Wet Weather activities around the Ribble Valley

The Ribble Valley is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, charming villages, and picturesque countryside. While it's a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts, the weather can sometimes throw a curveball. But fret not! The Ribble Valley has an abundance of indoor activities to keep you entertained on those wet weather days, here are some of our ideas for rainy days


Ribble Steam Railway Station

Located within a purpose-built workshop and museum, the Ribble Steam Railway Station in Preston houses an array of industrial locomotives and rolling stock, making it a destination boasting one of the largest collections in the country. For an enchanting journey through time and a nostalgic experience, step aboard a beautifully restored steam train and enjoy a delightful three-mile single or round-trip adventure, meandering through the picturesque docklands and alongside the scenic River Ribble.

Take a look at their website for full details of activities and their calendar of events. Visit ribblesteam.org.uk

Everyman Cinema, Clitheroe

Indulge your love for cinema in a luxurious and stylish setting at Everyman Cinema in Clitheroe. With its plush seating, top-notch sound system, and a carefully curated selection of films, this boutique cinema promises a memorable cinematic experience. Everyman also hosts a regular Toddler Club for ages 1-5, they can enjoy a relaxed experience of the cinema whilst you can have a warm drink and slice of cake (included in the cost of ticket).

See what’s on! https://www.everymancinema.com...

Clitheroe Castle Museum

Transport yourself to the captivating history of Clitheroe and its surrounding region as you explore Clitheroe Museum. Perched majestically atop a limestone mound, the Castle has overlooked the town for more than eight centuries, offering breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Ribble Valley. This charming museum boasts an array of fascinating artifacts and exhibits, offering a glimpse into the past.

To find out more and see opening times visit https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums/clitheroe-castle-museum/

Air Unlimited Inflatable Park, Burnley

This action-packed indoor playground offers boundless excitement for all ages. With an array of inflatable attractions from towering slides to bouncy obstacles course. Kids and adults can unleash their inner thrill seeker while bouncing, sliding and jumping in a safe and fun-filled environment. During term time they also offer Toddler mornings for under 5’s so they can learn to bounce and have fun without big kids around.

Find out more and book online https://www.airunlimited.co.uk/burnley/activities/

Inspiration Station, Blackburn

The Soft play station offered the perfect spot for rainy day adventures. With its vibrant play areas, padded structures and interactive games, it guarantees endless hours of safe and enjoyable play. Parents can relax while their children burn off energy in a waterproof haven. Located in The Mall there is nearby parking, food outlets and toilets close by.

Book online by visiting; https://inspiration-station.co.uk/book-now/

Funtazia Soft Play

A haven of excitement and amusement for children with lively and safe play zones kids can explore, climb and slide to their hearts’ content. Funtazia boasts stat of the art equipment and activities, ensuring a joyful experience for youngsters and peace of mind for parents. From thrilling slides to imaginative play areas, this is a go-to destination for a rainy day.

Plan your day and find out more https://funtazia.co.uk/

Paint Pot, Clitheroe

In the heart of Clitheroe in Swan Courtyard, this artistic, dynamic hub offers children a place to be imaginative and creative to produce individual fun pottery. Paint Pot is for all ages and their attentive staff are on hand to help where needed.

They host various sessions and you can find out more on their website https://ilovepaintpot.co.uk/

Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall is a beautiful stately home in the heart of Lancashire, dating back to 1325! The property and surrounding grounds were adopted by the Samlesbury Hall Trust in the 1920's when the Hall was due to be demolished, and now play host to a range of events including weddings, funerals and day tours. Dubbed as one of the most haunted homes in the North West, the estate runs regular 'ghost' tours, sure to send a tingle up your spine!

Find out what's on at https://www.samlesburyhall.co....

So, when the weather takes a turn, don't let it dampen your spirits. The Ribble Valley has a treasure trove of indoor activities that promise excitement, inspiration, and enjoyable experiences for your you and your children during rainy days.

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