Things to do on rainy days in North Wales North Wales is a playground for outdoor adventurers, but the good times don’t stop when the weather turns. Here’s a selection of indoor activities to provide a change of scenery and a great day in. A SeaQuarium, Rhyl Terrapin at Rhyl SeaQuarium, North Wales by Saberlynx From baby sharks to sprawling spider crabs, Rhyl's aquarium is full of rock pools, seahorses, terrapins and jellyfish. This underwater world is divided into nine aquatic zones, and the regular shows in the Sea Lion Cove and feeding time for the Harbour seals are particularly worth seeing. B Venue Cymru, Llandudno Venue Cymru, Llandudno A theatre first opened at this spot on the promenade more than a century ago, but since 2007 the new Venue Cymru has been the place to see major touring shows. Catch big name singers and best selling theatrical productions here, as well as the Welsh National Opera and a revolving exhibition programme. C Magic Lantern Cinema, Tywyn The atmospheric charm of this cinema and arts centre reflects the building’s old school origins dating back to 1893. The Magic Lantern hosts live music, comedy and poetry performances as well as a packed itinerary of movies in its state-of-the-art cinema. The bar is reportedly well stocked and the staff extremely friendly, which seals the deal as far as we’re concerned. D Beaumaris Gaol, Anglesey Beaumaris Gaol, Anglesey The story of life inside this Spartan gaol during the 1800s doesn’t pull any punches. One visitor described her visit to Beaumaris Gaol as both ‘grim’ and a ‘great morning out’. It features one of the few working treadmills in the UK and it comes as no surprise whatsoever that the gaol was featured in an episode of the popular television show Most Haunted. E Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl Rhyl Pavilion, North East Wales by Neil Whiteley From Madam Butterfly and Strictly Come Dancing to risqué comedy and contemporary theatre, the Pavilion is the place to see a performance. The current Pavilion, the third to have been built in Rhyl, opened in 1991, 90 years after the first one burnt down, and is the place to see a leading performers on the North East coast of Wales. F Tŷ Siamas, Dolgellau Tŷ Siamas, Dolgellau by Keith O'Brien Built in the late 19th century, the grand building lauded as the home of Welsh folk music has been used as a granary, cinema, dance hall and gig venue. Tŷ Siamas opened in its current guise in the summer of 2007, featuring an exhibition honouring its harpist founder, Elis Siôn Siamas of Llanfachreth. G National Slate Museum Llanberis National Slate Museum in Llanberis, Snowdonia Built in 1870, this former slate quarry lies within a dramatic industrial setting. But step inside the National Slate Museum and you'll find out why it's become an acclaimed museum – the displays faithfully recreate the lives of workers at the Dinorwic production site, taking in workshops, houses, demonstrations and chances to have a go. H Beacon Climbing Centre, Caernarfon Beacon Climbing Centre in Caernarfon, Snowdonia by Beacon Climbing Centre This newly opened climbing centre is one of the finest in Britain, and although you can attempt a wall which is 17 metres high, its areas, colour-coded according to their difficulty, aim to be exciting rather than intimidating for beginners. Look out for the kaleidoscopic CrazyClimb for family scalers. I Stone Science, Anglesey Passionately run in a modest museum, Stone Science is treasure trove of geology has the personal touch as well as stacks of rocks, minerals, fossils and incredible dinosaur artefacts. Dig through the array of discoveries on show and find out more from the people who put them together in this charming, quirky collection. J Tan y Ddraig, Llanberis Tan y Ddraig Ceramic Cafe, Llanberis by Tan y Ddraig Put your family's creative talent to work and create a unique souvenir of your holiday by decorating a pottery mug, plate or trinket at Tan y Ddraig's friendly painting studio. Foot or hand imprints can be glazed (the paint is non-toxic), with books, food and drink available for inspiration. More attractions in North Wales Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Wild walks with children We love boardwalks. They’ll take you and the kids deep into the wild, but not the mud. Toddler friendly beaches Children love beaches, so here are 10 that are both easy to enjoy, and easy to reach. North Wales' holy places Your guide to discovering some of the special and sacred places across North Wales. Walking the Teifi Estuary The estuary is at the centre of spectacular land and seascapes and links with the Wales Coast Path. Wild winter in the north Ravens, choughs, baby seals – and hundreds of thousands of wintering birds. Quirky heritage sites Wales has masses of eccentric attractions. We’ve an odd feeling you’re going to like them.