Patience Place is very well situated for visiting all sorts of attractions. There is something for everyone.
Some wet weather options are...
The Crab and Lobster at Azenby near Thirsk is a very well known local restaurant. It would be advisable to book.
Tennants Auction Rooms at Leyburn have house sales every two weeks , on a Saturday, viewing on a Thursday and Friday. You might be able to pick up a bargain. They hold Catalogue sales in the Spring Summer and Autumn.