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Rainy Days in Bath

Don't let a little bit of rain dampen your spirits, Bath has plenty of weather-proof activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Whether it's visiting a museum, hitting the shops or watching a movie, with our rainy days in Bath guide, you can be sure of a fun day out, no matter what the elements throw at you.

Swimming

Swimming

Where: Bath Sports and Leisure Centre

About: There's a 25m main pool and free form leisure pool with a giant water slide, flume, fountain features and a spa pool plus there is an indoor playground which is designed for children ages 12 and under, with five floors of fun including log ramps, ball pits, tunnels and slides. You'll also find a seating area for adults with refreshments available.

Address: North Parade Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4ET

Telephone: 01225 486905

Have a Workout

Have a Workout

Where: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre

About: Whether you’re taking the first steps on your fitness journey or you’re looking to stay in shape, you’ll find everything you need in your local Better leisure centres in Bath. With over 100 fitness classes to choose from and two fantastic multiple station gyms, you can work up a sweat without the sunshine! 

Address: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre, North Parade Road, Bath, BA2 4ET and Culverhay Leisure Centre, Rush Hill, Bath BA2 2QL

Telephone: Bath SLC 01225 486905, Culverhay LC 01225 480882

 

Where: Chew Valley 

About: When the weather is cold and dull it can be hard to find the motivation to get up and do something, but when the weather isn't so bright it's a great time to head on down to the gym and get your endorphins flowing. Chew Valley Leisure Centre provides a comprehensive programme of sports, exercise and activities to help everyone achieve a healthy lifestyle, no matter the weather!

Address: Chew Lane, Bristol, BS40 8QB

Telephone: 01275 333375

 

Where: Culverhay Leisure Centre

About: They provide a fantastic large gym that has 40-stations for you to stay fit and healthy! So when the weather isn't playing ball, don't sit at home bored, get up and out to Culverhay Leisure Centre and enjoy their gym!

Address: Rush Hill, Bath, Somerset, BA2 2QL

Telephone: 01225 480882

 

Where: Keynsham Leisure Centre

About: When the weather isn't so nice, there is nothing better than getting up and getting fit! Let the rain inspire and motivate you to workout at Keynsham Leisure Centre!

Address: Temple Street, Keynsham, Nr Bath, Somerset, BS31 1HE

Telephone: 01225 395164

Bowling

Bowling

Where: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre

About: Bath now has its very own boutique, eight-lane bowling alley! The superbly designed LED lit lanes will provide you with all new bowling games to keep the whole family entertained, whether you simply want to strike it lucky in a standard game or branch out with the all-new Angry Birds game, you will definitely leave feeling bowled over! With a full programme and bowling starting from £5.95 there's no excuse not to give it a go.

Address: North Parade Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4ET

Telephone: 01225 486905

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Trampolining

Trampolining

Where: Bath Trampoline Park

About: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre's Bath Trampoline Park offers a range of fun activities for all ages to enjoy with family or friends! You can have tons of fun bouncing across the main jump arena, diving into the foam pits, and competing to see who can land the smoothest dunk! 

Address: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre, North Parade Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4ET

Telephone: 01225 486905

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VIRTUAL REALITY

VIRTUAL REALITY

Where: Active Reality

About: Are you tired of doing the same activities when it's raining? Do you want to find something new and exciting that will keep you and your kids entertained for hours on end? Look no further than Active Reality!

This innovative company offers a range of fun and engaging experiences that are perfect for children of all ages.

From virtual reality games to interactive adventures, Active Reality has it all. Your kids will be amazed as they step into a whole new world and immerse themselves in thrilling challenges and exhilarating activities. With Active Reality, boredom is a thing of the past!

Address: Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Toothill, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7DL

Telephone: 0333 339 1881

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Visit a Museum

Visit a Museum

Where: American Museum & Gardens

About: Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Bath, the American Museum & Gardens showcases American history. Whether delving into the intricacies of quilting, admiring folk art, or simply wandering the charming pathways, the American Museum & Gardens in Bath stands as a treasure trove of cultural enrichment.

With its elegant blend of history and nature, a rainy day visit to the American Museum & Gardens offers an exquisite and memorable journey through time and culture, making it a truly delightful way to spend a drizzly summer day in Bath.

