Love Bank Holiday in the Brecon Beacons

With temperatures in the Brecon Beacons expected to stay in the twenties, it’s the perfect weather for some fun activities and events going on throughout the park for bank holiday weekend.  Bank holiday weekends in the national park are never dull affairs, with festivals, events and activities going on throughout the park.  So here are our top tips for bank holiday in the Brecon Beacons…

Brilliant Brecon Beacons Events 

The vibrant Talgarth Festival takes place this weekend
The vibrant Talgarth Festival takes place this weekend

Two Talgarth Festivals: Walking and the Celebration of the Black Mountains

The Talgarth Festival is the celebration of the Black Mountains and Welsh countryside! It’s a lovely, friendly, family festival in a beautiful setting and a great way to spend the Bank Holiday Weekend.  And the best thing about it is pretty much everything is FREE!!!

Talgarth Food and History Walks
Here’s a chance to discover a real taste Talgarth and experience the wonderful scenery on the town’s doorstep, enjoy selection of walks with a heavy emphasis on local food and history.

The walks include a history walk around the town, foraging walks with hedgerow guru, Adele Nozedar, the highly popular from the Mill to the Mountain walk which finishes with a scrumptious cream tea at The Bakers’ Table and a very special walk entitled: A Moveable Feast which will be an easy, relaxed ramble between homes where delicious homemade refreshments will be served.  There’s loads to choose from!

Talybont- on – Usk Show and Sports
Starting at 2:00 pm by Talybont-on-Usk village hall, LD3 7YQ for a horticulture and craft show along with fancy dress and children’s races, refreshments and side stalls.

Brecon Beacons Fayre

Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre
Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre

If you’re a food, music, or arts fan head to the National Park Visitor Centre Libanus activtfor the ninth annual Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre.  This is a celebration of Welsh food, drink, arts & crafts from 24th to 26th August.  There are over 70 stands to explore, children’s activities and live entertainment set to spill on to the front lawn and surrounding fields.

The selection of local produce on offer at this year’s Summer Fayre includes organic meats, dressings, fresh fruit and vegetables, jams, chutneys, smoked foods, honey, bread, ciders, beers and wines, cheeses, biscuits cakes, chocolates, ice creams and more.  FREE ENTRY

A Weekend Walk With a Twist…

Participants can expect stunning views from the Bwlch altitude walk
Participants can expect stunning views from the Bwlch altitude walk

Bwlch with altitude  Saturday 24 August 2013 at 11:00 – 16:00
Enter a team of up to 4 people to walk around Llangorse Lake covering 12 miles of stunning scenery. Along the route particpants will find answers to the photographic quiz which you will be out on registration.

The walk starts  at the Beacons Backpackers, Bwlch, 11am or the Lakeside shop, in Llangorse Lake.  On returning to your starting point at either Bwlch or Llangorse food will be waiting for you. For more information the route can be found on:

For the Family: Cantref Wild West Bank Holiday Weekend

Lots going on at Cantref for children
Lots going on at Cantref for children

Head to Cantref Adventure Farm this Bank Holiday for “Wild West Weekend Bonanza” on the 24th, 25th & 26th August at Cantref Adventure Farm.

There is so much to get involved with throughout the day and that includes the parents! A themed bouncy castle, archery, treasure hunt, Mr Ev’s Wild West themed show, numerous wild west games & fancy dress competition, with prizes for the best cowboy, cowgirl & Indian.  Children can have a Shoot Out on our new attraction Splash Wars!

On the Bank Holiday Monday Cantref is Hosting a Pig Racing Championships so come down and see who will get Gold. Will it be our famous Harry Trotter or Hammy Styles!??

All this is happening alongside our usual animal shows, all the rides are open & our café is ready to boost your energy levels you will need with all the excitement gong on a Cantref Adventure Farm so there’s a full day of activities for the whole family we’re open from 10:30—17:30.

Have an Adventure Packed Bank Holiday Weekend

Stay cool with Adventure Britain
Stay cool with Adventure Britain

Adventure Britain offer a wide range of activities throughout the national park such as climbing, abseiling, caving, kayaking, canyoning and horse riding. Their packages are perfect for groups of friends and families looking for a day of fun.  With lots of fun activities on offer there’s plenty to choose from.

Special Bank Holiday Accommodation Deals

Save 20% at Little Cedars Pavilion, Hay-on-Wye
A rustic cabin with modern comforts, situated in the perfect setting for a romantic getaway for two.  With the small hamlet of Clyro close by, and Hay-on-Wye, the ‘Town of Books’, only 1.5 miles away, this is ideal for those who enjoy both stunning scenery and endless browsing opportunities in the famed bookshops of Hay.  Escape to this one bedroom retreat for 20% off until the end of of the year, taking the price per week from £245 to £196.

Free night at Dyffryn, Brecon
Head to the Brecon Beacons to enjoy a traditional Welsh holiday cottage.  Dyffryn is situated near the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye and offers the perfect base to enjoy the outdoors of the Begwyn Hills and Black Mountains.  Sleeping six this property offers a perfect retreat for all the family.  Stay this weekend and get an extra night for free. 8 days stay £676 saving £84.

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