Things to do this Bank Holiday

If you’re stuck for ideas on what to do this Bank Holiday then look no further, we’ve got a few ideas to keep you entertained right here in the Brecon Beacons.

1. Creepy Crawly Show at Cantref Adventure Centre! Monday 1st May

Come and see the Creepy Crawly Show at Cantref Adventure Farm.  Special guests, The Creepy Crawly Show has featured on BBC, CBBC and ITV and specialise in family fun shows full of comedy, music and ‘Get Me Out of Here’ style challenges. Celebrities such as Phillip Schofield, John Bishop, Jeremy Kyle and Keith Lemon have all joined in with their challenges. So why not come along and meet all the unusual and exotic reptiles and creepy crawlies at Cantref. For those not into Creepy Crawlies we have lots of other great shows and activities on during the Bank Holiday Weekend and loads of cute fluffy animals waiting to meet you.
We also see the return of everyone’s favourite show PIG RACING!!!!

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A retrospective exhibition of paintings by the renowned Mid Wales artist, Meg Stevens continues at Treberfydd House, Llangasty LD3 7PX until 1 May. The exhibition includes a selection of paintings featuring grasses on Waun y Mynach (Common) along with landscape and floral paintings painted during Megs career as an artist. Displaying lge painting 1718.jpg

The original paintings are not for sale as the whole collection has been purchased by a locally born businessman who is planning on establishing a gallery dedicated to Meg Stevens in the Brecon area but prints and cards are available at the exhibition.

The exhibition is open from 1pm – 6pm. Entry is free but tours of the house and gardens are also available for a small charge.

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3. Come and see some May Day magic at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this bank holiday weekend.

Come and Meet a Meerkat on Monday the 1st, with shows at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm and an additional charge of £3 per show. The magician, Luke Jugglestruck will be wowing the crowds in the Garden on Saturday (29th), Sunday (30th) and Monday (May 1st), with his unique magic show, circus skills, and fun and games.

There’ll be musical entertainment, courtesy of Caroline Harrison on Saturday and Sunday, and the Backroom Bluegrass Blues on Monday. With our new playground, water zorbing, and the hay bale maze, it’s going to be a wonderful Bank Holiday Weekend, so make a date and don’t forget to make time for a walk around the bluebells of springwoods and the wildflowers on the Welsh Country Walk, the stunning slate beds around the lakes, and in Pont Felin Gat.

There’ll be a guided Woodland Wildflower Walk with Michael Isaac on Sunday April 30th, at 2pm from the Western Entrance of the Great Glasshouse. You will also find a Mediterranean spring in full bloom in the Great Glasshouse where plants from Australia, South Africa, Chile, California, Canaries and the Med basin are in full bloom.

The Garden is open from 10am to 6pm, with last entry at 5pm. 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 info@gardenofwales.org.uk

4. Talgarth Walking Festival-Friday 28th April – 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.Image result for talgarth walking festival

5. Go UndergroundBig Pit ©

Visit Big Pit- 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!

Visit Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves

Visit Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves, spot over 200 life size dinosaur models and visit the Shire Horse Centre this half term. The 3 different caves Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave each offer a unique underground experience, with their dinosaur collection being one of the largest in the world. The Shire Horse Centre offers the excitement of the 2 covered children’s play areas, the farmyard area, and make friends with the gentle giants – the Shire horses who are waiting to say hello. Include the Iron Age village, museum, and stone circles, and you have plenty to see and do for all ages, and for those who may want a break, there is our Coffee shop, and the Rock and Dinosaur shop to enjoy.

6. Live Music at the Waterfront at Theatr Brycheiniog-29th April

We have FREE live music at our Waterfront Bar every Saturday 1pm to 3pm, a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy!

Live @ The Waterfront Presents: Iron Eye

A crunchy, urban sax sound glued together with breakbeat drums. A bassy, raw and high-energy trio with a kick to their beats and a swing in their tails.

Inspired by the dirty sounds of the New York cave music scene and New Orleans street funk, these guys fill more acoustic space than you ever thought could be possible. Fusing dance music and acoustic jazz they create the loudest, boldest and most original sound like you’ve ever heard. 

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat then check out our Where to Eat and Drink pages here. 

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