Gdansk on a rainy day

What to do in Gdansk on a rainy day?

Unfortunately, it’s possible that during your stay in Gdansk the weather won’t be perfect. Gdansk is situated by Baltic cost and has a mild climate with strong winds and rain, even in summer. So just bring proper clothes and a positive attitude because there’re many things to do in Gdansk on a rainy day.

Gdansk on a rainy day – Visit museums

First of all, you can visit one of the many interesting museums in Gdansk. In some of them you can spend half a day like the Second World War Museum or European Solidarity Centre. Check the list of the recommended ones: Museums in Gdansk.

Gdansk on a rainy day – Hewelianum Centre

The Hewelianum Centre is a place where everyone, not only children, can discover the world of science. You can visit interactive thematic exhibitions like “Around the World” or “Time Machine”.  The Hewelianum Centre is situated on Gradowa Hill in a renovated building of 19th century fort near the main bus station.

How to get there?

It’s really close to the centre. From “Dworzec Glowny” – main train station you have to go by tunnel to the bus station on 3 Maja Street and then climb the Gradowa Hill.

Openings hours:

Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-16:00 (some of the exhibitions are open till 18:00)

Monday closed

Tickets:

Normal ticket 15 PLN

Reduced ticket 10 PLN

You can only buy tickets on the main square of the fort in the Shelter Barracks.

Gdansk on a rainy day – Energa Gdansk Stadium

Energa Gdansk stadium is a football stadium built for UEFA Euro 2012. Besides visiting the stadium, viewpoint and museum of the local team, Energa Gdansk offers much more. In Fun Arena there are attractions such as electric paintball, escape rooms and trampoline zone. Children can play at the playground area and adrenaline-lovers can go for go-carts, zip-line and also bungee jumping.

To check prices and opening hours visit the website: http://stadionenerga.pl/en/attractions.

How to get there?

From the city centre (“Dworzec Glowny” stop) you can take tram number 10 with direction to “Zajezdnia Nowy Port” and after 10 minutes ride you get off at “Stadion Energa Gdansk” stop.

Gdansk on a rainy day - Energa Gdansk Stadium
Gdansk on a rainy day – Energa Gdansk Stadium

 Around Gdansk on a rainy day – Experyment Science Centre in Gdynia

In Gdynia, city close to Gdansk, you can visit another science centre – Experyment. Both adults and children can spend there 3-4 hours trying different experiments and having fun. Really worth visiting not only on a rainy day.

Experyment Science Centre in Gdynia
Experyment Science Centre in Gdynia

How to get there?

From Gdansk, you have to take SKM train from “Dworzec Glowny” to “Gdynia-Redlowo” station and then walk to Zwyciestwa Street, turn left and after walking 300m Experyment will be on your left.

Openings hours:

Tuesday till Friday 9:00-18:00

Saturday till Sunday 10:00-19:00

Monday closed

Last admission one hour before closing

Tickets:

Normal ticket 20 PLN

Reduced ticket 12 PLN

Around Gdansk on a rainy day – Water park in Sopot and Reda

Water park in Sopot (Aquapark)

In Sopot, city close to Gdansk, there’s a Water Park with saunas, SPA and bowling. Aquapark offers 3 slides, wild river, jacuzzi and few pools inside and outside.

Aquapark Sopot
Aquapark Sopot

How to get there?

The easiest way to get there from the city centre is by local train SKM. It takes about 30 minutes. From “Dworzec Glowny” SKM station go to  “Sopot Kamienny Potok” station and then walk about 10 minutes.

Openings hours:

Pool: Monday – Friday 08:00-22:00

Saunas: Monday – Friday 11:00-22:00

Tickets:

Prices depend on the season, day of the week and hour of entry. Check the special offers on the Aquapark website and also on Facebook. Sometimes is you click “like it” you can get an extra discount.

General tickets for pools:

Normal for 1 hour 21 PLN week days/25 PLN weekends

Normal for 3 hours 41 PLN week days/49 PLN weekends

General tickets for saunas:

Normal for 1 hour 27 PLN week days/29 PLN weekends

Normal for 3 hours 45 PLN week days/47 PLN weekends

General tickets for pools&saunas:

Normal for 1 hour 45 PLN

Normal for 3 hours 75 PLN

Water Park in Reda

Reda is quite far from Gdansk but it’s the biggest Water Park in the region. The main attraction is a slide in a tunnel with sharks. It also offers others slides with pontoons, saunas and pirate bay for kids. In the same building, there’s a parrot’s house/exhibition (Papugarnia).

How to get there?

You should take SKM train from the city centre – “Dworzec Glowny” station and get off after one hour drive on “Reda” station. Next walk along Mlynska and Morska street which takes about 10 minutes.

Openings hours:

Pool: Sunday-Thursday 09:00-22:00

Friday-Saturday 09:00-23:00

Tickets:

The same as in Sopot, prices depend on the season, day of the week and hour of entry.

Summer prices for the pool:

Normal for 1 hour 30 PLN

Normal for 3 hours 60 PLN

Summer prices for saunas:

Normal for 1 hour 35 PLN

Normal for 3 hours 55 PLN

Summer prices for pools&saunas:

Normal for 1 hour 45 PLN

Normal for 3 hours 75 PLN

Gdansk on a rainy day – other ideas?

Gdansk can offer other attractions like in every big city. You can go to the cinema, theatre, opera and concert hall (if the tickets aren’t sold out). Last years the escape room’s became popular – you can find some in Wrzeszcz district and in the city centre.

 

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