Rainy Days Out & Indoor Attractions

Bristol is a great place to visit whatever the weather, but we know it can be a blow when rain arrives while you're on holiday.

If there's one thing the UK is famous for, it's unpredictable weather, so grab your brolly and don't fret, because Bristol is packed full of fabulous wet-weather activities and attractions to keep everyone busy when the skies turn grey.

There are cosy museums and attractions, such as M ShedWe The CuriousBristol Aquarium and Aerospace BristolBrunel's SS Great Britain is also mostly indoors - unless you want to brave the weather on the top deck!

Take a stroll around one of the latest exhibitions at Bristol Museum and Art GalleryRWASpike Island or Arnolfini until the rain passes.

Indoor Fun and Activities

Wake the Tiger is a mind-blowing immersive indoor maze of secret passageways, hidden forests, temples, ice caves and more! Kids will love the climbing walls, dress up areas and book corner at Scandinavian-inspired play cafe Out There Indoors in Paintworks.

Get competitive with indoor sports, including axe throwing at Whistle Punks, electro darts at Mulligans Bristol, or bowling and batting at Roxy Lanes.

Jump around in soft play and trampoline centres including AirHop, or have a go at some virtual reality gaming at MeetspaceVR.

Bristol also has plenty of historic churches, cinemas, theatres and shopping centres for you to explore.

Indoor things to do near Bristol

The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare also has plenty of indoor options, including go-karting, arcade games and popular rides including dodgems and a House of Horrors!

Escape the rain in the impressive cave chambers at Wookey Hole, where you can also explore the hall of mirrors, play in the penny arcade, or watch a film in the 4D cinema. There's also a soft play area for little ones.

Brean Play is the largest indoor play centre in the region, with plenty to keep little ones amused for hours!

Still undecided what to do? Take a look at our Events Calendar to see what's on while you're visiting.

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