Build a dam in the stream or fairy garden in the trees - Children often spend hours simply running free and using their imagination
Toast marshmallows under the stars - Firepits and logs are supplied, you just need to bring the marshmallows! We are in a Dark Skies Reserve which basically means it’s an awesome spot for stargazing!
Play Board Games A small selection of games can be found in each Glamping unit for you to enjoy
Visit the local park Velindre has two, the one closest to us has a large area for playing games and a small bike trail, the other one in the village has more ‘play’equipment.
Lounge on the hammock and enjoy the sound of a babbling brook
Velindre Common – just a 20min walk from Wye Glamping you can experience 180 degree views of the local area. Turn right at the pub, follow the road until you reach the children’s play park. Opposite this is a lane with a domestic postbox at the end. Follow this lane to the top! You’ll walk through some woodland and lots of Bracken until it all opens up around you and you find yourself in the mountain range.
Forestry walk – again, turn right at the pub, head up into the village, past the children’s play park and just after the red brick houses is a left turn, down across a ffjord. Simply follow the road up through the forestry. If you’re lucky you’ll encounter the pigs, chickens and even a donkey in a field on the way up.
A Morning or Afternoon to spare
Explore Talgarth, just 5 mins drive away is the sleepy town of Talgarth. Turn right out of our drive, left at the junction, then left again. Take a tour of the Talgarth Mill then wander over to the Deli/Butchersto pick up some yummy things to go with the artisan bread you inevitably brought. Extend your visit by exploring Pwll Y Wrach (Witches Pool) LD3 0DS, a magical walk through the woods to a small waterfall.
Wild Swim, skim stones or just enjoy the surroundings at the pebble beach in Glasbury HR3 5NP. Take a picnic, or treat yourselves to an ice-cream or lunch at the river Café overlooking the river.
Mooch around Hay-on-Wye. Hay is a pretty boutique town crammed with vintage shops and booksellers. Top tips for places to visit are ‘The Old Electric Shop’ for all things quirky and vintage, ‘Shepherd’s Parlour’ for locally produced ice-cream or great coffee and of course you can’t visit Hay without dropping into a few bookshops, try Booths and Addyman’s. Thursday is market day, when the town really comes alive. You’ll find artisan bakers and locally made products in abundance.
Climb Hay Bluff. It’s beautiful drive to the foot then a short but sharp climb to the top. Turn left out of our drive, after about a mile you will see a blue sign turning right, follow this sign up into the mountains. You’ll eventually come to a plateau at the foot of the mountain where you can park.
Drive through the Black Mountains After gazing at them during your stay, a drive through the mountains is a must and Llanthony Priory NP7 7NN which dates back to the 12th century provides a good destination for your trip. There is a pub, serving food, open Tues – Sun within the priory walls.
Something more Adventurous:
Canoeing on the River Wye which is just a mile away, Try our friends at ‘Wye Valley Canoes’ or ‘Want to canoe’
Gorge adventures, raft building, archery and more, Fred at ‘Interactivities’ has lots of options
Pony Trekking at Tregoed Mountain Riders, located within the same village as us, this is really handy – 5 mins
High Ropes and zip wire, clay pigeon shooting ‘Black Mountain Activities’ – 5 mins
Climbing, Abseiling Llangorse Activity Centre 12 Mins (https://www.activityuk.com/indoor/multi-activities/)LD3 7UH – Great for indoors activities. Pony trekking also available here.
Climb Pen-y-Fan 30 min drive 3-4 hour round trip, up and down LD3 8NL The second highest peak in Wales.
Four Water Falls Walk – 45 min drive CF44 9JE will get you to the car park there are several routes you can take depending on ability. More information can be found here http://www.breconbeacons.org/waterfall-country-walking-trails
Cantref Adventure Centre 20 Mins LD3 8LR(https://www.cantref.com/) only 20 mins away, Cantref is perfect for both wet and dry days, you’ll find pony rides, tractor rides, a softplay centre. Trampolines, stage shows, animal petting and lots more. Most suitable for those up to the age of 12
Small Breeds Centre 30mins HR5 3HF A real gem of a place, where you can get up close and personal with minature ponies and pigmy goats to name just a few
Brecon Mountain Railway 40 mins CF48 2DD (https://www.bmr.wales/ ). Travel on a Steam Train alongside some of the reservoirs in the Brecon Beacons. There’s a little museum and café on site as well as a play area and family friendly walks.
National Showcaves of Wales 40 mins SA9 1GJ (http://www.showcaves.co.uk/) A firm favourite with our guests. Suitable for all ages and weather (as the caves are obviously undercover) Dinosaur park for the little ones. Iron age fort
The Big Pit (https://museum.wales/bigpit/ ) NP4 9XP – As with all museums in Wales, this one is free. Underground tours, exhibitions and trails. Learn all about the Welsh mining history. Children need to be 1m tall to go underground.
ALSO OF INTEREST
Booths Cinema – tiny cinema in Hay https://tickets.boothbooks.co.uk/m-1-cinema.aspx
Brecon Play Barn - soft play https://breconplaybarn.co.uk/
Brecon Leisure Centre - swimming, ten pin bowling, gym, squash etc. https://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/centres/brecon-leisure-centre/
Brecon Colleseum - Traditional cinema which still serves ice-creams in the interval! https://coliseumbrecon.co.uk/brecon/now/
Thursday is Market Day in Hay-on-Wye http://www.haymarkets.co.uk/
The Globe at Hay – live entertainment http://www.globeathay.org/
Theatr Brychieniog – local Theatre http://www.globeathay.org