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Cool places to go on a rainy day in Liverpool and beyond

Don't let the rain put you off having a great day out in Liverpool and the North West with kids. Whatever the weather, there are always plenty of family events, activities and places nearby to keep the kids occupied.

The best things to do on a rainy day are ideally indoor activities - and if they're free that's even better. A trip to the museum or art gallery can make for a perfect family day out and we have plenty more ideas too.

Here's some really cool places to go on a rainy day in Liverpool and other parts of the North West.

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Imagine That, Wavertree

If you're looking for something really amazing to do with the kids head to Imagine That in Wavertree from the team behind Underwater Street

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The Storybarn, Calderstones Park, Liverpool

Introduce your children to a love of books at the Storybarn in Calderstones Park in Liverpool

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Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf, Liverpool

If you fancy some crazy golf head to Jungle Rumble in Liverpool One

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World Museum, Liverpool

Liverpool’s World Museum is one of the most amazing places to visit and it’s even better because it’s free, although visitors can make a small donation.

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The Bluecoat, Liverpool

The Bluecoat in Liverpool is popular with creative families with free activities and trails for them to enjoy while the grown-ups enjoy a cuppa in the cafe

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The Beatles Story, Liverpool

Be transported on an incredible immersive journey at the Beatles Story at the Albert Dock in Liverpool

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Speke Hall, Liverpool

Explore the Great Hall of Speke Hall, get lost in the hedge maze or grab a coffee in the tea shop

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Museum of Liverpool

Discover amazing things to do and see with the kids at Museum of Liverpool

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Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

Merseyside Maritime Museum at the Albert Dock is packed full of hundreds of artefacts linked to Liverpool's rich maritime history

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International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Learn about the history of slavery and the continuing fight for freedom and equality at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool

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Central Library, Liverpool

If you’ve never visited Central Library in Liverpool before you’re in for a treat

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Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port

Visit the Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port and get up close to sharks, starfish and seahorses

10% off tickets when you buy online
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Splash World, Southport

Splash World in Southport has flumes and river rides to excite the kids plus a toddler pool and water play area

15% off entrance fees
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Nerf Centre Liverpool

Let the kids battle it out at the Nerf Centre in Liverpool, while you enjoy a coffee in the cafe

Save £20 off Nerf session for 6 people
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Air Unlimited, Speke, Liverpool

There's something for everyone at Air Unlimited in Speke - from trampolines to climbing walls

£5 for one-hour trampoline park access
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Awesome Walls, Liverpool

Awesome Walls Liverpool has climbing walls to suit all the family

Two for one!
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Yellow Sub, Brunswick, Liverpool

Treat the kids with a trip to Yellow Sub soft play centre which includes a huge play frame and football pitch

After School meal deal
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Go Kids Play Centre, Speke, Liverpool

Grown-ups can relax while the kids have fun at Go Kids Play Centre in Speke

Kids eat free
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Tate Liverpool

Pick up a free rocket explore backpack during your visit to Tate Liverpool art gallery with lots to discover

Kids eat free
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Bromborough Bowl, Wirral

Ten-pin bowling is a great activity for all the family so why not head to Bromborough Bowl in Wirral and challenge the kids to a game?

Save 69% on a three-hour bowling session with pizza for four people
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World of Glass, St Helens

Watch expert glass blowers and discover the World of Glass in St Helens

Pay once - get FREE entry for the year
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Clip 'n Climb, Liverpool

Clip 'n Climb Liverpool has 19 climbing challenges for an amazing, kaleidoscopic climbing experience

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Spaceport, Seacombe, Wirral

Head to Spaceport in Seacombe, Wirral for fun and interactive displays, an exciting cosmic coaster space ride plus a spectacular 360 degree space centre show.

Save money when you combine a Ferry and U-Boat Story trip