Here's some ideas on how to make the most of a grey day.
Experience and explore how the miners, and in particular how children, were used in this dangerous aspect of Englands industrial past.
It's wet outside... might as well get a bit wetter! Find your local swimming baths and enjoy an afternoon in the pool.
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One of the wonders of the Midlands, the cavern is full of semi-precious mineral Blue John, or 'Derbyshire Spar'. A mysterious underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils.
This old jail building is ranked as one of the most haunted places in the UK. Derby Gaol and Police Museum is open every Saturday 11am til 3pm, apart from the last Saturday of every month.
With ten pin bowling, the cinema and a range of restaurants and shops to explore, this is the perfect place to spend a rainy day.
A Tudor building with more than 9,500 items to see and some you can touch. Lots of hands on activities for children, dressing up box and quizzes.
Wrap up warm, get your wellies on and brave the weather. Embrace the rain on a ramble in the peaks or go to your local park and have a kick-about.
Just across the border in Nottinghamshire, take an eerie step back in time to the 1920s and discover how a grocer's family lived. The house has remained virtually unchanged since 1923.
A quick Google search will tell you the nearest art galleries to suit all tastes.