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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
Venue: Roves Farm
About: Think a visit to Roves Farm isn't suitable for a rainy day? Think again! There's plenty to do at Roves whatever the weather. They have a heated Indoor Play Barn with giant slides, tunnels, climbing ropes, ball ponds, kids crafts, pedal tractors and more! Let the children run off steam while you enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake from the Woolly Sheep Cafe. You can also meet and feed the friendly farm animals in Pets Corner, rub noses with piglets of all ages in the Animal Barn and take part in extra daily animal activities all under cover.
Address: Sevenhampton, Near Highworth, Swindon SN6 7QG
Telephone: 01793 763939
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: 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
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
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
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
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