Splish, Splash, Splash!

Because we lie close to the coast and a good distance from the big hills, we enjoy a milder and drier climate than some inland areas.  Our little valley also 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, go out and embrace it. Remember there is no such thing as the wrong weather, just the wrong clothing! Go for a long walk, let the cobwebs all get well and truly blown away. Head to the beach or visit a waterfall- they are always at their best after the rain.  Then come back to camp and make yourself a cup of hot chocolate and dry off in front of the fire.

If, like the cat, you do not approve of getting wet, then here are some other ideas:

Spend a wet afternoon whiling away the hours in a local pub. Aberaeron has plenty or check out some more here:  Eating & Drinking 

Llanerchaeron National Trust property is less than 2 miles away from us and great for a day out.  An Old Manor House, working farm, walled gardens, lake, cafe and shop can keep big and little people entertained for a day or more.  FREE ENTRY to the cafe and woodland walks.

The award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is one of the UK’s largest arts centres. Part of Aberystwyth University, it is recognised as a ‘national flagship for the arts’. A half an hour from us and a great place to hang out if the weather isn’t great. FREE ENTRY

The National Library of Wales Aberystwyth, is also a good place to go for inspiration and their renowned art exhibitions.  FREE ENTRY

Ceredigion Museum  Aberystwyth, is a lovely little museum based in the old coliseum. FREE ENTRY, frequently changing exhibitions, child friendly with plenty of activities on during the holidays, a nice gift shop and cafe.

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 (gorgeous blankets!) and fabric. FREE ENTRY

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, 15 minutes away.  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–  A 5 minute drive from us.

New Quay Honey Farm is a 20 minute drive away.

DVDs, Board Games & Cards. 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. We have a small selection of board games in the pig shed for guests to use as well as playing cards and colouring pens and paper.