What To Do On A Rainy Day In Falmouth

November 18th, 2021

If there’s one potential downside to choosing a UK staycation, it’s the weather. Luckily, come rain or shine, there’s always something for you to do in Falmouth!

From museums and galleries, to aquariums and indoor activity areas, there’s plenty of things for all the family to enjoy. So, if the weather takes a turn for the worse, why not check out some of these great activities and make the most of your Falmouth getaway?

Museums and Galleries in Falmouth

If you’re a fan of history and culture, then you have to make a stop at one of these great museums and galleries while you’re in Falmouth.

National Maritime Museum

Visitors looking at an exhibit in the National Maritime Museum

This award-winning museum is family-friendly and celebrates the influence of the sea on Cornwall’s history and culture.

The museum is home to the National Boat Collection as well as an array of both permanent and temporary exhibits.

There’s also a pirate-themed play area, complete with a craft station that’s bound to keep the kids entertained!

Falmouth Art Gallery

royal Cornwall museum

If you’re looking to support some local artists, then the Falmouth Art Gallery in the town centre is the perfect place!

Here you can enjoy both the permanent collections as well as temporary exhibits, all while sheltered from the rain. The gallery also has an event programme that’s ever-changing, so be sure to keep an eye out!

Indoor Attractions in Falmouth

No matter the weather, you’re sure to have a blast at these indoor attractions in Falmouth.

Ships and Castles Leisure Centre

If you can’t make it to the beach, then bring the beach to you! Or, at least, the water.

At Ships and Castle Leisure centre, you can make a splash in the pool and ride the epic wave machine, all indoors! The centre caters to all ages and even offers gym and fitness classes for adults.

Raze the Roof

Just a mile outside of Falmouth, you’ll find the lovely town of Penryn, which is home to the Raze the Roof activity centre. There’s a soft play area for the kids to enjoy full of slides, a climbing wall and even cannons! There’s even a soft play area specifically for toddlers.

Plus, family and friends can have a blast playing laser tag before finishing the day with some of the great onsite food options.

Phoenix Falmouth Cinema

This award-winning and independently owned multi-screen cinema is the perfect spot for any cinephile to while away those rainy afternoons. This five-screen cinema plays everything from mainstream films to classic and art-house releases.

On the first floor of what was once the “Drill Hall” building, you’ll also find a stylish bar and restaurant serving food, cinema snacks and hot drinks.

If you want more ideas for indoor attractions across the rest of Cornwall, check out our blog below.

The best indoor attractions in Cornwall

Falmouth is a fantastic place to visit whatever the weather! If you’re looking to plan your next Cornish getaway, why not stay with us at The Valley?

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