Things to do on a rainy day in Manchester

Manchester is notoriously rainy. But even though the weather may appear miserable and lack lustre, our city is far from it. Not even the rain can dampen our spirits.

That’s why we’ve devised a list of all the best things to do on a rainy day in Manchester.

Find your new favourite cafe

To create this list, we thought of all the things we wouldn’t want to do on a bright, warm and sunny day. And one of those things was sipping delicious coffee and biting into a warm chocolate brownie. But on a rainy day, could you think of anything better?


Not only just a fun activity for the children, bowling gets the whole family involved. Safe from the rain in the shelter of the indoors, a bowling alley can be a haven from the cold drizzly winds and wet weather.


Going to the cinema can be a fun idea for friends, the family or even a romantic date. And there’s no better time to go when you don’t want to be outside. Huddle up on a comfy chair, grab some popcorn and let the entertainment begin.

Art galleries

Our city is home to some of the most beautiful and engaging art galleries. Whether this is The Whitworth or The Manchester Art Gallery – explore and discover the old and the new in the world of art.


Manchester’s handful of theatres offer a vast array of shows to suit the likes of everyone. The theatre can be a fun treat which creates hours of entertainment on the days when you need it most.

Explore a new hobby 

The days when all you want to do is stay inside provide the perfect opportunity to explore a new hobby. Whether this includes learning an instrument, discovering new music or even painting some pottery – get creative and have some fun.

Dance in the rain

Lastly, dance in the rain. Forget the stresses of work, relationships exams, stick on some wellies, jump in some puddles and pretend like you’re back in the days of a carefree and fun childhood.

TNT Blog 

Photo Credit: Giuliamar

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