From visiting a Pirates Graveyard to the county’s annual Nob Festival, Dorset is full of weird and wonderful things...
It’s time to grab your wellies and pull out the rain coats as we dive into our top 7 rainy day activities in Dorset.
This SEA LIFE is uniquely laid out with 50% of exhibits indoor and 50% outdoor. With over 1,000 creatures to discover from sea turtles, sharks, penguins and stingrays; you can easy spend an entire day here. On rainy days it’s easy to drop in and out of the different areas and there’s 2 eateries on site too (including delicious wood-fired pizzas!) Warm up with a hot chocolate in Caribbean Cove or shelter in Fairy Penguin Island, there’s plenty of fun for the whole family.
The Tank Museum, Bovington is a great rainy day out for all ages. With a huge indoor museum which displays over 300 vehicles. The exhibitions displays and interactively tells the story of World War One, with a trench experience. During peak times outdoor displays in the arena are fantastic to watch and you can even upgrade your ticket and experience it for yourself inside the tank.
Splashdown, Tower Park is one of the UK’s biggest waterparks and a great day rain or shine. With indoor pool and flumes to discover, there’s also a lazy river and outdoor pools to splash around in. Tower Park also hosts some fantastic chain restaurants, perfect for a spot of lunch or dinner after lots of splashy fun.
Showcasing the treasures of the Jurassic Coast and beyond, the Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is a roar-some day out! Located on Dorchester’s high street, you’re not far from the county town’s shops which host an array of independent stores.
Offering climbing and bouldering practice, The Project Climbing Centre also runs yoga and fitness classes too. Located in the Dolphin Centre it’s a perfect indoor attraction for a rainy day when it’s too difficult to climb on the outdoor Jurassic Coast hot spots.
Farmer Palmers is a great day out for the children with indoor soft play, role play areas, farm animals and tractor rides.
There are various Cinemas throughout Dorset including Cineworld, with locations in Weymouth & Poole. Head to The Plaza in Dorchester for a more intimate setting or watch the latest Blockbuster at the Odeon.