This much needed rain shouldn’t halt play when it comes to Summer fun. Mumbler has a round-up of the best places to visit when it’s raining…
Stump Cross Caverns
Things to do/see: Stump Cross Caverns offer a series of naturally formed caverns with a visitor centre which includes information about the caves and the remains of its past inhabitants – including a wolverine! Tea rooms, garden seating area and gift shop are also on site as well as a fairy door hunt.
Location: Stump Cross Caverns Yorkshire show cave. Greenhow Hill, Nr Pateley Bridge HG3 5JL.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 6pm
Cost: Adults £8.50, Children 5 – 13 £4.95, Children under 4 FREE (Fairy Door Hunt an additional £2).
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Things to do/see: Ride a steam train! Check their calendar to see which trains are running – some may be a regular train ride others may be dining trains (breakfast or afternoon tea) Wait for the train in the Embsay Station Coffee Shop or the Bolton Abbey Station Tea Room and sample their homemade cakes. It takes about 15-20 minutes to travel between the two stations. At the stations, the train usually waits for about 15 -20 minutes while the engine runs round the train for the return journey. The whole (return) journey takes approximately 1 hour.
Location: Bolton Abbey Station, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF OR Embsay Station, BD23 6QX
Opening Times: Trains run every Sunday throughout the year, most Saturdays and up to 5 days a week in the summer.
Cost: Family (2+2) £27.50, Adults £11, Concessions £10, Children (3-15 years) £5.50, Children (0-2 years) free of charge, Platform tickets £1. Dining trains prices will be different. Check website for details.
Things to do/see: Local history exhibits in the museum, information and displays about life and work in the area through the ages. The interactive Victorian school classroom set-up is a draw for children.
Location: The Old Workhouse, King Street, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5AT
Opening Hours: Open daily 1.30 – 4.30pm in the Summer Holidays
Cost: £2 for adults. Concessions are £1. Accompanied children free of charge.
Things to do/see: Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is a national museum which displays the National Collection of Arms and Armour.
If the rain puts you off even leaving the house then check out our Rainy Day Ideas to keep the kids entertained at home!