It’s the usual story, blazing hot sunshine all week, but take a day off work and the rainclouds descend.
This may come as a shock, but it actually rains for less than half a year in the UK with an average of 154 days.
However, you can bet that those days are made up entirely of weekends and holidays. And there’s nothing worse than having to cancel a day out due to rain.
But your holiday needn’t be ruined, as there are plenty of indoor attractions suitable for all the family. To get your ideas started, here’s a list of the top 5 things you can do on a rainy day:
This is a trip that will certainly make you forget about the rain outside. The London Dungeon has 14 gripping exhibits to get your heart racing. Watch a display of horrible surgeries, be interrogated in the torture chamber, or try to escape as the Great Fire of London begins to spread. The Dungeons are notorious for having live models that catch you unawares, so be on your guard! This is not an attraction for the faint hearted.
Kew Gardens may seem like an unlikely suggestion given that it is comprised of gardens that you must walk between without cover, however, the majority of their attractions are actually indoors and visitors can travel by the Kew Explorer to get from attraction to attraction, without getting rained on.
Ok so this one defeats the object of avoiding rain, but chocolate rain is an entirely different thing! Take the tour of Cadbury World and watch the nation’s favourite sweet being made from beginning to yummy end. This tour goes well beyond chocolate fountains; you’ll be dancing in sweet cocoa rain before the days up! With fourteen zones to explore, you’ll be glad you chose not to stay indoors.
This place will have you giggling all the way through, never has a museum been so much fun! It’s located near the British Museum and exhibits over 200 original cartoons from past centuries to present and there is definitely no rain to be found within its doors.
If you’re the type of person who finds that the hours melt away whilst reading 101 Weirdest Facts and the like, then you will love the Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museum. Full of strange and interesting artefacts and tales of the bizarre, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself.
And the best thing about all of the above attractions is that each of them offers 20% off with a printed Smartsave voucher.