Summer has arrived!

We have everything you need here in the Brecon Beacons for summer! 

Here are a few ideas of things you can do here.  From walking to taking a scenic train trip, spending a day on the river to discovering our towns and villages.  We hope to see you soon!

Looking to book accommodation for a longer stay? Go to our website to search for your perfect place to stay.

Cruise our Canal


© Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Take a trip on Brecon Mountain Railway


© Brecon Mountain Railway

Take a short trip by narrow gauge steam train on one of the most popular vintage railway routes in Wales.  The former Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction railway takes you therough beautiful Brecon Beacons scenery from Pant to Pontsticill, along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir. The train has all-weather observation carriages.At Pontsticill you can visit the cafe and admire the view across Pontsticill Reservoir, the largest of the four Taf Fechan reservoirs, to the peaks of the Brecon Beacons.  Find out more here.

Spend a day on the River

Want to Canoe?

Want to Canoe?

Our National Park offers an awesome range of options for paddlesports, from the tranquillity of canals and reservoirs to extreme kayaking over jaw-dropping waterfalls. Get ready to design your own adventure – Find out more here.

Talk a walk in our National Park

© Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Grab your boots! We’ve routes and trails for all abilities, with superb scenery along the way.  A walk in the Brecon Beacons National Park comes complete with perfect picnic spots, awe-inspiring views, fascinating historic sites and grand geological features. We’ve collected a few experiences you shouldn’t miss on your own journey through the National Park. Here are some walking highlights.

Go on a bike ride

© Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Cycling and mountain biking is a fabulous way to experience our glorious countryside. It gives you healthy exercise, relieves stress and allows you to spend time in the fresh air with family and friends.  Find out more here.

Visit one of our towns and villages

© Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Our National Park is ringed with characterful market towns while, further inside our Park, the River Usk, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and the shores of Llangorse Lake are dotted with pleasant country villages and sleepy hamlets.

Together, our towns and villages reflect our history and heritage as a mining, quarrying and farming region and our role as custodians of a beautiful region of hills, valleys, lakes and waterways.

In our main towns, Abergavenny, Brecon, Crickhowell, Hay-on-Wye, Llandovery and Talgarth, there’s always something going on,  Find out more here.

Cantref Adventure Farm

© Cantref Adventure Farm

Brecon’s Biggest Adventure is a fantastic family day out in South Wales! With award-winning slides and a huge outdoor play area as well as a variety of horse rides on offer, open 10.30am – 5.30pm.  There is always events happening at Cantref – Find the full programme here


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.
Find out more here.

Brynich Playbarn

An award winning indoor soft play centre on the edge of Brecon, suitable for children up to 11.  Find out more here.

© Brynich Playbarn

This entry was posted in Activities, canal, cycling, family, family activities, family days out, River Wye, summer things to do, Things to do, Walking and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s