While we refuse to admit that it rains often here in Dorset, it never hurts to have a few tricks up your sleeve just in case. We’ve done all the hard work for you, so all you have to do is decide how you want to spend your time.
Explore a magical underwater world, while staying warm and dry, and discover mysterious secrets from the depths of the oceans at one of Dorset’s aquariums. From colourful tropical fish to species native to the Jurassic Coast, there’s lots for the whole family to see and do. Dorset is home to three different aquariums, so make sure you look at other attractions nearby and make a day of it!
If, like us, you see rainy days as an excuse to relax and stay indoors, why not book yourself a treatment in our award-winning spa? While away the hours in our hydrotherapy pool or indulge yourself and be pampered by one of our therapists with a massage or beauty treatment. Give yourself some much-needed time to recharge before heading back out to explore Dorset when the clouds clear.
Dorset is home to a number of small and independent breweries, and there’s plenty to see on one of their tours. Find out what makes each brewery unique and sample a tipple or two. You can even stop for a tasty lunch to refuel for a busy afternoon.
Hall & Woodhouse, Blandford St. Mary
Museums are a great way to get out and about on a rainy day, and Dorset boasts several amazing museums, full of interesting artefacts and exhibits to explore. From Jurassic adventures to military demonstrations, there’s plenty to see.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could always get your coats on, head out for a walk and experience the beauty of Dorset in the rain. Grab your umbrella and start walking – you never know what you might find.