Pembrokeshire is ideal all year round, no matter what the weather. If the weather does happen to be wet, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you entertained.
Perfect for rainy days in Pembrokeshire with the family!
Nestled away just to the North of Tenby and Saundersfoot and to the West of Amroth in Begelly, Pembrokeshire, lies Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo!
From lions and giraffes to penguins and pigs, there’s plenty of animals to discover!
Be sure to experience Europe’s largest undercover vintage style funfair, perfect for all the family. If you are looking for wet weather activities to escape the rain, or even if you’re not! There are many opportunities to win prizes and souvenirs and some excellent rides for all ages.
The Jolly Barn and Farm is completely undercover so perfect for wet weather activities with all the family. In the Jolly Barn you will also find ‘Cwtch Corner’ (Cwtch is Welsh for Cuddle!) where you can get hands-on with all of your furry friends!
The perfect playground for adventurers of all ages! A must see if coming to Pembrokeshire on self catering family holiday!
Heatherton World of Activities near Tenby in Pembrokeshire is open all year round and is one of our favourite ‘All Weather Attractions’ with many activities under cover for all ages. Some of the many activities are listed below. Admission to the theme park is free so you only pay for the activities you want to do.
Get lost within a prehistoric themed backdrop at this adventure park. Discover all the dinosaurs and sounds on the Dinosaur Trial as you creep over swamps and bound across boardwalks. From the Tyrannosaurus Rex to the baby Triceratops, you’ll be sure to find your favourite reptile here!
Should the weather take a turn then head indoors to Dino’s Den indoor play area, home to a variety of activities and soft play areas for toddlers and separate play areas for older children.
Learn all about the world of the dinosaurs in the Information Centre, a fun interactive educational zone for little ones.
A great day out for families on holiday whatever the weather, you can spend the whole day soaking up the fun filled atmosphere here!
Get together and enjoy a game of ten-pin bowling no matter what the weather! Phoenix Bowl in Milford Haven offers lots of excitement and challenges for you competitive types!
Pirate Pete’s indoor adventure play area will keep little ones entertained and you can also enjoy refreshments at the Galley Diner.
You can also catch the latest sports in the sports bar or enjoy a game of pool in the games area.
Merlins Magic Indoor Play Centre in Haverfordwest will help children to use up any excess energy and make new friends. There are under 4’s and over 4’s soft play areas as well as a sensory room to keep them amused for hours. www.merlinsmagic.co.uk
Come rain or shine in Pembrokeshire, Hanger 5 in Haverfordwest has an awesome selection of activities on offer. Bounce away at the trampoline park, take a break in the café or take the little ones to the soft play area. There’s fun for all the family at Hanger 5. https://hangar5.wales/
Climbing is a great family activity which will tire your little ones out. Head over to The Climbing Wall at Haverfordwest Leisure Centre or The Overhang in Tenby to have ago. Both facilities have suitably qualified instructors on hand to for guidance to help you get the most out of the experience.
West Wales Karting will enable those with a competitive spirit to have fun in a safe environment. All the equipment you’ll need is provided and you can arrive and drive, have a go at a competition (you’ll need to book ahead) or book your children into the little racers programme. www.westwaleskarting.co.uk
As the UK’s only coastal national park we have plenty of award winning beaches to explore. Wrap up warm on wet days and enjoy a refreshing stroll on these magnificent beaches. Have a look at some of our favourite Pembrokeshire Beaches. Alternatively there are plenty of opportunities for water sports to dive into!
Dive in, it’s raining anyway! Explore the coast from a different angle for an adventure to remember! Pembrokeshire is the home of this adventurous activity so splash about in this rock-hopping, cliff jumping exhilarating activity! www.celticquestcoasteering.com
Visit the UK’s Smallest City! The magnificent Cathedral in St David’s is a must for a rainy day with its fantastic architecture. The Refectory serves refreshments with lovely views over the Cathedral and gardens. Built by St David himself, the patron saint of Wales, St David’s Cathedral has been a site of pilgrimage and worship for more than 800 years and remains a site of peace and awe. www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk
From fishing and whaling to oil and gas, this waterway has a lot of history! www.visitpembrokeshire.com/attraction-listing/milford-haven-heritage-maritime-museum
Based in Fishguard library, The Last Invasion Tapestry, sewn by around 80 talented ladies, is a beautifully embroidered 100 foot long tapestry which details the last invasion of mainland Britain in 1797. lastinvasiontapestry.co.uk
Learn all about this pretty market town’s history with hands-on interactive exhibitions for families whatever the weather. www.narberthmuseum.co.uk
Discover the rich history of this medieval walled seaside town and it’s connections with pirates! There are also two art galleries to browse featuring work by artists such as Gwen and Augustus John. www.tenbymuseum.org.uk
Pembroke Castle was first built in 1093 out of timber and was reconstructed out of stone in 1189. It is impressive and fantastically preserved.
