Things to do on a wet day

A wet day in the Valley
Into every life, a little rain must fall

The sun normally shines on Godremamog Mill – Dale in Pembrokeshire is the 4th sunniest place in the UK, so the Valley must come close! but, even here, a little rain must fall !  If it is wet, we hope that you can find lots to do in and around the Valley itself.  There are books, board games and DVDs in the apartments and Park Villa.  We even have a Sega Megadrive lurking in the Mill summerhouse!

You can still enjoy the gardens on a wet day – up at the Mill, there is the summerhouse and BBQ hut; over at Park Villa, the porch keeps you dry while you enjoy an alfresco cuppa.  But why not hit the hot tub?  – you’re going to wet anyway!

Out and About – There are plenty of places to visit, even when it’s wet.  Some suggestions include:

  • http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/wool – National Woollen Museum at Drefach Felindre 20 minutes drive from the mill.  (free and very interesting if you want to know more about how Godremamog Mill would have been in 1885, wonderful for children, plus they do a mean welsh rarebit).
  • http://www.toymuseumwales.co.uk  West Wales Museum of Childhood – just outside Newcastle Emlyn , 15 minutes drive from the valley.  (lots of toys from the last 100 years and before, exhibited in a wonderful example of an ancient Welsh farmhouse).
  •  http://www.folly-farm.co.ukFolly Farm – on the A478 at Begelly, going down to Saundersfoot (lots of outdoor fun but also indoor animal areas, indoor children’s adventure playground, amusements and a stunning indoor fairground).
  • http://hangar5.wales/Hangar 5 Haverfordwest  A trampolining experience – interconnected trampolines, angled walls, roll-over platforms, slamdunk basketball nets, punch bags, trick airbag etc
  • http://www.coracle-centre.co.uk  National Coracle Centre – Cenarth (exhibition showing coracles from all over the world, the guide is great).
  • http://www.cawscenarth.co.uk  Caws Cenarth, Cenarth (ish) (cheese factory which allows you to try cheeses and see how cheese is made – warning, you will want to buy their award-wining cheeses after tasting them).
  • http://www.gardenofwales.org.ukNational Botanical Garden of Wales on the A48, going towards the M4, about 15 minutes out of Carmarthen, (2 glass houses, including the largest single span glasshouse in the world,  the other is a butterfly house, exhibition of bees, 100 year old chemist shop and art gallery, as well as extensive outdoor gardens, much of which can be viewed from a covered land train).

 

You may want to go shopping.  The new shopping centre at Carmarthen is good and there is an indoor market there.  Café Nero and Costa Coffee are fun for people watching.  There are lots of lovely shops in the towns and villages around the mill.  Newcastle Emlyn has plenty to offer. The tea shops in Newcastle Emlyn are all very cosy.  Narberth is particularly nice for art galleries and boutiques.

If you would prefer beer to tea, most of the pubs around here are very welcoming.  The Nags Head at Abercych has its own micro Brewery.  The Boncath Inn was Pembrokeshire’s Camra pub of the year in 2006 & 2007.

You may just want to go to the pictures.  There is a multiplex at Carmerthen and a cosy picture house (and theatre) in Cardigan – the Theatre Mwldan.   http://www.mwldan.co.uk – Theatre Mwldan – Cardigan’s cinema & theatre  www.myvue.com/home/cinema/carmarthen – Carmarthen’s cinema