When it comes to great holidays in the UK, visiting Aberystwth and staying in a caravan is a huge favourite for many families. Caravan holidays in Wales have been popular for many years and that doesn’t look like it will be changing any time soon, however when it rains, as it often does in the UK, you may need to stay indoors and find something else to keep the family occupied. After all, the majority of activities at many holiday parks in Wales are outdoors and aren’t as enjoyable when it’s cold and raining.
A great way to combat this boredom and to help pass the time is to take a few of your favourite board games on holiday with you. If you’re looking for things to do on caravan holidays if it rains then look no further, we’ve got some great board games for you to choose from.
Board Games to Take on Your Caravan Holiday
Choosing a board game to take on your caravan holiday can be difficult. Do you opt for a family favourite or should you try something a little different? These popular UK board games are sure to inspire you.
There are lots of different versions of Trivial Pursuit, so there’s sure to be something to suit you and whoever you’re holidaying with; there’s even Trivial Pursuit versions aimed at kids! The aim of the game is to test your general knowledge and work your way around the board. It’s easy to learn the rules and competition can get fierce!
Scrabble is a worldwide favourite, is great for people of all ages and can be played with 2 players or more. The rules of Scrabble are simple and it’s great fun to find new words, keep score and see who the spelling champion is. If you are extremely competetive, you may like to watch this video of 50 scrabble tips below.
If you’re looking for something to do on your caravan holiday when it rains that takes up a bit of time or something to keep you busy all evening, consider Monopoly. One of the most popular board games around, Monopoly is a great choice if you have the time to sit down and really get into the game. This one may not be ideal for younger children, as it can be hard to pick up the aim of the game, but is great for adults.
When a light shower hits you’ll want a game that is quick to set up, quick to play and quick to win - Buckaroo is just that. Buckaroo is great for families with children as it’s full of excitement. Who’s going to make the Buckaroo buck?
What a Performance!
This game is a modern take on the classic game of charades and centres around performing noises and mimes against the clock. It’s great fun for kids and is easy to play for anyone over 5 years of age. The aim is to be the first person to work their way around the board, whilst avoiding forfeits. If you haven't seen this board game before, have a look at the review below.
Board games are a great way to pass the time when the rain hits. The key to choosing a great board game is to pick one that appeals to everyone and works well with the number of players you have.
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I was at the NEC in Birmingham recently, representing Searivers Leisure Ltd at the Caravan Show. Wow, that place is massive, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s as big as Ynylas or Borth. There were thousands of people there, all rushing around, all busy, busy, busy. Being from the Mid Wales Coast, I’m not used to seeing so many people, it was quite disconcerting, and I was secretly glad that I did not have to endure this human congestion every day. It made me think how lucky I was to come from where I do.
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I don’t know if its just me, but walks are great!
I always have fond memories of family holidays that are made while on these walks. The first that always comes to mind is when the whole family were walking about 3 miles to a beach where you could watch the seals play in the crests of the waves and I fell over practically nothing (I am a little bit clumsy on my feet), but seconds later we were all practically wetting ourselves with laughter. Even writing about it now, almost 10 years later, I have a big grin on my face and feel a nostalgia for home.