Indoor Things To Do Near Me

Here we’ve got another post that will cover places all around the UK. If you’ve searched ‘indoor things to do near me’ then you’ve landed on the best page – let’s get started!

We’re going to cover England, Wales and Scotland and hopefully feature some brilliant things to do that are near you.

Indoor Things To Do Near Me

Things To Do Indoors

This article is about things you can do that are indoors. So if the weather is wet and windy, you can keep warm and dry whilst still getting out of the house and having fun.

We’ll run through some of the best activities you can get up to before we jump into the best ones near you.

Watch A Movie

No matter where you are, there’s bound to be a cinema close by.

With new releases almost weekly, this is a fairly cheap way to kill a few hours.

Whether you’re going as a couple of a family, there’s always something on the big screen to indulge in.

To keep costs even lower, take your own snacks and drinks with you! Trust us when we say there’s no need to smuggle them in either – you won’t get shouted at by the staff or asked to empty your pockets / bag upon entry.

However, we love supporting businesses where we can so a small popcorn to share is always on our list (and maybe a Tango Ice Blast too).

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Explore The Depths

An aquarium can be a great way to spend the day indoors.

Any of the Sea Life Centres around the UK are a treat to visit and as well as getting up close and personal with the water’s inhabitants, you’ll learn so much about them too.

You can easily make a full day out of it and if you’re lucky enough, there’s often 2 for 1 tickets knocking about that make it more affordable.

If you’re going with the kids, make sure they get their hands dirty in the rock pools – they’ll love you more for it!

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Release Your Inner Frog

Indoor trampoline parks have increased in popularity over recent years so when the weathers bad, get to jumping!

They’re especially fun for the kids but don’t let them have all the fun! Adults are welcome to take part at the majority of them.

Not only will it be a fun couple of hours, they’re relatively cheap and it’s a good workout too. Don’t worry about hitting the gym after you’ve been here (although a nice big carvery might be on your mind).

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Head Back In Time

Dive into the rich history of the world by visiting a museum.

There’s so many different types of museums – you could learn about the World Wars or go even further back into prehistoric times where the Dinosaurs roamed the lands.

It doesn’t matter what you’re into. Museums are interesting places and are often free which is another plus.

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Wear Them Out

The kids that is! You can sit back and grab a coffee whilst the little ones run around to their hearts content – an indoor play area is great for this.

We’ve seen indoor play barns on farms local to us and they’re brilliant. Our little one has a blast whilst we sit back and enjoy a cake and a hot drink.

Wear The Kids Out At An Indoor Play Area

Indulge Yourself

Depending on how many of you go and where you choose, this idea can be expensive.

Go out to a restaurant of your choice for some delicious food! You’re stomach will love you for it.

Make it a little more interesting by visiting a completely new place or trying a food that you’ve never really given a chance. You never know, it might end up being a favourite!

Indoor Things To Do Near Me In England

Now that we’ve given you some general ideas, we’re going to share some of the best.

First up we’ll cover our home country – England. It’s the biggest of the 3 countries we’re targeting so there’s bound to be plenty to do!


The capital – it’s only right that we start here and check out what there is to do in London on a rainy day.

Indoor Things To Do Near Me In London

Old Spitalfields Market

Up for a bit of shopping? Head to Old Spitalfields Market in Shoreditch to this weather proof market for some vintage fashion finds as well as yummy street foods.

Swingers Crazy Golf

Another popular hit in recent years is crazy golf – it’s super fun! Check out Swingers Crazy Golf and aim for a hole in one!

Electric Cinema

We’ve already mentioned that going to see a movie is a brilliant idea on a rainy day. The Electric Cinema is old school and cosy – it’s got velvet seating!

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

Everyone loves a cuddle with a kitty so Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is a perfect treat for the whole family. Spend a few hours getting comfortable with your new feline friends and enjoy hot or cold beverages whilst you’re at it.

The London Bridge Experience

Not for the faint hearted – The London Bridge Experience is definitely London’s scariest attraction! It’s set underground and you’ll learn all about the history of London Bridge. Prepare to face your fears as you enter the scare maze…


Not too far from Bristol? Check these indoor places in Bristol out.

Indoor Things To Do Near Me In Bristol

We The Curious

Get your science on at We The Curious science centre and educational charity. There’s so many different things to experience here as well as interactive exhibits.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Free to visit and explore, the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has plenty of collections to see including art, nature and history exhibits.

Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium is full of the wonders of the sea but is also home to huge Botanical House!


Here’s a few of the best indoor activities found in Manchester.

Indoor Things To Do Near Me In Manchester

National Football Museum

Manchester United is on of the biggest football clubs in the UK so it’s no surprise that the National Football Museum is found here. It also happens to be the world’s biggest football museum.

Parthian Climbing

Looking for some indoor adventure and thrills? Look not further than Parthian Climbing where you can get your climb on safely.

Manchester Art Gallery

Lying at the heart of the city is Manchester Art Gallery. It contains over 46,000 objects including pieces of fine art. It’s completely free to visit too!

Fancy A Bushtucker Trial?

Our household absolutely adores I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. It’s that time of year when the Christmas decorations come out and we can get nice and cosy in front of the TV.

