We all know that the weather here in Yorkshire can be a bit temperamental, to put it mildly. We often have to contend with low temperatures, fog and rain. Should this put a damper on our day and leave us bored, though? We think not! On our mission to find the perfect solution to keep you entertained on a rainy Yorkshire day, we’ve come up with this handy list of things to do when it rains.

Stay In…

We know what you’re thinking; this is terrible advice, but staying in is a viable option for those of you who are a bit hydrophobic. Let’s take a look at some things you can do to pass the time indoors at home.

Learn to Cook

Websites all over offer reviews and recipes of the highest quality, with step by step cooking instructions to boot. What could be better than taking time out to hone your cooking skills and indulging in some warm comfort food at the same time?

Get Some Gaming Time In

Whether you choose to join a server and partake in a sandbox game, join NetBet for some top quality slots or pull out the ol’ console for some vintage SEGA, spending a rainy day gaming can bring some much-needed excitement to your day. Some of the best games are available on-line these days, meaning there is absolutely no need to leave the house!

Have A Movie Day

With the rise of streaming TV platforms like Netflix and Showmax, access to the world’s best movies is right at your fingertips. Pick your movie, pop some popcorn and settle down in front of the telly for a day of star-studded entertainment.

Get Out Of The House…

If you don’t mind getting a little bit wet, albeit just to and from the car, Yorkshire has some fantastic indoor offerings for you.

Take In Some Culture

Get your gore on at the York dungeon while learning about some rather gruesome and ghoulish history. If gore isn’t for you, learn about Yorkshire’s fascinating mining past at the National Coal Mining Museum. The Nation Railway Museum gives a beautiful look at the history of railways in Britain with over 300 vehicles and many more artefacts to view.

Get Outdoors – Indoors

Yorkshire Cave

Stump Cross Caverns in Pateley Bridge offers you the opportunity to explore the underground caverns and caves. Take in the unique limestone formations and wonder at the wolverine remains on display.

White Scar Cave near Ingleton is the UK’s longest cave. Wonder at the shimmering waterfalls, fascinating stalactites and darkened chambers on this 80-minute tour.

Feed Your Inner Petrol Head

York Motorsports Village offers unique driving experiences from the blood pumping F1 simulation to the F3 junior go-karts. Get your adrenalin flowing with one of their exhilarating racing packages.

If 4×4 is more your speed, the Landrover Experience in Skipton lets you explore the Yorkshire dales differently. Put the Landrover and your driving skills through their paces by taking the wheel in an adrenalin-pumping ride!

Whether you’re one for staying in or getting out in the rain, Yorkshire offers a wide range of entertainment options for you. Young or old, knowledge or thrill-seeking, you will find something to keep you entertained on your next rainy day.