Rainy Days In West Wales

- 27-Jan-2020 -

Things to do in West Wales, when it is just too wet to venture out!

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Yes, it rains a fair bit here in beautiful West Wales, that’s why it always so lush, green and fresh. Living here, you have to learn to embrace the wet and just get on with life, head to toe waterproofs are essential. Even then there are often days when I end up changing three times due to being soggy after some outdoor exploit, even if it was only the school run

We have been thrilled that out lovely Commander’s Caravan has been so busy this Autumn and Winter, it seems you are all embracing the cosy warm and quiet sanctuary it offers, but while you are here, you may want to tear yourself away from the warmth of the Rayburn and your book and head out to explore. Below are some ideas for drier pursuits for the worst weather.If it’s just a little drizzle, then a walk on the beach followed by a steamy hot chocolate is still top of my “to do” list.

National Woollen Museum

A mere 5 minutes in the car from us, this lovely little museum gives a history of the textile industry that this area was built one. Many of the machines still run and you can follow the production line from raw fleece to woven cloth. Entry is free, there is a café and a gift shop. Expect a visit to take a couple of hours. The museum is open Tue-Sat Sep to April. There are often craft exhibitions on too.

Caws Cenarth.

As we are blessed with all this rain, we also get lots of grass, meaning lots of cows and lovely rich milk. Caws Cenarth (Caws is welsh for cheese) is a local producer with a range of award winning cheeses. You can visit their shop and try before you buy, and have a look at the cheese being made (best to visit between 10-3pm for this) I’m a big “Perl Wen” fan and completely recommend making some purchases to nibble at with a glass of wine later on.

In the Welsh Wind

Now I confess I am not a Gin drinker, so I have not actually visited here yet, but we have guests who have and I have heard good things. If you like Gin, this could be for you. About 20 minute away from us this boutique distillery offers a range of craft Gins; you can even create your own!

The Escape Rooms

If you feel like giving your mind a workout during your break, you can book a session at the Escape Rooms in Carmarthen. They have lots of different scenarios for those of you who like some tactical thinking.

Theatr Mwldan

It’s worth checking what’s on at this lovely little theatre in Cardigan. It offers cinema screenings of latest releases as well as some more obscure titles that might not make the big multiplexes. It also offers traditional theatre and music.

Have a long lunch and watch the waves.

I love watching the sea in stormy weather, and luckily we have some great cafes, pubs and restaurants where you can hole up, enjoy some food and do just that. If you are heading to Llangranog then the Patio Café, The Beach Hut and the Pentre Arms all have great views, often you can watch some crazy wild swimmers or surfers do battle with the waves.New Quay is another great option, lots of cafes, pubs etc. to choose from. The Bluebell Deli has fantastic views across the harbour.The Ship Inn in Tresaith also has amazing views, personally not my favourite for food, but great for a drink and wave watching.

The Spa at the Cliff Hotel.

If you are looking for a couple of hour’s relaxation this is a great local Spa. Warm up in the steam room and sauna and lounge around in the pool or Jacuzzi. There is a full range of treatments available too. At only £12.50 for 2hrs in the Spa, I think it is a bargain if you really just want to be cocooned indoors. Follow it up with lunch in the restaurant……….absolutely stunning views out over the Tefi estuary and Poppit Sands.

Hopefully this gives you some wet weather inspiration, but really don’t rule out a good walk in the wind and rain too……….you can always warm up in the hot tub later! If you have any great wet weather ideas we would love you to share them with us.

If you are looking for ideas for wet weather days out with the kids have a look here on the Explore section of our website.



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