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Discover the best indoor activities in North Wales

Heading to North Wales on a rainy day? Fear not. Use our guide to the best indoor activities in North Wales to help plan your day. From exploring historical landmarks to catching a film at one of the country’s top theatres, there’s something for everyone in our guide.

With striking mountain scenery and lush green landscapes, it will be no surprise that North Wales sees a lot of rain. In fact, North Wales’ weather can be notoriously unpredictable, so it’s a good idea to have a plan of things to do indoors.

The children can head underground and slide their way through the disused mine in Snowdonia at Bounce Below, while history buffs can enjoy the National Library of Wales and the National Slate Museum. Alternatively, uncover amazing aquatic life at SeaQuarium Rhyl and Anglesey Sea Zoo!

Continue reading to discover the best indoor activities in North Wales…

  • Aber Falls Distillery

    Aber Falls Distillery

    Station Road
    LL33 0LB

    01248 209224

    Situated just a stone’s throw from the famous Aber Falls, the Aber Falls Distillery makes the perfect post-walk pitstop. The whisky distillery is one of only four in Wales and the first since the early 1900s. Book a tour and taste some specially crafted whisky yourself.

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  • Aberconwy Park two women relaxing

    Aberconwy Park

    Aberconwy Resort & Spa
    Aberconwy Park
    LL32 8GA

    01492 572002

    Escape the stresses of everyday life at the Escape Spa at Aberconwy Park. Here you can indulge in everything from massages to beauty treatments and use the amazing spa facilities. Finish off the day with a Michelin-starred meal at the onsite restaurant.

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  • Tennis players

    Bangor Tennis Club

    Buckley Rd
    Upper Bangor
    LL57 2BP

    01248 852953

    Located close to the Menai Straits, Bangor Tennis Club is a friendly club in an idyllic location with three all-weather, sheltered courts. The tennis club is open most days of the year and has been part of the community for almost 100 years.

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  • woman scaling indoor climbing wall

    Beacon Climbing Centre

    Cibyn Industrial Estate
    North Wales
    LL55 2BD

    01286 677322

    Beacon Climbing Centre is the biggest and best indoor climbing centre in Wales. From budding climbers of two years old to experienced climbers up to age 90, there’s a challenge for everyone to take on here.

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  • Boathouse Climbing Centre

    Boathouse Climbing Centre

    The Old Lifeboat Station
    Lloyd Street
    LL30 2YG

    01492 353535

    From bouldering to climbing and caving to abseiling, there’s plenty to keep you busy for the afternoon at this indoor climbing centre. Situated in the old RNLI boathouse, you’ll still find remnants of the building’s history in the climbing tower.  

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  • Bodysgallen Hall and Spa
    Image Credits: Wici Rhuthun 1 - CC BY-SA 3.0

    Bodysgallen Hall & Spa

    The Royal Welsh Way
    Bodysgallen Ln
    LL30 1RS


    Indulge in a country escape at Bodysgallen Hall & Spa. Nestled within 200 acres of idyllic parkland with spectacular views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, you’ll feel a million miles from the stresses of everyday life. Relax in the spa, take afternoon tea or dine in style.

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  • bounce below
    Image credits: DS Pugh(CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Bounce Below

    Zip World Slate Caverns
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
    LL41 3NB

    01248 601444

    Head underground and jump, bounce and slide your way through the disused mine in the Snowdonia National Park. Come here to unleash your inner-thrill seeker in one of the best playgrounds in North Wales.

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  • Caernarfon Castle

    Castle Ditch
    LL55 2AY

    03000 252239

    Built by Kind Edward I in the 1280’s, the designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site is an impressive structure that draws visitors to the town throughout the year, wanting to learn about its fascinating past.

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  • Catch 22 Brasserie restaurant

    Catch 22 Brasserie

    London Road Valley
    LL65 3DP

    01407 238220

    Catch 22 Brasserie, located in Valley on Anglesey, is a modern and casual family-run restaurant motivated by a passion for exceptional food and hospitality.

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  • Couple browsing at a crafts fair

    Corris Craft Centre

    SY20 9RF

    Made up of nine individual craft studios, Corris Craft Centre is the place to get creative in Wales. Talented artists, crafters, designers and makers gather here to create one-of-a-kind pieces and host workshops for those keen to try their hand. With wonderful walks and an on-site café and deli, the centre makes for a fantastic day out.

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