Activities Days Out Ideas Rainy Days

Indoor Attractions To Escape The Rain

Written by Chloe Penn

Rain rain go away,
We’ve got lots to do today!
We can still have fun in many ways,
 Here’s some ideas for those days!

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience, London/Manchester

*Save up to 45% when you book with Picniq!*

Ever wanted to be part of a TV game show? Yes? Then The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience is calling your name! Located in both Manchester and London, test the whole family in a series of interactive and silly mental and physical challenges. With four different adventure zones to choose from, there’s a perfect challenge for everyone!
Book here for London.
Book here for Manchester.

The Beatles Story, Liverpool

*Exclusive 36% off when you book with Picniq!*

Take a trip with the family to the award-winning Beatles Story Exhibition and learn how four ordinary lads from Liverpool became the extraordinary Fab Four. See personal memorabilia, original handwritten lyrics and replicas of famous sites. Explore the Discovery Zone, designed especially with kids in mind, where they can learn about the Beatle’s Music through interactive screens and even compose music on a giant piano!  Book here. 

Chaos Karts, Manchester

*Save up to 33% when you book with Picniq!*

Compete against family members and enter a racing video game in real life at this brand-new attraction in Manchester. Immersive-themed race circuits will transport you and your family into a virtual world, where you’ll race through space, sea, and sky to overcome obstacles whilst dodging weapons fired at you by other drivers! Book here.  

The London Bridge Experience, London

*Save up to 26% when you book with Picniq!*

Bringing together history, horror, education and fun for a terrific family day out at The London Bridge Experience. Uncover the dark history of London Bridge with a truly immersive guided tour of the world’s most haunted bridge before descending into the unknown as you make your way through an unimaginable scare maze! Are you and the family brave enough? Book here.

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, Bath

*Up to 25% off when you book with Picniq!*

This award-winning visitor attraction is a blend of museum and immersive experience. Step into Marys Shelley’s dark world and go on a journey of unusual artifacts, interactive experiences and of course a bit of gore! Book here.

The Natural History Museum, London

Step back in time and go on a fascinating and educational journey to The Natural History Museum. With hundreds of exhibitions and areas to explore, this is a true wonder for anyone wishing to immerse themselves in the natural world! Don’t miss the dinosaur area where you might come face to face with a real life T.Rex! Find out more.

Silverstone Museum, Towcester

*Exclusive 32% off when you book with Picniq!*

Buckle up for an exciting, immersive family-friendly journey through the past, present and future of British motorsport and the history of Silverstone’s world-famous racing circuit too! Experience the sights, sounds and smells of race day at the tracks, get up close to iconic racing cars. Packed with hands-on activities that children and adults alike will love, there are lots here for the whole family to enjoy. Book here. 

British Music Experience, Liverpool

*Up to 13% off when you book with Picniq!*

The British Music Experience promises to take you and your family on a journey through the ages of British popular music! Check out instruments and costumes used and worn by the fab and famous! End the experience in the interactive studio, where you can have a go at playing the drums and recording a hit in the vocal booth. Book here. 

Centre VR, Bournemouth

*Exclusive up to 45% off when you book with Picniq!*

Get ready for the largest virtual reality centre in Europe! The Centre VR in Bournemouth features 30 stations, and an endless stream of games for your family to play including laser tag, crazy golf, group adventures and so much more! Book here.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium, London

*Exclusive family ticket from £75 for 4!*

Come face-to-fin with some of our world’s most magnificent creatures including sharks, penguins, rays, seahorses and many more! This underwater haven is the perfect family activity during the colder months! Book here.

Blackpool Tower Dungeon, Blackpool

*Family ticket from £50 for 4 when you book with Picniq!*

If you’re brave enough, Blackpool Dungeon’s immersive sets and ten incredible live shows are sure to send chills through your body! You’ll be entertained throughout this thrilling and unforgettable day out. Experience a rickety medieval lift with an unexpected passenger, visit the Dark Chapel, The Labyrinth and the eerie woods of the Pendle Witches. Meet all sorts of horrid characters along the way and don’t forget the thrilling Drop Dead Drop Ride! Book here.

Madame Tussauds, London

*Exclusive family ticket from £75 for 4!*

Spanning over 14 exciting zones, get ready to snap a selfie with some of your favourite celebrities and superstars! With over 150 lifelike figures for you to get up close to, there’s no shortage of funny memories and photo opportunities to be had at Madame Tussauds in London! Book here.

The Postal Musuem, London

*Up to 10% off when you book with Picniq!*

Explore the rich history of the postal railway with this fun and educational day out for the whole family. Take a ride through the ancient train tunnels and learn the rich history behind them and the people who worked on them. There are fun role-play experiences for the little ones and opportunities to take part! Book here.

