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Rainy Days in Swindon | Things to do when it's raining in Swindon

Rainy Days in Swindon

The weather certainly does dampen a day, but it doesn't mean staying inside. We've rounded up all of the great things to do when it's raining in Swindon, ready for next time the heavens open.

Don't let the bad weather dampen your spirits, keep dry and warm with our boredom busting Swindon rainy day ideas...


Where: Better Extreme

About: The Link Centre's Extreme Trampoline Park is home to a variety of exciting features designed to test your skills - so every time you visit there will be something new to try! You'll have tons of fun flying across the main jump arena, diving in to the foam pits, and competing with your friends to see who can land the smoothest dunk! 

Address: Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DL

Telephone: 01793 877323

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Where: The Brunel

About: Perhaps a spot of retail therapy will cure those rainy day blues? Pack your umbrella, throw on your coat and head down to The Brunel. Parking is only £2 for up to 4 hours so take your time when sheltering from the rain!

Address: The Plaza, Swindon, SN1 1LF

Telephone: 01793 525857


Where: Basset Down Golf Course

About: If the weather isn’t looking too bright, Basset Down’s driving range in the perfect place to practise your swing, and get out of the house. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, the fully kitted out range is the ideal place to get your tiger woods on, and if you’re not afraid of a little rain, enjoy a quick round on their ‘9 hole’ course.

Address: Lower Salthrop, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 9QW

Telephone: 01793 812336


Where: Wyvern Theatre

About: There's plenty of fun to be had at the Wyvern Theatre when the skies turn grey. The venue boasts an excellent programme of concerts, comedy, dance, drama, musical theatre and local amateur productions.

Address: Theatre Square, Swindon, SN1 1QN

Telephone: 01793 524481


Where: Cineworld, Regent Circus

About: It's an old 'un but it’s still a good’un! If you feel like you need to get out the house, there's simply no better form of entertainment than a trip to the cinema. Cineworld always has the latest blockbusters on offer, and at prices that won't break the bank!

Address: Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 1FA

Telephone: 0871 200 2000


Where: Oasis Leisure Centre

About: Ok, so we know that the aim of this guide was to recommend activities that keep you dry, but are next option is always a real family favourite. Swimming at the Oasis is always a great way for families to have fun and keep fit. 

Address: North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1EP

Telephone: 01793 507110

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Museum Trip

Where: STEAM

About: Packed with fascinating exhibitions and displays, a day at STEAM is guaranteed to excite parents and children alike. Journey around the Museum and follow the story of the men and women that helped to build, and operate the GWR.

Address: Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EY

Telephone: 01793 466646


Where: Tenpin

About: Tenpin this is the place to be for affordable family fun! As well as 10 pin bowling, where you can show off your strike to your family and friends, the alley offers tasty American-style food, video games and a fully licensed bar. 

Address: Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Swindon, SN5 7DN

Telephone: 0871 222 3675

Ice Skating

Where: Link Centre

About: Who doesn't love some frozen fun? Whether you're aiming to become a top skating star or just fancy skating for fun, the Link Centre is one of the "coolest" places in Swindon. Penguin Skating Aids are available for little ones who need a little extra support.

Address: Whitehill Way, Swindon, SN5 7DN

Telephone: 01793 445566

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Link Centre

Venue: Link Centre

About: The Link Centre in West Swindon offers an enormous array of sports and leisure activities. Home to the Swindon Ice Rink, Better Extreme Trampoline Park, a large gym, fitness classes, indoor swimming pool and more, there's endless possibilites for rainy day activities.

Address: Whitehill Way, Swindon, SN5 7DN

Telephone: 01793 877323

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