Things to do in Surrey,
BC in the Rain

It can be difficult to come up with fun ideas while it’s dark and wet outside. Can you imagine how much more difficult it would be in another country? If you are visiting, Surrey, BC, here is a list of family-friendly activities to brighten your day when it’s raining.


1. Go to a museum or gallery.

Surrey has many museums to find sanctuary in. The Brooklands museum, for example, has a spectrum of exhibits ranging in motoring and aviation. Not to mention, its the only one in southeast British Columbia with public access to the Concorde. If those don’t catch your eye, immerse yourself in the Napier Railton 4D race experience!

As far as galleries are concerned, check out the Watts gallery in Compton. A gallery, which includes: contemporary art, a chapel, tea, and gift shop, along with a studio, dedicated entirely to George Fredric Watts. The bold, bright colors are sure to take your mind off the rain.

Are you having difficulty choosing between a museum or gallery? If so, The Lightbox, has you covered. A unique museum has the best of both! There is also a quaint, little coffee shop inside.

2. Visit Hampton Court

Visit Hampton Court, the most beloved palace of King Henry VIII. Located just off the banks of the river Thames, this history hot spot was built for admiration. Visitors can also tour the Tudor kitchens, where live culinary demos happen frequently or marvel at the Staterooms. Exhibitions, activities, and parts of the palace available to the public are ever-changing; please visit the website before visiting for additional details.

3. Visit Denbies.

Get an exclusive insight into the production of local wine and cheeses at Denbies. Specializing in both indoor and outdoor tours, witness the process from the inside and save the grapevines for a sunny day.

4. Book yourself for an event at Grayshott

Are you looking to try something more creative? Then, go book an event at Grayshott Pottery. You can choose anything from plaque making and pottery painting to chase those rain clouds away.

5. Visit Guildford Spectrum

An indoor play palace that includes: a 32 lane bowling alley, an Olympic-sized skating rink, and a swimming pool; for those of you that would still enjoy a nice dip without the hassle of rain. With everything that is offered, Guildford has to be the ultimate getaway.

6. Craggy Island Climbing Center

Get your blood pumping at Craggy Island. This place has the best indoor rock climbing experience for everyone. From beginners and children to experienced climbers, there is something for all ages and skill levels.

7. Jump around at a trampoline park

Located at Camberley in Guildford is Gravity Force. There is an enormous foam pit that contains over 6,000 cubes for your jumping pleasure, basketball courts, workout out classes, and an exclusive street dance club at this location only.

8. Go to the movies

Here is a classic. Movie days are great for any occasion but, they are a staple activity for rainy days everywhere. Check out the Landmarks Cinemas 12 in Guildford for local listings and showtimes.

9. Watch a live show

Watching a stage play instead of a movie is a more romantic spin on the traditional “movie day” but, equally as good. Whether it is a romantic comedy or a drama, visit the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. If you are more interested in live music, comedy shows and other mixed media performances, the local favorite, G live, is definitely the place to be.

10. Slip into a pub for sanctuary

Using one of our previously listed activities, movies have proven numerous times, that pubs are great for rainy days. There’s nothing more satisfying than local tipple at the Samz Neighborhood Pub or Guildford Station Pub.

11. Shopping and exploring in the towns

Shopping is always great. it doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside because we are enjoying the items on the inside. Every town has it’s own unique shopping scene. To help you out, remember, if you are looking for antiques, Farnham and Dorking are the places to be. For independent shops and little town charm, visit Haslemere and Godalming. However, if the designer and luxury brands are what you desire, head to Guildford, Woking or Kingston.

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