9 attractions you have to visit on a rainy day in Britain this summer
British summertime wouldn’t be complete without a rainy day, but don’t let the downpours dampen your fun! Escape the elements and head to these indoor attractions across the country and laugh all day long without getting your hair wet! Conjure up sunshine spells at Harry Potter Studios or let your kids explore a range of careers at Kidzania; don’t let a rainy day stop the adventure.
Places to visit on a rainy day
Don’t let boredom hit young ones this summer holiday and find a world of adventure at Kidzania, an indoor city where kids rule the roost! Allow minds to run wild as children are introduced to a variety of careers by getting their hands stuck in. From treating pets at veterinary school to becoming the ‘next big thing’ as a singer or radio presenter, there’s no limit to what’s in store for younger ones. Aimed at 4 – 14 years old, get your kids thinking about the future in a fun, safe environment that aims to teach life skills and have fun all in one!
Dreamworks Tours: Shrek’s Adventures
Join Shrek and all your favourite Dreamworks characters at the Dreamworks Tour, located on the South Bank. As you walk around Far Far Away, talk to Cinderella, decipher Pinocchio’s lies and help Princess Fiona be reunited with Shrek! 4-D cinematic screenings throughout the tour along with interactive features will leave you feeling as if you’re flying through the capital, but not before you get your picture with the lovable ogre. Adults and kids alike will definitely say “I’m a Believer!” in magic once the tour is over! Head to the South Bank for even more fun this summer with us!
Merlin’s Magical London
Don’t let the fun stop after a Dreamworks tour! With a Merlin’s Magical London pass, you’ll be granted access to Shrek’s Adventure, as well as some of London’s biggest attractions: pose with celebrities at Madame Tussauds, get up close to sharks at Sea Life London Aquarium, reach great heights on the London Eye and scream around the London Dungeon. With savings of up to £90 per person, be entertained indoors for one rainy day after another in the capital with a Merlin’s Magical London pass.
Get under your skin this summer at Body Worlds, one of London’s newest attractions. Located in Piccadilly Circus, delve through each layer of the body and find out what happens to bones and muscles as you move. As you walk through the exhibition, take a look at the real-life bodies, all of who dedicated their bodies to Gunther von Hagen’s exhibition after passing. A hands-on, head to Body Worlds this summer for an educational experience like no other and see what lifestyle choices can do to minds and bodies.
Beasts of London
Roam through the history of animals in London at Beasts of London, an interactive, immersive exhibition at the Museum of London. From the Roman era to the present day, allow your kids imaginations to run wild as they get up close with the animal kingdom and hear how pawprints, claws and fur impacted the city. With voice acting by Stephen Mangan, Nish Kumar and Brian Blessed to name a few, soak up the capital’s history in one place this summer: Beasts of London.
London Stadium and Arcelormittal Orbit
Relive the memories of London 2012 with a guided tour of the London Stadium. Purpose-built for the Olympic Games, find out more about the building and events which took place inside the stadium, as well as West Ham United who currently call the ground home. From the changing rooms to the football tunnel, get an all-exclusive look inside the sheltered ground. Why not add to the fun on a rainy day with a visit to the Arcelormittal Orbit? Located just outside the stadium, see over 20 miles of London skyline and take in the impressive views before whizzing down a 50 metre slide. With tickets to the London Stadium and the Orbit, you can guarantee a day out that’s got relaxing moments and high-energy rolled into one!
The Crystal Maze
You’ve watched the television show, now experience the Crystal Maze for yourself. Perfect for larger groups, take on the ultimate team challenge on a rainy day, solving tricky challenges across four zones. Guided by your Maze Master, you’ll collect crystals in the themed zone before your single attempt to defeat the Crystal Dome once and for all. Will you be successful or fall at the final hurdle? It’s up to you to try your hardest.
Warner Brothers Studio Tour
Step into a world of witchcraft and wizardry at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour this summer. With plenty to see and do for all ages, be dazzled by all that’s in store, from the Great Hall to seeing the real-life Hogwarts. Check out the cupboard under the stairs, board the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾ or practice your spells in the Gryffindor Common Room; it’s the perfect place to spend a rainy day. For the adults, there’s Butterbeer to drink on Privet Drive and there’s broomstick rides available for the kids. Let the magic jump out and be wowed at Warner Brothers Studio Tour.
Opening in July 2019, the Silverstone Experience is sure to be this summer’s speediest attraction, so buckle up and get ready! Sit in the driving seat and feel the force of what it’s like to be a Formula 1 driver, while learning about the track and iconic moments in British racing history. With fascinating stories, rivalries and engineering feats that defy expectations, accelerate your rainy day fun with tickets to Silverstone.