Things to do on a rainy day in North Wales
If you’re planning a trip to North Wales this February half term, glorious days full of sunshine are few and far between and t-shirt weather is certainly not guaranteed. That said, there is still plenty of ways to make the most out of a stay in our North Wales holiday parks. From bouncing around in caves down below to trying your hand at pottery, there’s plenty of fun days out for all the family in North Wales. Llechwedd Slate Caverns Experience a Victorian mine tour, where you will be able to ride the steepest cable railway in Britain, allowing you to explore hundreds of feet underground. Learn the story of the men and discover how our mining forefathers were able to build this incredible industry which has roofed the world. You can also explore the mines on a 4×4, creating an off road adventure that the whole family can talk about for years to come. The site is open every single day, and is a great way to spend a rainy day without getting absolutely soaked! Zip World In keeping with the underground theme, thrill seekers and those wishing to face their fears should try something new at this incredible activity centre based within the mines. Speed down the longest zip line in the Europe and soar over the fantastic landscapes with views that are bound to take you breath away if flying at 100mph doesn’t! There are also other high rope activities including a leap of faith, treetop nets and a zip safari. For younger children, check out bounce below, where you can play, jump, bounce and roll from net to net in a cave the size of a cathedral. The attraction has new rides planned for 2017, including Europe’s first four-person zip line and a forest coaster. Whilst the wet weather could affect some of the activities, bounce below and the indoor zip course are always viable options. Venue Cymru Shelter from the rain with any of the entertaining shows hosted at this theatre in Llandudno. There’s something for everyone on offer, from comedy to opera and everything in between, including plenty of child-friendly shows. Performances on this spring include; Banff Mountain Film Festival, Ellen Kent Opera, Justin’s Party, Thriller, Sam Baily, Stand By Me and The Full Monty. For further ticketing information or to find out what’s on during your time in North Wales, visit their website. Steam Trains The weather that comes with spring in North Wales can be uncertain, particularly on the Snowdon National Park, which almost has its own climatic systems. This makes reaching the summit by foot difficult and, at times, dangerous, but that doesn’t mean you reach the top through other means and make the most of the wonderful views. From mid-March, weather permitting, you can get the train to Clogwyn, which is about three quarters of the way up and provides expansive views across the National Park. From May, the full service resumes, taking you all the way to the summit. Poor visibility may impede your experience slightly, but it’s still a milestone to have completed, and a selfie on top of Snowdon is bound to be the highlight of your holiday albums! Indoor Go-Karting Nestled in Caernarfon, not far from Conwy, sits Redline Indoor Karting, offering you the chance to channel your inner Lewis Hamilton whatever the weather! With various different tracks on offer, from child-friendly routes to the circuits more suitable for competitive adults, you’re guaranteed to have a laugh whatever your ability! The Fun Centre This converted church has been transformed into a fun-packed centre that makes the perfect place to keep the kids entertained while you can sit back and relax with a coffee. Offering a giant indoor play area, with high drop slides, ball pools and spinning steps over three floors, a lazer space sport arena, go karts, an under 5 play area and a mini museum, there’s enough to keep the family busy all day! Anglesey Sea Zoo Learn all about the local marine life at this interactive and informative aquarium in Anglesey. Daily talks and feeds will allow you to see fish, the seahorse nursery and sharks up close and personal or a guided tour of the whole aquarium taking you through the undersea world costing just £30 for a group of up to 15 people. All tickets purchased are valid for six days, so your sorted for another day of marine activities should the weather take a turn for the worst again during your stay. If this sounds like a good time to you, check out our Wales caravans for sale, so you can make a habit of bouncing your way round caves and flying through the air at over 100mph. Once you own your own caravan in North Wales, you can visit at your convenience and store essentials in your caravan so it’s not such a stressful packing of the car.