When it’s dark and stormy outside, here’s what you can do to pass the time.


Go swimming
If you’re getting wet in the ocean anyway, why not go swimming in the rain? Exclusively swimming in the blazing sunshine is for tourists! If you’ve never gone to the beach in the rain, you’re missing out on the juxtaposition between the warm ocean below you, and the cold rain above.


Go to the Aquarium
The aquarium is the perfect rainy day activity for families. With a covered aquarium and museum, kids and adults will find tons to do, from investigating the extensive specimen collection, to lounging in front of the cool glow of the north rock tank. If you want to brave the rain, you can explore the zoo and other parts of the aquarium, and don’t forget to stop off at the aptly named Beastro for a snack.



Cook or Bake
What better indoor activity is there than baking? If you’re going to be spending time inside, at least you get a hot, tasty reward at the end. Long, stormy days are the perfect time to try out a recipe that takes time to make, like fish chowder, lemon loaf, or banana bread. Check out our recipe section for more ideas.


Go to the Spa
On rainy days, all we want to do is curl up and hibernate, and the spa is the perfect place to be pampered while you relax. Sometimes you have to catch up on self care for your own well being, and a rainy day is the perfect opportunity to slow your pace. Check out Willowstream Spa, recently featured in the Best of Bermuda Awards, where you can access the spa facilities all day with a treatment.


Do Crafts
On a rainy day, it’s best to use your hands and make your own fun. You could take time to redecorate by making innovative crafts for your home or garden. Most of our recommendations can be made with things you’ve got at home already, so get out your toolbox and pencil case, and make a birdfeeder, or a seaglass picture frame.


Go to an Art Gallery
An indoor activity with no fuss, spending time out of the downpour is much more fun looking at art than in your own house. The BSoA is free to enter and has new exhibits periodically, while the National Gallery has permanent collections as well as featured exhibitions, and Masterworks always has interesting new pieces.