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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…

  • Penderyn Distillery

    Penderyn Distillery

    Old Board School
    Lloyd St
    LL30 2YG


    Penderyn whisky was launched back in 2004, with a distillery at the foothills of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. Since then, the company has gone from strength to strength and opened a distillery in Llandudno, where visitors to North Wales can see first-hand how Welsh whisky is made.

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  • Plas Newydd

    Plas Newydd House and Gardens
    LL61 6DQ

    01978 862834

    There are few more stunning settings than that of Plas Newydd. Set on the shore of the Menai Strait amidst magnificent scenery, this stunning country house and its picturesque gardens make for an idyllic spot to while away an afternoon in North Wales.

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  • Plassey, feature


    LL13 0SP


    Ready for a day out that’s full of things to do? Visit Plassey, a leisure park hosting ample shops, sports facilities, spa facilities and more!

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  • Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre

    Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre

    Bangor University
    Deiniol Rd
    LL57 2TQ

    01248 382828

    Pontio is Bangor University’s arts and innovation centre which boasts a mid-scale theatre, studio theatre, a digital cinema, and a wide range of other facilities. The centre prides itself on its eclectic weekly offering including everything from new film releases to independent films to cabaret shows and comedy.

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  • Tennis players

    Prestatyn Tennis Club

    22 Gronant Rd
    LL19 9DS

    01745 852114

    Prestatyn Tennis Club is a family-friendly tennis club situated in the popular seaside resort of Prestatyn. The club hosts regular ladies’ mornings, junior coaching sessions and one-to-one coaching, making it a great place to go to top up your tennis skills.

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  • Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway, North Wales
    Image Credits: Markus Trienke - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway

    Wharf Station
    North Wales
    LL36 9EY


    Visit Talyllyn Railway, the world’s first preserved railway. Steeped in history, the line was built to convey slate to the national railway network in the 1800s. Today, you can ride the train from Tywyn to Nant Gwernol.

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  • Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, feature

    Royal Cambrian Academy of Art

    Crown Ln
    North Wales
    LL32 8AN


    Head to The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, where Welsh artists and art are celebrated, and visitors are given the chance to get creative themselves. With 100 artist members, there’s an exhibition for everyone here.

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  • Ruthin Gaol
    Image Credits: Llywelyn2000 - (CC BY-SA 3.0)

    Ruthin Gaol

    Clwyd St
    LL15 1HP

    01824 708281

    Pass through the same gates thousands of prisoners walked through between 1654 to 1916 at Ruthin Gaol. You’ll see how the prisoners lived, what they ate and the punishments they endured.

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  • child swimming with pool noodle

    SC2 Rhyl

    W Parade
    LL18 1BF

    01745 777562

    Head to SC2 Rhyl for indoor and outdoor water play for all ages and abilities. Take the plunge on a flume ride or take a dip in the beach-style paddling area before tucking into delicious refreshments at the onsite café. Want to stay dry? Try your hand at the indoor adventure soft play area or the thrilling ninja tag.

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  • SeaQuarium Rhyl exterior
    Image Credits: Jeff Buck - CC BY-SA 2.0

    SeaQuarium Rhyl

    SeaQuarium Rhyl
    East Parade
    LL18 3AF

    01745 344660

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