As we all know with the British weather, a rainy day is inevitable. Shorts or Wellies? That can be the dilemma when deciding what to wear.
Even though Weymouth is known for its stunning beach and entertaining outdoor attractions – this seaside town has a lot of things up its sleeve to keep you and your family occupied if you visit when it’s cool, breezy or raining. So here are 15 things to do on a rainy day in and around Weymouth…
SandWorld in Lodmoor is the perfect way to still get the experience of the beach even when it is raining cats and dogs.
The undercover attraction has an ever changing array of cleverly created sand sculptures that are really quite something to be seen. This year’s theme is Life on Earth to celebrate David Attenborough’s 90th birthday!
2. Portland Castle
The Isle of Portland a short drive away from Weymouth is home to infamous King Henry VIII’s Portland Castle. Let the kids run around the Castle’s grounds and learn facts from the Tudor age and of the King himself.
This is a perfect attraction if you have little ones who want to lose a little energy. Whilst they run around the indoor soft play area you can relax and enjoy a hot or cold drink. You’ll find everything you need to entertain the kids! A huge indoor soft play area with crawl tubes, firing cannons, a four lane Cresta slide and our fantastic laserzone on the first floor. Charges apply.
Weymouth Pavilion has an extensive programme of performances and activities throughout the year. From big named singers to up and coming comedians – they all take centre stage at the Pavilion. Or, if you fancy something a little different, why not get your skates on and have a go at rollerblading?!
Visit the Pavilion website for this year’s programme. Charges apply
Sat down with a bucket of popcorn and a cool drink – what a way to keep in from the weather! Weymouth’s 9 screen cinema shows not only the latest blockbusters but national screenings of opera and ballets. Visit the Cineworld Weymouth website to see the lasted screenings. Charges apply
6. MFA Bowling
Who doesn’t enjoy a game of bowling…especially when it gets you inside on a rainy day? MFA Bowl caters for your every need as you can enjoy a yummy basket meal from the kitchen too! Get those bowling shoes on and get bowling! Charges apply.
7. Weymouth Museum
Rather than filling your boots with rainwater, fill your brain with interesting facts about Weymouth’s long and varied past! Admission only £1 and kids go FREE.
Get hands on in Weymouth and book yourselves on a glass making taster session! Whether you are spectating or having a go yourself, the art of glass making is truly magical. Charges apply.
Tucked away behind Hope Square by Weymouth’s Harbourside is the Tudor House and is one of Britain’s best preserved Tudor buildings. The house is furnished with 17th century furniture and is styled as if it was owned and used by a merchant. A tour of the house gives an interesting and different approach to Weymouth’s history. Charges apply.
10. Nothe Fort
The Nothe Fort stands proudly looking out into Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour which gives excellent views of the Jurassic Coast. Learn tales of the forts past, see military uniforms from times gone by and uncover the stories of ghostly happenings inside the fort’s walls…if you dare! Charges apply.
11. Rather than getting wet outside, get wet in the pool!
Meander around this great Aladdin’s Cave of maritime antiques and collectables. Located just off Hope Square.
Outdoor and undercover rides can be found here, great way to spend a windy or cold day.
14. SEALIFE Centre
Step inside the aquariums and see fish from exotic lands swim by your very eyes. Try to find nemo and say hello to the turtles who are originally from Florida!
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Live in Weymouth? What do you do in Weymouth on a rainy day?