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Ten Ideas for Family Fun in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Our National Park is the best ever playground. There are masses of things for active families to do. Of course, there’s no need to pack every day with expensive activities – simple things like picnics and Pooh sticks can be just as much fun. In fact, many of our favourite ideas are absolutely free.

Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary

We are located in the lovely Brecon Beacons National Park area of South Wales.

Formerly a traditional Welsh hill farm, the sanctuary now rescues and provides a home for many types of unwanted animals. especially primates, such as chimpanzees, baboons, spider monkeys, capuchins and marmosets.

Visitors are welcome to see the animals and the work we do.

Brecknock Museum - Y Gear

Brecon is a typical Welsh market town.  It has had it's share of happiness, sadness, characters and folklore, and the museum portrays all these in a well presented way.

Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery with new 21st Century Public Library facilities for adults and children, occupying an historical Grade 2* listed building, the old Shire Hall and new Y Gear state of art building in the heart of the town of Brecon. One of the finest small museums in Wales, it was first established in 1928 by the Brecknock Society.

The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

The Royal Welsh is Wales's infantry regiment. It has inherited a distinguished military tradition from its predecessors: The Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot) and The Royal Regiment of Wales (formerly the 24th, 41st and 69th Foot - and later the South Wales Borderers, Welch Regiment and Monmouthshire Regiment). Although, in some respects, the story only began on 1st March 2006 when The Royal Welsh was formed, its history reaches back to the year 1689 when the 23rd and 24th Regiments of Foot were first raised.

Dragon Fly Cruises

Spend a delightful few hours cruising through some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain, lying within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The Monmouthshire and Brecon canal hugs the mountainside above the valley of the River Usk. Through the four seasons there a fine views and an abundance of wildlife to be seen.


National Showcave Centre of Wales

First discovered in 1912, and opened to the public in 1939, there are now 3 Show Caves, a Dinosaur Park, replica Iron-Age Village, Shire Horse centre and Stone Circles to explore.


Gwili Railway

Take a step back in time, on our Heritage Steam Railway. Take the train from Bronwydd Arms through the beautiful Gwili Valley to Danycoed Halt, stop over at Llwyfan Cerrig then travel up to Abergwili Junction, finishing back at Bronwydd Arms. Travel on our miniature railway at Llwyfan Cerrig (Subject to availability). Finish your day with a sandwich, cake and a refeshing drink in our Victorian Tea Rooms at Bronwydd Station. All day travel is included.

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Penderyn Distillery

We’re located in the perfect spot in the old village of Penderyn, nestled in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, and there we have created the best little distillery in Wales. And the smoothest wysgi on earth.



Besides the splendid ruin of the town's Norman Castle stands the Heritage Centre where you can learn about Twm Sion Cati (Thomas Jones, 1530 - 1609) the notorious Highwayman, and about William Williams, Pantycelyn, (1717-91) the famous Welsh hymn-writer who wrote the words translated as 'Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer'.

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Enjoy great days out in Carmarthenshire

We have lots of things to do in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales.  Including an array of quality visitor attractions, outdoor activities, historic castles and museums, events and festivals, arts and crafts, shopping experiences and more.


Red Kites Wales (1½ miles form Oak View)

Witness these spectacular birds of prey feeding daily in the delightful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons National Park!


Carreg Cannen Castel & Farm

The story of Carreg Cennen Castle is a long one, going back at least to the 13th century. There is archaeological evidence, however, that the Romans and prehistoric peoples occupied the craggy hilltop centuries earlier (a cache of Roman coins and four prehistoric skeletons have been unearthed at the site).

The National Botanic Garden of Wales

There are lots of things to see and do at the Garden, so a little planning can go a long way. Plan your visit to the Garden with our handy pages full of tips and information, or contact us for further queries.


Brecon Mountain Railway

The line runs from Pant, 3 miles North of Merthyr Tydfil, to Torpantau following part of the route of the original Brecon & Merthyr Railway which closed in 1964.

Travel from our Main Station at Pant in one of our all-weather Observation Carriages, behind a vintage Steam Locomotive.

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