Mother’s Day in the Brecon Beacons

There are plenty of special things to do, places to visit and lovely gifts to buy your Mother, in the Brecon Beacons this Mothers Day on the 26th of March. 

Special Things to Do

1. Mothers Day Botanical Gin Workshop

Let’s face it. Your Mum deserves to be spoiled rotten all year round. But this perfect Mother’s Day treat will make her feel very special indeed….a Botanical Gin Workshop, in which she’ll find out how to make her own unique signature blend of her favourite tipple!

Taking place at Talybont Village Hall between 3pm and 5pm on Sunday 26th March, here’s what to expect….

  • Weather permitting, a short forage to identify wild and cultivated botanicals. (Don’t worry – I’ve got a back-up plan in case of rain!)
  • Lots of info about the weird and wonderful history of gin….
  • A stash of rare and exotic spices and other ingredients to play with…
  • A generous 300ml jar your unique and delicious blend to take home…

AND……. a cocktail (or two) plus nibbles! Also, guess what…non-Mums and even chaps are very welcome too!

£21.50 per ticket payable via paypal or direct bank transfer. Gift vouchers also available. Call Adele on 07581 226524 for further details or email breconbeaconsforaging@gmail.com

2. Treat your mum to an Overnight Pamper Package at Ty Croesounnamed (17)

3. Pamper treat at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales

There’s a treat in store for mum on Sunday March 26 with FREE entry to a special ‘pamper day’ at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. There is an impressive line-up of beauticians, make-up experts and local food and drink producers offering a unnamed (18)tempting range of tasters including a free glass of elderflower champagne, facials, skin care advice, manicures, pedicures – and all free of charge for mam!

Every mum is also promised tasty titbits and sumptuous samples from a range of stallholders – from Welsh cakes, shortbread biscuits, Carmarthenshire cheese and sheep soap, as part of their Mothers’ Day visit.

Organiser Steffan John said: “As well as free entry on the day to this gorgeous Garden, mums are in for a real treat with all sorts of people offering all kinds of goodies including a free glass of champagne!” “We also have some lovely music to suit all tastes, including our favourite harpist Shelley Fairplay, two ladies’ choirs and folk duo Fiddlebox. In addition, there’s fun and games and magic and mystery with conjurer Luke Jugglestruck dropping by, an opportunity to have a go at archery and special flying displays by Pembrokeshire Falconry.” Steffan added: “So, why not treat mam or mam-gu to a great day out including lunch in our award-winning Seasons restaurant – it’s going to be a brilliant day and, let’s face it, it’s the least you can do!”

* The National Botanic Garden is open from 10am until 4.30pm, with last entry at 3.30pm. Admission to the Garden is £9.75 (including Gift Aid donation) but FREE to all mums on Sunday March 26. For more information about this or other events, call 01558 667149, email info@gardenofwales.org.uk  or go tohttps://botanicgarden.wales/

4. Mum’s go free at Cantref Adventure Farm

Mums can come into Cantref Adventure Farm freMother's Daye of charge when accompanied by a paying customer on Sunday 26th of March as a special Mother’s Day Gift. There’s lots of cute baby lambs to see along with shows every half an hour and loads of indoor and outdoor play to keep the kids entertained.

With our special on-line package of entry and Sunday Roast from only £8 for the rest of the family it is a great value family day out in the Brecon Beacons this Mother’s Day. Info here.

5. Mothers Day Sunday Lunch at Caer Beris Manor

Enjoy the finest locally produced Sunday Lunch at the Award winning restaurant at Caer Beris Manor, with a complimentary glass of prosecco for every mother this mothers day!
All guests are more than welcome to take a wander in the grounds, with the tree trail guiding you around. This year is extra special as it’s the 90th anniversary of their gardens opening for the National Gardens Scheme-one of the very first in 1927 when the scheme started! Book here.MothersDay-page-001.jpg

Give your mother a treat…

… with Brecon Mountain Railway.

Travel by Steam hauled train to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons and on your return mum can enjoy lunch in their licensed Tearooms.

...with Peterstone Court Spa
Simply sit in their Moroccan styled relaxation room after a treatment, have a drink and just chill-out!

…with The Manor Hotel
Being the only hotel in the area to have a leisure suite, take her to relax  in their heated leisure pool (7.3m x 3.6m), sauna, steam room, or Jacuzzi. Why not stay for thier special Mothers Day Lunch-menu here.

Gift Guide

1. Bread Kits from Talgarth MillSpicy Fruit Loaf Pic
The flour used is milled with Talgarth Mill Flour from locally sourced wheat and the kits are assembled by our wonderful team of volunteers.  Try our new improved Spicy Fruit Loaf Kit with double the fruit or our new improved Herb and Tomato Bread Kit with lots more sundried tomatoes for a really tasty loaf.  Find out more here

Black  Mountain Gold Chocolate2. Black Mountain Gold Chocolate

Something for the sweet-tooth. What about a gorgeous box of Black Mountain Gold Chocolates? Chose a mix of creamy white, milk and dark Belgian Truffles…….make sure you pick a big box so there’s plenty to share…..!  Buy online here

3. Penderyn Whisky

Penderyn Whisky

For the one who likes a tipple. If you know someone who likes nothing better than sipping away at a scotch or gin at the end of the day, forget the big names and watch them marvel at the taste of one of Penderyn award wining welsh whisky’s or gin’s. Or why not book a tour of the distillery for something to look forward to-find out more here.

4. A delicious bottle of Welsh Wine

© Sugar Loaf Vineyard

© Sugar Loaf Vineyard

In the Brecon Beacons we are proud to have two vineyard’s Sugar Loaf Vineyard, and White Castle Vineyard.  What better way to celebrate than by giving a bottle or two of Welsh Wine! Find out more here

5. Packed-full hampers

Welsh Hampers from Authentically WelshSL-Luxury-Hamper-11-300x200
Authenically Welsh provide a wonderful range of hand packed hampers bursting with flavoursome Welsh foods … delivered  directly to your doorstep – perfect for a really Welsh gift this Mothers Day, Have a look at all the hampers and order yours online. Or why not treat her to a Mother’s Day Hamper with Black Mountains Smokery. Full of award winning local produce delivered to your door or for collection from Crickhowell. www.smoked-foods.co.uk

Don’t forget to check one of our many farmers markets for special treats – find out more here. Or why not treat her to tickets to Green Man Festival if shes a folk fan, or snatch early-bird tickets now for Hay Literary Festival if shes a keen book reader?

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