rainy day activities in pembrokeshire


The rural county of Pembrokeshire in South-West Wales is the ideal place for a holiday escape. Surrounded by seemingly endless coastlines, Pembrokeshire attracts sea lovers from the world over thanks to its award-winning beaches and beautiful waters. The region is perfect for nature-lovers – a little piece of paradise seemingly untouched by human hands.

However, enjoying the wonderful outside becomes much more challenging if British weather gets in the way. All of a sudden, going for a walk across the land or swimming in the sea becomes a lot less appealing for most. Thankfully, there is also a huge variety of activities that are perfect for those occasional rain-soaked days. Discover just some of the things you could be doing even if the weather turns during your Pembrokeshire glamping trip.

Hangar 5

Located in the town of Haverfordwest, just inland from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Hangar 5 is a fun day out for active individuals. A modern ‘trampoline arena’, Hangar 5 features 10,000 square feet of connected trampolines that will leave you jumping with joy!

Designed for people of all ages, the arena features angled trampolines, roll-over platforms, slam dunk hoops and much more, while the on-site café serves classic foods to fill you up after your energised day out.

Tudor Merchant’s House

A colourful view of the coast of Tenby at sunset

Tenby is one of Pembrokeshire’s top holiday destinations, a beautiful coastal resort town with fantastic history and beautiful architecture. This quaint town is full of secrets and tucked away down one of Tenby’s many winding streets is a little slice of history. The Tudor Merchant’s House is precisely that: believed to have belonged to a middle-class merchant, this townhouse remains relatively untouched and dates back to around the 15th Century! The interior is furnished as accurately for the time as possible, allowing visitors to witness what life was like for those living in the Tudor age.

Run by the National Trust, the Tudor Merchant’s House contains plenty of information on what life would have been like at the time, with as much detail as explaining the necessary dining etiquette that the house members would have had to abide by. There is also a merchant’s shop selling historical items that would have been traded down at the nearby harbour, such as foreign salts and pottery – the perfect holiday gift!

The Creative Café

There are plenty of independent shops in Pembrokeshire, but this location offers something a little different. Available in two locations in Pembrokeshire – Haverfordwest and Narberth further east – The Creative Café is the perfect activity for a relaxed day around town. A classic ‘paint your own pottery’ workshop, visitors can choose from a range of different items, from plates and tiles to vases and kettles, before settling in for a day of painting. They say time flies when you’re having fun, and nowhere is that more appropriate than here.

The café run a selection of classes and cater for kids as well as creative adults. As the name implies, the outlet also serves a variety of homemade cakes and baguettes for you to enjoy, while they will also glaze and fire your completed work to give you a professional finish to show off to your friends and loved ones!

Phoenix Bowl

A red bowling ball knocking over bowling pins

The perfect indoor activity for competitive types, Phoenix Bowl is an old-school bowling rink in Milford Haven, around 20 minutes south of Haverfordwest on the Pembrokeshire coast. Running for 16 years, Phoenix Bowl is recognised as one of the best bowling centres in Wales, with national and occasionally international-level events held there.

Phoenix Bowl has everything you would expect from a modern bowling centre, including a bar, restaurant, and even children’s play facilities which makes this the perfect day out for families. Located in a beautiful coastal town, the bowling arena has views to shout about, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy your day in this part of the county.

As we mentioned, this is just a small selection of the activities suitable for when the sky turns grey. The many resort towns of the region are thriving, and we’re sure that wherever you decide to spend your glamping trip, you’ll find some great attractions right on your doorstep!

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