We’ve found the best events, festivals and things to do across the Brecon Beacons during May, so head outside and enjoy everything we have to offer!!
Scorched at Theatr Brycheiniog-16th May
With striking theatrical invention and imaginative visual physical theatre the play tells the tale a World War II veteran and follows his mind sinking into the sands of time.
Booking and enquiries:
+44 01874 611622
Royal Welsh Spring Festival-20th and 21st May
A celebration of rural life, the two-day festival, with its action-packed programme of entertainment and educational activities, free workshops, displays and main ring performances offers the perfect family day out. With over 1,300 livestock, poultry and horses, hundreds of tradestands, the only Premier Open Dog Show to be held in Wales, children’s activities, a food and drink quarter, vintage machinery, auction, country leisure and much more, the event has something for everyone whatever your interest or passion.
Buy tickets online here.
Visitors will be welcome to wander through the gardens, speak to the Estate gardener and visit the private Penmyarth Church.
The Fayre will feature exhibits of works for sale from people who live and work on the Estate as well as external artisans and demonstrations.
The popular Glanusk Tea Tent will be serving drinks and delicious homemade cakes and biscuits, there will be a scrumptious menu from Sugarloaf Catering and Black Mountain Roast will be serving up a variety of coffees.
Access will be via the main gates to the Estate on the A40.
Whether you’re 5 or 65, there’ll be a challenge suited to all with a series of thrilling races at the Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival. Runners can take part in Half Marathon, 10k distances, a 3km Family Fun Trail and Toddlers Challenge.
Hay Festival Of Literature and The Arts-25th May- 4th June
Celebrating 30 years, Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders. Hay celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking. We believe the exchange of views and meeting of minds that our festivals create inspire revelations personal, political and educational. Hay is, in Bill Clinton’s phrase, ‘The Woodstock of the mind’.
View our guide to the festival here.
Crickhowell Open Studios-27-29th May
The Art Trail of Open Studios champions and celebrates local artists and their work. It is an annual event which takes place during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in May (27 – 29 May 2017). It affords visitors the opportunity to explore and enjoy the beautiful Brecon Beacons and surrounding countryside whilst visiting the studios of some of the area’s exceptional artists. Find out more here.
Summer of Stories at Tretower Court and Castle– 30 May 2017
Geopark Activity Day – 31st May 2017- 10am – 4pm.
Come and join us for a fun filled family activity day at Craig-y-nos Country Park. Free entry, car park £5.
There will be lots of activities for all ages, including the very popular zip-wire, geocaching, woodland games and traditional crafts, plus lots more to see, do and discover.
National Botanic Gardens of Wales– 20th May
Make your own beautiful round basket from willow and a variety of foraged hedgerow material including birch, dogwood, hazel and ivy. Learn how to identify and select suitable natural materials for hedgerow weaving as well as the traditional techniques to weave a small round basket. The tutor will be Mel from www.outtolearnwillow.co.uk and a small cost for materials to be paid on the day.
To enquire about a booking or if you have a question please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Also on Offer….
Greenman Festival will be bringing a taste of Wales to the Capital this May Bank Holiday!……
A beast of a beer fest at the Green Man Festival this May Bank Holiday. This May bank holiday, Welsh music festival organiser Green Man returns to King’s Cross with a beast of a beer festival.
Over 140 of the best Welsh beers and ciders from independent breweries will be on offer. This really is a treat for beer and cider connoisseurs.Great music
Pinegrove will be topping the party, bringing their emphatically endearing country-rock with them; Swedish export and GM favourites Dungen join us too; and following the release of their fifth album last month, Dutch Uncles will light up King’s Cross with their brilliantly witty, hip-swivelling left-field music. Plus founding member of The Coral, Bill Ryder-Jones, Huw Stevens on the decks and many more.
Expect weird and wonderful walkabout performances, puppet making, facepainting, street dance workshops, a kid’s disco, puppet theatre plus much much more. And there will be a daily twmpath (a Welsh ceilidh for those who don’t know!).
Wrap your chops around a sizzling selection of Welsh street food. Straight from the top of the bank at the back of Mountain’s Foot, The Grazing Shed will serve up their Super Tidy Burgers, delicious international flavours served on hand made corn tortillas from The Bearded Taco and FFWRNES will serve the most delicious Welsh stone-baked pizza all weekend.
Courtyard will be at Lewis Cubitt Square from 25th to 29th May. Book your tickets here. You’ll also find the artist line-up and all the info on the beers and ciders.