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​Our favorite places for a rainy day

If the rain is putting a dampener on your day, don’t worry! We can help brighten your mood with our list of activities and things to do on a rainy day.

Northumberland

Whitehouse Farm Centre is Northumberland’s largest family run Farm attraction and a perfect all-weather activity. Spend your day playing with and feeding a variety of animals and take a tractor ride around the farm for a real farmer experience. Keep the kids entertained with the indoor soft play barn, Go-karts, and trampolines before enjoying a home cooked meal or snack in the heated picnic barn. The Artique at the marine is also one of Northumberland’s gems for a rainy day. Selling a variety of arts, crafts and antiques with a café offering comforting home-made food in a warm and friendly environment.

Yorkshire

Trek through the incredible White Scar Cave in Ingleton – Britain’s longest cave tour! The 400-million-year-old trail winds its way past cascading waterfalls, underground streams and a huge ice age cavern. Guides lead visitors along the well-lit paths and explain the features, pointing out curious cave formations such as the Devils Tongue, the Arum Lily and the remarkably lifelike Judge’s Head. The alpine style café in the visitor center is the ideal place to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Yorkshire Dales that even the rain can’t ruin.

Hide away from the rain and get lost in the Dales Countryside Museum. Follow the fascinating story of the Yorkshire Dales and the people who have lived and worked there and shaped the landscape for thousands of years. You can get crafty at the ‘Creation Station’ in the railway carriages and the Firebox café is a great place to take a rest, relax and recharge ready to explore the rest of the museum and the magical little market town of Hawes.

Wales

North Wales is a playground for outdoor adventures, but the good times don’t stop when the weather turns. There are plenty of indoor activities in North Wales to provide a change of scenery and a great day under cover. Beacon climbing center is the largest indoor climbing center in North Wales and is designed to cater for all levels, from first experience to elite performance. Keep in shape, distract yourself from the pressures of everyday life and most importantly, have fun doing it!

Enjoy a wonderful day out at Anglesey Sea Zoo, Wales’ largest marine aquarium. Get close to the marine life with daily talks and feeds from biologists with fascinating creatures from around the coasts of the UK, such as octopus, lobsters, seahorses and jellyfish! As well as seeing all the animals, you can also learn all about British marine habitats and the research and conservation work which is helping to save them, including our British seahorse breeding program and the Lobster Hatchery of Wales. Explore British marine habitats including incredible invertebrates in the no bone zone, the wolf fish lair, a creepy shipwreck and a kelp forest full of huge fish.

Herefordshire:

Discover the magnificent sight of Worcester Cathedral. Take a trip through history with royal tombs of King’s and princes, medieval and ancient crypts and incredible stain glass windows. This cathedral has the second largest collection of medieval manuscripts so there is a wealth to uncover. Entry to the Cathedral is free with opening times from 7:30am until 6pm and three services a day. If you’re looking for some spectacular views you can climb up the 235 step tower and see over the city, River Severn, Malvern Hills and the gorgeous countryside.

Cornwall

The sun doesn’t always shine in Cornwall, but a little bit of mist and drizzle doesn’t need to stop you having a brilliant time. Keep out of the rain at the world-famous Eden Project. Housing some of the biggest greenhouses in the world, it has become a place to discover a wealth of plants and natural wonders. As you wander between the mesmerizing biomes you will step into a tropical rainforest and experience a Mediterranean oasis.

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