Rainy Days

Half Term Attractions and Events for Rainy Days

Written by Lottie

Let’s go on a half term adventure… there’s lots to do!
Even if the weather isn’t nice for me and you!
From trampolining, aquariums, museums and more,
There’s still so much fun to be had and to explore!

KidZania, Shepherd’s Bush Westfield, London

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Children can let their imaginations run wild as they test out real jobs in this mini-city, such as being a pilot, firefighter, radio presenter, banker, police officer and many more! After all that work, they can use their hard earned ‘KidZos’ to buy themselves some treats! BOOK HERE.

Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park, Various Locations

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Enjoy the jumping Summer of fun with the whole family at Oxygen Freejumping in Southampton, Acton (London), Croydon, Leeds and Manchester! Whatever the weather burn off some steam on over 100 interconnected trampolines, dodgeball courts, giant airbags, wall-to-wall trampolines and more, at the UK’s ultimate trampoline park playground! BOOK HERE.

Air Space, Various Locations

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Air Space is over 100 interconnected trampolines; a huge spring-loaded urban playground for ages 5 and up. Solo or social – how you jump is up to you. You can improvise your own moves in the main arena, freestyle jump from one trampoline to the next. Join in with team sports as you’ve never experienced them before: dodgeball, basketball and football – all on super-sprung pitches. BOOK HERE.

The Beatles Story, Albert Dock, Liverpool

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Young or old, everyone knows The Beatles! Take an incredible journey through the history of four Liverpudlian lads who shot to fame in the early 60’s. Complete with an audio guide, see the story unfold as you wander around replicas of Mathew Street and The Cavern. The exhibition is split across two sites and the Fab4D theatre at the Pier Head venue is a must for groovy families ‐ meet magical characters who bring The Beatles’ well-loved hits to life with cutting-edge technology. BOOK HERE.

Shrek’s Adventure London – Westminster, London

If your kids love Shrek they will love this interactive 4D adventure! The lovable Donkey will guide your family around, introduce you to other characters and help you complete challenges on your journey! Find out more.

Bletchley Park – Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Learn all about the historic Bletchley Park where codebreakers helped to win WW2 in this very place! It’s a really interesting day out for adults and kids, with loads of interactive exhibits and activities to get the little ones involved. Find out more.

Winchester Science Centre – Winchester, Hampshire

Prepare to have your mind blown away at Winchester’s Science museum! It’s full of loads of interactive exhibits to help kids understand and discover science for themselves – from the solar system to the human body! Find out more.

Clip ‘n’ Climb – Exeter, Devon

It can be difficult to get your kids to sit down and do some crafts on a rainy day, especially when they’re full of energy! So instead, take them down to the Clip ‘n’ Climb in Devon where they can have a real adventure climb as high as they dare! Find out more.

 Mattel Play! – Liverpool

With lots of fun interactive themed zones, featuring well-loved characters such as Thomas and Friends,  Fireman Sam and Bob the Builder, this family play centre offers something for everyone. There’s even a chance for little ones to have their photo taken with their favourite character! Find out more.

 The Museum of Childhood, London

Bring the kids along to join in with fun, free drop-in workshops and activities. See the wonderful collection this museum has and enjoy playing with them too. A very welcome change from today’s technology! Find out more here!

Imperial. War Museum, London

Bring the family here to learn about all aspects of war from seeing how families lived and coped during the war to tanks and Spitfires. There are sections on trench warfare, the Blitz, rationing and a whole section dedicated to the secrets of war. Find out more

Sea Life Centre, Norfolk

For a watery fun day out give Great Yarmouth Sea Life Sanctuary a visit. Lots of indoor attractions with over 1000 sea creatures to see including octopus, sharks, crocodiles, rays and hundreds of fish. Many of the creatures are on the endangered list, or have been rescued and cannot be released into the wild.

Glasgow Science Centre, Scotland

The Glasgow Science Centre is a fascinating place that’s perfect for kids with a thirst for knowledge! Using temporary displays, you’ll learn about all aspects of science including the human body, the universe and loads more! The Science Centre is also home to an IMAX theatre, so you can take your little ones to see a large scale film in stunning surround sound! Find out more 

 Bounce Below at Zipworld, Wales

This is trampolining fun with a difference- Set in a former slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog, this underground playground offers an array of fun with four industrial slides the height of two double-decker buses, and six levels of epic trampolining fun! Bounce from net to net in a cave the size of a cathedral!   The activity centre also offers tree-top adventure courses, a giant swing and zip wires- the perfect day out for adrenaline junkies! Find out more:

Rock Reef Bournemouth

Set by the beach this attraction is a brilliant place to bring the family for some all weather fun. There are four great things to experience from the UK’s first pier to shore zip line, where you will speed over the waves to the beach! You can even take part with a family member in an exhilarating adrenaline-fuelled race to the shore! Inside take the challenge of the climbing wall or lose yourself in the Pier cave with all its tunnels, grottos and ball pits. Try the high obstacle course with its exciting logs and ropes and see if you can complete it without hanging on! There are plenty of experienced instructors on duty so everyone is well looked after. Find out more

Do you have any Rainy day attraction ideas?  We’d really love to know! Someone else might love it, and really want to go! If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or reviews, you can shout all about it on whatever channel you choose!

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