From time to time, it being West Wales, the weather takes a turn and the rain may start to fall. If even a walk around the more sheltered waterfall walks at Coed y Brenin (very much at their best after heavy rain), or a water-based activity like rafting don't seem too appealing. then here are some "indoor" activities to consider.

Head Underground

There are tours of old slate-quarrying workings at Llechwedd and Llanfair, while at King Arthur’s labyrinth legends of King Arthur are retold during a trip by boat and on foot through old slate caverns near Corris. This site is also home to Corris Mine Explorers who offer small group trips around the abandoned workings.

Leisure Centres

There are leisure centres with pools at Bala and Harlech, both about 40 min from Coed Cae. The Harlech centre  is also home to a rather nice indoor climbing wall. For the under 12s there is a great soft-play area, Bendi-gedig (the Welsh word for fantastic) at Barmouth


We are probably not what might be considered a shopping destination in the grand scheme of things, but nonetheless there are collections of interesting and quirky shops in Dolgellau and Barmouth, and in the Craft Village at King Arthur's Labyrinth. We can particularly recommend "Celf Aran Arts" in Dolgellau, where you will see some of our  woodwork for sale.

More ideas

For details of other indoor attractions, including castles and stately homes, around Wales, the Visit Wales website is an excellent place to start.


Tel: 01341 430628

Coed Cae, Taicynhaeaf, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2TU

Mobile: 07909 996983

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