THINGS TO DO IN EAST LONDON ON A RAINY DAY
Splash about in the Olympic pools that made up one of the main London 2012 venues.
Choose from the three main pools – a competition pool, training pool and diving pool and experience what it was like for the Team GB athletes to swim in the Olympic Games. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly pool session or to test yourself against the clock, the pools provide something for everyone.
They’ve even recently introduced an inflatable obstacle Aqua Splash course which will provide hours of fun for both kids and adults. To find out more and book a session visit their website.
Kids got energy to burn? Bring them to ZAPspace – the ultimate indoor trampoline park.
From freestyle jumping to foam pits, there are endless amounts of fun to be had.
ZAPspace is even suitable for adults and caters for birthday parties, hen and stag dos, private dining and corporate events.
From 9am each morning the space is dedicated to 1-5 year olds to allow them to explore and socialise in a safe environment.
The ultimate adrenaline-inducing experience has to be the Arcelormittal Orbit – perfect to keep friends and family happy on a rainy day.
The Arcelormittal Orbit is the longest tunnel slide in the world, measuring in at a whopping 178m long.
If you choose to ride, you’ll experience 12 twists and turns and some fantastic views as you speed down the tunnel before being plunged into darkness for the final stretch.
It’s not for the faint hearted but will certainly be an adventure to remember.
Let your little ones play and learn at the Discover Children’s Story Centre.
Explore the story worlds that have been created for exploratory play, join exhibition sessions, take part in events or enjoy a live storytelling.
Find out about the latest events at Discover Children’s Centre.
For big kids and little kids alike, Star Command Laser Tag offers a modern laser tag experience in Stratford’s East Village.
Your team will have to navigate themselves through the maze in a fast-paced game against your enemy without being hit – it’s harder than it sounds!
Star Command also offers 18+ themed laser tag nights – see their website for more information.
Still stuck for ideas for things to do on a rainy day in East London? Head to Westfield Stratford for the day – you’ll be spoilt for choice with the shops, restaurants and leisure activities on offer.