If you can rely on the British weather for one thing, it’s rain, and lots of it. But never fear, as being the cosmopolitan and well-equipped city it is, rainshouldn’t ruin a grand day out in Cardiff. Here are things to do in the exciting Welsh capital centre when the heavens open.

Take on a cocktail masterclass

To prepare for an evening hiding from the rain in cosy cocktail bars, why not spend the afternoon learning to make these cocktails at a Cardiff Distillery cocktail masterclass? Held by the distillery’s top mixologist, the fun-filled classes take around two hours, Would-be drink-slingers will be shown how to make a series of delicious and impressive cocktails, as well as learning about the unusual and fascinating history behind each serve. Cocktails include a Cathedral Collins (our take on a Tom Collins), a Kiss from Cariad, French Martini, Mojito and Daiquiri. For just £35pp, participants will get a welcome cocktail, two-hour cocktail session, two cocktails from the classics range and happy hour access. To soak up all the booze, a sharing mezze board isalso served towards the end of each session. A premium cocktail masterclass is also available where guests get two extra cocktails along with learning to make Expresso Martinis, Cosmpolitans and Pornstar Martinis. Now that’s a day well spent.

Visit the home of Welsh rugby

The Welsh love their rugby, and no wonder, as they have one of the most famous and awarded teams in the entire world. When it’s drizzling and grey outside, why not take a tour of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, the home of Wales’ national rugby union team. The stadium is seriously impressive, and unlike on TV where you see only the pitch, you’ll be guided into the Dragon’s Lair (team’s dressing room), the tunnel and learnabout what goes into running one of the world’s largest indoor arenas. Finish your tour off with the view from the VIP hospitality suite and lift the trophy for yourself in the President’s Box. A must for rugby fans.

Indulge on a prosecco brunch

Okay, it’s raining, so what else is there to do but park yourself down for two hours, drink a lot of prosecco and indulge on some delicious mezze boards. Nothing, right? Plugging a gap in the market, Cardiff Distillery offers prosecco brunches in its stylish restaurant right on the edge of leafyBute Park. For just £35 per person, prosecco lovers get a prosecco cocktailon arrival, followed by a bottle of prosecco o the table and a mezze board (meat, veggie or vegan). Guests will get the table for two hours and also access to the distillery’s happy hour. Really chucking it down? Muffle the thunderous splashing by upgrading to a champagne brunch, instead.

Get your culture fix

No trip to Cardiff is complete without a visit to the National Museum of Cardiff, bursting with world-class collections of botany, fine and applied art, geology and zoology. Entry is free, and you can easily spend a day here wandering between exhibitions and taking a journey through the history of Wales. The art exhibition is seriously impressive, and visitors can gaze upon works by Turner, Monet, Rodin and Van Gogh, along with leading Welsh artists like Richard Wilson, Thomas Jones, Augustus John and Gwen John.