Wales is known as the land of mighty castles, mountain ranges, unspoilt beaches, deep countryside, rugby, poetry and song. The great outdoors of Wales brings in extreme sports enthusiasts from all across the world; those who lead a healthy lifestyle might be drawn in by the numerous activities on offer here. Being able to introduce the family to trekking, climbing, kayaking and that’s just for starters. However, since it is Wales, we aren’t strangers to a bit of rain from time to time; so where do you go when Mother Nature throws a weather themed spanner in the works?
Here are some activities and places to visit where the rain can’t dampen your day.
The ultimate all-weather adventure – why not explore the underground caverns and experience the steepest zip wire in the British Isles. The caverns are home to a rope walk and various obstacle courses to sink your teeth into; if you love a challenge and want to get your hands dirty, the caverns are a perfect choice on a bath weather day (or any day really!).
On-Board Buffet on the Ffestiniog Railway
This is a quaint and interesting way to spend a drizzly day, enjoying a light dining experience like no other on the Ffestiniog Railway. As you glide through Snowdonia National Park you can enjoy a variety of meals from the on-board buffet. They even offer the occasional ‘themed’ evenings – where the menu can vary from Indian, Chinese or Italian. Advanced booking is required, and bookings are only taken until 2pm on the day of travel.
Boasting nine individual craft studios, award winning attractions and unbeatable hands-on experiences, there really is something for everyone at the Corris Craft Centre whatever the weather is doing outside. There are lots of opportunities for fun by making your own crafts in many of the studios with pottery painting, candle dipping, chocolate making and even herbal crafting.
Surrounded by seven acres of stunning woodlands, the Centre for Alternative Technology is an educational charity that inspires thousands of families each year to get involved and make a positive impact on environment change. With hands-on displays, adventure play and woodland trails buzzing with wildlife, it’s a great day out for your whole family.
Steeped in myths and legends, tucked away high in the ancient Cambrian Mountains, the Silver Mountain Experience features tumbling streams, mysterious forests and long since abandoned mine workings which will take you on an atmospheric journey through the very mists of time!
Kids can enjoy making dens in the trees, building dams in the stream or playing with the interesting waterwheels – the weather doesn’t stop the fun here!
With hundreds of exotic butterflies of all shapes and sizes flying freely around the facility, but also some unusual insects too and giant caterpillars, plus really rare and exciting plant life. It is a wonderfully immersive and relaxing environment that most kids will love.