Indoor days out near Wytch Wood Camping
We all know English weather can be a bit hit-and-miss, even in the middle of summer! So we’ve put together some of the best local days out near Wytch Wood which keep you undercover. We’ve tried to keep travel to a minimum with our recommendations and highlight some that you might not have thought of!
Crewkerne Days Out
Our local town has plenty of shops, cafes and pubs to explore. We’ve picked out a few of the best activities for rainy days.
Go for a swim at Crewkerne Aqua Centre
Opened in 1997, Crewkerne Aqua Centre boasts two indoor pools, a gym and a fitness centre. The main pool is 25m long and kept at a balmy 29.5 degrees C and has a mix of free swimming, lane swimming and classes. There also a 9m long learner pool – up to .9m deep and kept at 32 degrees C, it’s perfect for younger and less confident swimmers.
The large changing area has individual rooms, including bigger family changing spaces. You’ll need a £1 coin or token for the lockers. For those not swimming, or to relax after your swim, there is a viewing area with vending machines and wifi access.
Open from 6.15 am-10 pm on weekdays and 8 am-4 pm on weekends. You don’t need to be a member and can pay at the door. Prices are Adults £5.50, Students and 60+ £4 and under 16 £3.30. The timetable does vary seasonally so it’s worth checking before you go.
The Board House
Crewkerne has its very own award-winning board game cafe, The Board House. Coffee, cake and over 350 games to choose from!
They’ve got all your favourites and classics – but also a huge range of games you’ve never heard of – you’ll want to try them all. Don’t worry – it’s not like the family-rift-inducing game of Monopoly that scarred your memories of childhood. The helpful (and very patient team) will help you choose your games, get you set up and explain the rules to get you started – plus you’ve got someone to help if you get stuck! It’s a great choice for keeping your party entertained on a rainy day.
If you’re not familiar with board game cafes, here’s how it works.
There is a small fee per person (£3 for adults, £1.50 for kids) that covers your first 2 hours of play, and then you just pay for any food or drink if you have anything while you are there. Extra time is £1 per hour – and it’s worth noting that you’re likely to need to pre-book especially during school holidays.
It’s not just us who think The Board House is great – last year they won a Muddy Stilettos award for best Lifestyle Startup in Somerset and Dorset! They also hold events for particular games so check what they have coming up during your stay.
Explore Crewkerne’s Antiques Trail
Crewkerne is chock full of antiques, vintage and collectibles shops – with no less than 13 outlets spread across the town.
We love spending a few happy hours hunting for treasures in some of them! A thoughtful soul has marked all their locations on the Crewkerne Antiques Trail map – which you can download here or pick up a printed copy in one of the stores. Just make sure you’ve got enough room in your car boot before you plump for the 18th Century Ot
Check out the Crewkerne Museum
It’s only little, but always worth checking out, with a roster of events and exhibitions giving you a taste of Crewkerne’s past.
Entry to the Crewkerne Museum is free, with a small fee for talks and events. Run completely by volunteers, opening times can be limited especially in winter – so make sure you check before you go.
We’ll be adding to our guide – are there any indoor days out in South Somerset, West Dorset or East Devon that you’d recommend?