The sun may not be shining, but don’t despair just yet
Our handy indoor activity guide will save the day we bet,
The trampolines, museums and dinosaurs don’t require sun,
Try Kidzania, Ripley’s or Snowzone for endless fun!
Oxygen Freejumping – Various Locations
Manchester, Leeds, Croydon, Acton and Southampton
The kids and grown ups will love these indoor trampoline parks. It’s a great place to blow off some steam and get some great exercise in a safe and soft environment. For under 5’s there is a special bouncing area for them so even the very little ones can have some safe, trampolining fun. Buy tickets here.
KidZania London; Shepherds Bush Westfield London
The kids imaginations will run wild as they try adult life in a child sized city. They can test out real jobs ranging from firefighting to banking. As they ‘work’ they will earn money and then they’ll have to decide how to spend it, the money savvy could even open a deposit account at the KidZania bank. Buy tickets here.
The London Bridge Experience; London
Perfect for older children, explore some gruesome horrible history in this fantastic attraction, where you will see, hear, smell and feel your way through historic London. Just try not to become one of Jack the Ripper’s victims! One of the best attractions for educating the kids without them realising because they’ll be having so much fun! Buy tickets here.
AirSpace Trampoline Park, Various Locations
Spend a session bouncing, flipping and jumping at Air Space! This brand new attraction has over 100 interconnected trampolines all waiting for you to spring about on. As well as freestyle sessions you can join in with games such as dodgeball, football and basketball – just bouncier! Find out more.
National Space Centre; Leicester
Escape away from the rain and up into the starry skies at Leicester’s National Space Centre. Full of interactive displays for the inquisitive and curious minded, the little ones will love learning all about other planets, the universe and the stars in a fun and engaging way. Find out more.
Thinktank Science Museum; Birmingham
Inquisitive young minds can discover the past, investigate the present and find the future. Don’t miss visiting the Planetarium that shows fantastic tours of the night sky and takes you on a trip around our vast solar system. Find out more.
Fleet Air Arm Museum, Ilchester
Get up close to Europe’s largest Naval Aviation Collection, featuring some of the most powerful and interesting naval aircraft to have taken to the skies! With the museum being located on a working naval air station there is even the chance of spotting real naval aircraft taking flight! Book here.
Wonder at the colourful and magical visual experience that these beautiful large scale lanterns have created. Will you want to explore the illuminated wonder of ‘The Deep’, the underwater themed zone or head straight to ‘The Land of The Giants’ where you will be the one left feeling the size of an ant? Find out more.
Deep Sea World; Fife, Scotland
What better way to beat the rain than to take the kids underwater at Scotland’s Deep Sea World. The kids will enjoy exploring over 100 meters of incredible creatures including starfish, catfish and even eels! Find out more.
Manchester United Museum & Tour; Old Trafford, Manchester
Treat your little Red Devil to an unforgettable day out at the Manchester United Museum and Tour. Learn all about one of the biggest football clubs in the world and follow in the footsteps of your favourite player as you walk out from the player’s tunnel. Find out more.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London
With over 700 astonishing exhibits, galleries and interactive experiences spanning across 6 floors, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London celebrates the weird, wonderful and bizarre in all its forms. Will you and your little ones dare to venture into Ripley’s Marvellous Mirror Maze and defeat the Impossible Laser Race? Buy tickets here.
The Beatles Story; Liverpool
If your children are fans of the fab four then this is the place to go, as there is a Discovery Zone with regular workshops as well as interactive activities to entertain the little ones. There is also a specific family friendly version of the audio guide so everyone can hear the story of how one of the world’s most famous bands came to be. Buy tickets here.
Bond in Motion; Covent Garden, London
If your kids are 007 fans, you must add this to your places to visit list! Go to Covent Garden and see some of Bond’s most iconic vehicles along with the actual props, gadgets and costumes used in the films. There is a large exhibition dedicated to Spectre as it’s the latest film. Buy tickets here.
Bowling – Various Nationwide Locations
Always a family favourite and a perfect activity whatever the weather! At almost all bowling alleys they have ramps and lighter bowling balls enabling even the little ones to have a go! With arcade games and other things to keeps the kids amused it’s a good way to spend a day. Find out more.
Snowzone, Milton Keynes
If you are an accomplished skier or a complete beginner, this is the place for you to enjoy real snow whatever the weather. There are two main slopes for recreational skiing and boarding, plus a dedicated lesson slope. They also run Snocamps for the kids in the holidays and host birthday parties too. Find out more.
Torquay’s Dinosaur World; Torquay, Devon
With lots of hands on exhibits for you to touch (are you brave enough to grab the Triceratops by the horns?!) plus full sized and scale models of dinosaurs, this is a great place to learn about these prehistoric creatures and see incredible fossils. Find out more.
The Courtroom Experience; Bodmin, Cornwall
For something a little bit different visit the Courtroom Experience where you will hear all about the murder of Charlotte Dymond and you will have to judge whether the accused is guilty or not in this interactive experience. This is one may be more suitable for the bigger kids. Find out more.
The Natural History Museum; London
If you’ve got a budding Attenborough on your hands then they will love this museum! As you walk into the huge gallery you’ll be greeted by a roaring T.Rex, there are so many brilliant exhibitions and displays from Dinosaurs to the Blue Whale there is plenty to look at here! Find out more.
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