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Posted on 17/03/2016 by David

Don’t let a spot of precipitation ruin your holiday to North Wales, for there are always plenty of things to do on a rainy day here! Here are a few of our favourites…

1. Anglesey Sea Zoo

Anglesey Sea Zoo is a great day out for animal lovers of all ages. Whether you are looking to explore amazing invertebrates as you wander through the ‘No Bone Zone’ or are excited by seahorses in the Seahorse Nursery – there is plenty to do for the whole day out. As Wales’ biggest aquarium, there is loads to see with over 150 different species on display. If you’re looking for something to do with the kids, there is even a crazy golf course and a bouncy castle for when the rain stops! If it doesn’t, have a nice warm meal at The Lighthouse Bistro and, whatever the weather, there is always an ice cream on offer for afters!

2. Llechwedd Slate Caverns

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This is the perfect rainy day activity as there will be no knowing what the weather is like once you head deep down into the underground caverns. Take the Victorian Mine Tour which starts off with a cable railway and will take you deep below the surface, away from the rain! Be amazed by the years of history within the cavern walls hits you, leaving you in awe.  Located in Blaenau Ffestiniog, there are plenty of things to do in combination with this to make for a full day out.

3. Redline Indoor Karting

Embrace your inner Hamilton and have a laugh as you challenge your nearest and dearest to a race on this great indoor track. Are you up for it? A great day out for all ages, especially on a dull day. It’s also located in the heart of Caernarfon, so you can enjoy some of the other activities the town has to offer when the rain eases up.  Perfect!

4. Bounce Below

Once again, this activity takes us far underground for an exciting adventure. Once you’ve picked up your safety equipment, you can head down to the caves following a series of underground tunnels and via an underground train. On arrival, you’ll be met by a breath-taking view of caves lit up and an adventure right in front of you. With a variety of nets and slides, this makes for a very exciting rainy day out and is suitable for all the family.

5. Pili Palas Nature World

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Pili Palas, otherwise known as ‘Butterfly Palace’, is a great rainy day destination. Enter the butterfly house, and you’ll find it full of plants and water features and of course hundreds and hundreds of beautiful butterflies. Pili Palas has much more on offer than just butterflies - experience a variety of animals from birds, to snakes, lizards to our favourites; the meerkats! Pili Palas is a real treat.

6. Snowdonia Railway

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It’s important to get a dose of beautiful scenery when visiting Snowdonia, but when it’s raining, this can be a little less idyllic than you may imagine it to be. Well, the Snowdonia Railway is the perfect way to enjoy the scenery, whatever the weather. Pack up your sandwiches and hop on the train –which will take you around Snowdon before ascending 1085 metres to the peak! Alternatively, why not head to the great café at the top to indulge in some lunch or a nice hot cup of tea.

7. Venue Cymru

If there’s a little drizzle outside, there’s not much that can beat a trip to the theatre. Get in touch with your cultural side and visit Venue Cymru! From classical singers, to opera to thrilling musicals – you can rest assured that this will be a day to remember.

This is only a start on the vast amount of things that you can do in North Wales when it’s a little bit grey outside. You’ll only need your raincoat for the run between the car and inside for these activities.

For even more ideas of things to do when the weather takes a turn, check out our other blog

Remember, North Wales is not only a great place to spend a rainy day but it has plenty on offer for a whole week away, whether you take the whole family, go for a romantic getaway, or simply enjoy a break away with good friends. Make your week extra special by staying in one of our cosy cottages.