Ah, the Welsh wet weather, we are renowned for it…maybe a little unfairly, it doesn’t always rain here; we also have glorious sunshine, billowing winds, and fresh, crisp snow.
Maybe we got this reputation because when it rains, it properly rains—soaked to the bone, windscreen wipers to the max, hair dripping rain.
But you know what? This "Welsh Weather" is the reason why our valleys and mountains are so green, why our lakes are so deep and mysterious, and why we are one of the top places to take part in water sports in the UK.
So let's have a think, what really is the worst case scenario...
You're here on holiday, you've had glorious sun, and suddenly on the third day, the clouds amass and the heavens open… there's still plenty to do. Indoor activity centres, museums, cafes, places to take the kids, places to go with no kids… or the alternative…you just get a bit wet and make the most of splashing in puddles.
Now, the odd passing shower won't make much difference if you're mountain biking or white water rafting. But otherwise, there are plenty of fascinating places to keep you busy for an hour or two while you're waiting for the sun to come out again. So fascinating, in fact, it's a shame to save them up for rainy days.
Things to do
Step back in time and explore the rich history of Powys in our fascinating museums and historic sites. Dive into tales of knights, kings, and legends while staying warm and dry. Or take a trip to The Judge’s Lodging at Presteigne, even if it's cracking the flagstones outside. You'll know you're in "one of the world’s most appealing small museums" from the moment you walk through the front door and smell the paraffin lamps.
Immerse yourself in the local arts and culture scene. Visit art galleries, theatres, and cultural centres showcasing the creativity and talents of Powys residents. Check out the latest exhibits at the Oriel Davies Gallery.
There's nothing quite like getting lost in a good book on a rainy day. Visit our local libraries, where you can browse an extensive collection, cozy up with a novel, or join a book club discussion. The Hay-on-Wye Bookshops are a must-visit for book lovers.
Seek refuge from the rain in one of our charming cafés. Sip on a hot cup of tea or coffee while enjoying a slice of freshly baked cake. It's the perfect setting for a leisurely chat or to catch up on work. Try the delightful pastries at The Hours Café & Bookshop.
Pamper yourself with a spa day or wellness retreat. Relax, rejuvenate, and let the sound of raindrops be your lullaby as you indulge in massages, saunas, and calming treatments. Experience the tranquility at Lake Vyrnwy Spa.
Discover indoor attractions that promise fun for all ages. From interactive science centers to indoor play areas, there's something to keep everyone entertained. Explore the wonders at the Centre for Alternative Technology.
If you're a fan of craft beer, consider going on a brewery tour. Learn about the brewing process, sample unique beers, and savour the flavours of Powys. Take a tour at Monty's Brewery.
Bowling and More:
Gather friends and family for a game of bowling, or try your hand at indoor sports like snooker or table tennis. It's a fantastic way to stay active while staying dry. Head to Brecon indoor bowling for a fun bowling session.
We can’t promise sunshine, and we won’t promise rain… but we do promise that you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied no matter what the weather.
Rainy days in Powys are an opportunity to explore the cozy, cultural, and culinary delights that our region has to offer. So, don't let a little rain put a damper on your adventure. Embrace the wet weather and create unforgettable memories indoors!
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