WE MAY have spent the past few days basking in a heatwave, but if the weather forecasters are right, rain is on the way.

So we decided to put together a list of some of our favourite indoor attractions in and around Whitchurch for when spending time outdoors is off the table.

1. Funzone

Featuring multi-level play, a two-lane wavy slide, ball pools and sports area, Funzone has everything you need to tire out the little ones of all ages and there's plenty of seating and a cafe for adults.

Waymills Industrial Estate, Whitchurch

Open Monday to Thursday 9.30am-6pm; Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Prices: Adults and under-1s free; one to two-year-olds £2.50; two to 12-year-olds £3.75.

2. Doodle Alley

Get creative and make something special to take home and show off. There are hundreds of pottery pieces available for visitors to put their own artistic spin on.

Victoria Yard, off High Street, Whitchurch

Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday 10am-5pm.

Prices: from £5.95.

3. Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

Previously a bombing decoy, Hack Green was later a radar station aimed at protecting the land between Birmingham and Liverpool. Now you can find out more about that piece of history after it remained hidden for more than 50 years.

Off Whitchurch Road, Nantwich

Open Monday to Sunday 10am-5pm.

Prices: five to 16-year-olds £6; adults £9.25; family (2+2) £26.50.

4. Wem Swimming and Lifestyle Centre

Take a dip with the family at Wem Swimming Pool and mix fun with fitness and gaining confidence in the water.

Bowens Field, Wem

Opening times: Swimming times vary, please contact pool for details.

Prices: Under-3s free; juniors £3.20; adults £4.20. Booking is essential.

5. Odeon Wrexham

Now that life is returning to normal there's finally some hit films for people of all ages to get out and enjoy so grab your popcorn, ice cream and drink, sit back and enjoy.

Eagles Meadow, Wrexham.

Opening times: Dependent on film, please check cinema website.

Prices: Vary dependent on film and showing time.