9 Rainy Day Camping Activities

You spend several months planning an amazing RV trip, you finally get to your destination and rain is in the forecast.  But don’t let that get you down, when camping in an RV, you don’t have to worry about leaky tents. However, don’t spend your trip in front of the TV.  You can use a rainy day to get things accomplished or connect with the family. Don’t let the rain get you down, try these 10 ideas to keep you busy and not bored on a rainy day camping.

Board Games

Our kids love playing games and a rainy day is a perfect excuse to get out your favorite games or try a new one.  Some of our branches even offer games as an add-on to your reservation!


DIY activities can keep kids busy for hours.  Whether it’s coloring, painting, or play dough.  It’s a great idea to pack some craft items to break out on cold or rainy days.  We like to have coloring challenges where we all have to draw the same thing and then a 3rd party votes on what picture they like best, or choosing random marker colors and having to complete a coloring page with just those colors.

Dance in the Rain

Sometimes you just need to get outside and play in the rain.  Get out your puddle boots, raincoats, Oaki rain suits, and umbrellas, and go for a hike or bike ride.

Go Sightseeing

You may want to head inside instead of being outdoors and do some local sightseeing.  Museums, science centers, or children’s museums are great places to explore on a rainy day.  We also love to check out new movies or trampoline parks.


Whether it’s much-needed grocery shopping to prepare for the upcoming week or to check out local outlets, antique shops, flea markets, or farmer markets, a rainy day is a good time to get this out of the way.


I love to read when we are traveling as I often have more time to do so than when at home where the WIFI is strong. You can check out #bookstagram for inspiration and then download the book on the free kindle app for instant access.  


Journaling is a great way to unwind, Journal about what you are grateful for, or jot down your favorite camping memories.  We love the Write It Journals. You can also take the time to create a photo book of your past trips online or by scrapbooking.

Plan your Next Trip

Since you have some extra time on your hands, why not use it to plan out your next stop or trip.  You can research destinations, plan out your route, and book sites.

Do a Puzzle

A jigsaw puzzle can be a fun activity for all ages.  Set it up on the dining room table or the picnic table under the awning.  Get a roll-up puzzle saver so that you can move it when necessary.

Try one of these ideas the next time you find yourself stuck at the campground on a rainy day.  Are you ready to have fun on your trip whatever the weather?  Book your RV Rental here.

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