15 Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Weymouth

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 Weymouth…

1. Bella Ceramics

Show your creative side and get arty at Bella Ceramics! Pop in and personalise your favourite item- choose from ornaments, money banks, cups and plates, and much more! Bring your little ones and enjoy a hot beverage while they make their own mark on a ceramic. Check out their latest works on their Facebook page!

Where: 49a St Mary Street, Weymouth, DT4 8PU
When: Open Tues – Sun (and Bank Holiday Mondays)

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2. Sharky’s Fun Factory

This is a perfect attraction if you have little ones who want to lose a little energy! Whilst they run around this exciting indoor soft play area you can relax and enjoy a hot or cold drink. You’ll find everything you need to entertain the kids! Sharky’s has all the kid’s favourites, including crawl tubes, firing cannons, a four lane Cresta slide and a fantastic laserzone on the first floor.

Where: 7 Albany Road, Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth, DT4 9TH
When: Mon – Sun (09:30-18:00)

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3. Weymouth Pavilion

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.

Where: The Esplanade, Weymouth, DT4 8ED
When: All year round. Check the Box Office for listings.

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4. Cineworld Cinema

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.

Where: New Bond Street, Weymouth, DT4 8LY
When: All year round. Check the Box Office for listings.

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5. Escape Dungeons

The timer starts now, you’ve got 60 minutes… can you escape Weymouth’s premier escape room? Take your friends and rise to the challenge! Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Escape Dungeons has a choice of three escape rooms and two dungeons. Diffuse the bomb, escape the prison and avoid detection!

Where: 146 The Esplanade, Weymouth, DT4 7NP
When: All year round.

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6. Sandworld

Perfect for the summer months, Sandworld in Lodmoor is a great way to still get the experience of the beach even when it is raining. The undercover attraction has an ever-changing array of cleverly created sand sculptures that are really quite something to be seen all year round. For 2020, the park’s theme is TV and Film – will you spot your favourite characters around Sandword on this unique day out?

Where: Lodmoor Country Park, Preston Beach Road, Weymouth, DT4 7SX
When:
Open Mon-Sun (Easter Holidays – October Half Term)

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7. Weymouth Museum

Rather than filling your boots with rainwater, fill your brain with interesting facts about Weymouth’s long and varied past! Bring the family and immerse yourself in the past and history of Weymouth at Weymouth Museum. Admission only £1 and kids go FREE.

Where: Brewers Quay, Hope Square, Weymouth, DT4 8TR
When:
Open all year round.

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8. Stuart Wiltshire Glass

Retreat from the rain and discover the hot art of glass blowing! Whether you are spectating or having a go yourself, the art of glass making is truly magical. Get hands on at Stuart Wiltshire Glass and book yourselves on a glass making taster session to create a unique handmade gift for yourself or a loved one today.

Where: 18 St Nicholas Street, Weymouth, DT4 8AA
When:
Open all year round.

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9. The Tudor House

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. Step back in time and embark on a tour of the house to see a new approach to Weymouth’s history.

Where: Tudor House Museum, Trinity Street, Weymouth
When:
Open all year round.

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10. Nothe Fort

The Nothe Fort stands proudly looking out into Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour which gives excellent views of the Jurassic Coast. Kids will enjoy counting mice as you wander round and 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!

Where: Nothe Fort, Barrack Road, Weymouth, DT4 8UF
When:
Open all year round.

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An aerial view of Nothe Fort

11. Weymouth Swimming Pool

Weymouth has numerous leisure centres with indoor pools and gyms. Enjoy a morning or afternoon in the pool at Weymouth Swimming Pool

Where: Knightdale Road, Weymouth, DT4 0HX
When:
Open all year round.

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12. Osprey Leisure Centre

Rather than getting wet outdoors on a rainy day in Weymouth, get wet indoors! If you are nearer to Portland – take a trip to Osprey Leisure Centre.

Where: Castle Road, Castletown, Portland, DT5 1BD
When:
Open all year round.

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13. Fantasy Island

Offering stunning views of Weymouth and Portland, Fantasy Island has a ride for everyone! Discover outdoor and undercover rides here, great way to spend a windy or cold day.

Where: Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth, DT3 6PW
When:
Open Mon – Sun.

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14. SEALIFE Centre

Step inside the aquariums and see fish from exotic lands swim by your very eyes. Try to find Nemo and Dory or say hello to the turtles who are originally from Florida!

Where: Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth, DT4 7SX.
When:
Open all year round.

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15. Food and Drink in Weymouth

And of course! Why not enjoy a drink, snack or meal in one of the great bars and pubs in Weymouth? Don’t forget to check out our list of some of the best restaurants in Weymouth.

Things To Do in the Rain in Weymouth

There is a huge selection of activities and things to do on a rainy day in Weymouth. Our list of top 15 has some great ideas, but there is a huge selection of other things to do in Weymouth in the rain! You could explore Weymouth’s pubs and bars, or head out for a shopping trip up the high street. Learn something new in Weymouth’s museums and galleries, or get lost in theatre and performance.

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