You may be arranging a trip to the Brecon Beacons this April, there are plenty of fun things to do during your stay with us, here are a few upcoming events this month. For the full event listing go our our website.
April kicks off with the exciting Weekend of Adventure, where businesses have been working hard to treat you with great discounts, deals and one off events, so everyone can get involved in the Year of Adventure. In the Brecon Beacons, there will be special bushcraft and canoeing sessions with Want to Canoe?, Sheep Trekking, ‘Pig-nics’ and stargazing with Good Day Out and an evening of Gastronomy with the Angel Hotel-to just name a few!
Click here for more information and more things to get involved in on the 2nd and 3rd of April!
Have a go at flower arranging with the National Botanic Gardens of Wales on Saturday the 2nd of April. Join Sharon Dower and learn to arrange some beautiful flowers. This month during the morning we will look at a popular Dutch style of arranging called Biedermeier, where flowers are arranged tightly together to create a dome shaped arrangement. After a short break for lunch we will create a massed design using one type of flower, surrounded by a collar of a complimentary flower and foliage.
This workshop requires you to provide your own materials, whether selected from your garden or sourced from your local florist or supermarket. You can spend as little or as much as you want on your flowers. A comprehensive list of materials will be supplied by the Botanical Gardens, soon after you book your workshop. More info
Saturday 9th of April will see the first Crickhowell Vintage & Antique Fayre of 2016, taking place in The Clarence Hall, Beaufort Street, Â Crickhowell, NP8 1BN on Saturday 9th April. 10AM to 4PM Admission £1.00 under 16 free.
The finest purveyors come together to trade at the Fayre, blending quality antiques, Quirky collectables, retro and vintage inspired handmade goods, super Vintage Costume stalls,haberdashery, textiles, vintage toys and much more! A veritable feast of treasures! The Vintage Tearoom will again be serving delicious homemade cakes with refreshments and following on from successful fundraising last year, the chosen charity for 2016 is the Wales Air Ambulance. Catch up with all of the Fayre news on the FB page here.
Spend a day volunteering with Brecon Beacons Park Society on Saturday the 16th of April. Meet at Llanthony Priory car park GR SO 289278 OS Map OL13 at 9.30 to collect tools for footpath repair in the Llanthony Valley. After a morning working, there will be a short walk in the afternoon. Click here to find out more and to book
Also on Saturday April the 16th, the National Park Visitor Centre will be holding a one day course, where you’ll have a chance to take a walk in the Brecon Beacons National Park in the company of one of their qualified instructors. Along the way you’ll lear
n some simple map reading skills and with plenty of time to practice, you’ll finish the day with more confidence to plan your own routes in the hills. Click here for prices and more info.
Brecon Craft Fair–Saturday the 16th of April
The Brecon Craft Fair takes place in the town’s historic market hall and is held every third Saturday of the month between 9am and 4.30pm. Each and every month, up to around 60 traditional and independent craft workers and artists set up shop in the market hall, resulting in a truly unique collection of Welsh arts and crafts; from beautiful handmade soft furnishings to hand painted jewellery and locally crafted Faberge style eggs. Not only will you be able to pick up a handful of goodies, you’ll also be able to talk to artists and craft workers themselves and find out just how much effort went into creating each and every item. 09:00 to 16:30 Free entry 07980 644932 More info
On Sunday 17th April Cwtchfest is coming to Glanusk Estate in Crickhowell. Bought to you by Cwtch Bride this special wedding festival will feature Wales finest wedding suppliers, fashion shows, fireworks, DIY workshops, food and entertainment for all.
It will be a brilliant day with lots of exhibitors to give you ideas and inspiration for your wedding and celebration, so make sure you save the date in your diary and come along!
Crickhowell Music Festival
This year’s Crickhowell Music Festival takes place from Thursday 28 April to Monday 2 May. Soloists will include Catherine King, Mark Chambers and Chloe Morgan. They will be joined by Crickhowell Choral Society. Everyone welcome! Click here to see what the programme includes
Talgarth Walking Festival
We are delighted to welcome you to Talgarth’s Fourth Walking Festival 30th April – 2nd May 2016. The ancient market town of Talgarth is an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park on foot, particularly as it forms the “Gateway to the Black Mountains”. We offer visitors a taste of our town and the wonderful walking opportunities we have on our doorstep. We hope that you thoroughly enjoy your experience with us and return to our town in the near future. More info
Cotswold Tent Show Weekend
Come and grab a bargain at the Cotswold Tent show, from the 30th of April until the 2nd of May. There will be lots of great deals available from knowledgeable and helpful staff. Also enjoy some fun activities for the children along with arts and crafts from local suppliers. Fabulous walks and trials available to keep the whole family entertained. Free event.
Llangnidr Farmers Market-Sunday 24th of April
Meet local suppliers and be spoilt for choice. Stalls include locally produced meats, butter, eggs and cheeses; plants; gardening tools; cards; knitted and other craft items; cakes and Fairtrade products. Location: Llangynidr Village Hall NP8 1LS Free Parking in the Village Car Park directly opposite. Note that the market at the end of August will be located in the Farmers’ Market Marquee at the Llangynidr Agricultural Show. 10:00 to 13:00 Free entry 07976 884594
Don’t forget: All four Welsh regions will once again come together for a double derby spectacular when Judgement Day IV returns to Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Click here to find out why Wales is the home of rugby and for a list of all the pubs in the Brecon Beacons where you can watch the games!
April is an action packed month and is the best place to be heading to this Spring to have an adventure! Visit www.breconbeacons.org to plan your journey here.