There are so many things going on in the Brecon Beacons this Bank Holiday Weekend! Enjoy some bubbly at The Abergavenny Hotel, have some family fun at Llangynidr Show, listen to live music and stories at Tretower Court or why not have some fun at the World Bog Snorkeling Championships?
24th -25th August-King Cetshwayo: The Musical at Theatr Brycheiniog
Tracing the life of this heroic Zulu leader, King Cetshwayo: The Musical is a UK Premiere that combines theatre, film and traditional Zulu and Shembe dance movements. This vibrant and colourful production is performed by over 20 artists as well as live musicians, from South Africa.
The story tells of the Zulu’s defiance against the English and Welsh Regiments during the Anglo Zulu Wars, and the victories that re-inspired the pride of a nation; defeating guns with spears in a David and Goliath real life story. Told through multimedia, song, dance, dialogue and storytelling, the performances features performances from the Zulu Royal Family and descendants of King Cetshwayo. Events, talks and exhibitions will be happening across Brecon around this iconic Zulu
visit.Get your tickets here!
26th August-Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains
Fun filled weekend for all the family, including live music, stalls, bouncy castle, historical society, Dog show, sheep shearing and more.
26th-28th-Bank Holiday Weekend at The National Botanic Garden of Wales
Cyril the Swan has a starring role in the August Bank Holiday offering at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The popular Swansea City mascot will perform the official opening of the West Wales Koi Keepers’ Society 2017 show, which is being held at the Carmarthenshire attraction for the second year in a row.
Cliff urged everyone (not just Swans fans) to visit the Garden this bank holiday to see the fabulously fishy spectacle: “Come along and experience first-hand the beauty of these wonderful fish – there will be more than 100 of them. Members of the club will be on hand to answer any questions you might have and a warm welcome awaits,” he said.
The koi carp show is just part of the fabulous bank holiday family fun on offer at the Garden. As well as the crowning of The Grand Champion Koi of Wales, there is also magic, music, balloon-modelling, water zorbing, hay-bale maze, tropical butterflies, birds of prey displays and the ever-popular annual Botanic Garden Vegetable Olympics.
Families will again be challenged by such events as the rhubarb javelin, putting the swede, potato throwing and welly wanging. The faster, higher, stronger you are, the more likely you are to end up with one of the Garden’s coveted winners’ wreaths. More here.
25th-27th August-Presenting Prosecoo at The Abergavenny Hotel
Join us this bank holiday weekend to enjoy a selection of sparkling wines
and fizz inspired cocktails
including the mesmerizing ‘Unicorn Tears’ Friday 25th from 6pm
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th from 3pm. Bring on the bubbly…More here.
26th-28th August- Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre
If you’re a fan of food, drink, music, or the arts, the National Park Visitor Centre in Libanus, near Brecon is the only place to be this August Bank Holiday weekend for the annual Brecon Beacons National Park Summer Fayre.
Come rain or shine join in the fun and discover many stands full of local food, arts and crafts, children’s activities and live entertainment spilling out onto the front lawn and surrounding fields.
The Beacons View Tea Rooms will keep you fully fuelled with local welsh food both inside the Tea Rooms and outside on the lawn with a delicious BBQ.
Taking place 10am – 5pm each day of the bank holiday weekend it’s a great family day out supporting local Welsh producers.
Entry is free to all and only £2 to park for the full day.
Join us for a festival of classic transport with many vehicles on display and the chance to travel behind our classic steam and diesel loco’s in 1950’s Mk1 carriages. Visit website for more details.
27th August-World Bog Snorkelling Championships
The 32nd annual World Bog Snorkelling Championships are to be held on Sunday 27th August 2017 in Llanwrtyd Wells – an event that Lonely Planet described as one of the top 50 “must do” things from around the world. Hundreds of participants from around the world, and plenty of spectators, are expected once again.
The current World Champion is Daniel Norman who achieved a time of 1 minute 26.38 seconds in the 2016 championships, whilst the World Record, which was set in 2014 by Kirsty Johnson from Lightwater in Surrey, still stands at an amazing time of 1 minute 22.56 seconds. The Junior World Champion in 2016 was Tom Murphy with a time of 1 minute 41.00 seconds, and the Ladies (and International) Champion was Anna Lohman from Sweden with a time of 1 minute 33.10 seconds.
In 2016 the bog snorkellers included participants from Sweden, Eire, Czech Republic, Australia and Germany, making this a truly international world championship. As usual there were plenty of fancy dress entries, with the first prize for fancy dress going to Daniel Lyness who was dressed as a galleon.
Entry fees are £15 for seniors (aged over 18) and £12 for juniors (aged 14 to 17). More info here.
27th August- Llangynidr Show
In the heart of the Brecon Beacons – the Llangynidr Show is a great day out for everyone. We pack a lot into this one day event. From agricultural, horticultural and craft competitions, to cookery demonstrations, sheep shearing and family activities, we are sure you’ll be kept busy just deciding what to do next!
27th-28th August-Tall Tales from the Tower
Beyond The Border and Cadw present ‘Tall Tales From The Tower’
A Weekend Feast of STORIES & MUSIC at TRETOWER COURT, CRICKHOWELL
SUNDAY 27th AUGUST 11.00am – LATE
MONDAY 28th AUGUST 11.00am-6.00pm
Adult £22.50 / Child £11.25 / Under 5 Free
Day Tickets (Sun or Mon):
Adult £15 / Child £7.50 / Under 5 free