Rainy Days

Come rain or shine we have something for you...

British weather can be unreliable, but visitors to Shakespeare’s England will not be short of things to do on a rainy day. With a wealth of museums, art galleries, theatres, historic houses and unique shopping on offer, you will not notice whether the sun is shining or not!

There are a wide variety of places to visit in the dry including the fabulous Butterfly Farm in Stratford-upon-Avon with its tropical dome and beautiful butterfly’s or head over to Warwick Castle and head underground to the dungeon or explore the tower. Why not head to the MAD Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon and keep the kids entertained on a rainy day.

Or just bring your your umbrella and if it rains find shelter in some of the welcoming cafés, bar and restaurants in Royal Leamington Spa or Warwick. Cheer up your rainy day with a dedecant afternoon tea at a glass of fizz at Hathaway Tea Rooms. For a selection of the best places to escape the rain and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat see Food and Drink.

Don't let the weather stop you!

Forget the weather and immerse yourself in all things Shakespeare! Stratford-upon-Avon, home to the greatest playwright of our time, William Shakespeare and is also home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, the internationally renowned theatre company. 
Learn more about the history of the theatre by taking a Theatre tour. Discover the public and private areas of the theatre. Learn about the origins of the RSC and its theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon and explore a production in more depth to learn about the theatre making process. Alternatively take in one of the many ever changing exhibitions ranging from costume design to set design to family focused interactive exhibitions.

Motor enthusiasts can head towards the British Motor Museum in Gaydon is home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars, and is great fun for all the family. The museum houses informative and interactive exhibitions charting the history of British motoring from the 1890s to present day.

Compton Verney, Warwickshire award winning art gallery is the perfect place to escape the rain and while away the hours taking in the latest exhibitions.

Why not discover the hidden jewel in the crown of Warwick's historic buildings, the Lord Leycester Hospital, which is not now, and has never been a medical establishment. The Hospital is an historic group of timber-framed buildings dating mainly from the late 14th Century clustered round the Norman gateway into Warwick with its 12th Century Chantry Chapel above it. Hidden behind the ancient buildings is the tiny but delightful Master's Garden.

Resorts World Birmingham is the home of outlet shopping in the West Midlands and is perfect for a trip when the weather isn't so great. Situated just outside Birmingham it boasts retail shopping outlets with up to 70% off at many stores. It also has plenty of bars, hotel, cinema, casino and an array of dining options to suit every taste.