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Indoor Reopening: Museums, soft play, and more re-opening dates

By Eloise Nelson
Posted 19 May 2021
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After what feels like forever indoor attractions have finally been given the go-ahead to throw open their doors once again!

Like before, we can expect reduced capacity and pre-booking tickets in advance along with lots of additional safety measures, so if you are planning a day out soon, it’s always best to double-check with the attraction before you travel.

We’ve gathered up a list of those all-important reopening dates for some top attractions across the UK, including your favourite museums, soft play, and plenty more!

Two kids at the planetarium at Birmingham Thinktank Science Museum

Looking for something specific? Jump to:  Museum reopening dates | Aquarium reopening dates | Cinema reopening dates | Soft play and indoor play areas reopening dates | Indoor water parks reopening dates | Other Indoor attractions reopening 

Museums reopening dates

If you've missed going to a museum again, you'll be glad to know many are set to reopen soon! We've listed some of the dates for the top UK museums below, but just remember to book in advance. 

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, West Midlands - Saturday 29th May 2021

Black Country Living Museum, West Midlands - Monday 17th May 2021

Natural History Museum, London - Monday 17th May 2021 

The Roman Baths, Bath - Monday 17th May 2021

Museum of London - Wednesday 19th May 2021

London Transport Museum - Monday 17th May 2021 

The Postal Museum, London - Thursday 20th May 2021

Winchester Science Museum - Saturday 22nd May 2021

We The Curious, Bristol - Saturday 22nd May 2021

National Space Centre, Leicester - Saturday 22nd May 2021

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh - 8th May 2021

The National Videogame Museum, South Yorkshire - Monday 17th May 2021

Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire - Monday 17th May 2021

 

A family visiting an aquarium

Aquarium reopening dates

From colorful fishes to awesome turtles and sharks, these are the dates for some of the top UK aquariums. 

SEA LIFE, various locations- Monday 17th May 2021

The Deep, East Yorkshire - Monday 17th May 2021 

Lake District Coast Aquarium, Cumbria - Monday 17th May 2021 

Bristol Aquarium, Bristol, - Monday 17th May 2021

Oceanarium, Dorset - Monday 17th May 2021

Cinemas reopening dates

With loads of great films due to come out soon, check out the dates for the top UK cinemas.

ODEON Cinema, various locations - Monday 17th May 2021

Cineworld, various locations - Monday 17th May 2021 

Vue Cinemas, various locations - Monday 17th May 2021 

Showcase, various locations - Monday 17th May 2021 


A little girl in an indoor soft play area

Soft play and indoor play areas reopening dates

From the classic ball pit to indoor role play centres, we've got together some of the top soft play and indoor play areas dates.

Kidzania London - Saturday 22nd May 2021

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham and Manchester - Monday 17th May 2021

Play Factore, Greater Manchester - Monday 17th May 2021

The Bear Grylls Adventure, West Midlands - Thursday 20th May 2021

Rush Trampoline Park, various locations - Monday 17th May 2021 

Air Unlimited, various locations - Monday 17th May 2021


Other Indoor attractions reopening dates

From crazy golf to indoor escape rooms, here's some more top indoor attractions and when they're opening their doors.

Treetop Adventure Golf, various locations - Monday 17th May 2021 

Escape Reality, various locations - Monday 17th May 2021 

Xscape Yorkshire, West Yorkshire - Monday 17th May 2021

Holywood Bowl, various locations - Monday 17th May 2021

Twinwoods Adventure, Bedfordshire - Monday 17th May 2021

Manchester United Stadium and Tour, Greater Manchester - Friday 21st May 2021

Puttclub, Hull and Watford - Monday 17th May 2021 

Wroxham Barns, Norfolk - Monday 17th May 2021

VR Sim, Cambrdishire - Monday 17th May 2021


A little girl bowling

Indoor water parks reopening dates

Looking for a taste of summer? Head to one of these indoor water parks where you can make a big splash: 

Water World Aqua Park, Staffordshire - Monday 17th May 2021

The Wave, Coventry - Saturday 21st May 2021

The Alton Towers Waterpark, Staffordshire - Monday 17th May 2021 

Splashdown, Dorset - Saturday 21st May 2021

Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool, - Monday 17th May 2021

Don't forget to check before you travel, and if you're looking for more inspiration, check out some of these other blogs: 

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