Rainy Day Activities in Burlington
Every once in a while some rain must fall, it’s good for our gardens and gives us a reason to stay indoors and enjoy some of these fun rainy day activities.
Leap like a Frog at Rockin’ Jump
There is a place in Burlington where you can soar in open jump arenas, dive into pools of soft foam cubes, play trampoline dodgeball, and do flips and somersaults. It is a great location for birthday parties and family gatherings, with on site prepared food and private party rooms where kids can safely play while parents socialize. Our staff did a site visit recently and we had such fun. If you haven’t been to the newly opened Rockin’ Jump indoor trampoline park, plan to visit soon.
Explore the Indoor Gardens at the RBG
When the weather is too wet to enjoy the beauty of the outdoor gardens, move inside to the RBG Centre. The Mediterranean Garden provides a tranquil oasis to relax and escape. Wander among the plants and flowers, enjoy the serenity of watching the koi fish swim and look for the train display in the upper level gardens. Finish off with lunch at the Greenhouse Café, open daily from 11:30am-3:00pm.
Have some fun Bowling
If you haven’t been bowling lately, give it a try. No matter what your skill level or age, bowling is a great way to get some activity in your day and have fun at the same time. Here in Burlington you can try your luck at getting a strike at Burlington Bowl or Splitsville Entertainment. Both locations also offer food service and additional games areas. We sent our summer staff to Splitsville recently, you can read all about their experience here.
Sit back and enjoy a Movie
Who doesn’t love watching movies on the big screen with some movie theatre popcorn? Head to downtown Burlington and see first run films at Cinestar Burlington for $6.00 or less (pricing varies by day/time). Visit their website for showtimes and what’s playing.
Try to Escape
Grab a coffee and relax with a book
Sometimes the best rainy day activity is the quietest. Stop at one of the many cafes in Burlington to grab a coffee/tea then visit one of our local libraries or a quaint independent bookstore like A Different Drummer located in downtown Burlington and grab a great read.
Take in some history
Burlington is home to Ireland House at Oakridge Farm, a local museums will give you a feel for our history and specifically at Ireland House you will have the opportunity to learn more about the life and times of the Ireland family. We visited Ireland House recently as part of a National Tourism week event and here’s a link to what Margaret Bourne, a local travel blogger has to say about her visit to the museum.
Admire the works of art at the AGB
Visiting the Art Gallery of Burlington is a great way brighten a rainy day. Spend some time admiring the many exhibitions presented throughout the gallery. Be sure to make time to view the permanent collection, which is the largest comprehensive collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics in the world (DYK it includes a Picasso?). Be sure to stop into the Art Etc. Gallery Shop to see the Canadian handmade items available for purchase and maybe get a little something for you.
Enjoy a good meal
Opt for a window seat and watch the rain while you enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants in Burlington. If you don’t mind the rain, grab and umbrella and take a walk in the rain.