Manchester is home to the I’m A Celebrity Jungle Challenge – an absolute treat for fans of the show. Take part in bushtucker trials which are made for kids and adults alike.


In the heart of England you’ll find Birmingham and there’s plenty to to indoors here.

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Back To Backs

Revisit the olden days and experience what life was like for working class people almost 200 years ago. The Birmingham Back to Backs are house that were built back to back with a communal courtyard. This is a guided tour that you do not want to miss!

National Motorcycle Museum

Fancy a day out to see fully restored British motorcycles? Prepare to unlock memories as you take in this wonderful collection of British history – visit the National Motorcycle Museum.

The Bullring Shopping Centre

Nothing beats a bit of retail therapy on a dull day. Make the most of it and heat down to the Bullring where you can shop to your hearts delight. Simply hop on the train and get off at either Moor Street or New Street for easy access.

Cadbury World

Calling all chocolate lovers! Cadbury World is a fantastic day out for all the family. Discover how your favourite chocolate is made, how it came to be and indulge on free chocolate during your visit – what more could you ask for?

Indoor Things To Do Near Me In Wales

We’ve told you multiple times and we’ll continue to do so! Wales is our favourite place to visit. However, many people will know that it always seems to be raining there!

With that being said, let’s take a look at some indoor activities that can be found in Wales.


We’ll start in the capital which is also the biggest city in Wales – Cardiff.

Indoor Things To Do Near Me In Cardiff

Castell Coch

This was once a medieval castle but was later rebuilt by Lord Bute with a gothic style theme. You can explore the several floors including the cellar and dungeon of Castell Coch.


Check out Techniquest – a science discovery centre with hands-on and interactive exhibits that all ages will enjoy.

Rhondda Heritage Park

The Welsh Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park is a fantastic day out where you can learn how the coal was dug out and how the local mining communities coped with how hard life was back then.


Heading over to the county of Pembrokeshire brings even more fun filled indoor experiences.

Tenby Lifeboat Station

With a full size lifeboat on display, you must check out Tenby Lifeboat Station. It’s not somewhere you can spend too long as it’s fairly small but if you’re there at the right time, you might catch a spectacular practice launch.

Pembroke Castle

There’s plenty of them in Wales and Pembroke Castle won’t disappoint. It’s known as the ‘birth place of the Tudor Dynasty’ and has an 80 foot tall Great Keep. Check out where the prisoners would be kept in the medieval dungeon.

Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm

Lot’s of weird and wonderful bugs can be found at Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm. It’s a unique attraction and scientific research centre with it’s own Tropical Bug Zoo and you can sit down for lunch (if you can stomach it) in their Grub Kitchen – the UK’s first edible insect restaurant.


Yes, Wales is our favourite place. And in Wales, it happens to be Snowdonia which we love the most. Check out some of the indoor things you can get up to in this neck of the woods.

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National Slate Museum

I can personally vouch for the National Slate Museum as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed many visits here. You’re able to learn all about slate and how it was mined. You can also check out the hospital on site and some of the homes in which the mining families would live.

Chwarel Hen Llanfair Slate Caverns

Take a self-led tour through these wonderful slate caverns. They’re unspoilt making them even more special so grab a helmet and torch and get exploring!

Bala Lake Railway

Take a ride on the train at Bala Lake Railway. Take in the wonderful views over Lake Bala as the train rolls alongside it for around 9 miles.

Indoor Things To Do Near Me In Scotland

Now we travel the northern end of the UK and into Scotland for some indoor fun.


First we’re in Glasgow – a port city where the River Clyde runs through, full of culture and rich history.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Famed as Scotland’s most visited attraction, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is free to visit and home to 22 themed galleries with around 8000 objects to take a look at.

The Clydeside Distillery

Fancy a tipple? The Clydeside Distillery is a dedicated Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery – the first in over 100 years. Take the tour with one of the knowledgeable guides and experience the taste test at the end.

Glasgow Science Centre

The Glasgow Science Centre allows you to get creative and discover everything science with around 300 interactive exhibits. Fun for all the family with 3 floors to cover and a Boeing centre too.


Into Edinburgh we go on our search of indoor places to visit. This is the capital of Scotland and a might fine city too.

Indoor Things To Do Near Me In Edinburgh

Royal Yacht Britannia

You won’t be escaping to the seas but it’s well worth a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia. Take the audio guided tour around The Queen’s former ‘floating palace’ that sits in Forth port.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

The Camera Obscura and World of Illusions are a unique and wonderful place to visit on a rainy day. Head to the rooftop terrace for probably the best 360 degree view over the city and experience over 100 illusions over 5 floors with interactive exhibits.

The Real Mary King’s Close

Beneath the Royal Mile hides a warren of hidden ‘closes’. The Real Mary King’s Close is the most famous in Edinburgh where real people used to live, work and die.

There’s Plenty To Do Indoors!

We hope this post has inspired you to go out and explore your local area as theirs always something to do indoors when the weather’s not playing ball.

Expect this list to grow as we cover even more areas and if there’s anywhere that you think we should include, drop us a comment or an email and we’ll be sure to hear you out!