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Entertain on a wet day

Forget the weather; turn your home into an entertainment centre

Entertaining in heavy rain presents a great opportunity to be inventive inside your home. There are plenty of outside-in things you can do, from the relatively simple (hold a box-set movie or TV marathon, complete with popcorn, snacks and drinks) to the elaborate (buffet food and a whodunit role-playing game, where your guests arrive in simple fancy dress to suit their character).

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Other popular options include karaoke, family board games, computer game tournaments and, for the younger children, a treasure hunt in which you hide little treats around the house with a series of clues, leading from one to the next. This can easily be customised to suit older children or adults.

If you don't want to convert your house into a mad fun-zone, there are large, relatively cheap and versatile interior spaces for hire, such as village halls and community centres. Or for a more upmarket treat, you could enjoy afternoon tea in a nice hotel or stately home. For the full experience, dress up a bit to suit the venue. Nibbling cakes and sandwiches and sipping well made tea from fine china in elegant surroundings, it's more fun if you look your best.

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