Tenby is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year. It is rich in culture and activities just waiting to be explored and is packed with things to do. However, if the weather forecast means you need to change your plans, we have you covered. Here we explore some of the best things to do in Tenby when it’s raining.
The Museum might look small from the outside but don’t underestimate it. Tenby Museum and Art Gallery are full of exciting galleries, displays, and exhibits to explore.
It is a fantastic place with plenty of opportunities for children to get involved. For example, they can dress up as intrepid explorers in the prehistory gallery and even become a History Detective in the Story of Tenby Gallery. Take on quizzes together, CBBC trials, and dinosaur hunts. Best of all, kids go free! Check their website for special events, talks, and storytelling.
If you enjoy a beer, this one is for you! This craft Brewery and Taproom brew many different core ales just above Tenby Harbour. They offer tour and taster sessions by prior arrangement for groups of 4 to 40 people.
They are a family-friendly venue also featuring an extensive specialist Gin Menu and a Guest Real Ale Menu. Hungry? They serve locally sourced and freshly-cooked, pub-style hot dishes, sandwiches and salads, and great seafood.
Located between the North and South beaches, Tenby Lifeboat Station is worth checking out. You can view the lifeboats launching from here and witness the incredible work that the volunteers do. The public viewing gallery here opens from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm – weekdays.
Step back in time and visit a Tudor merchant’s house. Here you can discover what life would have looked like for a successful merchant and his family by stepping into their 15th-century house. Here you will see the merchant’s shop and working kitchen. The first-floor hall is decorated with colourful wall hangings and replica Tudor furniture. This is a great learning experience for all ages
Just 3 miles from Tenby, Heatherton World of Activities is a fantastic day out for the entire family. They have many indoor activities, too, making it an excellent option for a rainy day. They are dog friendly too. They are open all year round, whatever the weather. You can find their Activity Zones on their website and check out whether Heatherton World of Activities is suitable for you.
Will you make it out in time? Escape rooms are great fun whether you are just in a pair or a bigger group. At Tenby’s great escape, you can enter The Captain’s Treasure Room, The Wizard’s Lair and The Tenby Asylum. The escape rooms are based at Heatherton World of Activities. Work together to find hidden clues, solve puzzles and make your escape. The Captain’s Treasure Room and The Wizard’s Lair are suitable for families. If you fancy something slightly scarier, take on the more difficult, Tenby Asylum.
Established in 1999 by husband and wife team David and Lucy, Gift of Glass is a great place to visit if you’re looking for things to do in Tenby in the rain. You can take part in glassblowing workshops here. The studio is situated right in the heart of Tenby near the historic 5 arches. At Gift of Glass, they offer glassblowing experiences for beginners (over 18’s only) and for 2 people per experience.
It’s raining in Tenby, and the kids are getting restless. Just 24 minutes from Tenby is the Serendome, where children can play freely, run off energy and have fun. All under a giant transparent roof. This is a world full of imagination, wonder and bringing the outdoors indoors. Under the dome, there are trees, plants, outdoor terraces, and play areas.
There are activities to participate in here, from wacky racers to skywalks, with a range suitable for different ages. In addition, there are free play areas on the ground where kids can make as much mess as they want. As well as entertainment for children, there is a Cloud Theatre, an indoor amphitheatre where you can witness unique performance art.
After all that, you’re sure to get hungry. So why not taste flavours from around the world at Serendome’s own street food court, The Terraces.
We hope the sun shines on your next trip, but if not, hopefully, this article has given you some inspiration. Let us know in the comments if you have ever tried any of our suggestions of things to do on a rainy day in Tenby. We love to hear about your own experiences.