Topic: Family Life

Just because it’s raining it doesn’t mean that we have to be stuck inside with the kids. No, get up, get dressed and get ready because you’re going on a rainy day adventure!

We’ve provided a list of 6 places to go with the kids when the rain makes an appearance – and we’ve made sure that they are all low-cost local attractions that can easily be reached across the UK to avoid hours of unnecessary travelling. 

1.      Museums

While young children may not understand what it all means just yet, they’ll love looking at all the items on display and they’ll ask plenty of questions. It’s a great way to spend a couple of hours and it helps them to learn and develop their observation and understating skills. Best of all? Most museums are free. Check out science, football and history museums.

Price: Free entry

2.      Aquariums

Aquariums offer a great day out for all ages, from babies and toddlers to adults - and they’re all over the country, whether it’s SEA Life or a local aquarium in your town. Take your time and let your child enjoy watching the colourful creatures of the sea.

Price: Free or approximately £12 per adult and £10 per child


3.      Cinema

Take your little one to the cinema for as little as £2 on a weekend or school holiday weekday morning and see the latest films. It’s a great rainy day out and for as little as £2 it definitely covers the low-cost worry.

Price: £1.75 - £6.99

4.      Libraries

Many libraries run sessions specifically for children, including songs, rhymes, storytelling and arts and crafts. It’s a great way for your child to interact with other children while still helping them develop too.

Price: Free entry

5.      Play areas

Children’s play areas are a great way to escape the rain; there’s normally a section for babies and toddlers as well as a section for older children so it’s ideal if you’ve got children of different ages. Price wise you can expect to pay between £2 and £10 depending on the location and the age of your child.

Price: Free - £10, Adults £1.50 - £5

6.      Swimming

Swimming is an easy day out if it rains last minute, just grab your costumes and armbands and you’re set to go. If your child loves bath time then they’ll love swimming, plus all that splashing will use up their energy so they’re likely to sleep well.

Price: Free to £3 for children and up to £6 for adults

Or, for a really low-cost day out on a rainy day, get your wellies on, put your brolly up and let your children splash in the puddles – they’re guaranteed to love it.

What do you do with the kids when it’s raining? Let us know on our social media pages.