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Rainy weather gets a bad reputation. While yes, wet weather certainly ruins picnics and hikes, there are still plenty of fun activities to do indoors, both with your family or with your partner. Here are 5 of the best things to do on rainy days in Shropshire.

RAF Cosford

A trip to RAF Museum Cosford is rainy day activity for everyone! There is a huge array of aircraft and displays to explore. You’ll walk aviation history including the world’s oldest Spitfire.

Shrewsbury Prison

A visit to Shrewsbury Prison on a rainy day will certainly enhance the gloomy and spooky atmosphere. You’ll experience what life was like behind bars throughout the centuries with your tour guide, who are actually ex-prison officers and once worked at the prison!

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Believe it or not, the small town of Ironbridge changed the world forever! A trip to the beating heart of the industrial revolution is a great way to spend a bad weather day. You’ll find out out how iron, particularly Coalbrookdale iron, changed the course of the world. Wander stunning exhibits, exquisite art castings, and functional cookware all made from iron!

Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Black Hawk Laser Games

The benefit of indoor tag games are no mud, no rain and no pain! Challenge the kids to a game of ‘capture the flag’ or ‘Black Hawk Down’ where you take the role of a helicopter pilot, downed and fighting to survive against the enemy. It’s a great way to spark the imagination for the whole family!

Severn Valley Railway

Dodge the rain with a trip on a classic steam-hauled passenger train! The Severn Valley Railway runs regular passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire. Enjoy incredible views of the rolling countryside from the comfort of your own cabin.

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