Wet Weather Ideas
Well, it is Wales!
We are lucky, because we lie close to the coast and far enough away from the mountains to enjoy a milder and drier climate than some other parts of Wales and our little valley shelters us from most of the wind. However, if the heavens do open, then here are some suggestions to keep you entertained.
Do as we do and embrace it! Go for a long walk in your waterproofs and let the cobwebs all get well and truly blown out. Or truly go for it and go out, get wet, splash and stamp in puddles, get properly soggy and then come back to camp and make yourself a cup of hot chocolate and dry off in front of the fire.
Spend a wet afternoon whiling away the hours in a local pub. Aberaeron has plenty or check out some more here: Eating & Drinking
The National Wool Museum – this is a 45 minute drive away in Drefach Felindre. The wool industry was, not so long ago one of the most important and widespread industries in Wales. The museum is located in a sympathetically restored old mill and demonstrates all the processes of the wool turning from fleece to usable textiles. There is a good café on site and they also sell beautiful traditional wool items and fabric.
Ar Y Bel Soft Play Centre just outside Aberaeron (4 niles) is good for getting rid of the kids excess energy. You can read a book or chat over a coffee while they go crazy.
National Botanical Gardens Of Wales – Wales’ answer to Kew Gardens, this is about an hour’s drive from One Cat Farm. The Gardens feature the great glasshouse built by Sir Norman Foster at their centre. Check website for admission prices.
Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter. A centre dedicated to the Welsh art of quilt making. Featuring frequently changing exhibitions and a nice gift shop.
Aberaeron Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool– just down the road.
DVDs and board games. Bring a laptop or portable DVD player and spend the afternoon lazing in your den watching a movie and the raindrops winding their way down the windows. By the time the film or game has finished the rain will have probably stopped.
If you’d like to visit an art gallery, watch a film or go the theatre then head to Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Located above the town within the university campus. There is always something going on here and it is worth a visit just to see the variety of architecture and the stunning view over the town and out to sea.
Just down the hill from the Arts Centre is the National Library of Wales.
If you are visiting us in August then you might like to visit an Artist on the Ceredigion Art Trail when local artists open their studios to the public.
Ceredigion Museum also in Aberystwyth is a lovely little museum based in the old coliseum. Free entry, frequently changing exhibitions, child friendly with a nice gift shop.