Shelter under the Rows
Take advantage of the city's unique covered walkways so you can amble along without fear of getting soaked.
Step into the past
Why not visit one of the area's plethora of museums for a history lesson.
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.
Revive your ALE-ing spirits with a pint
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.
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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
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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