Here in the beautiful Brecon Beacons we have so much to do to keep the little ones entertained- from running in the hills, picnics by the stream and to letting off steam at the play barn or mountain centre, a gentle boat trip on Brecon & Monmouth Canal, a railway trip taking in the scenic views of Brecon Beacons and Pontsticill reservoir. It's worth looking at our blog for suggestions...
Here are some ideas to plan your trip……
For outdoorsy adventure, with indoor options too, go to Cantref Adventure Farm or the Mountain Centre.
You can sail or mess around in boats at Llangorse Lake, at Brecon Promenade or hire boats on the canal with Dragonfly Cruises.
If it's raining:
If children need to let off steam, visit the Playbarn at Brynich or Brecon Leisure Centre.
Brecon Cathedral is stunning and sometimes runs activities for children in the holidays, or the South Wales Borderers Museum is fascinating. Brecon Coliseum Cinema is a great, old-school cinema that often shows children's films.
If it's raining:
Younger children will enjoy the soft play at Kingdom Come. There's plenty to do at Abergavenny Castle and Museum, and
Southern National Park:
Children will love the wonderful waterfalls at Waterfalls Centre and the Aberdulais Falls. Garwnant is a great place for a day out with easy cycle tracks, a mini mountain bike trail, lots of walking routes, and a good cafe.
There's so much at The National Showcaves - life-sized dinosaurs, fascinating and stunning caves, and a farmpark and soft play centre. What more could you want! Close by, is Craig-y-nos Country Park which is a 40 acre Victorian garden with woodlands, parks, lawns and meadows.
The west of the National Park has the Usk Reservoir to explore which is great for cycling, fishing and enjoying being by the water - have a look at our blog post about it. Close by, children will enjoy the Red Kite Feeding Station. The National Botanic Garden of Wales is stunning and always has lots of great exhibitions and events for children.
Hay on Wye:
Hay is famed for its books and its annual literary festival (which has wonderful children's events). On a sunny day, you can enjoy the river beach (locally named The Warren) or paddle down the Wye in a canoe. Close by, It also has a weekly lego club at The Globe each Sunday.
Babysitting and Childminding
If you want to have an afternoon or day out, and leave the children at your cottage, we can recommend some great childminders and babysitters.
- - Brecon Mobile Creche - Whether you're after babysitting services from registered childminders or a party creche, the friendly team will be able to help.
- - Elin Lewis - an experienced babysitter based near Crickhowell but happy to travel within 15 miles. Call 07907816455.