Shelter under the Rows

The Rows on Eastgate Street

Take advantage of the city's unique covered walkways so you can amble along without fear of getting soaked.

Step into the past

The National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port
The National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port

Why not visit one of the area's plethora of museums for a history lesson.

Take your pick from Grosvenor Museum, Cheshire Military Museum, Chester History and Heritage Centre or the National Waterways Museum.

Seek sanctuary at Chester Cathedral

Take a tour of the former Benedectine abbey, browse its exhibitions or marvel at the cloisters.

Take a dive

Go for a dip at one of Northgate Arena's two swimming pools - one even has a water slide.

Retail therapy

Flash the plastic at Grosvenor Shopping Centre or Cheshire Oaks, or nab a bargain at Chester Market.

Revive your ALE-ing spirits with a pint

The Brewery Tap in Chester
The Brewery Tap

Camp out in one of Chester's historical inns with your favourite tipple.

We've got plenty of decent city boozers, including the Brewery Tap, the Bear and Billet and the Albion.

Related story: Listed buildings in Chester that still serve pints

Brave the zoo

A downpour doesn't mean you have to miss out on visiting the UK's most visited paid-for attraction outside London.

Prepared for all eventualities, Chester Zoo has created a special wet weather trail so you can avoid getting too wet while still seeing the exhibits you want to see.

Make a splash

Splashing around in the puddles

Pull on your wellies and embrace the wet weather by indulging in arguably the most rain-friendly activity of them all - jumping in puddles.

There are plenty of places nearby where you can splish-splash until your heart's content, like Delamere Forest, the Countess of Chester Country Park, Caldy Valley Nature Park and The Meadows to name just a few.

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