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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Just the ticket

Just the ticket

Visit Blackpool’s attractions on one ticket.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Price: From £52.50

Attractions
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Experience the ghastly world of the Tudors

Experience the ghastly world of the Tudors

Delve into Tudor life at this interactive museum in England's most haunted building.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Budget
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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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See an Egyptian mummy at the Hands on History Museum

See an Egyptian mummy at the Hands on History Museum

The oldest secular building in Hull, Hands on History Museum, now proves a fascinating insight into Victorian Hull.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Discover the true spirit of Ironbridge

Discover the true spirit of Ironbridge

At Jackfield Tile Museum and the Enginuity centre unleash the design engineer in you and let your creative juices flow!

Location: Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Visit the world’s largest railway museum for free

Visit the world’s largest railway museum for free

No visit to York is complete without a visit to the National Railway museum, home to railway icons including Thomas the Tank Engine.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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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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History and boat trips at The National Waterways Museum

History and boat trips at The National Waterways Museum

The National Waterways Museum is a place where time slows down and history comes to life.

Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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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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Experience life as a pilgrim at Winchester Cathedral

Experience life as a pilgrim at Winchester Cathedral

How does it feel to crawl on your knees up the big stone steps in Winchester Cathedral, just as the pilgrims did on their way to St Swithun’s Shrine?

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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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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Scale the dizzy, domed heights of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Scale the dizzy, domed heights of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Walk up, down and around the inside of this iconic part of London’s skyline.

Location: London, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Free family fun at Blakemere Village

Free family fun at Blakemere Village

If you a day trip that’s not only family-friendly, but purse-friendly, why not head to Blakemere Village?

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

Free
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Eden Project

Eden Project

Five biomes make for one of Britain's most impressive eco-attractions.

Location: St Austell, Cornwall

Price: From £23.50 per adult

Gardens and Parks
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See a great British institution, up close and personal

See a great British institution, up close and personal

Visit the Beeb's home in Birmingham, and see how some of its best shows are made.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Activities
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Be a Roman soldier for a day

Be a Roman soldier for a day

Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers at Arbeia Roman Fort, part of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

Castles and Historic Properties
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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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‘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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