Fresh air, wide open spaces, a creative atmosphere and loads to entertain you, whatever the weather – this is the Brecon Beacons National Park. Our National Park contains some of the finest walking country in Europe. But there’s far more to the Brecon Beacons than that.
There is so much do see and do in the Brecon Beacons, we have a wide variety of attractions for all ages. We've got natural caves and stunning landscapes, gardens, waterways, castles, museums and old industrial mines showing off our cultural heritage. There are places to visit where you can encounter animals at adventure farms and stroll around country parks indulge in great local produce.
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.
Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Take a boat trip from Theatre Brycheiniog (Brecon Theatre) or you may wish to walk along the canal and take in the views.
Brecon is a quaint market town with many unique features, shops, museums and cathedral.
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).
Mountain bike fans are discovering that in Wales Mountain Biking doesn't get better than the Brecon Beacons. The Beacons give mountain bikers a natural trail experience, exhilarating and satisfying.
Canoeing/Kayaking in the Brecon Beacons
The Brecon Beacons National Park offers an awesome range of options for paddlesports, from the tranquillity of canals and reservoirs to extreme kayaking over jaw-dropping waterfalls. Get ready to design your own adventure!
Have you ever been Caving or Gorge Walking? Do you fancy a go at Abseiling or Rock Climbing? Why not go with qualified local instructors for a great day out. Or simply have a local guide to walk with you and show you all there is to know about this beautiful area. Black Mountain Activities Ltd are just two within the area..
Fish at nearby Gludy Lake, record-breaking grayling on the Wye, the River Usk with some of the finest brown trout fishing in the country and a sprinkling of well-stocked reservoirs and lakes make fishing one of the most popular outdoor activities in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Whether you are looking for coarse or game fishing, in river, canal, lake or reservoir you will find many fisheries to choose from.
Walking in the Brecon Beacons
Walk this way. Why wouldn’t you? It’s what we do in the Brecon Beacons National Park Our green and very fresh landscapes are renowned for their big, open spaces. There are big skies too and Dark Skies for night-time strolls into star trek territory.