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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...



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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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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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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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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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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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



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

Museum Trip

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

Link Centre

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

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

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