15 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in and around 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 and around Weymouth…

1. SandWorld

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 all year round. This year’s theme is TV and Film- spot your favourite characters around this unique day out.

Sand sculptures on Weymouth beach

2. Portsmouth Castle

The Isle of Portland a short drive or bus journey 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.

3. Weymouth Fun factory

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.

Weymouth Fun factory, a soft play area

4. 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.

Weymouth Pavilion

5. 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.  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.

8. Stuart Wiltshire Glass

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.

Stuart Wiltshire Glass hot Glassblowing Weymouth . We Are Weymouth.

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. A tour of the house gives an interesting and different approach to Weymouth’s history.

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!

An aerial view of Nothe Fort

11. Rather than getting wet outside, get wet in the pool!

Weymouth has numerous leisure centres with indoor pools and gyms. Enjoy a morning or afternoon in the pool at either Weymouth Swimming Pool or Osprey Leisure Centre on Portland.

12. Nautical Antique Centre

Meander around this great Aladdin’s Cave of maritime antiques and collectables. Located just off Hope Square.

13. Bowleaze Fantasy Fun Park

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 Dory or say hello to the turtles who are originally from Florida!

Sea life

15. 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.

Live in Weymouth? What do you do in Weymouth on a rainy day?