Address: Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD

Telephone: 01225 460503

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Cinema

Cinema

Where: The Forum

About: When it's pouring down with rain it's hard to keep the kids entertained, however thanks to The Forum they have an impressive array of films, music, tribute act and comedy shows that would provide the ultimate entertainment for your little ones when the weather isn't playing ball.

You can view what's on at The Forum here.

Address: 1A Forum Buildings, St James's Parade, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1UG

Telephone: 0161 813 2222

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Soft Play

Soft Play

Where: Better Play

About: Why not make the most of Bath Sport & Leisure Centre's new indoor soft play area. A great place for your children to let off some steam and have bags of fun. The fully enclosed 5 storey play structure allows your child to climb, crawl, hang and do all the other stuff they love but in complete safety, leaving you to get some well-deserved relaxation time!

Address: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre, North Parade Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4ET

Telephone: 01225 486905

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Spa Day

Spa Day

Where: Thermae Bath Spa 

About: Described as a must do activity in Bath, Thermae Bath Spa is Britain's original and only natural thermal spa. For as little as £34.00 you can spend your day relaxing in the spectacular baths, all fed by natural, mineral-rich waters from the springs which have made the city famous. With an extensive list of treatments available and facilities including Minerva Bath, Wellness Suite and Open-air Rooftop pool this is the perfect treat to cheer yourself up, when the weather's getting you down.

Address: The Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath Street, BA1 1SL

Telephone: 01225 331234

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Where: Take a look at our Total Guide to Afternoon Tea in Bath here for more suggestions.

About: What better way to spend a rainy day than indulging in a delicious afternoon tea! Take your pick from one of Bath's many experts in the provision of excellent tea and scones. Freshly brewed tea, fine china, bath buns, scones with jam, dainty finger sandwiches - and with the rain, what could be more British? 

 

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Museum

Museum

Where: No.1 Royal Crescent Museum

About: No.1 Royal Crescent Museum is a Georgian-themed museum located in the infamous crescent, showcasing exactly what life was like in the Georgian era, specifically during 1776-1796.

Each and every room has been furnished and decorated just as it might have been during this period, giving visitors a real sense of life back then.

Their new immersive experience brings the house to life through sound and film, and is something for everybody to enjoy. Get a real feel for what it would have been like to live here in the 18th century!

No matter the weather, visiting No.1 Royal Crescent Museum should be at the top of your list, come rain or sunshine it's a great day out!

Address: No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2LR

Telephone: 01225 428126

 

Where: The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

About: The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is the former home of Astronomer William Herschel and is a Museum dedicated to him and his family's achievements.

When the weather isn't on our side visit The Herschel Museum of Astronomy and explore the magic behind astronomy and the fascinating discoveries made by the Herschel family.

Address: 19 New King Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2BL

Telephone: 01225 446865

 

Where: The Museum of Bath Architecture

About: Looking for things to do when the weather isn't playing ball? Bath plays host to a number of places that are great to visit when the weather isn't glistening but we'd highly recommend checking ou The Museum of Bath Architecture.

It shows you the history behind all the eighteenth century buildings and impressive architecture. This is a great family friendly day out no matter the weather, that lets you explore and learn the rich architectural history of Bath as it was turned from a small medieval town to the world famous Georgian city.

Address: The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, The Paragon, The Vineyards, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5NA

Telephone: 01225 333895

 

Where: Beckford's Tower & Museum

About: When the weather isn't bright don't let that stop you from having a good time. Explore one of Bath's most popular museums, Beckford's Tower and Museum. This was built between 1826 and 1827 and is a remarkable building that was home to an array of the greatest collections of books, furniture and art. Beckford's Tower is the only surviving example of William Beckford's fantastic architectural achievements.

Address: Beckford's Tower and Museum, Lansdown Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 9BH

Telephone: 01225 422212

 

Where: Klemscott Manor

About: Kelmscott Manor was the inspirational country home of William Morris; poet, designer, craftsman, socialist and founding father of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Address: Kelmscott, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Telephone: 01367 252486

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

About: Living and working in Bath, it's fairly easy to take for granted some of the magnificent architecture and heritage that the City has to offer. So next time, you're stuck for ideas when met by a sudden down pour, we suggest you take a trip to Bath Abbey. Brilliant for families, couples and friends, the Abbey is one of the most visited places in the South West and has been welcoming pilgrims and visitors alike for hundreds of years.

Address: Bath Abbey Office, 12 Kingston Buildings, BA1 1LT

Telephone: 01225 422462

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