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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…

  • Steam engine in countryside

    Corris Steam Railway & Museum

    SY20 9SH


    Experience a bygone time with a ride on an old-fashioned steam railway. Corris Steam Railway carries passengers down the beautiful Dulas Valley, past grazing sheep and riverside slopes. Spot buzzards as you go and learn all about the railway’s fascinating history at the onsite museum.

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  • Tennis players

    Denbigh Tennis Club

    Lower Park
    Ruthin Rd
    Denbigh LL16 3HD

    07920 197084

    Denbigh Tennis Club boasts four courts in Lower Park, Denbigh. The courts were resurfaced in 2021, making them usable year-round and in adverse weather conditions. Here, you can book one of the four courts for a game or enrol little ones in a coaching holiday camp.

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  • Glass of gin

    Dyfi Distillery

    Unit 5
    Craft Centre
    SY20 9RF


    Discover the place where nature, science and family are blended to create world-class gins in the heart of the UNESCO World Biosphere of Dyfi. Home to the most diverse flora, cleanest water and lowest population in Europe, Dyfi is a place like no other.

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  • Geronimos indoor play centre


    38-45 W Parade
    LL18 1HG


    Explore three floors of fun-filled challenges at Geronimo’s Indoor Play Zone in Rhyl. From the 25ft drop slide to the assault course and giant ball pool, there’s plenty to keep the kids happy here!

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  • Gladstone's Library

    Gladstone’s Library

    Church Lane
    CH5 3DF

    01244 532350

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the outside world with a trip to Gladstone Library’s tranquil reading rooms. The only prime ministerial library in the UK and home to thousands of books, including Gladstone’s own private collection.

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  • Gresford Bells, feature

    Gresford Bells

    LL12 8RG

    01978 852236

    One of the Seven Wonders of Wales, the Gresford Bells are a must see for any history lover visiting Wrexham and its surrounding villages.

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  • Grove Park Theatre, feature

    Grove Park Theatre

    Hill St
    LL11 1SN

    01978 351091

    Come to Grove Park Theatre for a memorable, amateur theatre experience. Wrexham’s oldest theatre is settled in its centre and offers a variety of shows for all tastes.

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  • Vineyard in the countryside

    Gwinllan Conwy Ltd

    Y Gwinwydd
    Llandudno Junction
    LL31 9JF


    Established in 2012 when the very first vines were planted, this family-run vineyard is a must-visit for wine lovers. With 3000 vines over three acres, the Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard offers tours and tastings.

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  • Halen Mon Saltcote, feature

    Halen Môn Saltcote

    Ty Halen
    LL61 6TQ


    Discover how Welsh sea salt is made and what makes Halen Môn Sea Salt the world’s finest seasoning. Pick up some salt to take home along with some stylish kitchenware from the gift shop and dine under the shade of a stretch tent at the outdoor café.

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  • Woman and girl in museum

    Home Front Museum

    New St
    LL30 2YF

    01492 871032

    Take a trip into 1940s Britain. This unique living history museum allows you to take a self-guided tour and explore six years of war on the home front captured in shops, room displays and tableaux.

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