The rainy weather doesn’t mean you have to be bored; Lancashire is full of exciting things to do and see, even for the days when the weather decides not to be so kind.

We’ve put together a list of some great indoor days out, so whatever the weather you can enjoy a day in Lancashire.

Seaside attractions

The rain doesn’t mean you have to cancel your trip to the seaside! Blackpool is full of indoor attractions for you to enjoy some family fun! Pose with one of your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, explore the underwater world at SEA LIFE Blackpool or if you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous try the UK’s largest indoor waterpark, Sandcastle Waterpark. 

No trip to the seaside is complete without a visit to The Blackpool Tower. Learn all about the history of the Tower in the amazing 4D cinema experience, visit the creepy Blackpool Tower Dungeon or take a trip to the world-famous Blackpool Tower Circus. If you dare, stride out over the sky walk and look out at the panoramic views across the Northwest.

Historic Houses 

Step out of the rain and explore some of Lancashire’s most historic houses. Enjoy a guided tour around the 16th century Hoghton Tower or take part in one of the regular family events at Samlesbury Hall, where you can even visit Britain’s first ever wafflery – Dottie’s.  

The houses often have exhibitions or relics from Lancashire’s past on show. Check out the Artist of Hope exhibition at Townley Hall by the pre-Raphaelite artist Evelyn De Morgan or admire some of the Gothic revival furniture, metalwork and textiles at Gawthorpe Hall.

Indoor adventure 

If you are feeling brave you can enjoy some action-packed fun with one of Lancashire’s adventure attractions.

Pull on your skates, grab your board or jump on your BMX and head to the unique indoor ramp experience at Air Skate Park. 17 interconnecting ramps, pipes, banks, ledges, and rails provide the space for some serious action.

Get some height with indoor rock climbing at Clip 'N Climb, home to 20 individual climbing wall challenges and the infamous Vertical Drop Slide and the Stairway to Heaven.

Let the kids bounce off some energy at Jump Rush Trampoline Park, with over 100 bounce zone trampolines plus 8 specialist zone to check your strength, coordination, and balance.

Embrace your inner big kid at Air Unlimited, Burnley’s first inflatable playground with over 10,000 square feet of thrilling activities for adventurers of all ages and sizes including an adrenaline-filled inflatable obstacle course, ninja vert sliders and even a gladiator battle podium!

Indoor entertainment venues 

Not sure what you want to do? Visit one of Lancashire’s exciting indoor entertainment venues!

Get the friends together and head to Escape Entertainment Venue, home to both a bowling alley and an 18-hole Floridian themed adventure golf course, careful of those gators!

Alternatively, why not try Level, the largest entertainment complex in Preston. It has the best selection of indoor activities including bowling, assault courses and even private karaoke rooms so no one else, other than your closest friends, can hear your rendition of Barbie Girl!

Looking to try something new? Why not try the North of England’s only curling rink at The Flower Bowl, then finish the day by relaxing in the luxury cinema?

Animals and insects

Lancashire’s farm parks are not just for sunny days, get up close and personal with the cute and loveable farm animals, come rain or shine.

World Horse Welfare Penny Farm, Mrs Dowson’s Visitor Centre and Farm and Thornton Hall Country Park all have fantastic indoor facilities, from barns full of your favourite animals, to play areas, cafés and shops.

If you are looking at some retail therapy alongside your fury friends, then Cedar Farm is the place to go, with wonderful independent shops selling everything from artisan chocolates to handmade silver jewellery.

Sheep not your thing? Don’t worry, Williamson Park has you covered with their fantastic tropical butterfly house, where you can see the life cycle of a butterfly in all its stages.

Museums and art galleries

Museums and Galleries are the perfect place to shelter from the rain, and you might learn something new too! Immerse yourself in local history at the Lancaster City Museum and discover the cities traditions, industries and how the people of this vibrant city lived over the centuries. Fascinated by all things nautical? Travel through Maritime history with a visit to Fleetwood Museum or Lancaster’s Maritime Museum and learn all about Lancashire’s fishy past.

The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Blackburn Museum and The Whitaker are perfect places to learn about history and see some of the latest art exhibitions all under one roof. If you do go to The Whitaker, make sure you visit the popular café, where you can sit back and enjoy the stunning surroundings.


When it is gloomy outside, escape from reality, unwind and relax with a trip to one of Lancashire’s finest spas.

 Try the award-winning Woodland Spa, manor house Dunkenhalgh Hotel Spa, the popular The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, or the world-class Stanley House Hotel and Spa.

With a wide range of packages available, Lancashire’s spas offer both traditional and the very latest therapeutic cosmetic and relaxation treatments, meaning there is something for everyone.




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