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Cozy Activities for Rainy Days

Rainy season is starting. Here are cozy ways to have fun even when it pours!
Last updated: 23 Nov 2021 - 7 min read

We love rainy days. They're a good excuse to chill out indoors, and do something that's good for the soul. Here are some cozy activities for your next rainy afternoon (mainly chilled, with some alcohol thrown in!).

1
Learn Granny's Cooking Secrets in Kampung Home

We don’t know about you, but we’ve been really craving hearty home-cooked food these rainy afternoons in Singapore. More than just a simple cooking class, one of our favourite things about this experience is that you’ll get to experience modern kampong living here. One Kind House brings back the spirit of a kampung house, where food is farm-to-table and doors are always open for friendly neighbours to pop in to pick a plant or two. Trust us, an afternoon here will leave you with a full tummy and a fuller heart. 

2
Learn to Be Your Own Barista

There's something quite Christmassy about being in a cozy cafe when it's cool and rainy outside. Why not learn to be your own barista at the same time? In this quick 2-hour coffee masterclass you'll learn all about the different types of coffee beans, the secrets of coffee brewing, and even how to store coffee beans for maximum freshness. Definitely a useful skill during this work from home time!

3
Warm up at Singapore's Original Gin Distillery

Whether you love or hate gin, this is a really fun way to spend the afternoon as you'll learn (and drink!) a ton! Here you'll get to smell gin ingredients and later identify them in the gins, try out homemade bitters (with cool flavours like szechuan peppers and cinnamon), and get to taste a LOT of drinks. You'll leave a little tipsy, and plenty warm. Rain, what rain?

4
Brew Your Own Craft Beer

Home brewing seems to be so popular these days that it feels like we're discovering a new craft beer every week! If you've ever wondered how your favourite craft beer is made, or how to kickstart your own brewing, this is perfect for you. Learn all about malts, hops and yeast and how to design and create those flavours you love. You'll also get to take home 1.5 litres of your own brew to share with friends!

5
Paint & Play a Ukulele

Ukuleles make us really happy. They evoke happy summer days in Rom Coms to us, even when it's rainy out. In this 3 hour unique art jamming session, you'll learn to paint & play a ukulele! Spending an afternoon painting & learning to play a ukulele will definitely put a smile on your face. And yes, you'll get to keep the ukulele!

6
Art Jam in a Zen Studio

This is a really lovely zen way to spend the afternoon - rain or shine! Here during this 2-hour art jam session, you'll get to nurture your inner artist at a beautiful and cosy studio. Their instructors are super lovely and patient, and are only too happy to guide you through applying different sketching and painting techniques. You'll leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.

7
Learn Rug Tufting

On the next rainy afternoon, try out the viral TikTok design trend of 2021! In this light-filled studio, you won't even notice that it's pouring outside. Tufting is one of our favourite new activities as it is surprisingly meditative and also incredibly forgiving. Regardless of whether you have any experience in sewing or crafting, you'll be able to make a gorgeous rug here.

8
Sound Bath to Heal Your Mind & Body

A sound bath experience is a really gentle and therapeutic way to nurture your mind and body. This is perfect for those days where you feel like curling up and doing absolutely nothing. Here you'll immerse in beautiful sounds and vibrations created by the Tibetan singing bowls. Deemed as the medicine of the future, the waves of sound at this class will calm your nervous system and restore harmony in your body.

9
Customise Your Own Perfume

If you're a wellness or beauty enthusiast, this one is for you. During this private perfumery workshop, scent engineers will guide you throughout the process of selecting, formulating and eventual blending of your customised fragrance. You'll hardly notice it's rainy outside while you work like a mad chemist to customise your very own scent!

10
Make Lovely Scented Candles

A rainy day always makes us want to light up our candles at home - any excuse really 🙈 In this private workshop, you'll not only learn how to make your own candle, you'll learn how to mix and match essential oils to get the exact scent that you've been looking for. And, what better way to spend your next rainy afternoon than to light up your own customised candle?

11
Learn the Potter's Wheel

There are few things more meditative to us than using the potter's wheel. There's little else to focus on here other than moulding the clay slowly and gently on the potter's wheel - if your mind wanders, your clay will quickly get wonky! This is perfect for a rainy afternoon date with a significant other or friends. You will also be the proud owner of your very own own cups/ bowls after this session! 😍

12
Private Mixology Session

This is for those who love their cocktails, or who want to up their hosting game! During this private mixology class, you'll learn to make 3 iconic cocktails with different techniques. The classic Old Fashioned (with the super cool Flame & Stirred Technique), the beach-vibes Mojito (with the Muddled Technique), and our personal favourite Whisky Sour (with the Shaken Technique). This class usually takes place in a beautiful cafe, but you can also choose to have it at your home or in a hotel.

13
Learn Silversmithing! Make your own jewellery

This is super cool if you love making things with your hands. This is a silversmithing beginners course where students will make pieces of their own design in 925 silver - i.e.: pendants, earrings rings, etc. Learn all the basics of jewellery making and you'll get to bring home a final piece in 925 Silver.

14
Escape to New Worlds through Virtual Reality

When it's rainy out, escape to new worlds! Even if you're not into gaming, this is a really fun way to spend a rainy day on a date or with a friend. You can pick any world to immerse in (zombies, Star Trek, or pirate ship!), and be transported there in an instant through super immersive virtual reality. It's our way of travelling without needing to leave Singapore!

15
Have Fun Axe Throwing

This is a really cute one to do on a date. Our friends love this axe throwing session so much that they've done this on multiple date nights! Axe throwing is a surprisingly a great way to have fun and is both silly and therapeutic at the same time. It's also great exercise!

16
Make Cold Processed Soap to Nourish Your Skin

For those with sensitive skin, this is for you! 😉 Nomadic Penguin’s founder Karene started out soap making as a hobby because she wanted to make soap that is gentle on her skin and that helps with her eczema. Hence, making high quality soaps with natural ingredients and essential oils is important to her — so if you want to give your skin a treat, this is perfect for you 😌

17
Make Gorgeous Coasters

We love home decor - there's something about a small piece that can really upgrade the look and feel of our home. In this workshop, you'll get to make the humble coasters, and make it gorgeous. It'll be an amazing gift or a beautiful addition to your table.

18
Get Your Freak On!

This is a super energetic Bollywood dancing class where you'll have a heart-pumping dance session to Bollywood hits. Even if you don't know the latest Bollywood hits, this is a super fun way to spend an afternoon with a friend or two.

19
Channel Jackson Pollock and Splat!

This is a cool twist on art jamming - here's a chance for you to get messy, to express, to play with your art masterpiece and splat your paint on the wall! Think Jackson Pollock and splatter like a master :)

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