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rainy day ideas

As the clouds darken and the heavens open, you may wonder what there is to do in such dismal, wet weather. Fear not! Kent has such a wide variety of attractions and places to visit, that no matter what the weather there is always something to keep you and your family entertained.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham has great indoor galleries, such as Hearts of Oak, Steam, Steel and Submarines and The Victorian Ropery Tour.  Kent Life's indoor play barn, cuddle corner and paint-a-pot studio are a must for keeping little ones entertained.

Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks announced a brand new Wet Weather Day policy, to ensure that visitors can enjoy best value for money even in the worst of weather! The new policy allows visitors who purchase day tickets on wet weather days to return for a second visit to the same park for free during February half term 2014.

Check out the latest events No.1 Smithery, Bluewater’s Glow events venue, Folkestone’s Quarterhouse.  For waters of the more therapeutic kind head to one of Kent’s warming spa’s.

Or if you’re prepared to get a bit wet hunt out your gloves, don your bobble hat, dig out those wooly socks and join Go Ape for some adventure.  The forest doors at Bedgebury and Leeds Castle are open come wind, rain or shine!  For those with no fear of the water, get even wetter with some of the county’s wonderful watersports.

We have compiled a list of 10 ideas for things to do on a rainy day in Kent, no wellies required!

Ashford Designer Outlet

At McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford, find your favourite brands at up to 60% less, all year round. With our beautiful setting, cafes and restaurants and more than 80 boutiques, we offer something for everyone. 

We have a wide range of stores, ranging from iconic fashion brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, Ted Baker, Fred Perry and Lacoste to athletic labels, like Nike and Adidas, and high-street favourites, like Guess and Levi’s.

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