Children’s Rainy Day Things to Do in Suffolk

The dark skies are opening up, and you feel the first drops hitting your head. What are you going to do now? Don’t fret. Fortunately, we provide you with a list of the best rainy day activities for kids in Suffolk.

Stay dry and cosy with a myriad of indoor activities Suffolk has to offer, including a visit to Namco Funscapes in Ipswich. This entertainment centre has all you need, from ten-pin bowling and a pool to endless gaming facilities and a sports bar. The centre also caters to individuals in wheelchairs and has baby changing stations, so the whole family is comfortable.

Children's Rainy Day Things to Do in Suffolk
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You can also visit Melford Hall for a fun day indoors. Within this interesting building in Long Melford, you’ll find fascinating memorabilia of Beatrix Potter in the room she once frequented.

Family Friendly Restaurants in Suffolk

Children's Rainy Day Things to Do in Suffolk

Eating out with the kids is easy in Suffolk – and you can shelter from the rain too! Find details of restaurants and inns offering children’s menus and things to keep your little ones entertained – plus excellent food, of course! – by clicking on the link above.

Children's Rainy Day Things to Do in Suffolk
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For a bit of education, bring the kids to one of the numerous Suffolk Museums, where everybody can learn something new about the history of this area.

Nothing beats a trip to the cinema on a cold, rainy day. Many of the cinemas in Suffolk offer family discounts, particularly when the school holidays come around. Check out our list of Suffolk Cinemas to find the perfect cinema for your indoor family fun day.

Children's Rainy Day Things to Do in Suffolk
Tim Marchant / Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

A visit to the theatre may also excite your kids. Visit Felixstowe’s Spa Pavillion Theatre for a great day with the family. Set on the seafront, this theatre also offers a lovely restaurant complex that boasts Mediterranean-style cuisine, such as pasta and pizza, to keep your stomach full. The art deco auditorium plays host to a wide variety of events and shows throughout the year, including family-friendly entertainment. Find more information about Theatres in Suffolk here.

Children's Rainy Day Things to Do in Suffolk
Tony Lewis / The National Horseracing Museum

Horse lovers and budding jockeys alike will take great pleasure in a visit to Newmarket’s National Horseracing Museum, where the history of racing in Newmarket takes centre stage.

Children's Rainy Day Things to Do in Suffolk
Anglia Indoor Karting –

A rainy day will be well spent at Anglia Indoor Karting, Ipswich, which is among the top indoor activities for kids.

Indoor karting is sure to keep your kids entertained the whole day. This full-sized racing circuit allows you to test your skills and learn a few new tricks. The Kubz Karting circuit ensures that kids between the ages of five and seven can also enjoy a fun-filled day of karting.

Children's Rainy Day Things to Do in Suffolk
Bob Jones / Mannings Amusement Park

For some seaside amusement, visit Mannings Amusement Park, Felixstowe. Everyone knows that they’ll likely see a raindrop or two when visiting a beach in the UK, and this park makes even those days unforgettable. At Mannings, kids of all ages can enjoy crazy golf, kids’ rides, and a variety of video games and indoor arcades before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many dining options.


For action-packed, adventure Days Out for Children when it’s NOT raining, please click on Days Out, and Kids’ Days Out in Suffolk.

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