Fermanagh, with its stunning lakes and picturesque landscapes, owes much of its beauty to the rain that fills its lakes and rivers. But don’t let a rainy day dampen your spirits! Fermanagh is brimming with fantastic indoor activities that promise fun and adventure, no matter the weather. Here are our top picks for indoor experiences in Fermanagh. Plus, don't forget to download your very own Rainy Days bucket list and see how many activities you can tick off!

Experience Enniskillen Castle

Start your rainy day adventure with a visit to the historic Enniskillen Castle. This 16th-century stronghold is now a fascinating museum that tells the story of Fermanagh through its rich history and heritage. Explore its exhibits, discover ancient artifacts, and immerse yourself in the past.

Discover Headhunters Railway Museum

For a unique experience, head to Headhunters Railway Museum. This quirky museum combines the history of local railways with a working barber shop. Yes, you can get a haircut while learning about the golden age of steam travel!

Visit the Inniskillings Museum

Located within Enniskillen Castle, the Inniskillings Museum is dedicated to the history of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. Discover their storied past through uniforms, weapons, medals, and personal stories.

Take a Covered Boat Trip with Erne Tours

Don't let a little rain keep you from enjoying Fermanagh’s lakes. Erne Tours offers covered boat trips, allowing you to soak in the stunning scenery while staying dry. Enjoy the tranquil waters and beautiful landscapes from the comfort of a covered boat.

Explore Florence Court House

Step back in time with a visit to Florence Court House. This beautiful 18th-century mansion offers guided tours that showcase its elegant interiors and tell the stories of the Cole family who once lived there. Wander through the walled garden and grounds, even if it’s raining!

Indoor Fun at Johnny Rocko's

For family fun, head to Johnny Rocko's. Whether you’re in the mood for bowling or want to let the kids burn off energy in the soft play area, Johnny Rocko's has you covered. Plus you've the added pleasure of their fantastic food offerings! It’s a great place to spend a rainy afternoon.

Go Swimming at the Lakeland Forum

Why not make a splash at the Lakeland Forum? Their swimming pool is just perfect for a rainy day, grab your gear and make a splash!

Go Underground at the Marble Arch Caves

Take yourself underground! Explore the Marble Arch Caves, one of Europe’s finest show caves. Take a guided tour through the stunning underground passages and marvel at the natural rock formations.

Give Snooker a Try at Donaldson's Snooker Hall

Rainy days don’t have to dampen your spirits, especially when you’re in Enniskillen! One of the best places to escape the wet weather and enjoy a day of fun is Donaldson Snooker Hall. Located in the historic grey Scotch Store building on Sligo Road, facing the castle, this entertainment hub is perfect for all ages. At Donaldson Snooker Hall, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a beginner, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained:

  • Full-size Snooker Tables: Perfect for those who enjoy the classic game of skill and precision.

  • Pool Tables: Great for casual games with friends or family.

  • 9 Ball American Pool: A fast-paced variation that adds an exciting twist to traditional pool.

Take in a Show at the Ardhowen Theatre

Enjoy some culture at the Ardhowen Theatre. From drama and comedy to music and dance, there’s always something happening. Check their schedule and catch a performance that piques your interest.

Discover the History of Belleek Pottery

Belleek Pottery is renowned worldwide for its craftsmanship. Take a tour of the factory and learn about the intricate process of making Belleek's delicate porcelain. Don't forget to visit the museum and gift shop!

Duckpin Bowling at 9th Avenue

For a different bowling experience, try duckpin bowling at 9th Avenue. It’s a fun and challenging twist on traditional ten-pin bowling, perfect for all ages, and perfectly located at one on Enniskillens top family restaurants!

Visit The Lobby Gaming Lounge

Gamers, rejoice! Spend some time at the gaming lounge, where you can play the latest video games in a cozy and welcoming environment. 

Go Fishing - Fish Love the Rain!

If you're an angler, you know that fish are often more active in the rain. Grab your gear and head to one of Fermanagh’s many fishing spots. Just make sure to dress appropriately for the weather!

Take a Castle Coole Tour

Explore the grandeur of Castle Coole, a magnificent 18th-century mansion. Guided tours reveal the opulent interiors and fascinating history of this National Trust property. It’s a perfect rainy day activity.

Grab the Popcorn and Hit the Cinema

Nothing beats a movie on a rainy day. Head to the local cinema, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the latest blockbuster or a family-friendly film.

Try a Workshop or Class

Get creative with a workshop or class. From pottery and painting to cooking and crafting, there are plenty of options in Fermanagh. Check out local listings for something that catches your eye.

Try Out the Sensory Room at the Bawnacre

For a relaxing experience, visit the sensory room at the Bawnacre Centre. It’s designed to provide a calming environment with soothing lights, sounds, and textures. Contact the centre to book.

Enjoy Ely Alley or Nemo's Reef Soft Play

Let the kids run wild at Ely Alley or Nemo's Reef both located in Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, offering fantastic indoor soft play areas. These are perfect spots for children to burn off energy while parents relax with a coffee.


Rainy days in Fermanagh are far from boring with these incredible indoor activities. Whether you're exploring history, enjoying family fun, or indulging in some culture, there's something for everyone. Download your Rainy Days bucket list  now and start checking off these amazing experiences. Embrace the rain and discover all that Fermanagh has to offer, come rain or shine!

Rainy Days out in Fermanagh Checklist

Enniskillen Castle
Castle / Fort
Enniskillen Castle

Situated beside the River Erne in County Fermanagh, was built almost 600 years ago by Gaelic Maguires. It was strategically important throughout its history. In the 17th century it became a garrison fort and later a military barracks. Enjoy the many seasonal events and exhibitions including The Inniskillings Museum within the castle grounds and Fermanagh County Museum's Medieval Maguires display.

The Lobby Gaming Lounge
Event Venue

The Lobby is a Gaming Lounge where customers pay to play games.

Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum
Visitor Centres & Museums
Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum

A trip to Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum is like taking a remarkable journey into the past bringing the golden age of steam travel vividly to life. It's the only barber shop and railway museum in the world and a friendly welcome awaits!

Bowling Alley at Ninth Avenue
Ten Pin Bowling
Bowling Enniskillen

Step into the excitement at Ninth Avenue's Bowling Alley, the heartbeat of fun in Enniskillen!

Johnny Rocko's
Ten Pin Bowling
Johnny Rocko's

We are delighted to welcome you to Johnny Rocko's. From friendly soft adventure areas through to ten pin bowling, mini Monte Carlo, party rooms and American themed diner, we have it all under one roof.

Castle Coole
The National Trust
Castle Coole

Castle Coole one of Ireland's finest Neo-classical houses, allowing visitors to glimpse what life was like in the home of the Earls of Belmore. Discover the story of the people who lived and worked below stairs as you explore the servants quarters.