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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...

Ice Skating

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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Swimming

Swimming

Where: Link Centre

About: The Link Centre's 25m deck level pool caters for a wide range of local swimmers and clubs. You can learn to swim for fitness, join their water workout class or swim school lessons which take place throughout the week and are available for all ages. 

Address: Whitehill Way, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DL

Telephone: 01793 877323

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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. Expect a pool for toddlers with an elephant slide and interactive Pirate Ship, plus there's also a wave machine, a drenching water cannon, three hydro slides, the Lagoon Falls waterslide and the Domebusters!

Address: North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1EP

Telephone: 01793 507110

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Trampolining

Trampolining

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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Have a Workout

Have a Workout

Where: Oasis Leisure Centre

About: Whether you’re taking the first steps on your fitness journey or you’re looking to stay in shape, you’ll find everything you need in your local Oasis Leisure Centre. With a state-of-the-art gym and plenty of fitness classes to choose from, you can work up a sweat without the sunshine! 

Address: North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1EP

Telephone: 01793 507110

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Driving Range

Driving Range

Where: Wrag Barn Golf Club

About: The driving range at Wrag Barn is a great way for adults and children to test their swinging skills. Open to the public; it is an 11 bay covered driving range where you can hit off mats and a grass area for perfecting fairway shots; balls are dispensed from a machine near the pro shop entrance. Their Pro Shop also has a fun indoor golf simulator!

Address: Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire SN6

Telephone: 01793 861327 

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Spa Day

Spa Day

Where: Health Hydro

About: Swindon's Health Hydro is the only original Victorian swimming pool and Turkish baths in south west England. The Turkish Baths consist of; 2 steam rooms, a spa pool, a cold plunge, 3 interconnecting hot rooms (tepidarium, caldarium & sudatorium), showers and a large rest area to relax. Relive stress, improve blood circulation and muscle tension whilst cleansing the skin - the perfect treat to cheer yourself up, when the weather's getting you down.

Address: Milton Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 5JA

Telephone: 01793 616396

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Live Escape Room

Live Escape Room

Where: Incarcerated

About: Incarcerated is the biggest Live Escape Room experience in Swindon. You're trapped in a room and the clock is ticking, you only have 60 minutes to escape. Cryptic clues and mind boggling mysteries are the only things standing in your way to freedom! Have you got what it takes to beat the challenge and escape before time runs out?

Address: 165/166 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BU

Telephone: 01793 523 902

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Visit a Farm

Visit a Farm

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

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Shopping

Shopping

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

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Where: Swindon Designer Outlet

About: Housed in the Grade II listed buildings of the Great Western Railway Works, McArthurGlen's Swindon outpost is one of the largest covered designer outlets in Europe - the perfect place for sheltered shopping on a rainy day! With over 100 leading brands to choose from you can't go wrong.

Address: Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2DY

Telephone: 01793 507600

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Museum Trip

Museum Trip

Where: STEAM

About: If you're looking for a first class day out, look no further! 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

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Live Escape Room

Live Escape Room

Where: Co-Decode

About: If you're looking for something exciting to do on a dreary day in Swindon, then we've found the place for you! Co-Decode is a unique Live Escape Room experience that will allow your circle of friends or family to spend some quality time together. Assemble your team, enter an immersive Live Escape Room, with 60 minutes on the clock you'll have to find clues, collect items, solve puzzles and work together to try and escape before time is up! So give the standard cinema trip a miss and visit Co-Decode instead.

Address: Unit 35C, BSS House, Cheney Manor Industrial Estate, Swindon SN2 2PJ

Telephone: 07759 185264 / 01793 619769

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Theatre

Theatre

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

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Bowling

Bowling

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

Cinema

Cinema

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

Swindon's Bus Company

Swindon's Bus Company

Swindon's Bus Company is a Swindon bus company owned by Go South Coast.

Barnfield Road, Swindon, SN2 2DJ

Swindon Designer Outlet
Swindon's Bus Company
SouthGate Bath
Incarcerated
Wyvern Theatre & Swindon Arts Centre (Swindon Theatres)
Roves Farm
Co-Decode
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