Rain, rain go away....we don’t like to admit it but every now and then it rains in Sunny Southport – but we are British and we embrace all weathers!

Southport is an all year-round, all-weather destination there are plenty of things to do if that rain does fall when you have planned your trip! Here is our top ten for a starter.


  1. Be a Culture Vulture - The Atkinson is the cultural heart of the town. The art deco building has a theatre showing a range of shows all year round, the museum with some great exhibitions including Egyptology, the Art Gallery, library and cafe - ideal for all the family. 
  2. Pizzas, Pictures and Pins - Ocean Plaza, facing the seafront but nicely indoors, offers a great range of things to do during a downpour. Lots of places to eat & drink, plus a multi-screen cinema and ten-pin bowling.
  3. Total Relaxation - You could always go into total horizontal mode and take in a spa treatment? The Vincent Hotel, right in the centre of Southport or why not try Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa where their on-site team will pamper you with luxury spa products!
  4. Find out all you need to ‘mow' - A unique experience at the multi award winning British Lawnmower Museum, housing over 200 restored exhibits it’s the world’s only lawnmower Museum. See lawnmowers of the rich & famous, it’s tribute to the garden machine industry over the last 200 years. 
  5. With some many places to eat and drink in Southport, there's bound to be a perfect bolthole in which to hide out until either a) the weather improves  or b) you don’t care anymore! 
  6. See something different - Southport Bijou Cinema is one of the town's best kept secrets. Offering a carefully curated selection of classic and new releases this volunteer-led not-for-profit cinema is well worth a look. 
  7. Head to Farmer Ted's Adventure Farm - Have an action packed full day of indoor and outdoor fun at the UK's only Shaun the Sheep attraction!
  8. Windmill Animal Farm is also down the road. There are indoor and outdoor areas so you can pick and choose depending on the weather.
  9. Discover Ancient Egypt in The Atkinson - An exhibition not seen for over 40 years takes visitors on a journey through what life was like in ancient Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs.
  10. Have the time of your life in Splash World Southport - slides and rides in an indoor water park is ideal in any weather!