Indoor/Rainy Day Activities

South Georgian Bay has its fair share of fun indoor activities to get you through those dark and gloomy days. We have poured over our South Georgian Bay 4-Season guides and have come up with a list that we hope will make a splash! Here are our top 10 picks for South Georgian Bay’s best rainy day activities.

Yes, it’s just as delicious as it sounds. Visit the Candy Factory not only to consume copious amounts of unique, freshly made candy, but also to view candy manufacturing in progress! What a sweet activity! Old candy manufacturing equipment is also on display, allowing visitors to gain insight into how candy was made in the days of yore. This factory is certainly a treat to visit!

Thornbury’s lavish arts scene strikes again! The Loft Gallery is filled with jaw-droppingly beautiful artwork by artists across Ontario and Quebec, and even sells the work of Debra Lynn Carroll, Lorne McDermott and Janet Liesemer. Known for its large and exquisite landscape paintings, the Loft Gallery draws visitors from far and wide to meander through the many awe-inspiring paintings.

Loft Gallery

Learn about the local history at the Collingwood Museum, Craigleith Heritage Depot, Meaford Museum, Grey Roots Museum & Simcoe County Museum! All located in the South Georgian Bay region & most are a small donation as admission. Be sure to double check the hours of operation prior to visiting.

  • Harbour Mews Plaza

You can experience some great memories at this plaza located in the heart of Downtown Thornbury! Do some axe throwing, take an art class with Kelly at Kelly Gale Creative and enjoy healthy and organic treats at Rocky Shores Health & Wellness. Given these options, you are guaranteed a fun, exciting & informative day, and it’s all indoors!

You know what your cupboards are missing? Some hand-painted pottery of course! Choose from a vast assortment of blank, beautifully sculpted pottery and spend some time painting it yourself. This is a great activity for families, couples, friends and even for treating yourself to some much-needed me-time. If it’s raining today, go paint some clay!

Crock A Doodle

Picture this: It’s raining, you want to taste something delicious in the format of a wine-tasting, but you feel that it’s too early in the day to start drinking. We have the perfect solution: olive oil tasting at Collingwood Olive Oil company! Arrive with an empty stomach and be ready to dip bread into a variety of specialty oils. Olive the oil is made fresh with all natural ingredients. It’s a fun experience that will leave you feeling sp-oil-ed!

Offering over 3000 square feet of crafts, games, puzzles, outdoor toys and books! This popular Downtown Collingwood store also offers the latest educational, fun and inspiring toys available for kids of all ages. It’s worth a stop with the kids on a chilly, rainy day when you want to escape the outdoors.

Minds Alive

Take off your rain boots and strap on your bowling shoes because it’s time to go bowling! Georgian Bowl offers 12 lanes of 5 pin bowling, a fully licensed snack bar and delicious food to enjoy in between bowling games. Go from bowling to gaming as you hit the mini arcade following your bowl. Going to Georgian Bowl on a rainy day is a bowl-d move that you certainly will not regret!

Located on creative Simcoe Street in Downtown Collingwood, the BMFA offers programming, exhibition space with rotating exhibits and a gift shop featuring the creations of local artists including paintings, sculpture, jewellery, woodworking, pottery, glass, textile, clothing, cards and more. (Donations are welcome).

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