Rainy Day Activities in the South Downs

As we all know the Great British weather can be, shall we say “Temperamental”. So, it’s always best to have a few indoor and Rainy-day activities under our belt, for when you’ve had enough of splashing in muddy puddles. I thought I’d take a look at a few ideas across the South Downs so you can all have a list ready and prepared. There’s so much around to see and do, hopefully this list will have ideas for everyone to enjoy, from Soft play to Cathedral’s I’ll definitely have something for you. So, let’s start with:

Buildings and Cathedrals

We have some beautiful building’s that are worth a visit across the South downs, you can learn about the history of the families that once lived there, see how the world use to work. Explore the amazing structures of the Cathedral’s, look and explore in wonderment how they were built and how they’ve survived all these years.

Chichester Cathedral – www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Wincester Cathedral – www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk

Upper Park House and Garden – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/uppark-house-and-garden

Anne of Cleeves House – www.sussexpast.co.uk/properties-to-discover/anne-of-cleves-house

Petworth House – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house-and-park

If buildings aren’t your thing but you still love to learn more and explore why not try out a few of our many Museums, we have one in most areas of the South Downs, some being very tiny although some will give you a nice long rainy day activity, here is a few to get you started;

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum – www.tangmere-museum.org.uk

Winchester Science Museum – www.winchestersciencecentre.org

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery –www.worthingmuseum.co.uk

The Novium – www.thenovium.org

Haslemere Educational Museum – www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

But the big question on a rainy day is what to do with the Kids!! How do you keep them entertain and all enjoy a good day out? Well we have plenty from Soft play and Imagination Play for the younger ones, to ten pin bowling, Trampolining or maybe a trip to the cinema for those of you with young adults!! How about having a go at painting pottery and craft making. Here are a few starter points for you to have a look through.

Soft Play and Imagination

The Hen House

Little Street

Oceans of Play

World of Play

Older Children and Family Days

Air Arena Trampoline Park

Flip out Chichester

Ten Pin Bowling Chichester

AMF Bowling

Depot Cinema Lewes

Paint Pots and Parties

Happy Hands Pottery

Taro Leisure Centre Petersfield

The Base Skate Park Bognor Regis

Now maybe just maybe it’s just you or you that special person looking for something to do why not go for a Spa Day? Relax and unwind while the world around you continues its day in the rain.

Ockenden Manor

Bailiffs Court

Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa

Park House Hotel

Chichester Harbour Hotel

What ever the weather in the South Downs there is always a great day ahead and an adventure to be had. Happy Adventuring!

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