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For a Rainy Day!

A dozen things to do on a rainy day in Mid Wales!

  1. Spend the day in Machynlleth, shopping in a unique town with an eclectic mix of shops, and Wednesday Market, from handmade jewellery, and crafts to locally reared meat and produce, The museum of modern art also has courses on offer, and the Owain Glyndwr Centre is a museum dedicated to one of Wales’ greatest heroes. visit Number Twenty-One bistro for a delicious lunch, or visit the delicatessan at Royal House; one of the oldest shops in the country and serves a unique cup of tea and cake.

  2. Put on your boots and waterproofs and go for a walk. A wet day is the best way to see a magnificent welsh waterfall in full flow or a verdant green misty ancient welsh woodland. Maybe even take up canoeing? Take care on wet paths and rocks! 

  3. Machinations in Llanbrynmair, "museum of mechanical magic” is fascinating for all ages or the soft play centre for little ones, Sarah serves fabulous cakes in the cafe too.

  4. Aberystwyth Arts Centre, at the university, is brilliant! With free galleries (art, ceramics and photography) lovely cafe and shops, and some amazing shows, music and comedy in the theatres as well as my favourite cinema! They have a Christmas craft fair in the winter, and there are courses for all ages all year round!  Learn to play an instrument or learn to speak Welsh??!

  5. Visit King Arthurs Labyrinth, and other activities at Corris craft centre, a mythical journey underground, or Corris Mine explorers for the more adventurous. Then tour the craft centre, discover your artistic side with some hands on craft activities, Enjoy shopping for a special hand-made gift followed by lunch in the cafe. Maybe visit the Centre for Alternative Technology nearby afterwards, but best for a dry day!

  6. Go for a swim, if you are going to get wet anyway! If our outdoor pool at Warren Parc doesn’t appeal in the rain then the leisure centre in Machynlleth offers shelter and activities including the gym and climbing wall, and various of clubs and activities from canoeing to fitness. Alternatively lounge in the new hot tub and sauna at warren parc.   

  7. The National Library in Aberystwyth is a fascinating resource, with easy parking, shop cafe galleries and special public tours.

  8. The Silver Mountain experience, at Poterwyd hosts The Black Chasm a scary interactive journey underground where Orcs may take you prisoner!

  9. A Train ride, whether it’s one of the great little steam trains of Wales, most with their own museums, or the mainline journey along a stormy cost, you will stay dry and have moving scenery brought to you! You can get off when the rain stops or explore somewhere further afield.

  10. Take a brolly and visit a deserted beach, admire wet shiny pebbles and explore rockpools, watch dolphins and seals or hunt for beautiful driftwood, often best after a storm. Or try Surfing at Borth for the more adventurous.

  11. Fishing, either river or sea, the rain will surely guarantee a good catch! Don’t forget your permit.

  12. Buy a new caravan!! If you are visiting prospective parks then it’s good to see them on wet days too, they will never look as pretty or appealing but you will see them at their worst. Park owners or managers will have plenty of time to offer advice and support when the weather is poor, and you can get a warm cuppa in a dry holiday home while you dream about all the sunny holidays too!


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