Being cooped up with the kids indoors when wet weather spoils the summer holidays is enough to drive anyone crazy but here in Lancashire we’re fortunate enough to have plenty to do within driving distance.

From educational attractions such as a trip to one of the county’s impressive museums, to theatrical entertainment provided at places such as Blackpool’s Grand Theatre and the adrenaline rush to be found at the Sandcastle or Grip And Go in Rossendale, there’s something for everyone.

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Here at LancsLive we’ve compiled a list of nine things to do indoors when the weather outdoors spoils your day.

Sandcastle, Blackpool

Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool
Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool

For more than 30 years the Sandcastle has held the crown as the UK's largest indoor waterpark with more than 18 fantastic slides and attractions in a tropical 84 degree climate.

As well as the water-based attractions there’s also a cafe, amusements area and a gift shop.

Find out more here.

Grip And Go, Rossendale

Grip and Go at Haslingden Sports Centre
Grip and Go at Haslingden Sports Centre

The aptly-named Adrenaline Centre is an action-packed indoor climbing activity centre for all the family.

Adults and children from four and above can scale the 21 walls of fun, adventure and skill.

Numbers are restricted to 24 climbers per session so advance booking is advised.

Find out more here.

British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland

British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland
British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland

The The British Commercial Vehicle Museum charts British commercial vehicle history since the 1800s. Explore the nostalgic environment, packed with sounds, smells and sights from a bygone era.

As well as vintage vans, trucks, retro buses and fire engines you can even step into the Pope Mobile, made for Pope John Paul II for his visit to England.

Find out more here.

Lancaster Castle (FREE)

The iconic Lancaster Castle.
The iconic Lancaster Castle.

Lancaster Castle's origins date back almost 1,000 years. The Grade 1 listed building occupies a city-centre hilltop location on the site of three successive Roman forts.

See history come to life as you explore England's dark history with tales of persecution, incarceration, punishment and execution.

Find out more here.

Hoghton Tower, near Preston

Houghton Tower.

When King James I visited Hoghton Tower in 1617 he tasted a loin of Lancashire beef so tasty he knighted it - hence the cut of beef we now know as sirloin.

Hoghton Tower is a 16th-century Elizabethan fortified manor-house. The ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, Hoghton Tower has been a part of Lancashire’s landscape since 1565.

Kids will love the underground passages, ramparts and dungeons while grown-ups can take time out in the tea shop.

Find out more here.

Samlesbury Hall, near Preston (FREE)

Samlesbury HalL

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.

From the Tudor priest holes to the Victorian kitchen, the Hall has history from (and for) every age. The hall also boasts an award-winning restaurant, shop and Britain’s first ever wafflery.

Find out more here.

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Visit a place where Lancashire’s industrial past is brought to life. Witness the spellbinding historic machinery in action; where the noisy clicks, clunks, thumps and distinctive scents will transport you to another era.

Nestled in a stunning rural location, explore one cotton and one wool mill to learn about an industry that shaped the industrial heritage of Britain.

Find out more here.

Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley

Gawthorpe Hall.

Discover the history of the house, the family and famous visitors such as writers Charlotte Bronte and Elizabeth Gaskell. The Hall is home to one of the finest hand-crafted textile collections in Europe.

It was established in the first half of the 1900s for the local community to learn hand-made textile skills such as embroidery and lace-making.

Find out more here.

Harris Museum, Preston (FREE)

The Harris Museum in central Preston.
The Harris Museum in Preston.

Visit Preston's free museum, art gallery and library, all under one roof and right in the city centre. The museum has a permanent history gallery called Discover Preston which covers Preston's history but also includes a Discovery Room featuring the wider collections.

Highlights of the Discovery Room include a display of the complete skeleton discovered in 1970, of the 13,500-year-old Poulton Elk.

Find out more here.

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