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As on most vacations, rainy days happen.  Here are a few ideas/activites that you and your family might enjoy while waiting for that rain to stop.

There are several arcades on the boardwalk that will give your family hours of fun. Zelky's Beach Arcade(227-1040} is next to Dolle's at 5 North Boardwalk, while Funland's Arcade (227-1921), Zelkky's Playland Arcade(227-1040) and Zelky's Surf Side Arcade (1 Delaware Ave. & the Boardwalk) are on the south side of the boardwalk.

Art pARTy / Painting
Paint along with one of our talented local artists to create a work of art that you’ll be proud to take home at the end of the session at Painting with a Twist on Coastal Highway in Lewes. Visit the website or call 302-313-5769.

Book Store
Browseabout Books (226-2665) on Rehoboth Avenue not only offers books, but offers toys, activities and story times. 

Lefty's Alley and Eats
offers more than bowling fun.  It offers laser tag, arcade fun and great food.  Located behind the WAWA in Lewes at 36450 Plaza Drive, Lewes. Call 302-864-6000 for information.

If you are willing to drive a bit, Millsboro Lanes, 213 Mitchell Street, Millsboro is a thought.  Millsboro is about 12 miles due west on RT 24. Call 934-0400 or visit for more information.

Brewery Tours
Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton offers tours and tastings. Doors open at 10:45am.  Tours are first come, first serve, and always free. For more information and directions, visit:

Family Photos
Yesteryears Photographic Emporium
offers old time photos taken by award winning photographers!  We are also available for beach portraits and/or to photograph your special event. Come see us, call us (227-1288) or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This historic family amusement center is fun for all ages.  Located on the boardwalk and Delaware Avenue, Funland will provide hours of entertainment. There are rides and games and an arcade. Call 227-1921 for more information, or visit

Land Tours
Delmarva Discovery Tours offer visitors several land tours. Visitors can choose from Beer, Wine & Spirit Tour, Antiques Trail Tour, Culinary Tour of Coastal Highway, Family Farm Tour, Maritime History Tour, or a Wine and Garden Tour. A "Build Your Own Tour" option is also available for groups looking for specialty tours with designated driving services. Tours average 3-4 hours and include up to 3 stops along the way. Call 302-260-9008.

Jolly Trolley
Take the Jolly Trolley into Rehoboth Beach or Dewey Beach. Just go for a round trip ~ big and little kids young @ heart love it!!!
With a Group? Hire a Van or Bus to visit Dogfish Brewery Tours or go to historic Berlin, Maryland, for the afternoon!! 302-644-0400.

Public Library
The Rehoboth Public Library, 226 Rehoboth Avenue, offers many programs throughout the week for all ages.  There is a Story Time as well.  Check out this wonderful rainy day sanctuary at or call 302-227-8044.

Movies at Midway
There's nothing like a rainy afternoon trip to see your favorite movie. Go to to check out what's playing, or call 302-645-0200.

There a many wonderful museums in the area.  Please check out the following link to see which may be of interest to you and your family. .

Of course there is 'grown-up' shopping galore, but how about taking the children to unique toy stores that carry educational, quality toys and games?  Visit Kid's Ketch on 2nd Street in Lewes or Rehoboth Toy and Kite Company on the Boardwalk and also on Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth. The whole family will have fun!

Vineyard/Winery Tour
Nassau Valley Vineyards is Delaware’s first and only award winning winery. Located in Lewes, the winery is open for tours and tastings year-round. Self-guided tours are free and include a history of wine museum, a look at the wine cellar and production areas.

dimitraYOGA will help you unwind on a rainy day. Call for hours 302-227-3450.

The Sussex County YMCA is located in Rehoboth Beach.  Please call 302-296-YMCA or check out the following link to see what may be available on your rainy day.