Rainy Day Bucket List

Don’t let rainy days get you down. Here are 10 things you can do when the weather isn’t on your side.

  1. Grab a hot beverage – Clarington is home to many unique cafes, all of which offer warm and cold drink options. Indulge in a sweet treat to help pick you up.
  2. Make a splash – Clarington boasts three indoor swimming facilities, all with public swimming times. Have fun with the whole family or take a relaxing break in the whirlpool or sauna.
  3. Read a book – The Clarington Public Library is a great place to spend the day. Whether you read, watch a movie matinee, or join a program, you can always learn something new at the library.
  4. Play a game The Firehouse Youth Centre offers drop-in recreational programs for youth ages 12 to 19. Stop by Tuesday to Friday between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to join in.
  5. Climb to new heights – Enjoy playtime at Joey’s World indoor playground. It’s not just for kids, Canada’s largest indoor aerial course, Sky Trekking, is open to all ages.
  6. Get artistic – Paint your own pottery at Crock-A-Doodle. Choose your own pottery piece to paint and create something you’ll enjoy for years to come.
  7. Take in local art – If dreary spring days are bringing you down, check out the art at Clarington’s Visual Art Centre and A Gift of Art Gallery. Bring home your favourite piece to brighten those rainy spring days.
  8. Enjoy a cider donut Tyrone Mills has the best apple cider donuts. While you’re there, learn about the history of the water-powered mill, established in 1846.
  9. Discover our past – Learn about local history at Clarington Museums. Celebrate Canada’s birthday by finding out what Clarington was like 150 years ago.
  10. Make a Plan – For more rainy day activities, plan your April staycation at the Clarington Visitor’s Centre, located at 181 Liberty Street South in Bowmanville.


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