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Don't let the January blues get you down - stay out of the cold with this fun guide

Now that the new year is well and truly underway, it can be a little tricky to think of fairly cheap, fun things to do. Tie that in with the fact that the weather tends to be less than gorgeous in January and you’re faced with a real conundrum at the weekends. What to do with the kids that’ll keep them out of the wind and rain? Well, luckily for you, we’ve put together a guide of the best things to do this January to keep everyone warm, dry and most importantly, happy!

Rock climbing 

Get out of the cold and maybe even keep one of your new year resolutions – more exercise! Before you start to panic, this is a little different. Undercover Rock is based in the pleasant suburb of St Werburgh's and offers many different climbing experiences to suit all ages and abilities. If you have little ones who are eager to learn, sign them up for the rockhoppers course. Aimed at 6–10-year-olds, no previous experience is required and sessions can be booked throughout term time. Want to know if this is something that could be for you too? Join in with an hour-long family taster session and see how you feel. 

www.undercover-rock.com 

Winter Stargazing 

Don’t be out off by the gathering rain clouds outside – head indoors at We The Curious down at Millennium Square and take part in some special winter stargazing. The event is running until 5 March and is held in the famous silver ball – enter into a guided tour where a team of enthusiastic presenters will tell wonderful stories of the universe. Learn about ancient stargazers, fly to far away planets and glimpse our solar system and beyond, all in 3D. The show combines real-life images from around the world with visuals from the most advanced planetarium in the UK for an unforgettable show – don’t miss out on this!

www.wethecurious.org 

A Victorian Gothic home 

One of Bristol finest treasures, Tyntesfield House, is the perfect place to while away a dull and grey Saturday afternoon. Although the Gothic home is set within acres of grounds, there’s plenty to do in the house! Go inside, stroll from room to room and take in the huge array of bits and bobs that have been collected over the years. A museum in itself, it is the largest recorded collection owned and cared for the National Trust, and you can expect to find something to keep everyone entertained here. You could also visit the beautiful chapel – a rarity in Victorian houses like this. Decorated throughout, there really is no better place to visit on a rainy day. 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield 

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