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A rare rainy day

What to do on a rainy day in Tan yr Eglwys Cottages South Wales? 

Even if you have the occasional rainy day, it will still be a great day at Tan yr Eglwys Cottages! The cottages have lots of books, tourist info, board games and jigsaws so that the occasional relaxing day is good allowing you to recharge the batteries ready for the next day of adventure! It is worth noting that the weather can be extremely localised due to the valleys & hills. Just a mile away, it can be dry – yes really true! Watch the local weather forecast. But if staying in is not the preferred option, here are a few recommendations of places to visit on a rainy day.

The Waterfront Museum Swansea.

This is a large, airy modern space with FREE entry.It details the industrial heritage of South wales, particularly this area where once heavy industry prevailed.

The LC Swansea.

Next door to the Waterfront Museum is a large and very popular leisure and sports facility, called the LC. The fun pool, wave machine, surf sessions and climbing wall has family appeal, but some sessions may require advance booking.

Aberavon Leisure Centre.

On the seafront at Aberavon there is a large fitness and sports centre with an 8 lane swimming pool. Adjacent is a cinema.

Dynamic Rock Climbing Centre.

Located in Clydach just 5 miles away towards Swansea. It caters for children and adult climbers. All necessary equipment can be hired. During school holidays there are bookable classes and can be a great release for teenage energy!

Plantasia Swansea.

Not far from the Marina area, adjacent to a large car park is a prominent triangular glass building. Here, small exotic animals can be viewed and sometimes handled in a hot house, tropical environment. This is particularly appealing to younger children and families in general.


There are 2 Trampoline Parks,

The Buzz Trampoline Park


Limitless Trampoline Park.

Lazerzone Swansea City centre.

A high tech. laser action game in a multi level themed area. Special effect fog and laser beams has great appeal to a certain young teenage group – many a children’s party endured here, loved by the young guests, again burns up excess energy. Crazy Golf and Indoor bowling are available in Swansea.

Penderyn Whisky Distillery

Great Tours. Thirty minutes away via a picturesque route is the Award Winning Penderyn Distillery. Children 6-17 have free entry, but are also unable to participate in the whisky sampling!!!! The samples & tasting generally outweigh the tour price, fascinating for all ages, a very informative and interesting place.

The Royal Mint Llantrisant.

Sometimes this is forgotten as a tourist attraction, but the Royal Mint was awarded a Trip Advisor 2020 Travellers Choice badge.  Travel just 45 mins back along the M4 eastwards to junction 34 to discover where and how our money is minted.  Generally open on Friday, Saturday, Sundays and some Bank Holidays, it is advisable to book a visit. There are two ticket types, one only for the exhibition areas and the full ticket providing the additional factory experience tour and an opportunity to strike a personal coin.

The average visit is said to be 2 hours, the guided tour taking 30 mins.  The Royal Mint is easily reached from the M4, but can also be easily combined with a family shopping trip, food or cinema trip at McArthur Glen, jnct 36 , just 20 mins back towards the cottages.


Cardiff Bay. Easily accessed from the M4 down into Cardiff Bay. This Science and Discovery Centre is a great attraction for all families. During school holidays there are live science and planetarium shows – the visit is always informative, enjoyable and fun.