DreamWorks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! London

*Exclusive family ticket from £55 for 4!*

This interactive walk-through experience is a must-visit for any Shrek fan! Shrek’s Adventure! London features a Magical Flying Bus which takes you on your journey to far far away, and many unforgettable interactive displays! Meet some of your favourite characters as you’re guided around this fun-filled attraction! Book here.

The London Dungeon, London

*Save with our exclusive family ticket from £55 for 4!*

Do you have what it takes to make it out of the London Dungeons alive? With two thrilling rides and nineteen scarily true stories, this uniquely thrilling attraction is guaranteed to leave you with some laughs and jump scares! Take a journey though time and discover London’s dark gruesome history. Book here.

Winchester Science Centre, Winchester

This interactive science centre is a great place for a family visit and is packed with fascinating attractions including a space zone where you will be transported through the Solar System. Visit the 360 degree planetarium cinema to watch film screenings on a variety of interesting topics about our amazing universe and the planets and stars we share it with. You will learn so much from a day at Winchester Science Centre! Find out more. 

IWM Duxford, Cambridge

Visit IWM Duxford for a thrilling display of aviation history! Interactive exhibitions, dynamic talks and family entertainment are just a few of the things that you can expect during your journey. This attraction is both fun and educational particularly if you have little ones! Find out more.

WeJam, London

*Save up to 25% off when you book with Picniq!*

Ever wondered if your family would make it as a rock band? At WeJam you can find out if you have what it takes! Rock out at the world’s only immersive recording studio with real instruments and technology. Just pick your song and follow along. Everybody gets a score on their performance meaning families can compete. Plus take home your recording at the end of the day! Book here.

Peter Rabbit™ Explore & Play, Blackpool

Burrow into the world of Peter Rabbit™ Explore and Play based on Blackpool’s famous seafront! Hop into this oversized world of Peter and his friends with fun activities for younger children. There are 5 themed zones with various challenges and rewards! Find out more.

Blackpool Tower Eye, Blackpool

*Exclusive up to 29% off when you book with Picniq!*

You’ll be on top of the world and 380 feet above it at the Blackpool Tower Eye, enjoying spectacular views in every direction! Be sure to visit the Eye’s immersive 4D cinema before your flight to the top of the Tower. It’s special sensory effects bring Blackpool’s history to life, delighting visitors young and old with incredible filming and entertainment! Book here.

Haynes Motor Museum, Yeovil

*Exclusive 20% off when you book with Picniq!*

Race to the UK’s biggest collection of cars and bikes at the inspiring Haynes Motor Museum. Zoom through the 15 exhibition areas, and travel on a family-friendly journey into automotive’s past and present. Containing more than 300 historic, rare, and valuable vehicles, there’s plenty to see and do to keep the whole family entertained. Book here.

Science Museum, London

Bring the kids for a fun and educational day out at the Science Museum! Discover wonderful exhibitions ranging from space to technology. There is something to enthrall all kids of all ages, even the under 5’s who can explore space or have fun in the interactive garden. With many more exciting things to see, The Science Museum is a great place for a fabulous day out for all the family! Find out more.

Babylon Park, London

Babylon Park is galactic indoor theme park with endless entertainment, games, rides and more. The park is packed with activities for all ages, with everything from an indoor roller-coaster, to axe throwing, virtual reality, arcade games, play areas, and a load more! Find out more.

Disney100: The Exhibition

Disney100: The Exhibition invites guests to step into ten magnificent and imaginatively themed galleries, where moving stories, unique interactive installations, and behind-the-scenes glimpses will take them on a journey through 100 years of The Walt Disney Company! Celebrate the magic of Disney with timeless stories and memories through the visual, audio, and interactive elements of Disney100: The Exhibition. Find out more.

Tomb Raider: The LIVE Experience, London

It’s time for you to become the hero of your own adventure at Tomb Raider: The LIVE Experience in Camden. Work through real-life puzzles, collect relics, brave the zip line, climb through the jungle, and outsmart the enemies in this unique live adventure! Upon arrival you’ll be briefed by Lara Croft herself where she’ll prepare you for your journey! Find out more.

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Hampshire

One of the South of England’s top attractions, Beaulieu is the perfect place for a family day out. The National Motor Museum has fascinating displays and exhibitions of vehicles, motoring books, journals and photographs. See Campbell’s famous Bluebird that set a world land speed record of 403.10mph, and kids will love seeing the car from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Find out more.

Blackpool Tower Circus, Blackpool

*Exclusive up to 26% off when you book with Picniq!*

Perfect for families of all ages, no other show has the rich heritage that Blackpool Tower Circus has. Delivering incredible stunts rich with belly laughs and astonishing gasps, meet legendary clowns Mooky and Mr Boo as you visit the UK’s biggest and best circus! Visit this lavish arena, prepare for a fun-filled day out with endless entertainment as the hilarious acts and crazy stunts are guaranteed to leave your little ones smiling in awe! Book here.

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