Nine things to do on a rainy weekend in Peterborough


Bounce Indoor Trampoline park is fun for everyone


Bounce Indoor Trampoline Park takes the idea of exercise entertainment to new heights. More than one-hundred inter-connected trampolines see revellers bouncing off the walls and floors and into foam pits and ball pits. There’s also trampoline basketball and dodgeball, so kids will never want to leave. 

Peterborough Museum is a treasure trove of amazing items.


Peterborough museum’s collections contain over 200,000 objects of great importance, both historical and contemporary. With art and history and workshops (and a café) there’s something to capture the interest of everyone – and admission is usually free! 

Solve some brain-bending puzzles at Escape Peterborough

Escape rooms 

When it’s raining outside it’s an ideal time to be locked up in a warm, dry escape room for an hour. Escape Peterborough has 11 different themed rooms to choose from, with an array of puzzles and clues and shocks to keep you entertained as you make a bid for freedom. 

Inflata Nation has an array of inflatable activities

Inflata Nation 

Inflatable theme park – need we say more? Suitable for the whole family, Inflata Nation offers activities such as Inflata Drop and Crazy Slides, Inflata Duel, and Inflata Bash. Sounds Inflata awesome. 

Take a tour around the Tudor mansion

Burghley House 

If you don’t mind taking a little bit of a drive a visit to the Stamford Tudor mansion can be fascinating. While it’s always nice in the sunshine because of the gardens, deer, and sculpture park, visiting in the rain gives you more time to take in the grandeur of the house itself. There are tours aimed at adults and children, amazing artwork to admire, and a restaurant and café for when you get peckish. 

Peterborough has ten libraries spread out across the city


Peterborough has ten libraries spread out across the city, and there’s not a lot nicer feeling than starting a new book on a rainy day. The libraries often run events like rhymetimes and storytimes for children, as well as family history computer courses and knitting groups for adults. 

An all-day rover ticket on Nene Valley Railway lets you travel all day on the heritage locomotive

Nene Valley Railway 

Get all the excitement of being out and about without getting rained on. Buy an all-day rover ticket for the Nene Valley Railway and travel on a heritage locomotive through the city, Ferry Meadows, and out to the small surrounding villages.

Peterborough and District Indoor Bowls Centre runs taster sessions on a Saturday


We’ve all heard of bowling, but what about indoor bowls? Members at the Peterborough and District Indoors Bowls Centre range from age 8 to age 97, making it an activity for the whole family to enjoy. Go on, let it bowl you over. 

Vivacity has a number of pools across the city


Well, if you’re already wet, why not go swimming? Vivacity has pools across the city – the Regional Fitness and Swimming Centre, Jack Hunt swimming pool, and Hampton Leisure Centre.