Things to do with your Family this Christmas

Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves
Now, where can you take us kids to capture that special ‘magical’ Christmas experience that we will remember for the rest of the year?
Just 20 minutes from the M4, (junction 45), there is a Welsh mountain, with ancient caves, whose entrances are guarded by gigantic, but very friendly dinosaurs! Deep inside this mountain lies Wales’ only natural Christmas grotto… Fantastic!

Imagine the excitement as we set off to find Santa, and follow the twisting, turning cave passageways that eventually lead us down into Santa’s magical underground world. Underground lakes, waterfalls, vast colourful hanging cave formations have all been transformed by the truly stunning Christmas decorations put up by the ‘Cave Bears’. As dad is always saying “seeing is believing”!my day’s fun will just go on and on. The next amazing thing we can see is Cathedral Cave – its HUGE! Then we visit Bone Cave!

There is even an Iron Age Farm to see and a great Museum. Dan-yr-Ogof has one of the largest collections of life-sized dinosaur models in the world. That’s really cool! There will even be a tractor waiting to take us down to the Morgan Brothers’ farm for us to see all their farm animals, and of course their magnificent Shire Horses!

There’s even an undercover play area called ‘Barney Owls Playground’ to end my perfect day. Now that’s what I call a real “Dan Yr Ogof” Christmas experience!3.jpg

Old Railway Line Garden Centre
Adopting a Nania theme from the novel,
xmas_nania.jpgThe Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C S Lewi, our 2015 Christmas Display brings the magic of Christmas to life. Wander through scenes of Nania whilst browsing our extensive range of artificial Christmas trees, decorations, lights, gifts and more!

For the mums: Festive Ladies Night – Thursday 3rd December- An evening of music, a delicious two course meal and festive shopping! Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival and an array of exclusive special offers.

For the kids: Santa’s Grotto & Reindeer- Open to children of all ages; our grotto experience (including real reindeer) is renowned throughout mid Wales, south Wales and Herefordshire!

For Everyone: Late Night Shopping – Thursday 17th December (6pm – 9pm)-
An opportunity to get the last of your shopping done before the big day! Get into the festive spirit and enjoy live music, festive food and drink tasters.

Magical winter wonderland at Cantref! 24th December
Come and meet the elves and have fun in the workshop. The elves will take you to meet Santa who can’t wait to meet you. Santa will check his official Naughty and Nice list and if you have been very good, Santa will present you with his magical golden key which opens the Present Room where you can choose your own gift!

Mr Ev’s LOVES Christmas and will be starring in our special Christmas Panto…oh yes he is! Look out for your favourite Cantref animals too who will be making special guest appearances.

Lots of animals and heated indoor play areas all undercover and some fantastic Christmas decorations and stocking fillers in our gift shop.

Stop by the cafe and enjoy a steaming mug of Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows. Winter warmers will be available from the café…be quick though….Mr Ev’s has been munching the mince pies!

What are you waiting for….come along and join the festive fun and make magical memories for you and your children during the Christmas Season!

Mountain Railway Brecon
Visit Santa this Christmas and ride the railway to Santa’s grotto – The perfect experience for families with children. Now in its 30th year and more popular than ever. All children and adults receive a present from Santa.  Sherry and Mince Pies are served to the adults.Travel by Steam Hauled Train from Pant Station to Santa’s Grotto where everyone will receive a present from Father Christmas.

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The Play Barn at Brynich
If your children have some left over energy after Christmas day take them along to the The Play Barn at Brynich to let off some steam! The Play Barn is an award winning indoor soft play centre on the edge of Brecon. They have a café that offers delicious meals, snacks and drinks. Click here for their Christmas Opening Times.

Check out our Christmas fairs blog to find more exciting things to do in the Beacons this Christmas 

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