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Activities for a Rainy Day in North Lewis

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

We do get our fair share of wind and rain here in the north end of Lewis. Although this makes for dramatic photography and an atmospheric ambience as the wind whistles around the house, it can be difficult to keep everyone entertained when the weather is far from ideal. So, in this blog post, we will share a list of activities that we enjoy doing ourselves, or with our families, when the rain seems relentless. There’s still fun to be had!

1. Bowling at Spòrsnis

Visit the only 10 pin bowling alley in the Western Isles! The bowling alley is located within Spòrsnis, our local community sports hub. A Bring Your Own Bottle policy is also in place, for adults who would like to play an evening game. Call (+44) 01851 810 039 for prices and to book your slot.

2. Lionel School Swimming Pool

Unfortunately, the pool is closed in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.

If you’re going to get soaked outside, you might as well get soaked inside! Outwith school hours, the 12.5m swimming pool at Lionel Primary School is open to the public for use. Hours:

Tues 19:00 – 21:00 Public Swimming (20.00 – 21.00 is for adults swimming) Thurs 18:00 – 20:00 Public Swimming Thurs 20:00 – 21:00 Over 16s Sat 11:00 – 16:00 Public Swimming Sun CLOSED Prices – Adults £3.00, Over 6 years, over 60s and concessions £1.50, Under 6 free

3. Comunn Eachdraidh Nis / Ness Historical Society

The Ness Historical Society is situated in the village of North Dell, in what was formerly the Cross Primary School. It now holds a historical archive, museum and café – perfect for tracing your family tree, gaining a glimpse into what life was like in these communities, or passing some time with a coffee and cake.