Rainy Days Out in Bristol
Bristol is a great place to visit whatever the weather, we know it can be a blow when rain arrives while you're on holiday, but if there's one thing the UK is famous for, it's the unpredictable weather. So grab your brolly and don't fret, because Bristol is full of wet-weather attractions and activites to keep everyone busy when the skies turn grey.
There are cosy museums and galleries, such as MShed, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, and the Arnolfini, indoor sports from golf at InPlay Golf and Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf to ten-pin bowling at The Lanes plus soft play centres Jump and Playspace and historic churches, cathedrals and indoor/covered shopping centres and markets.
Below are just some of our top ways to while away a rainy day, without worrying about the weather...
The Met Office have also compiled their own list of things to do on a rainy day in Bristol, which you can read by clicking here.
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Step aboard the award-winning Brunel's ss Great Britain for a ship shape and Bristol fashion day out!
Spectacular aquarium in the Harbourside area that provides an amazing underwater adventure from the British coast to exotic tropical seas
Interactive, family-friendly technology centre.
Enjoy a lively programme of independent film, digital media and events at this fantastic media centre in the heart of the Harbourside
M Shed is an exciting and innovative flagship museum for Bristol with gallery space and a packed events schedule.
National Trust Victorian Gothic house, gardens, woodland, 3 play areas, 2 cafes, and shop...Phew! And all on Bristol's doorstep. Open every day.
A leading centre for the contemporary arts, Arnolfini presents an ambitious programme of visual arts, performance, music and film, and offers a wide range of engaging family events.
Berkeley Castle is a beautiful and historic Castle, begun in 1117 and still remains the home of the Berkeley family. It is a great day-out for all the family, hosting special events on bank holidays and during school holidays
Museum and art gallery exhibiting some outstanding collections of art, archaeology, Egyptology and natural history in a magnificent building
Bristol's first art gallery, housing over 1200 works of art from 19th century to the present day, a coffee shop and a small gift shop.
Based in the city centre of Bristol, inPlay Golf is Bristol’s first indoor golf simulation facility where you can LEARN, PRACTICE & PLAY, whatever the weather!
Bristol Shopping Quarter
The oldest church in Bristol that's still in operation, founded between 1124 and 1137 by the Earl of Gloucester
At PlaySpace you'll find a more civilised play centre, with natural light, seating with good views, great coffee and homemade healthy food. Seven stimulating play zones for 0-10 year olds.
A historic church notable for its stunning quarterjacks which still strike every fifteen minutes.
The Architecture Centre encourages everyone to discover, enjoy and get involved in buildings and places. Free entry Harbourside gallery with changing exhibitions and events.
Much more than a fascinating building, being a fine example of a hall church, it is a centre of Bristol's history, civic life and culture
The state of the art climbing centre offers a fantastic facility for both visitors and locals alike. With roped and bouldering walls from 3-12.5m there is plenty for all ages and abilities.
At City-Cab Tours we offer you a unique, door to door, ‘Guided’ tour experience of Bristol, both old and new, in the comfort of a modern saloon vehicle.
A micro distillery with monthly tours.
Pit your wits against 20 climbing challenges, from spinning hold to awe inspiring jumps, all in the safety of Crazy Climb Bristol