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Things to do on a rainy day in West Wales

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The sun always shines over Newgale…pah, who are we kidding?  This is Wales; green, fertile and wave-lapped, sea-spray sprinkled and stunning.  But do we let a bit of wet weather dampen our spirits?  Absolutely not!  In fact, we’re here to tell you that a little precipitation can result in a splashing good time.  So, get your waterproof coat on, grab your wellies, and follow our suggestions for things to do on a rainy day in West Wales!

Enjoy a meditative morning listening to raindrops

No, really.  The alarm goes off, the kids need feeding before school, you can’t find the lunchbox snacks or the dog food or where you left the car keys and did you hear the traffic report?


When was the last time you lay in bed and just took in the sights and sounds around you?  At Newgale Holidays, we give you a calm and relaxing place in which to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, so if it’s raining when you wake up then great!  It’s an opportunity to really listen to a sound imprinted on our animalistic memory that we’re usually to busy or bothered by to appreciate.   Of all the things to do on a rainy day, a lie-in in a warm bed with your morning coffee is a very good start.

Go for a walk in the rain

Again, yes, really.  If you’ve only ever walked on Newgale beach in the summer, then you’ve not really lived!  Being on the Irish Sea really does mean that rain can appear quickly and so you’ll need to be prepared in winter months.  But by goodness you’ll feel alive when the clouds finally do catch up with you!  It’s been suggested by scientific studies that the smell of rain mixing with the ozone and good bacteria from the soil (or in our case, the sand) calms the mind, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised.  So, really, all of our things to do on a rainy day will leave you feeling blissed out – what a perfect excuse for an off-season holiday?

Well, you’re soggy anyway…go all in and swim in the rain!

This is our absolute favourite in our list of things to do on a rainy day and, if it isn’t already, should also be at the top of your bucket list.  It’s like having a bath and a shower at once, albeit a little saltier and with more seals.  If it’s passed mid-November then maybe just go for a brief and bracing paddle, but if it’s still October then get your cossie on (wetsuits are for wimps) and get in there – it’s still a lovely temperature of 14-15C!  Top tip – “once you’re in it’s fine” is actually true – your body turns off receptors in the skin that feel the sting from cold water to stop you from panicking and drowning, so dunk, count to 10 and you should start to feel euphoric!

Get your wellies on and let out your inner child.

Kids do it, dogs do it, why don’t you do it?  We all know that lots of rain = puddles.  Yep, you’ve got it…do your best Geraldine from the Vicar of Dibley impression and get jumping in those puddles!  But maybe check how deep they are first…

 It’s a really good excuse to treat yourself afterwards!

No matter which of our things to do on a rainy day you chose (or maybe you did all of them?) then if getting a bit soggy wasn’t your thing, it’s at least the perfect excuse for a hot bath, a blanket on the sofa with your beloved and perhaps a large mug of hot chocolate or a cheeky hot toddy to warm the cockles after your winter adventure!

For more ideas on things to do on a rainy day or for any time of year for that matter, please follow us on social media where we’ll endeavor to keep you abreast of activities and attractions and when they’re opening in these uncertain times.  Alternatively, pop us an email and we’ll do our best to let you know what exciting things await you on your trip to Newgale Holidays – we look forward to seeing you soon!

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