Weymouth library – Free
With a large children’s section and activities it’s a great place for kids on a rainy day.
Paid for Places to visit
Sea Life Centre at Lodmoor country park. This can be expensive if you have to pay full price so look out for vouchers. There are usually lots around. In 2018 they introduced Fairy Penguin Island walkthrough! Home to the only colony of Fairy Penguins in Europe, the smallest, cutest, fluffiest penguins in the world!
SandWorld at Lodmoor country park. SandWorld is a unique gallery with a massive difference, as you get to have a go yourself, with tools and helpful staff at hand. Suitable for all ages.
Fun Factory indoor play centre, Granby industrial estate. A large indoor play centre for the kids and a cafe for you.
Weymouth Pavilion at the end of the esplanade offers an excellent programme of events throughout the year from visiting bands, spectacular shows and the summer pantomime. There is free car parking after 6pm at the Pavilion car park.
Portland Castle. Situated on the left just as you cross the causeway, Portland Castle has some good interactive activities including a dressing up area for young and old alike.
Cineworld is located in the town centre and is usually showing new releases. The programme changes every Thursday.
Nothe Fort is a good place to spend half a day whatever the weather. Most of the displays are under cover. During the summer you may be lucky enough to catch one of their special events when the guns are fired.
Bowleaze Fantasy Island Fun Park is just a short walk across the fields from Weymouth Bay holiday park. There are lots of children’s rides, mostly suitable for a younger age range, and an excellent indoor play area if it is raining outside. The Sunset Bar Cafe and Restaurant is just upstairs where you can enjoy a leisurely drink and spectacular views
The Palm House Weymouth has a play cafe for under 5s with indoor and outdoor activities.
The Tudor House Museum is just off Hope Square and is a small intimate museum with lots to see as you step back in time. A tour of the house gives a fascinating insight into the life of the times during the heyday of Weymouth as a port for trade and exploration. Guides describe the domestic daily life of the times, including furniture and clothing, cooking and serving of food, lighting and candle making.