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Things to do on a rainy day in Somerset

It's that time of year where the weather has turned and the autumnal season has begun. With the unpredictable UK weather it can be quite difficult to come up with days out, we have come up with places to visit and things to do whilst holidaying in Somerset during the wetter seasons. Most kids are quite happy to put on a raincoat and a pair of wellies if its dull and gloomy outside, they're quite happy splashing in puddles but if you're in need of some inspiration then take a look at our suggestions.

There are plenty of choices in Somerset that allow for a fun family day out even when the weather outside is pretty miserable. We have come up with some suggestions on what you can do if its raining whilst holidaying in Somerset. 

Visit a Museum 

Somerset contains a wide range of award winning museums that are well worth a visist when holidaying there. One of the most famous museums in the area and still remains at number one is The Roman Baths in Bath, with stunning archeological findings this museum is a hotspot for tourists. Villages within Somerset have small museums that allow you to experience the local culture, whether its mining, farming, steel works or trains there will be something for everyone. Radstock Museum is a great example of this.

Rock Climbing Activities 

Try something dfferent when holidaying in Somerset, there are plenty of indoor activity centres that offer Rock Climbing. This is something for all of the family to enjoy with some indoor activity centres allowing adults to have a go too. Compete against the family and raceup the climbing wall. ready2climb in Yeovil is a great example, they have a lot of various walls for you and your children to try. There are loads of activity centres dotted around Somerset towns and villages. 

Visit an Aquarium 

One of the best aquariums in the UK is situated in Bristol Somerset, they have a mix of tropical fish from around the world including tropical sharks, seahorses, rays and so much more. Bristol aquarium is the only aquarium to feature a giant botanical house, named the 'Urban Jungle'.  Walk around their indoor tropical jungle or explore the underwater tunnel and watch the marine life swim above you head. This is a great day out for all of the family if you're looking for something to do on a rainy day in Somerset. Click here to book online for discounted ticket prices.


If you’re looking for a day out that will use up that excess energy then an indoor trampoline park is one of the best rainy day activities. Trampoline parks are becoming very popular across the UK, there are two large trampoline parks to choose from in Somerset. Both offer classes, activities and even host parties. Flip Out in Wellington, Somerset is a state of the art trampoline adventure park, situated just 1 mile from Junction 26 on the M5 motorway. AirHop in Bristol offers the ultimate bouncing fun for kids and adults. 

Watch a Movie

Escape the outdoors and watch the big screen, some movie theatres situated in Somerset offer discounted screenings on weekends with children being able to watch a film for as little as £1. Enjoy some real live action or animation in some of Somerset’s best movie theatres. Take a look at the movies coming out this year and plan your day out. 

Experience an Escape Room 

If you're looking for some fun with a difference then experience an indoor escape room. This is great day out for all the family, do you think your family has what it takes to solve the mystery within the hour? Your brains will be tested throughout, do you think your group will be victorious? Take a look at the escape rooms in Somerset here.

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Take advantage of the luxury holiday property you have hired for your holiday, if you have booked on of Shortbreaks.com properties you can guarantee the owners have provided your family or group with hours of fun. If you have booked one of Shortbreaks.com properties that has the luxury of an indoor swimming pool or games room then you and your family can take advantage of the 5 star facilities. If you're looking for a holiday proeprty with an indoor pool click here

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