Here’s What to Do on a Rainy Day in Delaware

These rainy day activities around Delaware are just the thing to keep your spirits sunny—even when the sky is gray.

Don’t let the weather get you down. Even with rain and gloom in the forecast, these Delaware businesses and activities can keep your mind and body active. Bookmark this guide for the next rainy day in Delaware.

Go to an Indoor Rock-Climbing Gym

For great exercise and tons of fun on a rainy day, try a rock-climbing gym. The Delaware Rock Gym offers both roped climbing and bouldering. For inexperienced climbers, reserve a Trial Climb with an experienced staff member. All ages are welcome to climb, and the gym does have children’s harnesses, although those over the age of five or six will likely have the best time. Those 14 and older can take the intro course and fully immerse themselves in the fun of climbing and belaying.

520 Carson Drive, Bear

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Enjoy Indoor Fun at Xtreme Zone

Xtreme Zone is a one-stop shop for indoor karting, VR experiences, axe throwing and more. Kart racing is fun for the whole family with both junior and adult races. Axe throwing and Airsoft ranges provide fun activities and games. The axe throwing range is complete with digitally projected targets, allowing participants to play with a standard bullseye, a tic-tac-toe board or even an immersive zombie invasion experience.

4060 North DuPont Highway, New Castle


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Take an Intro to Aerial Fitness Class

Is a rainy day forcing you to skip your morning run? Try aerial fitness! This fun (and indoor) way of working out fuses stretching exercises with Pilates-based core moves, fun aerial challenges and strength training. Along with being tons of fun, aerial fitness can help with strengthening your core, increasing flexibility and even bettering your balance and posture. Aerial Fun & Fitness in Hockessin is the perfect place to take an intro class with passionate instructors to see if aerial is for you.

7465 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin

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Go to the Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum is always full of interesting exhibits from local art to international treasures. During the fall season, catch the Rossettis exhibition tour facilitated by a Delaware Art Museum guide. Museum admission is $14 for adults, $7 for students and $6 for anyone under 18.

For more museum experiences to try on a rainy day in Delaware, check out our complete museum guide. 


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2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington

Get Lost in a Good Book

Delaware’s many locally owned new and used bookstores offer a wide selection in literature. Whether you want to get lost in a fantasy world, read the latest popular romance series or learn something new with a nonfiction selection, these stores have what you need. Plus, browsing the shelves at your local bookstore is a fun rainy day activity in itself!

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Let the Kids Burn Energy at Shell We Bounce Trampoline Park

Rainy days with high-energy kids can be overwhelming. Open daily starting at 10 a.m., this trampoline park offers plenty of jumping space, a small arcade and a café. Bouncing activities include basketball, dodgeball, a foam pit and a kid zone for the younger kids.

32295 Lewes Georgetown Highway, Lewes

Eat and Play at Lefty’s Alley & Eats

Lefty’s Alley & Eats is the perfect place to spend a rainy day in Southern Delaware. A modern and relaxed dining vibe is accompanied by top-notch service and great food and drinks. After dinner, enjoy bowling, axe throwing, an arcade and more.

36450 Plaza Boulevard, Lewes

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