Top 5 things to do on a rainy day

Published on 2024-07-08 / By Boo@Trefeddian

However much every guest hopes for good weather while staying at the Trefeddian, unfortunately we do occasionally have wet days too – always needed though to keep the fields and scenery so green! Rainy days are not lost days though! Here are some options for you to consider when the weather is a little inclement!

However much every guest hopes for good weather while staying at the Trefeddian, unfortunately we do occasionally have wet days too – always needed though to keep the fields and scenery so green! Rainy days are not lost days though! Here are some options for you to consider when the weather is a little inclement!
Stay in and play

Hotel Games Room

We have many activities here at the hotel that can be enjoyed by all the family on rainy days. The indoor heated pool is always a winner and for the less energetic, the warm, spa bath is perfect to relax in. We also have a fantastic games room where you can show your competitive streak be it at the pool table or with a fast game of air hockey. For adults we have a full size snooker table for your use. There is also the children’s playroom equipped with toys and books for the younger guests to use. When the weather is wet, spend some time in one of our cosy lounges playing some of the board games that we have or pick up one of the magazines or books to have a browse through. Sit back and enjoy the time to switch off and enjoy the views from the sofas across the bay.

Get crafty in Corris

corris craft centre

Corris Craft Centre is a short drive away and a great place to spend a few hours browsing. This is a wonderful collection of studios, workshops and a café, with a variety of crafts on display, such an art studio, glass blowing, jewellery making, a gin distillery and a pottery workshop. Some of the outlets have pre bookable sessions that you can take part in and make your own souvenir to take home. You can also find here, the Welsh legends maze (you will need wet weather gear for this one!), King Arthurs Labyrinth, which a fascinating underground story telling experience through the mines, incorporating a little boat ride or for the more adventurous, Corris Mine Explorers. This a guided exploration through the disused mines involving ropes, carabiners, harnesses & hardhats.  

Ride on the Railway

Talyllyn Railway

Just a couple of miles away in Tywyn is where you will find the Talyllyn railway. It is the world’s first preserved railway that was opened over 150 years ago in 1865. The train trundles up the Fathew valley, transporting passengers over 7 miles to the end of the line at Nant Gwernol in the wooded mountains of Abergynolwyn. Here you can see wonderful waterfalls and is the starting point for lots of woodland walks.  You can shelter from the rain on a covered carriage and just take a trip up the line to Abergynolwyn and back again. On arrival in Abergynolwyn there is a wonderful café with hot drinks and tasty treats before your return journey to Abergynolwyn. There is also the option to hop off at Dolgoch falls and take in the stunning set of waterfalls there, but waterproofs are needed here too for this option!

 

Observe Ospreys

dyfi osprey

Located just across the estuary, The Dyfi Wildlife Centre is also a good option when the weather isn’t on your side! The recently built new centre uses the latest energy efficient technologies to bring you a sustainable wildlife watching experience in the heart of the beautiful Dyfi Valley.  There is a shop and café, with a wildlife watching window. Also at the Centre, at the end of a flat boardwalk, is the 360 Observatory, where you can observe the ospreys in season as well as all the other wildlife on the reserve. Additionally, there is a loop further into the reserve off of the main boardwalk allowing a closer encounter with nature, but again, bring your waterproofs!

Play in puddles!

February Half Term

If the weather forecast doesn’t look too promising, hopefully these ideas will help you make plans to still enjoy lots on offer in the area while staying at the Trefeddian.

Get Adventurous

Bounce Below

A little further away, but well worth a visit is Llechwedd Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog. Fun for all the family, Bounce Below is an enormous underground net adventure with slides to different levels, set in a disused mine. There is also the world’s first underground golf course here too. The 18-hole adventure golf course, set over 4 floors is only accessible by Europe’s steepest cable railway. You can also take on the Caverns, a course of various nooks, crannies, tunnels, tightropes and rope bridges and with 13 zip lines it’s a fun all weather activity as its also completely underground when the worst of the Welsh weather hits.