Weather forecast not so great? Browse our selection of great indoor activities to keep everyone entertained on a rainy day.

In the heart of the town you’ll find the impressive Middleton Grange Shopping Centre. This is the third largest town centre shopping complex in the North East of England and has a great range of high street shops including H&M, Primark, Pandora, JD Sports and so much more. The centre features a traditional market hall offering a whole host of quirky finds from toys and fancy dress to sweets and bakery treats.

Near to the town centre you will find Hartlepool Art Gallery, home to an eclectic collection of creative and inspiring exhibitions. Commemorate your experience with some fabulous locally-crafted gifts available in the gallery’s shop! The gallery even has its own café – a great spot for coffee and a delicious sweet treat.

Looking for some entertainment? Watch the latest movie releases at Vue Cinema and enjoy a truly memorable cinematic experience. With ticket prices starting at just £4.99 what’s not to like! The Borough Hall and the Town Hall Theatre host a diverse range of performing arts including comedy, drama and music. Be sure to look out for any exciting upcoming events on our What’s On page.

As well as being free, the Museum of Hartlepool is a great indoor venue for those curious minds. Uncover Hartlepool’s fascinating heritage as you walk through 5000 years of history to discover the complete story of Hartlepool told through a series exhibits and collections. For something a little different why not book a tour of Cameron’s Brewery or Hartlepool Power Station, these unique and interesting experiences make for some memorable family fun.

Keep those high-energy kids entertained at Jump 360. Boasting over 80 trampolines, as well as foam pits and climbing walls, this thrilling find is great spot to let the kids run wild. Or why not dive into some friendly competition with a game of bowling at Larry’s Lanes over at Seaton Carew. At Seaton you will also find The Sport’s Domes, where you could enjoy a game of football or mini-golf.