This magnificent castle also happens to be the birthplace of Henry VII! There are often workshops held here so check out the events section on the website. www.pembrokecastle.co.uk
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill is a stunning example of a Pembrokeshire fortress. Built right on the banks of the Carew River, the site has a settlement history which dates back to the Iron Age.
Sir Rhys ap Thomas added unusual Bath stone windows between 1449 and 1525 which also make it worth a visit. The Tidal Mill further around the millpond, is the only one to be restored in Wales and is one of just five in the UK.
Have a look in and discover how it worked. There are also lots of events held all year round here so check them out at: www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/default.asp?PID=262
The Riverside Gallery in Haverfordwest is based in the modern library building, complete with café and pretty riverside views. The new gallery showcases The Story of Pembrokeshire as it focuses on the history, culture, arts and legends of Pembrokeshire alongside other exciting Welsh art exhibitions. www.visitpembrokeshire.com/latest-news/en/glan-yr-afon-the-riverside-gallery-opens-its-doors
The Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven, showcases the best contemporary artists and craft workers in South Wales, many of whom are inspired by this beautiful county.
Expect to see a permanent display of works including fine art, mixed media, photography, sculpture and much more. www.thewaterfrontgallery.co.uk
Art, a café and visitor centre, what’s not to love?! It really is an artists paradise so take your time to admire the works of fantastic local artists based in beautiful St Davids, Pembrokeshire.
Expect to see paintings, prints and etchings as well as ceramics, jewellery, glass and sculpture. www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/default.asp?PID=92
The Creative Café has a shop in three of our main towns so no matter where you’re staying you won’t miss out on creating your very own masterpiece in one of these cafés. www.thecreativecafe.co.uk
With a fantastic menu and pretty array of pottery for you to paint, a rainy day won’t stop your creativity in this pretty harbour village. www.facebook.com/PeriwinkleSaundersfoot
Alternatively browse some of the fantastic works of some local pottery studios:
These beautiful pieces are truly special and unique. Inspired by the beautiful scenery and coast of Pembrokeshire, you’ll be amazed by the colours and textures on show here. blackbirdceramics.co.uk
Housed in a Victorian courtyard with surrounding peaceful gardens, Hilton Court is perfect for retail therapy, gallery browsing, great food and a gentle stroll. www.hiltoncourt.co.uk/shopping/pottery
There area number of spas around the county so you won’t have to drive too far to get to one. St Brides Spa in Saundersfoot, The Ivybridge Spa in Goodwick and Scolton Manor Spa near Haverfordwest are all perfect places to while away a grey day. Not only do they offer sensational treatments, they also have other facilities to help you relax such as saunas, steam rooms, pools and dining areas.
Relax in one of our many fantastic places to eat. From fine dining to traditional country pubs, Pembrokeshire has it all and caters for all tastes for a cosy long lunch to revive and refresh. Find some inspiration here: www.fbmholidays.co.uk/things-to-do/places-to-eat
Alternatively, you’ll learn something new if you visit Bluestone Brewing Company near Newport, Pembrokeshire. Although you won’t be able to have a tour around the equipment you can ask questions, sample some beer and learn about the traditions and methods used to make the ale. Head to Harbwr Brewery in Tenby for a tour around a quaint but very productive micro brewery.
The Queens Hall in Narberth is a charity venue which welcomes a variety of events from film screenings, comedy nights and music gigs. There is a cafe for refreshments too. Visit www.thequeenshall.org.uk
The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven hosts plays, gigs, live broadcasts, speeches and film showings. There is also a café offering drinks and tasty meals along with a bar with fantastic views. Theirs is also a gallery with regular exhibitions. If you visit in the evening look out for the colourful lights lighting up the building and town! www.torchtheatre.co.uk