Things to do on a rainy day in Snowdonia

As we move into the cooler months, and fresh from the impact of a tumultuous two years marked by lockdown and uncertainties, we continue to yearn for trips and breaks away more than ever.

Many holidaymakers across the UK have rediscovered the beauty of North Wales, particularly whilst foreign travel restrictions were in place, and made it their break of choice during Summer. However, there is so much more to discover, experience and love in the Winter months, that make this the perfect place to visit for a cool weather stay-cay.

The stunning landscapes, both coastal and inland, are waiting to be explored, and with the right clothing and footwear, offer truly wonderful days out. But for those not so keen on being exposed to the elements, there is plenty to keep you warm and dry and entertained indoors.

North Wales is renowned for its underground mines which delve deep into the regions hidden landscapes, carving a cultural legacy for the region and its strong sense of place. Discover how these mines were crafted and cultivated and learn more about their legacy today, from Sygun Copper Mine, the Deep Mine at ZipWorld, and King Arthur’s Labyrinth, there’s plenty to choose from.

Shifting elements and heading to the coast, is Anglesey Sea Zoo, a brilliant day out for all to enjoy. One of the most popular attractions on Anglesey, the Zoo unearths intriguing insights into the fascinating creatures from around the UK coast. The Zoo also features a fun play area, one of several featured throughout the region alongside, The Fun Centre and Glasfryn, which also offers ten pin bowling. Adrenaline junkies are catered for with Adrenaline Indoors at Adventure Parc Snowdonia, a nature-inspired, high-thrills adventure experience for any age.

North Wales is home to several amazing museums and galleries, including the National Slate Museum and the Lloyd George Museum. Set on the stunning Llŷn Peninsula, the Lloyd George Museum tells the inspirational story of the boy, from the small village of Llanystumdwy, that became the Prime Minister during WW1.  For art lovers, a visit to Storiel is a must where their amazing collection includes nearly 10,000 items of historic Welsh furniture, textiles, archaeology, ceramics, art and photography.

A great way to understand and appreciate the North Wales landscape may well be from a railways carriage. The Cambrian Line connects the urban dwellers of London and Birmingham, to the main Stations at Machynllech and Pwllheli. Whether you’re hunting for historic wonders, like the Tallyllyn Steam Railway or Bala Lake Railway, or simply looking to relax for the weekend you’ll find the Cambrian Line a fantastic, easy and reliable way to access the very best that the Snowdonia National Park and the coast has to offer.

To plan your Welsh rainy day adventure, take a look at the Snowdonia 360 map where you can play your entire stay, taking in these many highlights as well as accommodation and places to refresh and recharge. Make North Wales your best off-peak holiday experience to date!

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