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Things to do indoors in Wales on a wet Bank Holiday weekend

With a mixed bag of weather predicted for the Bank Holiday weekend, we’ve created a list of fun things to do in indoors in Wales.

We know it’s not Derek’s fault, no really, we don’t, but your heart does sink a little when Wales is forecast to get wind & rain, with a potential thunderstorm and may be a little glimpse of sunshine. 

Let’s face it, we were all spoilt with the sunshine during the last Bank Holiday in May. Who could have predicted a 10-degree drop in temperature the day that we’re back in work, absolutely marvellous!

It’s nice to get outdoors, especially when we live in such a beautiful country with award winning beaches and hundreds of castles. Let’s face it, the Welsh were made for the great outdoors.

Although the weather may not be looking so good this weekend, there is plenty of fun things to do (indoors).

Here are our top picks… 

1. The Hay Festival

Photo: Hay Festival, Brecon

With plenty of events indoors (as well as out), don’t let the wet put you off visiting one of the year’s must-attend events in Wales.

The Hay Festival began on Thursday, 24th May with events on until Sunday 3rd June.

View the full programme of events here.

2. Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Photo credit: Go North Wales

Visit the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, the world famous underground attraction in Snowdonia, North Wales. It has probably been on your to-do list for a while, so why not cross it off this weekend?

Find out more on The Slate Caverns website here.

3. Go on a journey of discovery and science

Photo credit; Cardiff Bay

With locations in both South Wales and North Wales, Techniquest is a place for everyone of all ages to discover science in a fun and interactive way. It’s about time that you went back and discovered something new.

Find out what’s on at the science discovery centre here.

4. The Stormtroopers are coming

Photo credit: Star Wars

As Star Wars fans rejoice with the launch of the franchise’s latest space-based saga, Cardiff Bay’s premier entertainment destination, The Red Dragon Centre, is adding to the occasion by offering film fans the chance to meet two special visitors from a galaxy far far away. Two Stormtroopers will be patrolling the Centre on Monday 28th May, meeting and greeting visitors throughout the bank holiday.

Read more: The Stormtroopers are coming this Bank Holiday weekend

5. Get even wetter at the BlueLagoon Water Park

Photo credit: BlueLagoon

Keeping dry is clearly not an option this weekend, so why not embrace it?

With breathtaking rides, rapid rivers and flumes, relaxing pools and special places just for kids.
It‘s a fun-filled waterpark that guarantees thrilling aqua-adventures.

Find out more about the Blue Lagoon Water Park here.

6. Go back in time at National Museum Cardiff

Photo credit: The Victorian Web

They say our future lies in the past… but it doesn’t matter what you believe, you shouldn’t overlook the National Museum Cardiff.

Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, it houses Wales’s national art, geology and natural history collections as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions. The art collection at National Museum Cardiff is one of Europe’s finest.

Find out what’s on at the museum here.

7. Play crazy golf… indoors

Photo credit: Treetop Adventure Golf

Who says golf has to be an outdoors sport?

Treetop Adventure Golf is located on level 3 in St David’s Shopping Centre in the heart of Cardiff, and best of all, you get the jungle experience without the rain.

Visit their website for more details here.

8. Pick up the pace with karting

Skidz Karting, Swansea

If your idea of a relaxing bank holiday weekend is doing laps at speed around a go kart track, then South and West Wales is full of great indoor tracks for you to get a handle on.

If you’re near Swansea, then you should definitely check out Skidz here.

9. Go on a sea safari at Anglesey Sea Zoo

Photo credit: Coastal Holidays

Anglesey Sea Zoo is a unique aquarium with over 40 tanks displaying the best of British marine wildlife! Don’t expect to see large sharks, tropical fish or sea turtles – instead you’ll find fascinating creatures from around the coasts of the UK, such as octopus, lobsters, seahorses, cuttlefish and small British catsharks!

Find out more by visiting their website here.