Gifts and Experiences to give this Fathers Day

Father’s Day is only one week away, on the 19th June, so show your dad how much you love him with one of these Brecon Beacons experiences, gifts and meals out. Your only problem will be choosing which one to go for……

Give him the ultimate survival experience gift with Bear Grylls Survival Academy

Give the ultimate survival experience gift and let the lucky recipient be taught Bear’s extreme survival techniques on ‘the most challenging but empowering survival course on the planet.’ Each gift voucher offers a particular survival course or a deposit payment towards a survival course of your choice. He will learn the ultimate in self-rescue skills from the world’s most recognized face of survival and outdoor adventure. This is a rare chance for a lucky few outdoor enthusiasts from around the globe to be taught Bear’s extreme survival techniques and guaranteed to impress. More here15532135439_3677e8a854_z.jpg

Treat him to an artisan hamper from Black Mountains Smokery Smokey Jo's Luxury Larder Hamper
Their hampers range from £35 – £300 and they can even make up vegetarian hampers with smokedcheese, smoked nuts and seeds, scrummy vegetable crackers, hand stirred chutneys and jellies and artisan chocolates.You can order ahead over the phone or online for delivery or collection from the smokery on a day of your choice.

Or why no pop into the smokery shop for lots of foodie gift ideas-Opening hours 9 – 5 Mon – Fri and 9.30 – 12.30 Sat. For all budgets and tastes – smoked meat, fish and cheese and all good things to go with them! Produce ranges from £3 – £40

Take him on a scenic train ride at Brecon Mountain Railway Little Train of Wales
Bring your father with you and he can travel for the price of a child. Your dad whatever his age will enjoy a day out at the Brecon Mountain Railway, whether its reminiscing about steam trains, engineering, building or just a trip down memory lane – Sunday 19th June

Tickets for a show at the Theatre © Talon

We are lucky to have Theatr Brycheiniog on our doorsteps who have lots of different shows to take your dad along to.  What about tickets to ‘And Finally…Phill Collins’ a truly amazing eleven piece band  who will recreate his famous hits or  even Talon the official number one Eagles Tribute Act. Take a look at the full calendar of events here.

Book him on a Whisky tour at Penderyn

welsh whiskyPenderyn Distillery has one of the best visitor centres in the UK. Learn for yourself the history of whisky making in Wales as well as more general Welsh history in our exhibition centre.  Discover the secrets of Penderyn Single Malt Whisky, Brecon Five Vodka, Brecon Gin and Merlyn Cream Liqueur. Find out more here

Brecon Beacons Foraging 
Take him on a foraging adventure! Courses include a one-day course, which includes a foraging walk, a 12 course lunch cooked by our chef and using lots of foraged ingredients) followed by seasonally-appropriate workshops, or why not book him onto a ‘Wild Wednesdays’ course – an ambling, rambling forage walk, followed by lunch and a garden tour. More here

Buy him an experience on a photography workshop
Good Day Out-Spend the day photographing Red Kites and other wildlife in the Brecon Beacons with amazing award-winning nature photographer Gareth Scanlon who is often found backpacking through the South Wales wilderness, photographing the breath-taking scenery and fascinating wildlife. Gareth has a background in nature conservation, and a long history of watching and interacting with red Kites. Gareth will help you understand how they fly and, to a certain degree, how to predict their movement and flight paths, making it easier to capture the image. The knowledge & insight from this day out can be applied to garden bird photography, and you shouldn’t fail to capture some stunning photos of these beautiful raptors. Buy him a voucher for the next workshop on Sat August 13th 2016 Red Kite photography with Gareth Scanlon and the Brecons

Creative Photography Wales– If your dad is interested in photography but would like to learn more then why not buy him a Creative Photography Wales Photography Course Gift Voucher. They are available for all our Group and Individual Course Options run by professional photographer Nigel Forster.

Take him on a Guided Adventure
There are so many experienced tour guides here in the Brecon Beacons, who can really show you and your father everything this part of Wales has to offer. Check out our blog of some of the guides available here. Or why not learn all about the famous book town of Hay on Wye with Hay Tours, info here

Book a table at one of the Brecon Beacons finest pubs or restaurants.
Treat your father by taking him tThe Felin Fach Griffin, with its top pub atmosphere and delicious locally sourced food or why  not take him to whats said to be Wales oldest Inn, The Skirrid  Mountain Inn for a decent spot for a pint! (Watch out for the ghosts though!) Take him to the welcoming Bear Hotel in Crickhowell, The Angel in Abergavenny or the charming and popular Plough Inn in Rhosmaen-there are so many to choose from! Find more choices to eat and drink here 

Fathers go FREE at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Sunday June 19.
And they are sure to enjoy the Fathers’ Day programme of power kiting, campfire cook-out, archery, live music, zorbing, beer, den-building, ice cream, magic and balloon modelling.11.jpg There will also be a visit from the Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet owners’ club. Could a father wish for anything further?

The Garden is open from 10am to 6pm with last entry at 5pm. Admission to the Garden is £9.75 (including Gift Aid) for adults and £4.95 for children over five.  Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is FREE for all. For more information about this or other events, call 01558 667149 or email or visit the website


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