We like to think that the sun is always shining in Herefordshire but sadly this isn’t true! If it really is too wet to enjoy the great outdoors here are our best activities for a rainy day in Herefordshire.
Not many things are more of a buzz kill than when you’ve planned a glorious day out in the sun, but no surprise the classic English weather that we have all come to know and love has betrayed us and decides to bring the thunder, literally and metaphorically speaking.
We can all agree that the rain can sometimes put a dampener on things.. no pun intended, but why on earth does it have to be when we have the following 13 best activities for a rainy day in Herefordshire to keep you occupied when raining!
Don’t let the downpour stop you from exploring all that Herefordshire has to offer! You’ll be wishing for rain more often we bet!
From a number of free entry attractions that are a perfect way to get some of that all too important culture in your veins, to fun and challenging indoor activities to keep your mind busy like indoor climbing or an epic game of bowling, to settling down to a good movie with popcorn and a nice glass of wine. Bring on the rain!
Their mission is to provide everyone with something to enjoy and it seems they have succeeded with their 9-18 hole courses, snazzy bowling lanes and delicious menu to boot!
Perfect venue for parties and events during those particularly dreadful wintery months!
The Boulder Barn is affordable, fun and incredibly social, and with every visit you will help generate funds to help the charity achieve its aims and objectives.
The centre located in Hereford boasts a fantastic bouldering wall suitable for all levels, a Moonboard, a great café and a mezzanine/viewing area if you just fancy a coffee while watching the other climbers in action.
Visit Hereford’s famous Cider Museum and learn about the history of cider making. Learn how apples were milled and pressed and how the resulting juice was fermented to produce that delectable cider.
Ideal day out for large groups, friends or family where you can take part in tutored cider tastings, orchard visits and ploughman’s lunches! A good time is guaranteed.
Soft play equipment contains special under 2’s area, 2 tier toddler area, 3 lane Astra slide, zipwires, trampoline beds, interactive floor games, climbing wall.
It is fantastic way to exercise, especially while its raining outside, and is the perfect social setting to enjoy with friends or make new ones!
And here is a snippet of very important information we thought best to share – from the mix of resistance and aerobic movements, research shows that a full climbing session can burn up to 600-1000 calories per hour, which we have translated to sugared doughnuts.
Get your heartbeat pumping with the knowledge that you can wind down in Halo’s café and enjoy their tasty menu and drinks list while relaxing with friends or family.
The Hereford Leisure Pool is a great place to visit on a rainy day. The centre features a wave machine and a water slide, plus a beach area and a whirlpool, as well as the usual swimming pool.
There is also a diving pool but this is largely only available to registered groups and school parties.
The studio was established by ceramic artists Jon Williams & Sarah Monk – as well as showcasing their own unique designs, the Pottery offers an exciting programme of workshops and courses, perfect activities for those colder months, not to mention the therapeutic benefits of working with clay.
MFA Bowl is a great place to visit in any weather with their full range of bowling lanes, 12 hole adventure golf course, amusements and pool tables.
When need to refuel, don’t panic as there is a diner and also a fully licensed bar to keep you hydrated through those longer games.
The Courtyard Centre is the leading arts provider in Herefordshire and a registered charity, not to mention their award-winning café bar with a significant selection of wines to enjoy!
Priding themselves on a varied live, film and visual arts programme, they have something for everyone and a wonderful place to relax and take in the culture.
Why not visit other theatres and cinemas in Herefordshire.
Go and trace the history of drinking water from the cave-dwellers up to the present day through wonderful working engines, superb display panels and guide literature.