10 engaging rainy day activities for adults

With the summer weather being more showers than sunshine so far this year, we look to cheer up our weekends with some great indoor activities.

By Natasha Berman

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, fitness fanatic, foodie, crafter, or strategist, we’ve curated the perfect list of ten indoor activities to keep you entertained and dry on those days when summer feels more like winter. 

1 Inner Drive Golf

For the: Fitness fanatics, foodies, strategists

Inner Drive Golf, located in south west London, offers a premier indoor golfing experience that is perfect for those rainier days. This facility provides high-tech golfing bays and professional lessons, appealing to both beginners and seasoned players. For those looking to combine their love for golf with a culinary treat, the ‘Drive N’ Dine’ package includes two hours of golfing and a delicious meal for just £30 per person (minimum group of four), perfect to share with friends or family. Additionally, sports enthusiasts can enjoy the ‘Golf and Football’ experience, where you can play golf while watching your favourite football matches, complete with two complimentary drinks for £25 per person. With its wide array of entertaining activities, Inner Drive Golf promises an engaging experience, rain or shine. 

2 Purgatory Bar

For the: Strategists, adrenaline junkies, foodies

Purgatory Bar in London is the ideal destination for those seeking excitement and sophistication on rainier days. This unique venue offers both indoor and outdoor escape rooms, providing a thrilling challenge that requires strategy and fosters teamwork. Priced at £40 per person for the hour-long adventure, the indoor escape room offers an exhilarating way to spend a rainy evening. After, guests can unwind in the bar’s luxurious setting, enjoying expertly crafted cocktails. Whether you’re looking for a mental challenge or a place to socialise, Purgatory Bar offers a perfect blend of elegance and adventure. 

3 Studio Art Cafe

For the: Crafters, foodies

Studio Art Cafe offers an inviting haven for both adults and families seeking creative, relaxing activities on rainy days. They offer a diverse range of creative endeavours including: painting, jewellery making, and 3D workshops, catering to different interests and skill levels. Their renowned ‘Sip, Paint & Create’ experience, priced at £37 per participant for two hours, provides an escape where guests can enjoy complimentary nibbles and a drink. With its cosy atmosphere and range of artistic options, Studio Art Cafe is the perfect spot to spend a rainy day.

4 Gravity Max

For the: Adrenaline junkies, foodies 

Gravity Max is the ultimate indoor entertainment hub for adults looking to make the most of rainy days. This vibrant venue offers activities ranging from e-karting and darts to arcade games and shuffleboard, as well as their ‘Coca-Cola Experience’. Whether you’re wanting a fun outing with family or friends, Gravity Max provides entertainment options for all. With activities starting at just £4.95 and ranging up to around £20, it can be an affordable escape from the dreary weather outside. 

5 Golf Groove

For the: Fitness fanatics, foodies

The five-star Golf Groove offers an immersive indoor golfing experience, perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Utilising advanced simulation technology, you can practise your swing and play on some of the world’s most renowned courses without stepping outdoors. With multiple bays and putting green areas as well as their bar and lounge area, Golf Groove provides a unique blend of sport and relaxation perfect for both adults and families. Their famous ‘Swing & Sip’ includes drinks and an hour and a half of golfing for four or more adults, costing around £40 per person. 


6 Boom Battle Bar

For the: Strategists, socializers

Boom Battle Bar offers a thrilling range of activities, making it an ideal destination for those darker days. Specialising in exciting games such as axe throwing, shuffleboard, augmented reality darts, American pool, and beer pong, Boom Battle Bar becomes a lively 18+ hotspot after 19:00. With prices from £12 to £70 per hour per activity, it provides entertainment options to various budgets. It’s an ideal spot to gather with friends, ensuring an unforgettable indoor experience. 

7 Craft My Day

For the: Crafters

Craft My Day offers a variety of crafting classes perfect for rainy days. Whether you prefer to learn in-person or from the comfort of your home with their online sessions, they specialise in teaching skills such as jewellery making, crocheting, and sewing. With prices ranging from £25 to £180 per person per activity, there’s something to suit every budget and interest level. Their experts promise an engaging environment, making it the choice for crafty individuals wanting to stay sheltered from the rain. 

8  Gordon Ramsay Academy Cooking Classes

For the: Foodies

Gordon Ramsay Academy cooking classes provide an exceptional and engaging rainy day activity, offering a diverse range of culinary experiences. Whether you prefer online sessions or attending in person, the academy covers a wide spectrum of cooking techniques and dishes, from mastering sushi and perfectly cooked steaks to creating the renowned Beef Wellington and a variety of desserts and pastas. With prices between £30 and £190 per person per class, these sessions cater to foodies looking to improve their skills and eat delicious food. 

9 Everyday Healthy Cooking

For the: Fitness fanatics, foodies

Everyday Healthy Cooking classes provide an ideal activity for rainier days, offering an array of classes focused on nutrition and healthy eating. From sessions like ‘Healthy Food for Friends’ ‘ to more specialised topics such as “Eat to Ease the Menopause”, there is something for everyone interested in improving their well-being and culinary skills. Prices vary depending on the class and group size, making it perfect for families and groups of friends. Learn new recipes, cook with your loved ones, and explore dietary benefits while escaping the weather.  


10 Frameless

For the: Curious

Frameless offers an exceptional activity for both adults and children on days when you need to escape the weather. Its immersive digital art experience provides a visually stimulating journey through art installations, sure to dazzle and distract from the rain. For £27 per ticket, visitors can explore all four galleries that each showcase digital artworks. Immerse yourself in technology and creativity to make the most of your day in London.