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It’s Raining! What Can We Do With the Kids?

August 2021

Ok, yes it's true - Wales can be wet. It's not always wall to wall glorious sunshine and stunning blue skies, although there's nothing more beautiful than West Wales on those perfect summer days. But if there's one thing we can't guarantee here, it's good weather. So if it does happen to rain, to some extent it's a case of just getting on with it... as Alfred Wainwright famously said in his 1973 book Coast to Coast, "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing."

As adults, there is a wealth of museums, galleries, castles, cathedrals and shopping on offer, or you could try some of the myriad water-based activities nearby that will get you wet anyway. If you have children, however, and you don't want them to get all soggy, then you'll need some suggestions.

7 Indoor Options

1. Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

Located near Tenby, about 40 minutes from us is Folly Farm which has a wealth of outdoor fun: plenty of animal enclosures to walk around and some outdoor rides. If it's chucking it down, this is a great option as there is a huge under cover vintage fair - apparently the largest in Europe - with rides, dodgems, and even a ghost train. You can spend plenty of time indoors keeping dry, and then venture out if the sun does happen to peek through.

2. The Creative Cafe Pottery Painting

Unleash the artist within and do some pottery painting or make clay hand and footprints. Open 7 days a week, this is is a great choice, and there are two Cafes nearby in Narberth or Haverfordwest.

3. Felinwynt Playbarn

The nearest indoor play place to us is Felinwynt, which is just the other side of Cardigan. There's soft play for children up to the age of 10, with a café adjacent to watch over the little ones.

4. Hangar 5 Trampoline Park

This is a great option for having the kids wear off some energy while you supervise from the cafe with a hot drink and food. If the kids are a little small for trampolining, there's a soft play area too.

5. Heatherton World of Activities

Also near Tenby, Heatherton has plenty of activities that you can do under cover, including a soft play area, escape rooms, and an indoor racing track, Pembrokeshire Raceway which is a 1/24 scale slot car track.

6. The Dinosaur Park

We always have great reviews from our guests who go to the Dinosaur Park, and on a rainy day there is an indoor playground, with soft play for the younger ones and a separate area for older children.

7. West Wales Karting

If you're after a little more adrenaline for ages 8 and upwards, then how about some indoor karting? They have a 300 metre indoor track, with five hairpins and a 70 metre straight so it caters for all abilities.


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