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Wet Weather Weekend Places to Go
Our weekends are extremely precious to us, particularly if we have young children and it is very frustrating trying to think of things to do or places to go to keep them occupied. We’ve asked some of our mums in the office what they would suggest – here’s a selection for you to try:
Indoor Soft Play Centres
Lots of pubs nowadays have soft play areas to keep children occupied while their meals are being cooked and some even encourage people to bring their kids without the need to eat, just possibly to have a coffee or two! There are also lots of dedicated soft play centres around now as well – usually larger buildings dedicated to allowing children to run and climb around safely to their hearts’ content! Check them out online – the website dayoutwiththekids.co.uk has a great selection of places near you: http://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do-family
Ten Pin Bowling
Ever tried Ten Pin Bowling? It’s great fun and really brings out the competitor in everyone! Even kids love it and the best of it is that even young children can take part too. Ask to have the lane sides up so that balls don’t disappear down the gutters and make use of the bowling stands so all the little ones need to do is aim at the skittles and push the bowling ball! For a bowling alley near you, check out the Tenpin website: https://www.tenpin.co.uk
This is always a favourite option with new releases frequently coming out. Coupled with the ubiquitous popcorn and fizzy drink treat, kids will want to go again and again! As well as the latest films, some cinemas have specially reduced kids’ times with older films but cheaper viewing prices. And most kids love to sit and watch the action on the big screen so it will hopefully keep them quiet for an hour or two! Go to the Cineworld website and see what’s on in your neck of the woods: https://www.cineworld.co.uk
Any budding skaters out there? Ice skating is brilliant fun and it is also a good way of using up all that extra energy! For a comprehensive list of skating rinks near you, visit http://skating-rinks.co.uk/ and see if you have a future Olympic champion in the family!
Perhaps you prefer more individual days out? If so, check out the Visit England website – you can find lots of places to visit with the family, from the National Space Centre to the Natural History Museum or The Royal Armouries – the national museum of arms and armour. For more inspiration, go to: https://www.visitengland.com/things-to-do#family
Hopefully we won’t have too many wet weekends just yet but if we do, we hope you will find some inspiration above. And don’t forget to let us know where you’ve been over on our Facebook and Twitter pages.