It’s time to start planning that all important half-term get away with the family. So here’s a round-up of fun family things to do and places to stay around the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Discover Forgotten Landscapes is a great day out where visitors can learn Wales’ proud and impressive heritage. Listed as a leading cultural UNSECO site in 2000, Blaenavon is a town that offers a fun insight to the entire progression of man. From old steam trains, old industrial works to picturesque walks of discovery there’s something for everyone.
Stay: Ty Croeso, enjoy a relaxing and luxury stay at this new B & B that’s just outside Crickhowell. The short drive to Blaenavon is along a road that offers some of the most impressive views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
A Pony Trek in the Brecon Beacons, is an ideal activity if your children are 6 years or older . The ponies are calm and easy to ride. It’s a fun experience and families will get to see some of the best sights in the park from one of the most interesting forms of transport.
Stay near Cantref Riding Centre (central Brecon Beacons) at Weasel Cottage, which is a large converted medieval barn, it’s been beautifully constructed and sleeps four people.
Pool cottage, in Hay-on-Wye is near Tregoyd Mountain Riding. it’s Modern, comfortable and in the heart of the town.
A Bike Ride, as there are so many places to discover on a bicycle. A bike ride in the Brecon Beacons is a fun and healthy day out. With so many quiet roads, it’s also a safer option than other places as the area has such a small population. Rent bikes or have a guided ride with Drover Holidays or Bikes and Hikes.
Stay at Coity Bach, with a farm near by, the children will love being around the animals. Choose from three comfy cottages, that are situated in a quiet area just outside Talybont on Usk.
Llangorse Activity Centre. With a great selection of things to do both indoors or outdoors there’s something for everyone. Regarded as one of Wales’ leading places to learn how to rock climb. There’s also a rope centre and a selection of other adventure activities.
Stay: Stay in Min- Y Llyn which is a pretty, stone-fronted self-catering holiday cottage in Llangorse Village. Sleeping five, it’s a perfect place for families.
Carreg Cennen Castle is a magnificent castle that’s perched up on a cliff in the West part of the National Park. The castle is situated in the quieter west side of the Brecon Beacons, there’s a pleasant walk and also a cave to discover when you get there.
Stay: Aber Cottages where there are two traditionally converted barn self-catering cottages, that are situated in the heart of an organic farm.