Looking for something fun to do this Easter with your loved ones? Here are a few of our suggestions.
4th & 19th April – Sheep Trekking – Each sheep is fitted with a specially designed harness to carry your snack, and a soft rope halter, and you will choose your own sheep from a small flock of especially trained Jacobs. He will then lead you along a scenic trek on that takes you towards the Black Mountain with stunning views towards Pen y Fan.
£40 or children under 16 £20.00
Later dates: 3rd May, 31st May, 14th June, 21st June
4th & 19th April – Spring Forage & Wild Garlic Bake
A spring forage for wild garlic in the leafy woodlands of the Towy valley, then learning to cook with this delicious and versatile plant. On this enjoyable and informative day out you will learn how to identify this free and plentiful culinary delicacy and then make soups, sauces, pesto and delicious dishes using both its leaves and its flowers. Reserve your place now for this popular fun day in the country.
£55 ppn 5 hours.
18th April – Lambing on an Organic Farm
This ‘day in the life’ of an organic sheep farmer in the Brecon Beacons will take the whole family through a range of exciting daily tasks, from helping to mark and move ewes and lambs to collecting free range eggs to take home and of course, plenty of time to feed lambs! A tasty homemade lunch is included; the rest of the day is then free to walk around the farm and enjoy its stunning views.
£40 or £20 children under 16. 4 hours.
Later dates: 2nd,4th and 10th May
4-5 April – Erwood Station Gallery Grand Opening
Sister station to the Lion Street Gallery in Hay on Wye, Erwood station will be opening this Easter with a ribbon cutting ceremony from 5-7.
Big Pit – FREE ENTRY – With free entry, Big Pit is a must-see for South Wales. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out. The Museum is set in a unique industrial landscape, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000 in recognition of its international importance to the process of industrialisation through iron and coal production.
Cantref Adventure Farm – With award-winning slides and a huge outdoor play area as well as a variety of horse rides on offer, Cantref will keep the kids busy and won’t break the bank.
Adventure Farm Prices: £32 for a family of 4
Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves – A great day out in any weather, Dan-yr-Ogof has impressive caves to explore, a museum, a shire horse centre and an adventure playground.
2 adults and 2 children for £43.50
Tretower Castle – Tretower Court is a historical landmark with a great open space for children to let off some steam as well as events running throughout the summer
Family ticket for £14.25
Small Breeds and Owl Centre – The Owl Garden has been thoughtfully designed and planted in order to create an intimate setting Some of these owls cannot be seen on public display anywhere else in Europe.
Adults £8.50 Children £5.50
For places to stay in the Brecon Beacons have a look at the destination website
Accommodation with good availability over Easter
Dafydds Cottage – Surrounded by 22 acres of meadows, bluebell woods and pony paddocks with a brook running through the woods, stabling and a stunning pond, this cottage really is something special in the spring. Children will enjoy meeting the friendly pony neighbours next to the house and keen fishermen can enjoy free fishing on the private lake. Sleeps 4, weeks from £394.
Cwmdu Court – Set in an apple orchard with stunning views of surrounding mountains, this cottage is nearby to some of the best restaurants and pubs in the national park, such as The Nantyffin Cider Mill or the Farmers Arms. Then why not hire mountain bikes from the nearby village to ride off a big meal? Sleeps 4, weeks from £307.
Apple Bough Cottage – This vibrant property stands out with its pretty red brick exterior and the inside doesn’t disappoint either; many of the features handcrafted by the owner who runs textile courses in the area. Within walking distance from the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye with its many second hand shops and boutiques. Sleeps 4, weeks from £426.
Clear Water Barn – This spacious barn is spectacular on sunny days as the light floods in through the windows. Behind the buildings the land rises to reveal miles of wild, open country ideal for walking, mountain biking, pony trekking, bird watching (Red Kite are two a penny here!) and the great Llyn Brianne Reservoir is nearby too – a great spot for a picnic. Sleeps 5, weeks from £426.