8 Rainy Day Family Fun Ideas In Tampa Bay

The weather in Tampa Bay seems to have a mind of its own. It can be beautiful and sunny in the morning, but as the day goes on it becomes dark and stormy. Don’t let rainy weather ruin your day of family fun. Stay safe and dry with these 8 fun, indoor activities for all ages.

8 rainy day family fun ideas


We’ll admit it – if we had to choose our favorite rainy day activity, we’d choose bowling! Kids love it, adults love it, and so does everyone in between. There’s no need to head somewhere else if you get hungry, Pin Chasers has a full menu of food, plus drinks for the adults, and even arcade games if you want to change up the fun.


The Museum of Science and Industry near USF is fascinating for anyone, whether or not you’re interested in science. MOSI is more than a museum – check out the planetarium, watch a movie on the IMAX theatre, and visit the ever changing special exhibits.

Movie Theater

Heading to the movies is a great rainy day stand by. Check out movie theaters closest to you and read up on movie reviews. Stock up on popcorn and treats, and get ready for a few hours of relaxation and entertainment!

Florida Aquarium

If you can’t escape the rain, surround yourself with water. Stop by the Florida Aquarium in Channelside and explore what lives off dry land.

Sign up to dive with sharks, see a coral reef, and even visit the Madagascar exhibit to see leaping lemurs!

AirHeads Indoor Trampolines

You can relive your childhood and join your family on the trampolines! At Airheads, you can play games like basketball and dodgeball, do flips and tricks, or jump into the foam pit. Locations in Tampa and Largo mean fun on both sides of the Bay.

Vertical Ventures

Florida may not have any mountains but you can still go rock climbing at Vertical Ventures. With differing levels of difficulty, It’s great for all ages to try – no experience needed.

Glazer Children’s Museum

While the exhibits are geared toward children, even adults will be fascinated by the Glazer Children’s Museum in downtown Tampa. Kids can “fly a plane” and see landmarks from all over the world, they can see what it’s like to be a firefighter, and learn how a bank works. You might even learn something new!

Tampa Bay Lightning

One good thing about hockey is that you can enjoy a game in any weather! Gather the family and head to Amalie Arena in your best fan gear and cheer on the team.

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