As beautiful and captivating as Snowdonia is, it does occasionally rain, much like the rest of the UK. Don’t let the downpour put a dampener on your holiday, if you prepare and bear in mind some indoor, alternative attractions, then you’ll have something fun and exciting to do even when you don’t feel like venturing around the mountain range when the weather isn’t so favourable. Here are a range of suggestions, for young children, older children and adults, to keep everyone busy when the sun isn’t shining!
Spend the day getting crafty and creating some treasured memorabilia of your holiday to the area at the Piggery Pottery. It is open seven days a week, so no matter when the skies decide to open, you and your family can still enjoy a great day! People of all ages are invited, including the little people amongst your family, so, head down and start your masterpiece!
The Fun Centre
Young children will love spending the day climbing, rolling, running and most importantly, laughing while they enjoy themselves at the Fun Centre in Caernarfon. With an under-fives play area, go karts, laser space and a mini-museum, all the children will be more than occupied. Rainy days often means over energetic children in the house but at the Fun Centre, they’ll have the chance to burn that energy off, which hopefully means, mum and dad will get a restful evening!
Rainy days don’t mean you must stay in your accommodation, try to make the most of the attractions in the area while you are away. The SeaQuarium will take you on an aquatic trip around the world, all from the comfort of the stunning North Wales coastline. You and your family can explore nine different zones from all corners of the globe. From the British coast to the tropical reef and deep sea. You can enjoy one of the regular feeding times, sea lion shows and the educational talks on offer.
As the best-preserved Elizabethan town house in Britain, the Plas Mawr offers a great day out for all the family and the sights that are held inside are awe-inspiring. The building is enclosed by the dominating castle walls of Conwy, and after exploring the narrow streets of the medieval town you will be delighted as you enter the house. The interior is ornamental and indulgently decorated, along with the elaborate furniture you get an insight into the residents of the home. The atmosphere and information will transport you temporarily back to a different period.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
No holiday in the area would be complete without a visit to the incredible Snowdonia Mountain Range. When it’s raining, you might think there is no chance of you and your family reaching the top, but, fear not! You can enjoy the views from the comfort of one of the heritage carriages that have been making their way to the summit since 1896. Although you may not be able to see as far across the peaks as you would on a clear day, the clouds and rain may just make your journey even more atmospheric! As the mist wraps around the peaks and the weather is moody, you’ll get to admire all the mountain has to offer.
With such an abundance of activities and attractions to enjoy, there is no reason for you to stay in your accommodation. Enjoy the area and all it has to offer, and if like many who visit, you fall in love, why not take a look at our Wales caravans for sale and start the search for your dream holiday property!
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