It feels like the weather is playing tricks on us at the moment.

Just as I suggest we go to the park or pop into the garden, it chucks it down. 

When it’s horrible outside, I can be tempted to just pop the telly on, grab a blanket, pop the kettle on and let everyone just chill out for a few hours.

Sometimes we all need a bit of downtime, so an abysmal weather forecast can be just the excuse I need.

I know all too well however, how quickly cabin fever sets in.

Sitting inside watching the same old Peppa Pig on repeat can drive both the adults and the kids insane. It’s no good for anyone. 

So sometimes, no matter how torrential it is outside, I have to admit defeat and find other ways to entertain the kids on rainy days.

Places to go on rainy days in Warwickshire 

Here are my ideas of places to take the kids in Warwickshire on wet rainy days:

Active kids

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We went over here today and the kids had a great time! The flumes are out of action but the wave machine, water slides and toddler and baby pools are all great. Parking wasn’t brilliant (on road) and changing rooms not the most modern, but I can overlook that for the amount of fun the kids had. My 2 loved it (aged almost 5y and 18m). #repost @leicester_leys ・・・ #leicesterleys #swimming #pool #swimmingpools #familyswim #leicester #leicestershire #waterslide #familyfunday #warwickshirekids #familydaysout #daysout #daysoutwithkids #familyweekend #daysoutwithkidswarwickshire #warwickshire #warwickshiremum #warwickshirefamilies #activitieswithkids #activitiesforkids #funwithkids #kids #thingstodoinwarwickshire #rainydayactivities #kidsactivities #familydaysoutinwarwickshire #thingstodoinwarwickshire #thingstodoinleicestershire #familydaysoutmidlands #familytime

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Activities for all interests

Warwick Play Village
  • FREE trips to the pet shop – Try Pets at Home for small pets and fish. They often run free workshops for kids to get up close and personal too.
  • Cinema – Look for movies specifically for kids for much cheaper tickets (usually on Saturday or Sunday mornings, or during school holidays). Cineworld Cinemas runs Movies for Juniors or ODEON Cinemas Odeon Kids.
  • Museums – Often free entry (but do check that first), there’s lots to explore. Check out Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Warwickshire Museum.
  • Libraries – Libraries are not what they once were. There are loads of events from rhyme times, craft clubs, LEGO clubs, film clubs or coding workshops. Our local Warwickshire Library & Information Service in Rugby has loads going on. Look on Facebook for your local library and keep an eye on the events they hold.

Other ideas for rainy days with the kids

That should keep you busy for a while!