Things to do indoors
Rhayader Leisure Centre This has a pool, gymn, badminton court and a squash court. Activities programmes during school holidays. www.rlc.powys.gov.uk Tel 01597 810355
CARAD and Rhayader Museum & Gallery Exhibitions, music and theatre www.carad.org.uk 01597 810192
The Willow Globe open air theatre - a scaled down version of the Globe in London, Find the programme of events at www.willowglobe.co.uk 01597 811487
Wyeside Arts Centre - Builth Wells, open all year for cinema, theatre and shows including Live Links to Opera, Ballet and Theatre nationwide www.wyeside.co.uk Tel 01982 552555
Quackers Indoor play centre www.quackersnow.com Tel 01597 860111
National Cycle Museum The collection houses hundreds of cycles in period settings from 1819 to the present day. www.cyclemuseum.org.uk Tel 01597 825531
The Thomas Shop Wool Emporium, Tea Room and Victorian museum in Penybont www.thomas-shop.com Tel 01597 851951
Llywernog Silver-Lead Mines This is on the road to Aberystwyth at Ponterwyd www.silverminetours.co.uk Tel 01970 890620
The Judges Lodgings Explore both upstairs and downstairs in this restored Lodging in Knighton. www.judgeslodging.org.uk
Tel 01544 260650
Royal Welsh Crystal Based in Rhayader , handcrafted cut crystal glass producing cut glass bowls, wine glasses & decanters etc. www.welshroyalcrystal.co.uk
A beautiful historic home open daily for tours. The 52 room, Grade II Victorian Revival Gothic Mansion and 12 acre garden overlooks the ruins of the 12th century Cistercian abbey. Each room is decorated for Christmas with a different theme.
The Spaceguard Centre and Observatory, Knighton. A working astronomical observatory that specialises in studying the danger of asteroid or comet impacts. Planetarium, Orrery, Collection of Meteorites, telescopes including robotic telescope. Day and evening tours.
Erwood Station Craft Centre, Gallery and Tea Rooms. A picturesque rural railway station along the banks of the River Wye. Original work by local artists and artisans. Gifts, teas and fresh homemade cakes. Craft demonstration days and events throughout the year. Plenty of walks including the river walk.