Things To Do In Essex When It Rains

Things To Do In Essex When It Rains

Rainy days don't have to mean being cooped up inside when you're in Essex. From high-energy indoor trampoline parks to cozy luxury cinema experiences, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy even when the weather isn't cooperating. As a long-time Essex resident, I've experienced my fair share of rainy-day boredom and have scoured the county to find the best rainy-day outings that the whole family can enjoy. In this article, I'll share my top five recommendations for things to do in Essex when the rain is pouring down, drawing from my own first-hand experiences at each location. Whether you're looking to burn off some energy or settle in for a relaxing afternoon, you'll find an option that fits the bill. Let's dive into five fantastic rainy-day activities in Essex!

Visit A Trampoline Park

Essex has seen an explosion of trampoline parks popping up across the county over the past few years and are top of our lists when it comes to things to do in Essex when it rains. They all offer a similar experience – however, at the bigger indoor trampoline parks, you will also find climbing walls and soft play areas are on offer as part of the entry package. These activity parks are great for Rainy Day in Essex as they not only offer indoor fun to keep you all dry, but they are also high energy so help to wear out the kids and see off the risk of cabin fever setting in.

Watch A Film At Everyman Cinema

Yes, other cinemas could be visited on a rainy day in Essex – however, this luxury cinema based in Chelmsford really does offer something extra fun for families when the weather isn’t being kind. Not only can you watch the latest releases from the comfort of your very own pre-booked comfy sofa, but you can indulge in delicious food platters, sumptuous ice cream sundaes, and a cheeky G&T from the bar while the film is starting (all delivered to you in your seats). Sounds like our kind of solution to the question of what to do in Essex when it rains.

Things To Do In Essex When It Rains

Wrap Up & Brave The Rain

Outdoor space is something Essex is blessed with in abundance. On a bright summer’s day we all feel spoilt for choice when deciding where to spend the day – so why does that have to change when the rain starts to fall? Wrap up warm, pull on your wellies, and go brave the weather. Loads of Essex outdoor sports have tea rooms on site – Hylands Park, Haninult Forest, Fairlop Waters, Hanningfield Reservoir, Weald Park, and High Beech to name but a few! These are a great pick for things to do in Essex when it rains as you have somewhere to warm up afterward (and a perfect excuse for hot chocolate all around once you have come in from the rain!)

Visit A Museum

Essex Museums are often overlooked! Being in such an easy commute to London means so many of us head into town for our museum fix, leaving the local offerings unloved.  It shouldn’t be this way though – as so many local Essex museums have really interesting and interactive exhibits that all the family would enjoy. Museums make great rainy days in Essex destinations – they are reasonably priced, educational, and, of course, indoors!

So next time you hear the dreaded words ‘I’m bored/ on a rainy day you can grab your coat and head out to one of these great things to do in Essex when it rains. Enjoy!