Friday, 15 June 2012

What to do and where to go when its wet in West Wales!

Occasionally it rains in West Wales so what to do........?
Here are a few suggestions:
  • First a suggestion from Gerald- drive to pretty Welshpool (about an hour's drive through beautiful countryside) and have a wander round the shops, indoor market and cafes. Nearby is Coed-y-Dinas (Charlies) country store and garden centre. Charlies sells everything from cookery equipment, toys, plants and fish to tractors! There's a cafe and play area for children.  Virtually opposite is Powis Castle, well worth a visit! If that's not enough you could always drive back via the beautiful Lake Vrynwy. 

  • The Magic Lantern cinema in Tywyn (only a 15 minute drive from Pentre Bach- a lovely original old style cinema, recently refurbished and new bar added.  01654 710260 Stalls - £5 for adults and £4 for children!
  • The Butterfly House at Aberystwyth- 'a tranquil tropical sanctuary'.

  • King Arthur's Labyrinth- an underground adventure- where 'a mysterious hooded boatman sails you underground, through a waterfall and back across a thousand years deep into the caverns of the labyrinth.'
  • Llechwedd Slate Caverns, where you can 'travel deep into the world of a Victorian slate mine to visit spectacular caverns and a subterranean lake'
  • Dyfi Osprey Centre, Tel 01654 781414
  • .You could always spend an afternoon in a hide at the RSPB's Ynys-hir reserve (where Springwatch is filmed) trying to spot nuthatches, goldcrests and lesser spotted woodpeckers.
  • Bendigedig indoor activity centre, Talbot Square, Barmouth, LL42 1AD. Tel  01341 281523
  • ................and of course if you're already wet, why not have a go at surfing, windsurfing, gorge walking or coasteering?!!!

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