Everyone needs a 'Plan B'

While there can be nothing better than heading to a museum or gallery for indoor activities with the kids when the sun isn’t shining, sometimes the day demands a more energetic activity. Sports and activity centres offer rainy day activities that give the whole family the chance try a new activity together. How about indoor rock climbing or go-karting? For a slightly different thrill on a rainy day, explore an underground cave system, or the crypts, secret tunnels and dungeons that lie in wait under many castles. Or just pull up your hood, put on your wellies and head outside to splash in the puddles.

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See a full sized whale skeleton at Hull’s Maritime Museum

See a full sized whale skeleton at Hull’s Maritime Museum

Listen to the eerie sounds of whales as they call each other above the full sized whale skeleton.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Dive into an underwater world at SEA LIFE Scarborough

Dive into an underwater world at SEA LIFE Scarborough

Discover a magical underwater world at one of North Yorkshire's best family attractions.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Attractions
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‘Fly’ over the River Thames on the Emirates Air Line

‘Fly’ over the River Thames on the Emirates Air Line

Enjoy a flight across the Thames on the Emirates Air Line, the UK’s first urban cable car.

Location: Greenwich, London

Romance
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See how Fine China made at Royal Crown Derby

See how Fine China made at Royal Crown Derby

Royal Crown Derby is the oldest surviving manufacturer in England, see how they work their magic.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Mersey Tunnel Tour

Mersey Tunnel Tour

Take a look underneath and behind the scenes of this most famous of English rivers.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Browse the bookshelves at the Medieval and Wren Libraries

Browse the bookshelves at the Medieval and Wren Libraries

Take your seat at one of the oak reading desks and lose yourself in an ancient manuscript dating from the 15th century.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Become a TV presenter at BBC Broadcasting House

Become a TV presenter at BBC Broadcasting House

Bong! And the News At Ten is read today by…you! Try your hand at reading the news on a backstage tour of BBC Broadcasting House.

Location: Central London, Greater London

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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Meet the people behind the pints at Marston’s

Meet the people behind the pints at Marston’s

Find the only beer still traditionally crafted in oak casks by the last remaining brewer in town, on the fringes of England’s National Forest.

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Breweries and distilleries
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See what’s behind a pint at the National Brewery Centre

See what’s behind a pint at the National Brewery Centre

Once dominated by breweries, Burton is the natural place to visit and discover more about an Englishman’s much-loved tipple.

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Breweries and distilleries
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All that glitters is gold at the Staffordshire Hoard

All that glitters is gold at the Staffordshire Hoard

Discover the story behind the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest and most valuable Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found.

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Chill Factore

Chill Factore

Just when you thought Manchester couldn’t get any cooler, they build Chill Factore, the UK’s longest indoor skiing and snowboarding slope.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Extreme Sports
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Have a sea adventure without getting wet at Oceanarium

Have a sea adventure without getting wet at Oceanarium

Oceanarium allows you to discover the secrets of the deep with a virtual Dive Cage and numerous varieties of sea life.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Low cost
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Tracing the Titanic in Southampton

Tracing the Titanic in Southampton

Venture back to 1912 and immerse yourself in the story of RMS Titanic at Southampton’s interactive, state-of-the-art SeaCity Museum.

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

Historic sites and icons
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Experience Victorian horrors at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Experience Victorian horrors at Blists Hill Victorian Town

At Blists Hill Victorian Town you can travel back in time to experience the sights, smells and tastes of 19th-century England.

Location: Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Get hands on at the National Football Museum

Get hands on at the National Football Museum

The history and culture of the national game is revealed as you explore the world's largest football collection.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Discover contemporary Nottingham at Nottingham Contemporary

Discover contemporary Nottingham at Nottingham Contemporary

If it’s raining outside head to Nottingham Contemporary art gallery, home to many of the city's world-class exhibitions and a diverse range of events.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Indulge your very own water-babies at The Sandcastle Waterpark

Indulge your very own water-babies at The Sandcastle Waterpark

The Sandcastle Waterpark is home to Masterblaster, the world’s longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide, and so much more.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Coast
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Feel the weight of a gold bar at the Bank of England Museum

Feel the weight of a gold bar at the Bank of England Museum

The Bank of England Museum tells the story of the Bank of England, from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the United Kingdom's central bank.

Location: London, Greater London

Museums, galleries and libraries

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