It's the six week holidays, the kids are up and raring to go...and oh look, it's raining.

You can't control the weather - but you can still have plenty of fun in and around Huddersfield when the weather is rubbish.

Explore a museum, catch a show at the theatre -  there's plenty of rainy day fun to be had!

Here's 10 fun indoor activities for the school holidays:

 

1) Colne Valley Museum

Explore this Grade 2 listed building and step back in time to see what life was like in the 1850s.

Colne Valley Museum is made up of four traditional weavers' cottages built by the Pearsons, a family of independent cloth manufacturers. Complete with a loom chamber, spinning and cropping rooms, the museum delves into Colne Valley's textile history, while the clog-maker's workshop has a full range of period tools and often hosts clog-making demonstrations.

The museum, in Cliffe Ash, Golcar , Huddersfield, is open weekends and bank holidays, 2pm-5pm.

2) Lawrence Batley Theatre

Showcasing drama, comedy, dance, classical music and more, the Lawrence Batley Theatre can inject a touch of culture into any rainy afternoon.

Under 26s can take advantage of £6 tickets for certain performances, and the theatre is also getting into the spirit of the Tour de France with drama Lost Boy Racer in June. The LBT Youth Theatre also offers arts classes for young people.

The theatre is in Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield - click here to see what's on.

3) Eureka!

Eureka! The National Children's Museum combines learning and play through hundreds of interactive, hands on exhibits, covering everything from the human body to eco-systems around the world. The museum's child-sized Town Square - complete with a Halifax bank, Marks and Spencer's store and the Eureka! house - lets youngsters play cashier, discover where food comes from and use a working cash machine that dispenses Eureka bank notes.

The museum, in Discovery Road, Halifax , is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm, during the holidays, and 10am-4pm Tuesday to Sunday in term time. Standard admission includes a free annual pass, and children aged 0-11mths go free. For adults and children aged three and above admission costs £11.95, and tots aged 1-2 years get in for £4.25. You can book online here .

4) Tolson Museum

Set in the leafy surrounds of Ravensknowle Park in Wakefield Road, Tolson Museum offers a history of Huddersfield and its people through a series of curious collections. Roman artifacts, textile exhibits, birds, transport and more can be found in the grand museum, offering a picture of the town and its characters from pre-history through to present day.

The free museum's summer opening hours, from March 1 to October 31, are Tuesday to Friday, 11am-5pm and noon-5pm on weekends.

 

5) LaserZone

One of the largest lasertag arenas in the UK is right on your doortstep in Huddersfield, and offers exciting indoor action for all the family.

LaserZone uses state-of-the-art equipment where players can earn points by shooting their opponents, set in a futuristic abandoned town complete with chemical plant, police station and light and sound effects. The centre, in St John's Road, hosts birthday parties and other events and is open Monday noon-11pm, Tuesday to Friday noon-10.30pm, Saturdays 10am-10.30pm and Sundays 10am-10pm.

For prices and booking information click here .

6) The North Light Gallery

From photography to paintings, sketches and more, the North Light Gallery has been hosting a wide range of exhibitions for the last 13 years. A Fairtrade cafe serves hot and cold food, and the gallery's children's area lets youngsters draw, play and colour-in while adults browse the exhibitions.

The gallery, based in Brook's Mill, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-4pm.

7) The Jungle Experience, Manor Heath Park

Step into the glass houses to explore the Jungle Experience's botanic gardens and exotic habitats. A huge variety of plants, butterflies, fish and animals including quails and terrapins can be found across the attraction's different zones, including the Savage Garden, Butterfly World and the Lily Pond.

The Jungle Experience and its accompanying Walled Garden, in Manor Heath Park, Halifax, is open seven days a week, 10am-4pm. Admission is £1 per person, with under 5s free.

8) Fizzy Lizard

Bumpy slides, balance beams, a ball pool and soft play area are on hand to help little ones blow off some steam at Fizzy Lizard's indoor play gym, based in Cathedral House, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield. A themed cafe area gives parents space to relax with a cuppa while their little monsters run riot.

Fizzy Lizard is open Monday to Saturday, 9am-4pm, excluding bank holidays.

9) Bankfield Museum

From toys through the ages to a pair of the Duke of Wellington's boots, Bankfield Museum in Halifax showcases curious collections dating from prehistoric times right up to the 21st century. Based in a Victorian mansion, the free museum also features the World of Textiles Gallery, examining textile production around the world, as well as community exhibits and rotating exhibitions in its temporary gallery.

The museum, in Akroyd Park, Boothtown Road, Halifax, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm and on bank holiday Mondays, 10am-4pm. Last admission is half an hour before closing time. Click here to find out more about what's on at the museum.

 

10) Summerwine Magic Tours

A must-see for fans of The Last of the Summer Wine, this 10-mile journey around the hit sitcom's filming locations in and around Holmfirth takes in Sid's Cafe, Nora Batty's famous steps, the laundrette where Compo, Foggy and Clegg used to plan their schemes and the scenic fields were many stunts from the BBC show were filmed. Tour guide Colin, who owned Sid's Cafe for almost 20 years, regularly met the cast and crew during filming and even appeared in the episode that featured the late Sir Norman Wisdom.

Tours run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-3pm, and last 45 minutes. Admission costs £8 for adults and £4 for children. Tickets can be bought online here .

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