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Local rainy day activities
If you’ve got a stay booked at Salterns and are a bit worried about what to do if the weather is not looking great, we’ve got you covered! Poole has got plenty on offer to fill your days whatever the weather.
There is plenty to do (and plenty of space to park!) at Tower Park on a rainy day.
If there is a film you’ve been dying to see, why not book to see a film at Cineworld? Or, if you fancy trying your hand at bowling there is Hollywood Bowl, open seven days a week and offering special discounts for students and families.
If you’re a bit of a thrill seeker, be sure to pay a visit to Splashdown Waterpark, home to 8 inside flume rides and 2 inside splash zones for little ones, ensuring fun for all the family. 
Tower Park is also home to one of Dorset’s largest indoor children’s entertainment centres, Lemur Landings soft play, sure to keep your children entertained for hours on end while you relax in the cafe which offers an array of drinks and largely locally sourced hot food.


Similar to Towerpark, also offers inside crazy golf in the form of Mr Mulligans, which boasts a full licensed bar and operates an over 18-policy from 8:45pm, although it is open for families throughout the day too.
BH2, like Tower Park, has a cinema showing a wide variety of films and live screenings across its 10 screens. The Odeon at BH2 is a recent development, so it even has luxury recliner seats and 3D screens, meaning you can really relax and immerse yourself in film to forget about the weather outside for a few hours.

If you fancy a spot of shopping on a dreary day, Castlepoint has got you covered. With all the main highstreet brands like Burton, Clarks, Gap, H&M, M&S, Miss Selfridge, Monsoon, New Look, Next, River Island, Topshop and Topman under the cover of rain, you can shop ‘till your heart’s content no matter what the weather is like.

You might also like to peruse the books at Waterstones and WHSmith, and pick one up to enjoy with a tea or coffee back at the Salterns.

Lastly, a few hours of a rainy day could easily be killed wandering round the exhibits at Poole Museum, which range from Iron Age artefacts dating back to the formation of the port of Poole, to objects which tell the story of the people of Poole in more recent times such as the world wars, as well as there being temporary exhibitions which change regularly.
Entrance to Poole Museum is free and there is plenty to keep all the family occupied for a morning or afternoon – the museum is open 10-5 everyday.
Whatever you get up to in Poole, we would love to see you at Salterns soon – rest assured, we have plenty of hot drinks and dishes to warm the soul on days when the English weather fails to do so.