Best Places To Go With Children On A Rainy Day

Some days it’s just to wet and windy too be outdoors. On a winter’s day (and sometimes even in summer here in the sunny North West!) it can be cold and miserable but we still need to find places to take the kids and keep them entertained out of the rain. So, if your kids are bored, here are some great ideas for where to go with children indoors in Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Wirral, Flintshire & Wrexham.


Bored child looking out of window on a rainy day



Explore A Museum Or Science Centre

There are lots of museums in the region suitable for families and most make real efforts to appeal to children through interactive exhibits, weekly tots’ times and special events in the school holidays. If that doesn’t take your fancy, how about one of the fabulous hands-on science discovery centres which are geared up to appeal to kids with puzzles to solve, buttons to press and even live demonstrations.
Museums, Science & Galleries

Get Arty At A Craft Centre

Feeling creative? Not many kids (or their parents) can resist painting pots, gluing on sequins or squishing clay. It’s the perfect way to entertain children of all ages in a warm, dry environment and you’ll even have you own creation to take home with you!
Arts & Crafts Studios

Burn Off Some Energy At An Indoor Play Centre

One of the biggest problems when the weather is bad is how to give toddlers and young children the chance to run around. Soft play centres are the obvious answer. You can even grab a coffee while your preschooler hurtles down slides and jumps in ball pits.
Indoor Play Centres

Try A New Indoor Sport

It used to be the case that local municipal sport centre was  your only option if your child wanted to do an indoor sport. Now there are lots of exciting indoor activities including skiing, climbing walls, snow play, indoor car racing, BMXing, skating, skateboarding, bowling alleys & much more. Are your kids bouncing off the walls? Then why not let them do it for real? You can’t have failed to notice all the new trampoline parks springing up everywhere. Bouncing from one trampoline to the next is the perfect way to warm up on a cold day.
Sports venues & indoor activities

Watch A Show

Lots of theaters hold special performances in the daytime for young children. They’re usually reasonably priced and a great way to stimulate the imagination. Look out too for discounted kids’ films on weekend and school holiday mornings.
Theatres and Cinemas

Make A Splash!

What to do with kids on a rainy day? Go swimming  – you’re wet already anyway! Look out for dedicated parent and baby or toddler swim sessions. And older kids will love “wet and wild” sessions when inflatables and toys are added to the pool.
Swimming pools


None of these take your fancy?

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