I’m relatively optimistic that the weather will be better for half term (and that is based on the long range forecast as well as my in built optimism!).
So, I’m beginning to have a look for things to do at half term with the family. I feel like we have been stuck inside for a long time, so my priority will be to get outside, but I’ll look for some indoor ones too, just in case it’s wet!
there are so many amazing castles around here. Raglan, Castell Coch, Caerphilly, Dinefwr, Grosmont, Tretower, Brecon (now a hotel), Hay, Whitecastle, to name but a few. There is enormous variety in size, condition and facilities, but worth a look.
A day on the farm:
Quite a few of our cottages are on farms, and some of the owners are happy to give farm tours. There might even be the odd lamb about! Otherwise, you could visit Cantref Adventure Farm, where you’ll find a wealth of things to do – feeding the animals, riding, sledging. and if it’s cold – you can go into the cafe or play barn! Or try Llangorse Activity Centre, for riding, high ropes and all sorts of fun.
Splashing in puddles etc.: There is quite a bit of water in the area at the moment, and my children like little better than making channels in the mud for the water, or damning the channels to make massive puddles… before stamping in them and then crying because they’re soaking…
If it’s rainy:
- The Play Barn in Brecon is brilliant for a rainy day.
- On Thursday 18th Feb, there is a Children’s Wacky Wildlife Art and Craft Workshop, where children can make all sorts of things including bird feeders.
- The Old Railway Line Garden Centre has some good events – on Wednesday 17th, book the children on Feathered Friend’s Workshop.
- Try the cinema – in Brecon, we have the wonderful Coliseum and in Hay, Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cinema.