There is so much going on this weekend in the Brecon Beacons. Try some local food and drink at the Dinefwr Food Festival, view artists work in their own homes and don’t forget to visit a CADW site this Sunday, as they’re free to celebrate Wales’ success in the European 2016 Football Championship!
Take one historic parkland and mansion, add some fun cookery demonstrations and foodie entertainment all mixed in with a whole host of local food and drink producers and you have Dinefwr’s first ever Food Festival.
Newton House will be jam packed with stalls designed to tickle your tastebuds. We’ve chosen to support our local businesses as much as possible and there are lots of hands on workshops including foraging, cocktail making and chocolate making classes. We’re also providing bilingual cookery demonstrations and talks throughout the weekend.
The basement of Newton House will be dedicated to children’s activities that are centred around having fun in the kitchen, healthy eating and learning how to ‘Plant It Grow It Eat It’. The courtyard will be a hive of activity and a place to fill your bellies with delicious street food and local delicacies.
Cooking up a storm against the backdrop of Dinefwr’s designed landscape will be Wales Junior Chef of the Year, Ben Mitchell. Ben will be showcasing the culinary skills that helped him win the prestigious award earlier in the year and secured him a job under the guidance of Gareth Ward at Ynyshir Hall in Machynlleth; one of Wales’ top, Michelin star restaurants.
Come and join us for our 50th Birthday party celebrations at the National Park Visitor Centre
FREE ACTIVITIES- MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE
10-1PM – Pottery with take pArt
10.30-12pm – Geocaching treasure hunt on the common
1-2.30pm – Guided walk on the common.
Local arts and crafts
From 12pm entertainment from Brecon Town Band, Builth ladies choir and the Scottish dancing festival will take place. There will be demonstrations of dances by various teams interspersed with easy dances that everyone can join in. Come along and join in the fun. Suitable for children and adults.More here
Have a night adventure with Good Day Out this weekend.
Good Day Out have added a variation to their popular Evening with an Astronomer sessions, which will run for selected dates with a decent forecast through June and July when the Milky Way is looking splendid from the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve!
Starting at 10pm, your pocket astronomer will talk you through telescope settings and familiarise you with the constellations and planets and tell you the Myths & Legends of the skies whilst the sweep of the Milky Way unveils itself.
Using professional equipment, you will observe, learn, and take photographs of the night sky.
The first evening is planned for this Saturday 25th June, with the possibility of an additional date on Friday 24th. Please visit www.GoodDayOut.co.uk for more details and to book, or call us on 01874 749092.
If you already have a voucher for our Stargazing & Astro-Photography session and wish to swap over, please just let us know. Book Now
Brecon Town Open Studios
Brecon creatives are opening their doors to the public in the first Brecon Town Open Studios trail on Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25. There are nine studios involved this year and all are within walking distance of each other, which is a criteria for becoming involved. It’s hoped that the trail will expand in future years to include other artists who work in Brecon Town.
The artists involved include painters, a glassmaker, book upcyclers, a photographer, a glassmaker and a film maker – NIgel Evans, better known as a musician and an Fyi:Brecon editor is revealing clips of his new film, based on Greed the Rock Opera. More info here