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October 16, 2022

Things to do in Lancashire or Cumbria on a rainy autumn day


If there’s one thing the autumnal season can guarantee you, it’s unpredictable weather! You never know when the sun is going to be beating down or if it’s going to be a rainy autumn day. But even if it’s raining, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the sights the UK has to offer! We want you to enjoy your stay at Holgates to its fullest, which is why we’ve created this guide of things you can do in Lancashire and Cumbria when it’s raining.

Things to do in Lancashire when it’s raining

Lancashire is a county in North-West England renowned for its rich history and green pastures. Here are a few exciting things you can do in Lancashire when it’s raining.

Visit Blackpool Tower (and stay for a show!)

Blackpool Tower is one of the most famous monuments in the UK. Measuring 158m (518ft) high, it’s the perfect place to take in the breathtakingly beautiful city from above. But perhaps its real charm lies hidden inside. The Blackpool Tower ballroom is the epicentre of all things ballroom dancing in the UK. Most days, you’ll find either a dance show, competition or circus show at this historically important location. And if you want to spend a full afternoon enjoying the incredible architecture of the ballroom, you can book afternoon tea for the family!


Sea Life Blackpool

Are you travelling with restless children who love learning about the natural world? In that case, visiting Sea Life is one of the best things to do in Lancashire when it’s raining. Home to over 2,500 creatures, you’ll see sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, and seahorses! You can even pay for a VIP experience of snorkelling with sharks or feeding turtles. How exciting! As part of the Blackpool Tower family, consider adding Sea Life to your ballroom trip and make a day of it.


Lancaster Castle

Who doesn’t love a good castle tour? Built almost 2,000 years ago in 79AD, Lancaster Castle exposes some of the darker past of British history, giving you insight into religion, history and crime. Fun fact, the castle is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster, who just so happens to be our King, Charles III.



Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall is the perfect place to visit for those intrigued by mystery and history. This fascinating destination tells the story of witches and religion from as early as the 1300s. And, as an added bonus, it’s completely free to visit!


Cedar Farm

If you’re looking for a more laid-back day out, Cedar Farm is the place for you. Formerly a large pig farm, it has renovated all of its barns to host over 30 unique shops, cafes and other amenities. It’s a great choice on a rainy day when you need a break from sightseeing!


What to do in Cumbria when it’s raining

Cumbria has plenty to do on a rainy autumn day, here’s some of the best it has to offer.


Visit Wray Castle

Wray castle is different from many castles you may have visited in that it’s unfurnished – meaning the star of the show is the beautiful architecture and surrounding grounds that tell the story of a history long gone.



Take the kids to the “World of Beatrix Potter” attraction at Lake District

Thanks to recent films, Peter Rabbit has made his place in the hearts of this generation of children, as it did for many generations before. In the Lake District, there is an attraction dedicated to the books and stories by celebrated author Beatrix Potter, where kids and adults alike can immerse themselves in the lives of the incredible characters from the Peter Rabbit universe.


Tour the historical houses

Cumbria is full of incredible historical houses to visit. From Beatrix Potter to William Wordsworth, why not check out your favourites?


Enjoy the Honister slate mine tour

Ever wanted to take a tour of underground caves? Well, in Honister, you can enjoy an insightful tour of the slate mines, walking you through its mining history. Plus, being underground will definitely help you to stay dry!


Don’t let the rain ruin your stay

Enjoy an Autumn Break at a Holgates Holiday Park.

With so many incredible experiences to be had in Lancashire and Cumbria, there’s no reason to let a rainy autumn day spoil your fun. So, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay for your next visit to the North West, why not book one of our cosy cottages?

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