Don’t let the rain stop you, it’s half-term!

The photos and videos of the terrible floods and storms across the country does not exactly inspire days out, but not to worry as the Brecon Beacons is equipped with everything you need for great days in.

Here’s our guide to half-term , whatever the weather….

Stay in: Boat Cottage

This picture perfect cottage is located in the idyllic village of Llangynidr with the canal, cosy pubs and mountains on the doorstep. Enjoy the old fashioned range, country garden or simply sit back and enjoy the views.

Brecon

The Hours Cafe and Bookshop is perfect for a quick lunch or a browse for great new read or take shelter with the friendly ladies at Pilgrims.

The Hours 1

Can’t face stepping out into the puddles for dinner? Visit theBlack Mountains Smokery for some of the best smoked food in the UK or even get it delivered to your door to try out some of the recipes yourself.  Regardless of the weather children will never say no to ice-cream, for a treat Llanfaes Dairy urges you to try their many delicious homemade flavours.

Llanfaes Dairy ©

Llanfaes Dairy ©

As for indoor activities, The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh is an interesting way to spend a rainy day to learn about South Wales’ involvement in WWII. Hidden among the memorabilia is the very flag from the battle at Rorke’s Drift. Or for something completely different, it’s easy to keep kids entertained at the Play Barn at Brynich with its award-winning indoor soft play area.

Good Day Out offers plenty of activities for all the family, such as the Hedgehog Helper Morning or Pottery Classes.  Their Gorge Walking day out promises fun and adrenalin rushes, not to mention how beautiful the waterfalls look after some rain.

Good Day Out ©

Good Day Out ©

You can’t go wrong with  Cantref Riding Centre  with their fabulous indoor adventure activities as well as horse riding lessons and the longest slide in Europe if we’re lucky enough to see some sunshine.

Cantref Adventure Farm ©

Cantref Adventure Farm ©

For something more educational, the stunning Dan-yr-Ogof Caves is a great way to get sciency and explore a magnificent natural phenomenon. You can forget the rain completely down there.

Stay in: Yew Tree Barn 

A beautiful 16th century cottage perfect for families with its children’s play area.  The location is idyllic, with outstanding views of the Black Mountains to explore.

Hay-on-Wye

The famous book town of Hay-on-Wye has plenty of childrens boutiques to browse through for some second hand bargains. Or parents can nab a sharp new hardback from Richard Booth’s which is also a lovely cafe who do a fantastic brunch.

For adrenalin junkies, Llangorse Climbing Centre holds Wales’ only indoor natural rock climbing with bouldering areas, rope bridges, an abseiling tower and a zip line.

Llangorse Climbing Centre ©

Llangorse Climbing Centre ©

For live music events, theatre or interesting talks in the evenings, adults can head to The Globe for a culture fix if a babysitter is happy to oblige.

Stay in: Cosy Under Canvas 

This glamping experience is  accommodation unlike any other with domes and tipis in the heart of nature.

Crickhowell 

Before anything else stock up on wet weather gear from Crickhowell Adventure Gear or find a new pair of wellies in Nicholls.

Number 18 do a great hot chocolate to warm up after a soggy afternoon, so why not settle down with a new paperback from Bookish.

As for activities, The Arts Alive Centre offers a range of classes for all the family including photography, life drawing, pottery and oil painting for the grown-ups and Children’s Craft Club to keep those sticky fingers busy.

Boat Cottage ©

Boat Cottage ©

Abergavenny

The indoor Abergavenny Market on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday boasts of over 200 stands for antiques, crafts and food where warm, dry hours can be wiled away searching for treasures.

Rain need not be the excuse to head to The Angel for their ward-winning afternoon tea, just sink into the sofas and tuck in.

Stay in: The Angel 

The stylish hotel may not seem child-friendly from the outside but inside they promise fun space , toys and ‘buzy bags’ and dinners catered to children.

 

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