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

5 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in the Ribble Valley

Sometimes the rain comes down in the Ribble Valley, and we know our guests often ask what there is to do when the weather isn’t ideal.

Fear not! We’ve compiled a list of five activities and attractions, some of which are even free, to keep you entertained on a rainy day.

1. Explore History and Art at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

A Treasure Trove for All Ages

The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library is a fantastic option for a family outing. Immerse yourselves in remarkable collections of:

  • Fine art
  • Costume and textiles
  • Ceramics and glass
  • History

All housed within a stunning Grade I listed building in the heart of Preston. Best of all, admission is completely free!

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2. Old Holly Farm: Family Fun on a Working Farm

Connect with Nature and Animals

Old Holly Farm is an all-weather family attraction designed to engage visitors of all ages. This family-run working dairy farm offers a unique opportunity to:

  • See, touch, smell, hear, and taste the experience of a real farm.
  • Learn about agriculture through play in a safe and fun environment.
  • Enjoy delicious meals at the Courtyard Cafe.
  • Explore the indoor children’s Playbarn.
  • Meet friendly farm animals.
  • Witness the cow milking process daily at 4:30pm in the dairy viewing gallery.

Old Holly Farm provides a fun and educational experience for the whole family.

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3. The Woodland Spa: Relaxation and Rejuvenation Await

Indulge in Pampering at the Woodland Spa

Treat yourself or your travel companions to a pampering session at the Woodland Spa. Nestled amidst 100 acres of beautiful countryside, this peaceful oasis offers:

  • A serene escape from the hustle and bustle.
  • A variety of traditional and cutting-edge spa treatments.
  • Highly qualified and experienced therapists to guide you through your treatment options.
  • Use of only the finest spa products.

The Woodland Spa is the perfect place to unwind and recharge on a rainy day.

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4. Journey Through Time at Samlesbury Hall

Uncover Centuries of History

Steeped in fascinating history, Samlesbury Hall offers a glimpse into life from the early 14th century to the present day. Explore:

  • The captivating architecture, featuring the original black and white exterior.
  • Intriguing tales of witches, Catholic families, and the haunting of Lady Dorothy.
  • Tudor priest holes and a Victorian kitchen.
  • Exhibits showcasing various periods throughout history.

Samlesbury Hall is a captivating destination for history buffs and anyone seeking a unique cultural experience.

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5. Experience the Magic of Live Theater at the Grand Theatre Blackpool

A Night Out at the Grand

Immerse yourselves in the magic of live theater at the renowned Grand Theatre in Blackpool. This beautiful Grade II* listed building features:

  • A diverse program of productions, including award-winning touring companies, opera, ballet, and more.
  • Something for everyone – from classic dramas and comedies to captivating dance performances.
  • A rich history dating back to 1894.

The Grand Theatre is a must-visit for any theater enthusiast visiting the area.

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We hope you have a wonderful and enjoyable stay, rain or shine!