Brighten Up Your Rainy Day

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Posted by Shona

Everyone is well aware that the Great British weather is unpredictable to say the least. With brilliant sunshine one minute and torrential downpours the next, we all just wish Mother Nature would make her mind up (preferably in favour of the sunshine.)

The problem is, since you don’t know what the weather will be doing from one minute to the next, you can end up stuck for things to do without getting drenched. With the school holidays fast approaching, this has become even more problematic. We’ve picked some great indoor attractions to see come rain or shine to ensure your short break isn’t a wash out.

 The Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour

The Harry Potter film franchise has firmly established itself as one of my favourites of all time. I was thrilled to learn that Warner Bros Studios, Harry Potter’s home for ten years, was opening its doors to the public earlier this year. Avid fans now have the chance to visit some of the most famous parts of the set such as the magnificent Great Hall and the meandering streets of Diagon Alley. What’s more, you can also see some of the iconic props like Harry’s Nimbus 2000 broomstick and discover how green screen and animatronics brought the film’s well-loved characters to life.

Located in Leavesden in the south of England, the Warner Bros Studio Tour is easily accessible from the likes of Central London andWatford and is the perfect way to immerse yourself in this sensationally successful film series.

Cadbury World

Anyone who knows me knows I have a real sweet tooth, and I think a visit to Cadbury World is a perfect way to satisfy the cravings. This is an attraction to please all ages, where you find out everything you ever wanted to know about Cadbury’s chocolate.

It’s spread out across 14 zones and you can jump from one to the next in the innovative Bean Mobile. At the start of the tour you can explore the brand’s history and heritage and find out how some of the favourite Cadbury’s brands are made.

After that you can watch expert chocolatiers at work, explore the chocolate street and even make your very own chocolate creation.

All of this is bound to give you a craving for chocolate; the good news is the world’s biggest Cadbury shop can be found onsite, stocking all of your favourite chocolate delights.

The Deep

Visiting this stunning underwater world is one of my favourite things to do in the north ofEngland. It features over 3,500 fish in all the vibrant colours of the rainbow, not to mention the numerous sharks, swordfish and rays. When walking through the underwater tunnel and travelling up through the lift you can see these beautiful creatures in fantastic detail.

You can also watch a strikingly realistic 3D shark film and see the fish being fed during the lagoon feeds. The Deep is incredibly family friendly too and has a soft play area for children.

All of this is housed inside a distinctive building overlooking The Humber, so even if it’s raining outside, you can stay warm and dry while discovering the wonders of The Deep.

What’s your favourite rainy day activity?


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