Here are our top five things to do on a Bank Holiday weekend…
There’s so much to do on bank holiday weekends in the Brecon Beacons from activities, places to visit to some annual festivals taking place visitors have plenty of choices. Here’s a round-up of our top five suggestions to keep everyone happy….
Place of interest….
Blaenavon World Heritage Centre – Come and discover Blaenavon World Heritage Site, the only place in the UK that shows human development from the pre industrial era all the way through to the end of industrial Britain. Discover the forgotten landscapes, learn about the development of land from human change and then back to its natural ways, and maybe even take the 300-ft trip down into the Big Pit: National Coal Museum to experience the conditions in which men, woman and children used to work.
For the family…
Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre – Now in its eleventh year at the National Park Visitor Centre, the Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre offers the chance to celebrate all manner of local food and drink, as well as Welsh arts and crafts. There’s also going to be plenty going on, from camping and tent exhibitions, food demos, choir performances, face painting and clay modelling demonstrations. With so much in store, this makes the perfect family-friendly getaway this Bank Holiday weekend! Also on this weekend is the Hay-on-Wye Summer Fayre at the Globe.
Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains – A calendar favourite for both locals and visitors alike, Talgarth Festival takes place on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of August and boasts a varied programme of music, events, exhibits and entertainment spread out over venues all across town. There’s a classical candlelit concert in the medieval church, a variety of food stalls and cookery demonstrations, storytelling and sideshows for the kids and a huge firework display grand finale not to be missed on Sunday evening!
Rent a Twizy – What better way to explore the wilds of the Brecon beacons this Bank Holiday than from the comfort of a brand new Renault Twizy, the electric car that is taking the national park by storm. There are now six of these vehicles roaming the hillsides, and you can rent your own for around just £45 per day. Best of all, many of the charge points can be found at the park’s top attractions and restaurants, so you’ll always have something to do (or eat) while your Twizy recharges.
Kayaking the River Wye – Very few activities recreate the complete peace and freedom you feel when you’re kayaking. Obviously, you might be the type that loves rapids and waterfalls, but why not spend this Bank Holiday weekend floating along the tranquil River Wye with your family and a group of friends. Outdoors@Hay offer up kayaking and canoeing opportunities whether you’re looking to win your own Olympic medal or simply to introduce your kids to a family-friendly activity with a difference.