Things to do this April

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.

Events

Sunday 2nd April-Tenovus Cancer Care 10k Run at The National Botanic Gardens of Wales


5th April- Brecon Beacons Foraging 

It’s Spring! The hedgerows, woods and lanes of the Brecon Beacons are shaking off their winter slumber and bursting into life. A Spring forage is all about leaves, flowers, buds and shoots, as well as the joy of getting out into the open after the dark months of Winter.

  • Parking

  • Refreshments

  • A guided foraging walk

  • A beautiful lunch cooked by a professional chef

  • Workshop

  • An edible garden tour

  • PLUS a goodie bag

Dates: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. Book here

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7th April- Get Creative Weekend – Heart of Wales

To celebrate the launch of the Get Creative Weekend, April 7-9, Theatr Brycheiniog have teamed up with award winning dance and installation artist Phil Williams for a spectacular interactive project that will transform Pen Y Fan into one of Wales’s largest living art installation, Friday April 7. With around 500 participants expected to take part, this unique project will kick off this year’s bumper weekend to celebrate the nation’s creativity. It gives people across Wales an opportunity to try something, make something and get creative. More info here. 

8th April-Craft Fair in Clarence Hall

This event runs on 8 Apr 2017- 10:00am to 4:00pm

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This 2 day course is ideal for beginners and for refreshing dormant skills; you’ll learn useful navigation and mountain safety techniques. This NNAS accredited course is run by Manzoku, a local company based in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Price: £115 per person ~ spaces limited.
Venue: The Mountain Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER (SN 977 262).
Book Here

The course is run by Manzoku Climbing & Mountaineering, a local company with over 20 years experience of helping people safely enjoy the hills and mountains of the UK. 

 

 

9th-11th April- Family Dance Festival at Theatr Brycheiniog 

A partnership project between Coreo Cymru, Chapter and National Dance Company Wales We are delighted to be presenting a selection of Wales’ most exciting dance companies during the Easter holidays. In an entertaining and jam-packed one-hour programme, you’ll get to see four short pop-up dance pieces, including the award winning National Dance Company Wales’ new work Animatorium which premiered at Green Man Festival 2016. Join us outside the Theatre by the Canal. The event is free and suitable for all ages. Bring your little ones and watch their eyes light up as they witness amazing dancers twisting & turning, sliding & tumbling!

Sunday at 15:00 & 18:00, Monday at 12:00 & 15:00. Free entry 01874 611622.  More events at the Theatr here.

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15th and 26th of April – Lambing on an Organic Farm

This ‘day in the life’ of an organic sheep farmer in the Brecon Beacons will take the whole family through a range of exciting daily tasks, from helping to mark and move ewes and lambs to collecting free range eggs to take home and of course, plenty of time to feed lambs! A tasty homemade lunch is included; the rest of the day is then free to walk around the farm and enjoy its stunning views.
£40 or £25 children 

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16th, 23rd and 30th April – Sheep Trekking –A unique chance to go sheep trekking in the Brecon Beacons National Park! Good Day Out has teamed up with Aberhyddnant Farm to create a completely new concept, which is more native than Llama Trekking and more fun than your average walk in the hills. Each sheep is fitted with its own little halter, and you will choose your own sheep from a small flock of especially trained Jacobs. He will then lead you along a scenic trek on that takes you towards the Black Mountain with scenic views towards Pen y Fan. The undated vouchers make a great present!

Dates Available:
Sun April 16th 2017
April 23rd 2017
Sun April 30th 2017

£35 adults, £25 children
Later dates: 16th May, 31st May, 14th June, 15th July. More dates here.

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18th April-1st May-Encountering Beauty – Meg Stevens Landscape Art Exhibition

The first exhibition in the series spanning over a year of the beautiful landscape paintings of Meg Stevens. The stunning location of Treberfydd House, by Llangorse Lake in the Brecon Beacons, marks the beginning of the series of retrospectives celebrating her work, and coincides with open house & gardens. This gives an ideal opportunity to see Meg’s beautiful paintings which are renowned for their atmospheric and detailed scenes, particularly focusing on grasses and the changing seasons, plus also displaying her beautiful floral work.

Open 1-6pm daily. Charges apply for the open gardens and house tours. Treberfydd House, Llangasty, Nr Brecon, Powys LD3 7PX

22nd-23rd April– Wonderwool Wales 2017

A celebration of Welsh wool and natural fibres, the Wonderwool Wales festival is a must for wool and yarn enthusiasts as well as those keen to learn and develop their skills or simply shoppers with a keen eye for quality crafts and innovative design. Details: http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk

10am – 5.30pm Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm Sunday. More here.

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28th April-1st May-Talgarth Walking Festival

We will be delighted to welcome you to Talgarth’s fifth Walking Festival which is scheduled to take place from Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2017.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. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival in May! The fifth programme is now available online, browse through our walks. You can book tickets online or by phone on 07719 876020 or 07943 616453 or download the booking form and post it to us.

Activities

Big Pit – FREE ENTRY – With free entry, Big Pit is a must-see for South Wales. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out. The Museum is set in a unique industrial landscape, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000 in recognition of its international importance to the process of industrialisation through iron and coal production.

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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.

Adventure Farm Prices: £32 for a family of 4

Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves – A great day out in any weather, Dan-yr-Ogof has impressive © Brecon Beacons Tourismcaves to explore, a museum, a shire horse centre and an adventure playground.
2 adults and 2 children for £43.50

Tretower Castle – Tretower Court is a historical landmark with a great open space for children to let off some steam as well as events running throughout the summer

Family ticket for £14.25

For places to stay in the Brecon Beacons have a look at the destination website 

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