Things to do on a rainy day in Surrey
It's hard to figure out what to do on a rainy day but don’t let the rain spoil your fun. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Surrey when it rains for kids and adults alike.
Go to a museum or gallery
Surrey is lucky to have some brilliant museums, where you can while away the hours away from the rain. At Brooklands Museum you will find a wide range of motoring and aviation exhibits and the only Concorde with public access in South East England. Don't miss the Napier Railton 4D Race Experience! At the Lightbox in Woking you will discover three floors of exhibition space as well a a delightful coffee shop, whilst at Compton you will find a gallery devoted to the art of George Frederic Watts.
Explore a historic property in Surrey
Visit Hampton Court the favourite Palace of King Henry VIII. The Palace is set in stunning grounds on the banks of the River Thames. Visitors can tour the Tudor Kitchens, where live cookery demonstrations regularly take place and marvel at the State Rooms. Exhibitions and activities change on a regular basis and occasionally some parts of the Palace are closed off, so please check the website before you go for more details.
Learn how local wine is produced
A visit to Denbies will give visitors of all ages a unique and fascinating insight into all aspects of the wine producing process. There's plenty to discover at Denbies to take your mind off a rainy day.
See a great British pottery in action
If you and your family fancy doing something a bit different and are looking for an interesting place to go – book yourself onto a free weekday tour at Grayshott Pottery near Hindhead. Book now on 01428 604404. You will be able to lunch at the newly refurbished cafe or enjoy afternoon tea and forget it's raining outside.
Go ice-skating or bowling indoors at Guildford Spectrum
You will find plenty of activities to entertain everyone at Spectrum, with its Olympic sized ice rink and 32 lane ten pin bowl all under one roof, Guilford Spectrum is the perfect rainy day solution.
- Go for a swim - Surrey has plenty of indoor swimming pools, many offer slides, waves and diving as well as areas for quieter lane swimming. The choice is yours - splash with the kids or a healthy work-out.
Hits some golf balls at Topgolf,
Challenger your friends and family to addictive point-scoring golf games. Hitting bays are climate-controlled with infrared heaters when it's chilly and fans and cooling misters when it's a bit steamy. There's seating for up to six people in each bay and friendly servers who can bring your tasty food and drinks.
Go rock climbing
At Craggy Island Climbing Centre, near Guildford you will have great fun can be add by all on teh adventurous and exciting climbing routes on the wall. There is always something new at Craggy Island to challenge yourself on.
Take flight in a massive arena full of trampolines
Surrey is lucky to have two great trampoline parks Gravity Force Trampoline Park, at Camberley and Airhop in Guildford. For children and adults alike, have fun bouncing. There are lots of things to do here including 50 interconnected trampolines, basketball, dodgeball and an amazing foam pit.
Go see a film
Head to the cinema and catch the latest blockbuster. Surrey has some great venues to take in a film - a classic rainy day activity.
You are spoilt for choice with theatres and entertainment venues in Surrey. A rainy day is the ideal opportunity to see a play at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre or check out what's on at G Live - you'll discover a fantastic diverse mix at this popular venue.
Hide from the weather in a cosy pub
Enjoy an excellent meal in a traditional country inn located across the county. On rainy days there's nothing better than sipping a local tipple!
Go shopping and explore some of Surrey’s Towns:
What a perfect time to discover some of Surrey’s vibrant towns and quaint villages. The best towns to find antiques being Farnham and Dorking whilst the charming towns of Haslemere and Godalming offer visitors independent shops to browse and explore. For cool designer brands and luxury retailers why not head to Guildford, Woking or Kingston.
The above are just some of our suggestions but you may have other things in mind - Check out our things to do page.
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Brooklands Museum is on the site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit and houses collections of cars, motorcycles and bicycles, particular from the heyday of the track until it closed in 1939.
The Herons offers a 25m swimming pool, gym, squash courts, excercise hall, softplay area and creche.
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