Things To Do On A Rainy Day

Little boy gazing out of a wet window

Rainy holiday? This is England! But fear not, here’s our list of the top 5 things to do on a rainy day to inject some fun for all the family.

Jump Street Colchester

Jump Street Colchester, 21 Mason Road, Cowdray Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1BX

With an open jump arena, slam-dunk, big bag, dodge ball court and wall trampoline, Jump Street is bound to keep you entertained for hours – you can even test yourselves on the inflatable sweeper or reaction walls. If you’d rather spectate there’s a café which overlooks all activities, with a selection of food and drinks on offer.

Kingfisher Leisure Centre

Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Station Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2SU

Kingfisher Leisure Centre has so much to offer come rain or shine. Splash around in the leisure pool or let the kids run riot in the Little Kingfishers Play Centre whilst you relax with a cuppa in the café. There’s a vast range of exercise classes on offer and even a swim school if you’re staying with us for a while. Check out the pool timetable here. 

Escape Colchester

Escape Colchester, 26 Long Wyre Street, Colchester, CO1 1LJ

Escape rooms are a fantastic way to pass the time – using your powers of observation and problem-solving skills, work together to escape one of the four rooms available: Witchcraft and Wizardry, 221B Baker Street, The Cabin and Escape The Seven Seas.

East Anglian Railway Museum

East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

The East Anglian Railway Museum is based at the working Chappel & Wakes Colne Railway Station. Steeped in history, the museum is a truly great experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the history of a real steam railway. For sunnier weather, check out their event days.

Blue Owl Pottery Painting Café and Gift Shop

Blue Owl, Nayland Road, Great Horkesley, Essex, CO6 4AH

Blue Owl is a family-friendly pottery painting studio with a café and gift shop. The pottery painting is fantastic and super affordable with prices starting from just £7 which includes the cost of glazing and firing. For crafts and ceramics, you need to book which you can do so here.

Round off your day out at Gladwins Farm

As well as all these fabulous things to do in and around Suffolk and Essex, our self-catering holiday cottages boast a whole range of fun activities and relaxations including indoor heated swimming pools and hot tubs and fantastic play areas. Check our live availability or contact us for further information.

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