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Indoor Activities in North Wales

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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…

  • Llanberis Lake Railway

    Llanberis Lake Railway

    Gilfach Ddu
    LL55 4TY

    01286 870549

    Journey through the heart of Snowdonia on a beautiful steam train from Llanberis Lake Railway. Pass the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle, Llanberis’ twin lakes and the shores of Lake Padarn as you take in views of Snowdon. Stop off for a picnic in the idyllic Cei Llydan and take a stroll around the National Slate Museum.

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  • Llandudno Chocolate Experience

    John Street Cocoa Works
    LL30 2AB

    01492 339507

    Take a sweet journey through 5000 years of chocolate making at Llandudno Chocolate Experience. Start in a Mayan hut and weave through nine different eras to discover how chocolate has become a huge part of society today.

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  • Escape room

    Locked In – North Wales

    Stanley House
    Bridge Street
    LL22 7HA


    Test your puzzle solving skills with a trip to Locked In North Wales. From a human sized checkerboard to a mad scientist’s laboratory and a war bunker, there are plenty of escape games to choose from.

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  • Model Engineers of Wrexham

    Model Engineers of Wrexham

    Old Wrexham Road
    LL12 8UA

    Wrexham & District Society of Model Engineers hosts a weekly Sunday afternoon event in Gresford Village where locals and tourists can ride miniature live steam or diesel outline locomotives.

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  • Sales Assistant In Bakery Cutting Freshly Baked Baked Brownies

    Moorings Borth-y-Gest

    Ivy Terrace
    LL49 9TS

    01766 513500

    Mooring Bistro, in the picturesque village of Borth-y-Gest, serves some of the best cakes, drinks and gelato in all of Gwynedd.

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  • Mostyn Gallery
    Image Credits: Tom Parnell - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Mostyn Gallery

    12 Vaughan St
    LL30 1AB


    Explore international contemporary art exhibitions, in the heart of Wales. There’s always something new to see and do at Mostyn Gallery, thanks to its seasonal exhibition programme and range of creative activities.

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  • Nantclwyd y Dre Historic House and Gardens
    Image Credits: Michael Garlick - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Nantclwyd y Dre Historic House and Gardens

    Castle St
    LL15 1DP


    Step back in time at of Nantclwyd y Dre Historic House & Gardens, a house dating back to the 13th century in the market town of Ruthin, formerly a thriving centre for weaving. Here you can discover the lives of its previous inhabitants and explore the gardens that once supplied Ruthin Castle.

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  • National Library of Wales

    The grandest library in all of Wales, boasting the country’s largest collection of archives, portraits, maps and photographic images, as well as being home to more than 6.5 million books.

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  • Oriel Glasfryn Gallery, feature

    Oriel Glasfryn Gallery

    South St
    CH7 5AF


    Visit this family-run contemporary art gallery and explore works from the very best artists and crafters in Wales. From painting to sculpture and textile and metalwork, there’s a variety of delights to be discovered at this country house gallery.

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  • red seats in a theater

    Pavilion Theatre Rhyl

    E Parade
    LL18 3AQ

    01745 330000

    Located on the seafront of Rhyl, the Pavilion Theatre is a popular spot for visitors to the seaside town. The 1,031-seat theatre has played to host to a wide range of acts including Little Mix, Olly Murs and John Bishop as well as a range of large-scale theatre productions.

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