When going on holiday, the last thing anyone wants to experience is rain. Unfortunately, no one can control the weather. While Swansea is filled with so many scenic walks and beautiful beaches nearby, it doesn’t mean that you have to sit and sulk in your hotel room if it is raining. Below, we reveal some of the best things to do in Swansea when the weather is bad. After all, it is always good to have a backup plan.
Visit The Chocolate Factory
When booking your holiday in Swansea, it is likely that you will research all of the best places to visit. Come rain or shine, if you are a chocolate lover, this is definitely a place you will want to have at the top of your list. The Chocolate Factory is a family-run chocolatier, with guided tours that give you an insight into how chocolate is made. It is really interesting but, of course, the best part is the sampling!
Swansea Museum is actually the oldest museum in the whole of Wales, however, it does not get the attention it deserves, as it is often overshadowed by the maritime museum that is located nearby. Despite this, Swansea Museum is definitely worth a visit. You will find displays of ships and boats, as well as a celebration of the relationship between horse and human, and exhibitions that mark 100 years of the Women’s Institute of Swansea. To say it is an interesting place is an understatement. You will definitely learn a lot!
No matter whether you are taking a solo trip to Swansea or you are going with the family, a trip to Plantasia does not disappoint. Here you will find a rainforest bang in the middle of Swansea, where you will witness a hothouse trail with giant plants and tropical zones. Plus, you will be able to get close to the spiders, bearded dragons, chameleons, and Tamarin monkeys. This is definitely one of the best ways to put a smile on your face when the weather is gloomy.
Most markets are held outdoors, but the good news for you is that Swansea market is not only held indoors, but it is also the largest indoor market in Wales. You will find more than 100 stalls, which sell clothes, jewellery, gifts, local produce, and much more. You will be able to find plenty of Welsh goodies, including lavabread, cockles, and freshly made Welsh cakes. Plus, if all of the shopping has you feeling tired, you will find a number of different cafes so that you can have a welcome breather.
Dylan Thomas Birthplace
Last but not least, the list would not be complete without mentioning the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, one of Wales’ literary giants. The house looks exactly like it did when Dylan’s family bought it in 1914, and it is open for a number of tours throughout the day. If you want a guided tour, you should either book online or call in advance.