With the cold weather starting to set in, the Times and Star asked readers online for what they think is the best thing to do in Allerdale on a rainy day.

October has already started to get very wet and very windy in Cumbria, where some areas were forced to have a flood warning put in place last week.

In no particular order, the ten most popular things to do on a rainy day are: 1) Rebecca Moody and Carol Watson recommended the escape rooms at Lakes Escapes. West Cumbria’s first live escape room, the company urge you and your friends to try and break out of their themed rooms, complete with challenges and puzzles.

2) Christopher Watson suggests going to Banks Ironmonger in Cockermouth and see the museum. It was opened in 1836 and has been owned by two separate families, now being run by the third generation of the Jackson Family, Vanessa Graham. You can buy four candles there too!

3) Rosemary Chesters feels that people of Workington should brave the weather. She said: “Put waterproofs and wellies on and walk through Curwen Park. You can take the autumn leaves home for artwork.”

4) Leslie Bell enjoys the Maryport Aquarium. Situated on South Quay, the aquarium is open seven days a week and is host to over 75 display tanks packed with hundreds of amazing freshwater and sea species.

5) Sharon Baxter recommends The Garden on Workington town centre. The bar and restaurant, located on Steelmans Walk, provides a nice, warm atmosphere. Sharon said: “It has gorgeous food. There is tea, coffee, cakes & ice cream.”

6) Mary Grace suggests the Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport. Overlooking the Solway Firth, the collection includes Roman military altars, sculptures and objects that tell the story of Roman life and beliefs on the edge of the Empire.

7) Alan Sharp and Lesley Edmondson both proposed The Crafty Workshop in Workington. The craft shop and pottery painting studio stocks felting, card, paper, gems, paint and buttons.

8) Kath Bilton enjoys the Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick. Home of the first pencil, guests can trace the history of pencil making and see how Derwent Fine Art pencils are made.

9) Rachael Reilly and Carl Holding like visiting West Coast Karting in Maryport. North-West England’s largest indoor go-karting track, the company offer various events and services for all ages and experience levels of driver.

10) Many people choose to just relax indoors! Danielle Cape enjoys: “A PJ Day with arts and crafts and board games with hot chocolate followed by a film that the kids choose.”