Things to do in the Brecon Beacons this Easter Holidays

There’s something about the Easter holidays that suits the Brecon Beacons down to the ground.   Spring is in the air, with all the lambs and daffodils. if you are looking for ideas on fun adventures to do this Easter with your family, look no further.   Here’s our top 10 suggestions – enjoy!

1. Enjoy our waterfalls.

Visit Waterfall country, at the head of the Vale of Neath, it has so many wonderful waterfalls you can visit. Many of these cascades are easily accessible on foot, as long as you’re prepared to walk through beautiful woods to get there.


Our waterfalls are not just pretty to look at – they’re fun to get wet in, too – perfect for a family day out  . Some people like to walk behind the curtain of water, or set up their tripod in the stream to take photos. Others like to canoe the rapids, or leap into the flow on high-octane gorge-walking expeditions. Here’s our top three Waterfall walks.

2. Head underground

The Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales is one of the most exciting and varied caving areas in Britain. Our Geopark includes four of the five longest limestone cave systems in Britain. Why not explore this fascinating underworld? You can go caving with one of the expert instructors and guides.

If you aren’t quite ready to commit to the full caving experience the Dan yr Ogof Showcaves offers an amazing opportunity to explore caves and admire rock formations.

If you fancy emmersing yourself in Wales’ industrial past Big Pit should be on your itinerary.  It’s near the Park boundary to the South and the the main attraction is  the mine underground but don’t miss out the galleries on the hill – well worth a visit

3. Spend an afternoon on Llangorse Lake

Llangorse Lake is the largest natural lake in South Wales is a fine spot for sailing, wildlife-watching and waterside strolls with shimmering views. There’s local history to explore, too at the Crannog near the northwest shore. Over 1000 years ago, this was the homestead of a local king.

Hire a rowing boat or a pedaloe and enjoy some family time splashing around on the Lake. Find out more here.

4. Go pony trekking

Whether your kids are seasoned riders or absolute beginners, the qualified instructors at our riding centres will keep them safe. Kids as little as four years old can have a go. To find out more, visit our page on horse riding and pony trekking.

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre has tons of fun challenges for kids, teenagers and adults alike, such as climbing walls, rope bridges, zip lines and a wet and muddy Dingle Scramble.




6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Have a go a Bush craft and Survival 

If you’d and your children would like to test yourselves to the limit and learn how to survive in the wild, you can join a bushcraft and wilderness survival course with one of our specialist activity companies. You’ll learn how to make your own comfortable natural shelter, forage for food and water, light and manage a fire for warmth and cooking and many other useful skills.  Find out more here. 

9. Be King of one of our many castles

Wales is home to some of Europe’s finest surviving medieval castles. Here in the Brecon Beacons, we have our fair share.  Let your little rascals scramble about on one of many Castles ruins. They’ll feel on top of the world. To find out more find out more here. 

10. Spend a day on the River

The Brecon Beacons 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

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