6 Rainy Day Activities in North Wales

There are times in North Wales when it rains, especially during the winter months but this shouldn’t mean your holiday is any less enjoyable. In fact, there are plenty of entertaining activities and attractions in this gorgeous part of Wales that you and your family are sure to love.

Pili Palas Nature World

Voted as one of Anglesey’s top attractions, Pili Palas Nature World is a fantastic rainy-day activity that will be full of surprises. The steamy and tropical environment is home to a wealth of interesting insects and as you enter you will notice the stunning and colourful butterflies of all sizes, freely flying around you. The bug-zone isn’t for everyone, but is fascinating none the less, with cockroaches, locusts, snails, tarantulas, scorpions and much more, the creepy-crawlies captivate most visitors.

tropical butterfly

Conwy Brewery

A day for the adults amongst the group, Conwy Brewery invites visitors for a tour around the successful brewery. The insight varies, depending on how much time you have. For an activity that lasts a couple of hours, the quick tour of the brewery followed by sampling some of the delights to be made on site is just £10.00. For an activity that lasts a whole day, why not try your hand at becoming a brewer? Visitors are invited to shadow one of the brewers, chip in with some of the duties and learn about the processes involved. During the day, you’ll have a lunch and be given a generous gift-pack to go home with, for a total of £95.00 per person. For both tours, booking in advance is required.

Plas Mawr

The 15th-century ‘Great Hall’ is encompassed by the domineering town walls and castle of Conwy. The Plas Mawr is often overlooked by visitors as it neighbours the impressive castle, but, it is one of the finest examples of an Elizabethan town house in Britain. Each room beholds stunning plasterwork and intriguing objects, the elaborately decorated interior demonstrates the prosperity of the owner, Welsh merchant, Robert Wynn. Enjoy an audio tour of the house, to discover the historical treasures and stories that the building holds.

Conwy castle, neighbouring the Plas Mawr.

The Bodnant Welsh Food Centre

Wales is famed for the outstanding local food and drink grown and produced in the area and there is no better place in North Wales to discover the variety of delicacies on offer than at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre. Whether you’re searching for a prime cut of Welsh beef, some traditionally smoked cheese or some luxurious and rich chocolates and cakes, this is the place to indulge in your foodie heaven as the artisan produce is abundant.

A selection of cheese produced in North Wales.

Trefriw Woollen Mills

The Trefriw Woollen Mill is a family run business that has been producing stunning tapestries since 1859. Go along and see the products being woven using one of the most traditional methods, hand spun and with a power loom. The machinery is still operated and powered by the water driven turbine, which creates enough energy to produce the gorgeous soft furnishings, garments and accessories that are for sale in the shop.

hand woven wool.

Piggery Pottery

Spend the day getting crafty and artistic at the Piggery Pottery. Whether you fancy trying to throw your very own pot, or you’d like to paint one, your masterpieces are available for you to take home as a special remembrance of your time at our holiday parks in North Wales.

A potter throwing a pot.

What are you planning for your holiday in North Wales? We would love to hear which attractions you are looking forward to visiting via our social media channels!

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