What a way to spend a rainy day…

“There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." John Lubbock, The Use of Life, 1894. We are taking a leaf out of Lubbock’s book and embracing all the different kinds of British weather.

We want to celebrate the rain and encourage you to do the same. Whether you’re a young explorer or a curious mind there’s always something to do when the sky’s grey.

For the young adventurer

The rain is one of the best ways to work with nature and make it into your playground. So why not put on your wellies and make a splash?

The rain is one of the best natural helpers for completing some of your ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. It’s perfect for collecting plenty of thick mud to help create your own den and make it all stick together. Or you could use it to make your own mud pie.

You never know what games you might come up with
Two childrens feet splashing into a puddle

You can even make a game out of it if you are indoors. You can race raindrops running down the windows. The winner is the first raindrop to reach the bottom of the window. Or you could start drawing up plans for your den.

Let the explorer in you come out
A young boy in a den in the woodland

For the curious mind

Even if you don’t fancy being outdoors, why not come and explore inside of a special place? Connect with the past and learn all about the previous owners of Berrington Hall. Hear all about how the gentry lived and, for the little ones, complete the Glamourous Georgians Trail throughout the house.

What's to stop you getting outdoors?
A woman walking in the rain

Alternatively, with the right rain coat and suitable walking boots you could explore the parkland. The rain brings out all sorts of insects which provide a feast for the wildlife surrounding Berrington. You never know what you might spot.

What else you can enjoy

With the rain trickling down outside, you can refresh yourself in the tea-room here at Berrington.  We offer a full range of hot drinks, freshly baked homemade cakes and plenty of hot food. You can enjoy these as the rain falls down outside.

There's nothing like a bowl of steaming soup to warm you up
A bowl of soup next

You can find shelter and explore our second hand bookshop at your leisure. With a range of books to have a look at you can always pick up a bargain.

Just because it is a rainy day, doesn’t mean that you can’t make the most of it. Why not make your own adventure and get creative with the rain.