Rainy day ideas at Dinefwr

Joanna Davies, Tour Guide Joanna Davies Tour Guide
Mother and child look out the window from Newton House

We all know that the great Welsh weather occasionally brings us the odd rainy day, but that doesn’t mean you can't have a fun filled day full of adventure.

800 acre playground.

We’d always encourage our visitors to explore our magnificent parkland come rain or shine. So grab your rain coat and wellies and tick off some of our rainy day challenges in our free ‘50 Things’ scrapbook.

You can spot the wildlife on our National Nature Reserve. You're likey to come across Badgers, Woodpeckers, Otters and insects not to mention our famous herd of What Park Cattle and Fallow Deer.

Almost all of our trails a weatherproof so you can explore the estate without getting too muddy.

Wrap up warm and head out on a winter walk at Dinefwr
Wrap up warm and head out on a winter walk at Dinefwr
Wrap up warm and head out on a winter walk at Dinefwr

Hands on House

If the outdoors isn’t your thing then you must experience the delights of Newton House. This 18th Century mansion sits in the heart of Dinefwr designed landscape; in fact the landscape you see at Dinefwr today was the vision of George and Cecil Rice who once lived at Newton House.

We encourage our visitors to get hands on at Newton House and experience life as servant in the basement brushing room or to play the piano like the Lord and Lady in the Dining Room.

Guided tours

We run daily guided tours of Newton House taking you to areas that aren’t usually accessible to the public. You can find out all the upstairs/downstairs gossip and enjoy the views from the view point windows.

Book your place at the Visitor Information Centre on arrival.

Go behind the scenes at Newton House
Newton House roof space
Go behind the scenes at Newton House

Refresh and relax

After a day of discovery why not kick back and enjoy a light lunch and a cupper in the Billiard Room Cafe in Newton House? We offer hot and cold meals plus delicious, homemade cakes and drinks.

Warm up after a nice walk with a hot cuppa and a roaring fire
Tea and scones in from of roaring fire
Warm up after a nice walk with a hot cuppa and a roaring fire

If your visiting with your four-legged friend and are in need of a cupper, our second-hand bookshop is the ideal place to sit and relax.

Art at Dinefwr

Have you visited our newly refurbished art gallery at Dinefwr yet?Situated in the courtyard, the Black Raven Gallery exhibites the work of talented Welsh artists throughout the year. 

 Ask at our Visitor information Centre for details on what’s On at Dinefwr today.