The weather in the UK this summer has been nothing short of dreadful. Although no one likes a holiday with more rain than sun, the UK is actually a great place to have an inclement vacation. With so many indoor activities to keep both adults and kids entertained during wet weather you might not even notice that the sun hasn’t been shining in days! Don’t lament your bad luck; get inside and enjoy all the great rainy day activities that the UK has to offer.
Since 2001 national museums in the UK have been free for all to visit, which means that not only are the UK’s world class museums a great place to spend a rainy day, but they are also a budget saver! The British Museum and the Natural History Museum in London are two of the most popular museums in the country, but all of the UK’s major cities have great museums to choose from. The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool and the National Railway Museum in York are two personal favourites.
If the rain is keeping you from exploring the seaside why not head inside an aquarium and learn all about what’s happening beneath the surface. There are aquariums located throughout the country so you are sure to never be too far away from one, and the fascinating exhibits are sure to keep the kids amused for hours. Checking on the website before heading out could save you 10-20% with online booking deals –and you’ll also get to skip the queue!
If you still want to be active even though you’re stuck indoors then consider checking out an indoor sports centre like the Chill Factore or an indoor rock climbing centre. Did you ever imagine that you could learn how to downhill ski in the middle of summer in Manchester? Well you can! At the Chill Factore you can learn to ski or snowboard, go tubing, sledging, or learn to luge! This is a great day out for kids and adults alike, offering different levels for different abilities. If snow isn’t your exactly what you were hoping for on a summer holiday then consider an indoor climbing session, where you can learn to climb in a safe and controlled environment. This doesn’t mean it’s any easier though; expect some sore leg muscles then next day!
You can let bad weather ruin your holiday or you can suck it up and make the best of it. It’s never a bad idea to plan ahead for some indoor activities when travelling in the UK because rainless holidays are rather unlikely, but with so many great options you might even find yourself hoping for a miserable day!
If you’re looking for holiday accommodation for your UK holiday then visit www.webcottages.co.uk for a great selection of self catering holiday cottages. With last minute and short break summer deals on now you are sure to find the perfect cottage at a steal of a price today.