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Embracing British springtime: rainy day activities

When April showers come around, it’s easy to feel that a holiday can be stopped in its tracks. Yet in the Dramatic Heart of Wales we offer a range of all-weather activities, banishing rainy day gloom in favour of memorable adventures.

Cultural Escapes:

Fancy a bit of theatre magic? Check out what’s showing at our local arts venues, theatres and cinemas. The Gwyn Hall in Neath regularly shows classical productions and live-streams ballets, plays and operas. Pontardawe Arts Centre regularly hosts comedy nights, film clubs and theatrical performances to suit all tastes in its stunningly designed surroundings.

Queen Street Gallery in Neath and South Wales Miners Museum also offer indoor escapes, with both options filled with local culture, creativity and heritage.

There’s something about watching a good performance that can brighten even the rainiest of days. Find Things to Do here:

Brave The Elements:

Who says you have to stay cooped up indoors when it’s raining? Grab your trusty wellies and hit the trails.

Explore the contrasting, lush landscape and hidden nooks of Neath Port Talbot, with muddy mountain bike trails available for the most avid adventurers in Afan Forest Park. River walks along Neath Canal are sheltered by the canopy of trees over the walkway, and as for Aberavon Seafront, the beach will be lifeguarded on both May bank holidays rain or shine. Surf lessons will go ahead regardless of the rain, so why not let the raindrops add a sprinkle of drama to your adventure?

Check out our walks page to find something for you:

Ultimate Relaxation:

Does being wrapped up in a warm robe, sipping on a soothing cup of tea while getting pampered at a spa sound good to you?

Treat yourself to a spa day at The Towers Hotel & Spa and let the rain outside be your perfect excuse to indulge in some serious relaxation.

From massages to facials, let the expert hands at the spa whisk you away to a state of pure bliss.

Fireside Cwtches:

When the rain batters the windows, there’s no better place to be than a warm and inviting café or pub. Snuggle up with a steaming cup of coffee or a creamy hot chocolate, maybe indulge in a slice of cake, and just soak up the atmosphere. Even better if there’s a crackling fireplace to add to the feeling you’ve stepped right into the pages of a classic novel.

From The Brit Pub Cwmavon to Forty Six Coffee Shop to the Pontardawe Inn, there are plenty of cosy hideaways to choose from in Neath Port Talbot.

So, next time the rain clouds gather over Neath Port Talbot, don’t let them dampen your spirits. Embrace the rain, and make some unforgettable memories.

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