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5 Things to do on a rainy day in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire

Well sometimes it does rain in the Ribble Valley and we always are asked what is there to do if its raining?

So we thought we would provide some information that hopefully our guests and visitors will find of use, some of the places we are writing about are FREE which is a bonus.

1.HARRIS MUSEUM ART GALLERY AND LIBRARY     

A great day out for all the family, the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library is a treasure trove of fantastic art and fascinating objects. Come and explore our remarkable collections of fine art, costume and textiles, ceramics and glass and history, all housed in a stunning Grade I listed building in the heart of Preston … and it’s completely free to visit!     MORE INFORMATION

2.OLD HOLLY FARM CABUS

Old Holly Farm is an all weather family attraction designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. Being a family run, working diary farm, the team at Old Holly are passionate about giving children (and adults alike) the opportunity to see, touch, smell, hear and taste the experience of a real working farm. But most importantly it’s about having fun, eating well and learning through play safely!

With a local produce Farm Shop, Courtyard Café, an indoor children’s Playbarn, plus a small farm with some traditional farm animals.  Visitors can also watch our very own cow’s being milked every day at 4.30pm in our dairy viewing gallery – a great way to teach children about where their food comes from!

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3.THE WOODLAND SPA BURNLEY

A great pampering day out if you are a couple or a group of friends staying at The Shippon.

Set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside, the Woodland Spa is a peaceful oasis within Crow Wood Leisure Complex. The spa offers both traditional and the very latest therapeutic cosmetic and relaxation treatments. Using only the finest products, the fully qualified and highly experienced therapists are on hand to offer you advice about treatment or to help you with any concerns you may have. MORE INFORMATION

4.SAMLESBURY HALL SAMLESBURY

Built in 1325, Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior. Enjoy intrigue, witchcraft and centuries of enthralling times gone by throughout their archive rooms. Saved from demolition in the 1920s by six local businessmen, it remains in the care of the Charitable Trust today with the aim of maintaining and keeping open for visitors to enjoy.

From the Tudor priest holes to the Victorian kitchen, the Hall has history from (and for) every age. With the turbulent tales of its Catholic families, witches and the haunting of Lady Dorothy (and other ghost stories), a captivating insight into life from the early 14th to the 21st century is all waiting to be discovered. MORE INFORMATION

5.GRAND THEATRE BLACKPOOL

Blackpool’s beautiful Grade II* listed Grand Theatre attracts the best in award-winning touring companies, including The National Theatre, English Touring Theatre, UK Productions, Opera and Ballet International and the Russian State Ballet. The theatre aims to appeal to all; with an eclectic offering of opera, ballet, quality drama, comedy and dance…there is no theatre quite like The Grand!

It really is no wonder that the Grand Theatre is referred to as the ‘Hidden Gem of Blackpool’, with its long and lively history. The Theatre’s rich history began in 1894, having been built by the leading Victorian theatre architect Frank Matcham, and being described by the first theatre manager, Thomas Sergenson, as ‘Matcham’s Masterpiece’. MORE INFORMATION

Of course this is just a very small selection of activities and venues please click here for lots more Click Here

We hope that you really enjoy your stay.

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