Ideas for a lovely Father’s Day in the Brecon Beacons

Father’s Day is mere days away, and what better way to celebrate than to relax together in the beautiful Brecon Beacons. There are so many ways to spoil your dad, and we want to make sure you know the best ones! Whether your dad loves history or just spending time with his family at a restaurant, we have something for everyone! We hope you have a splendid Fathers Day!

Five Ideas on What to Do

An interesting starting point: Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

An interesting starting point: Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

1. History and Hiking at a World Heritage Side…
Forgotten Landscapes in Blaenavon is a fun and educational day out that combines learning about the UNESCO World Heritage site while walking simply to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. More for a father who has an eye for history, this is a fantastic way for your family to spend time together and to actually learn something.

Try a tipple at Penderyn ©

Try a tipple at Penderyn ©

2.  A Special Treat and Tour… 
On the other hand, some fathers have more of an appreciation for single malt whisky. Lucky for them, because there is no better place to go then the Penderyn Whisky Distillery. Tours, tastings, and master classes – this place has it all for the Whisky Connoisseur and definitely warrants a different family experience!

Monmouthshire and Brecon canal

Monmouthshire and Brecon canal


3.  Fishing and a Family Gathering on a Barge… 
If you’re really looking for something relaxing, there’s nothing like spending a day on a boat on the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Brecon Park Boats is a great and fun day out on a narrowboat where your family can take a picnic or simply reminisce on days past. It’s your choice, make Father’s Day a day to remember.

4.  A Gem of a Military Museum…
Don’t forget about museums though, museums and history. The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh is a treat for anyone in the family who has the slightest love for history. Filled to the brim with stories reaching back to 1689, this museum is a treasure trove and is definitely worth a visit on Father’s Day. Especially if your dad loves history!

Walking in Brecon Beacons by Kevin Walker, Mountain Activities

Walking in Brecon Beacons by Kevin Walker

5.  Hire a Guide For a Hike…  
To really get a taste of the Beacons though, a lovely hike or walk through the untouched scenery is perfect for a dad with a taste for nature. Two suggested walking guides are Bikes & Hikes and Kevin Walker Mountain Activities. Both offer stunning views and have a variety of hikes available. Lovely for a dad who loves to hike, and fun for the whole family!


Where to Eat

If you’re looking for someplace local and delicious, look no further than the Nantyffin Cider Mill Inn. Made with all local ingredients, their menu includes a mouthwatering selection of dishes from a charcoal oven and various other dinners with a fantastic wine selection. So whether your dad looks for Steak or Fish n Chips, the Cider Mill Inn has got your back.

Theatr Brycheiniog ©

Theatr Brycheiniog ©

Food and the Theatre… Another amazing and local place for your family to sit down is Tipple n Tiffin, each dish made with fresh and local ingredients. One of the best parts of the restaurant is the crazy variety of dishes served. Traditional or Experimental, it’s up to your dad. If you’re looking for a fun night out, Theater Brycheiniog offers some fun events the weekend of Fathers Day as well. Spoil your dad, he deserves it.

For something a little more personal, Pilgrim’s Tearooms & Restaurant is a great pick. All homemade meals, this hidden jewel sources all local produce while you take in the charm from the nearby 15th century barn. For an exciting excursion with dad, consider visiting the Brecon Cathedral, an older monument from 1093!

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