Boy stuck indoors on a rainy day.

13 fun things for children on a rainy day in Derbyshire

Keep your children smiling when the sun is sulking by taking them to one of Derbyshire's indoor attractions.

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Thrill-seekers wanting to try out their skills at handling go-karts should head for  Swains of Buxton on the town's Harpur Hill. There's expert instruction in the purpose-built centre.
Thrill-seekers wanting to try out their skills at handling go-karts should head for Swains of Buxton on the town's Harpur Hill. There's expert instruction in the purpose-built centre.
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Fun for all the family is guaranteed at The Chesterfield Bowl on Storforth Lane, Hasland, which offers ten-pin bowling, video games and discos on Fridays.

2. Ten-pin bowling

Fun for all the family is guaranteed at The Chesterfield Bowl on Storforth Lane, Hasland, which offers ten-pin bowling, video games and discos on Fridays.
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Ball pits, ride-on toys and inflatables make soft play centres a must on a rainy day. Check out places such as Little Monkeys Play Centre, Matlock, Chesters Den, Chesterfield and Planet Happy, Ripley.

3. Soft play areas

Ball pits, ride-on toys and inflatables make soft play centres a must on a rainy day. Check out places such as Little Monkeys Play Centre, Matlock, Chesters Den, Chesterfield and Planet Happy, Ripley.
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Many of Derbyshire towns' leisure centres have indoor swimming pools including Chesterfield, Staveley, Eckington, Matlock, Bakewell, Wirksworth, Ripley and Alfreton.

4. Swimming

Many of Derbyshire towns' leisure centres have indoor swimming pools including Chesterfield, Staveley, Eckington, Matlock, Bakewell, Wirksworth, Ripley and Alfreton.
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