blog like ours. For inspiration, check out some existing online blogs. Websites like Blogger allow you to sign up for free and connect with followers.

We hope these ideas give you some inspiration for some rainy day fun. If all else fails, grab your willies, go outside and enjoy the raining. Who says splashing in puddles isn’t for grownups?

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