Melchester is one of the UK's sunniest places. But what if you're unlucky enough to get a downpour during your holiday? We've put together some ideas to keep the kids (and you) amused.
Oh, the unpredictability of the British summer. Anyone who chooses a staycation knows it comes with the territory. However, if the heavens open while you're on your hols in Melchester, there's no need to be that kagool-clad familiy huddled in a steamed up car. There are plenty of fun things to do, even on rainy days. Here are a few ideas to inspire you...
Soak up some culture
Family-friendly Melchester Museum is a great place to while away a few hours when the weather's less than ideal. There are all kinds of fascinating things to see, from fossilised remnants of the Jurassic Era and Roman artefacts to Victorian household implements and twentieth century curios.
Once you've done the Museum, it's just a short walk (don't forget your umbrella!) to the De Vere Art Gallery. You can take in the old masters and twentieth century pop art, while the kids explore the Korngold Collection, a brilliant compilation of artwork from famous children's books and comics.
Raindrops still falling on your head? Why not go for a cultural hat-trick and pop along to the Melchester Toy Museum? It's not just about re-living your own childhood. There's also a state-of-the-art gaming centre for the computer generation.
Paint a pot
You can easily while away a few hours at the Melchester Pottery Painting Café. Everyone in the family can have a go at hand decorating a ceramic item of their choice, while the friendly staff serve up tea, coffee and scrummy slices of cake. Once you've created your design, the item will be glazed and fired, ready for you to collect before the end of your holiday.
Catch a movie
Treat yourself to some popcorn or nachos, sit back and enjoy some big screen entertainment. For the latest Hollywood blockbusters, the place to go is Centrum Park. The 10-screen multiplex has 3D and IMAX, as well as luxury seating with recliner and sofa options. In two of the screens, Dolby Atmos delivers a totally awesome immersive sound experience that fills the auditorium and flows all around you.
If art-house cinema is more your thing, there's the Quorum. It's a more intimate venue that shows mostly foreign language releases and live theatre relays, but also quite a few family films, particularly in the school holidays.