Sadly, the UK weather isn't always the most reliable, even in the middle of summer. So, it's always a good idea to have so great indoor options for family days out. Fortunately, while the UK may not be blessed with predictable weather, it does have a whole host of fantastic options for rainy days.
With more than 20 attractions including Dinosaur Valley, Fairy Gardens and, of course, the caves themselves, Wookey Hole in Somerset is brilliant for family days out. Young and old will be awestruck by the stunning caves and don't miss out on the Cave Light Show, the 4D cinema and breath-taking views from Wookey Hole Pier. And that’s only half the fun! Mini golf, paper making, museums… you'll be spoilt for choice.
Explore 2,000 years of gory and gruesome history at York Dungeon, where you can meet some of the city’s most notorious characters, including Guy Fawkes (he of fireworks fame), highwayman Dick Turpin, and Saint Margaret Clitherow, who met a sticky end. Through 11 live actor shows, you will enjoy a 75-minute interactive, immersive experience, which will keep the whole family on their toes!
Days out in London can get a bit pricey, so that makes the Science Museum all the more appealing as it's free to enter. Not only that, but it's the perfect place for inquisitive young minds to get a hands-on, interactive experience, which will - quite literally - make their hair stand on end!
Go on a real-life Willy Wonka adventure with this great day out in Birmingham. You'll get to see famous chocolatiers working their magic, learn Cadbury's trade secrets and the best bit – get hands-on in the ‘Have a Go’ zone. Well, ok, the second-best bit after the taste tests! There’s even a 4D Chocolate Adventure and the gentle ‘Cadabra’ ride that little ones will love
Aye aye captain! Step into Action Stations, a high-tech, hands-on indoor attraction in the heart of Portsmouth's historic dockyards. Get a real naval experience as you test your skills through a range of physical challenges, simulators and experiments, including the UK's tallest indoor climbing tower and a Royal Marines-inspired Laser Quest adventure.
When in Manchester, be sure not to score an own goal by missing out on a trip to the National Football Museum. Not only will you get to uncover the history of the Beautiful Game, but you can also practise your best trophy-lift celebration, and test your penalty-taking skills, goalkeeper reactions and tiki-taka ability.
Can you think of a better day out than at the 'ultimate Lego indoor playground'? Kids (little and big!) are guaranteed to love the Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester's Trafford Centre. Explore Miniland, enjoy the Lego 4D adventure, become a ninja and loads more, all in one day!
Grab your wand, practise your best 'Expelliarmus' and maybe even throw on your Invisibility Cloak as you step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. This brilliant tour takes you behind the scenes of the eight films, where you can walk down Diagon Alley, step onto Platform 9 ¾ and delve deep into Gringotts.
Located in the heart of Edinburgh, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a great rainy day option for all the family. With six floors chock-a-block with exciting hands-on activities and illusions, kids of all ages will be mind-blown. Once you've had a look around, head up to the top floor, where you are treated to 360-degree views of the capital.
Situated in Devon, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a great day out for the whole family. With more than 45,000 square feet of fairground rides, stalls and games, you can unleash your inner child, while kids will love this giant treasure trove of fun.