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Top Things to Do for Children

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Adventure Activities

Mountain Mayhem
Activity centre situated in the heart of the Black Mountains, on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, Herefordshire, which makes for breathtaking views in completely unspoilt countryside and hills. The location makes it ideal for Brecon Beacon walks and the centre is well known for some of the best activities in the UK.
Tybubach Farm, Craswall, Brecon Beacons, Herefordshire, HR2 0PH (35 minute drive)
01873 860 450 | www.mountain-mayhem.com | enquiries@mountainmayhem.com

Canoeing & Kayaking

The Wye Valley Canoe Centre
The Wye Valley Canoe Centre sits on the banks of the River Wye four miles west of Hay-on-Wye. They are located on the bridge at Glasbury and have a fleet of Canadian canoes, single kayaks and double kayaks. You can paddle for a few hours or for a few days. You’ll start at the Wye Valley Canoe Centre in Glasbury and paddle downstream. When you reach your destination you phone them and they will collect you and your canoes with a minibus and trailer. It is a beautiful stretch of river and ideal for spending time with family and friends, enjoying the peace and quiet of an unspoilt stretch of water.
Tybubach Farm, Craswall, Brecon Beacons, Herefordshire, HR2 0PH (35 minute drive)
01497 847213 | www.wyevalleycanoes.co.uk | info@wyevalleycanoes.co.uk

want to canoe?
The Wye is by far one of the most beautiful rivers in the British Isles and one of the few you can navigate by canoe, without restriction, for well over 100 miles. want to canoe? offer you the chance to embark on a relaxing river adventure from several different points along the way, with an array of different routes to choose from, all with their own unique sights, sounds and smells.
Racquety Farm, Wyecliff, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5RS (15 minute drive)
01497 820604 | www.canoehire.co.uk | hire@canoehire.co.uk

Zoos & Animal Centres

The International Centre for Birds of Prey
The International Centre for Birds of Prey is the oldest dedicated birds of prey centre in the world, but unless you are interested in birds of prey – why visit? Well we can almost guarantee that you will enjoy it. We humans are surrounded by birds in our daily lives, but so often don’t notice them. A visit here gives you the opportunity to see one group of birds up close, with in many cases no wire, and watch them fly amazingly close to you.
Boulsdon House, Newent GL18 1JJ (50 minute drive)
01531 820286 / 01531 821581 | www.icbp.org | info@icbp.org

Small Breeds Farm Park & Owl Centre
They have been welcoming visitors for the past 25 years to share this very special place and their wonderful collection of miniature, rare and friendly creatures. During winter months and in very wet weather the animals are displayed undercover which makes it more comfortable for them and for you. There is wheelchair access to all areas of the farm, with free mobility scooter loan on site. Use the Postcode HR5 3HF with any SatNav, then on approaching Kington look out for the Brown and White signs with the Owl symbol on them.
Kington, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR5 3HF (15 minute drive)
01544 231109 | www.owlcentre.com

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo
You can walk with butterflies from around the world. Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo is indoors, it’s tropical and it’s teeming with exotic butterflies. Living butterflies fly around as you discover their fascinating lives in close-up. They’re amazing. See for yourself every stage of their life-cycle: Egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies.
Whitchurch, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA (45 minute drive)
01600 890360 | www.butterflyzoo.co.uk

Railways

Broomy Hill Miniature Railway
Entirely hand-built by a local society since 1962, the Broomy Hill Miniature Railway is a charming treat for your little trainspotters, provided you can find an open day! It’s a thoughtfully concepted set-up and all gauges of model locomotive are catered for with both a raised and a ground level track.
The Station, Broomy Hill, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, HR4 0LJ (20 minute drive)
01432 270143 | www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/family-fun/Broomy_Hill_Miniature_Railway

Theme Parks

Shortwood Farm
Set in 150 acres of glorious Herefordshire countryside, Shortwood Farm is a rural idyll, attracting visitors from all over the country. With its wide array of activities, countless educational benefits, and a truly personal approach, Shortwood really does cater for everybody.
Shortwood Farm, Pencombe, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4RP (40 minute drive)
01885 400205 | www.shortwoodfarm.co.uk

Cantref Adventure Farm
Cantref is just 3 miles from Brecon with stunning views of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains; many say that they have the best views in Wales. On-site Children’s Farm Park, with indoor/outdoor play zones and animal shows, Horse Riding Centre, Cafe. Everything you need for a stress-free holiday or day out with the kids.
Upper Cantref Farm, Cantref, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8LR (40 minute drive)
01874 665223 | www.cantref.com | info@cantref.com

Climbing

Black Mountain Activities
Black Mountain Activities Ltd is an outdoor adventure centre, located near the town of Brecon on the edge of the Brecon Beacons & Black Mountains National Park. They specialise in providing outdoor adventure activities to kids and adults of all ages and abilities.
The Activity Centre, Three Cocks, Brecon LD3 0SD (20 minute drive)
01497 847897 | www.blackmountain.co.uk

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre
This Indoor Climbing Centre provides high-quality facilities for all ages & abilities – both experienced climbers and those looking to get involved in the sport.
The Gilfach, Llangorse, Brecon, LD3 7UH (35 minute drive)
0333 600 20 20 | www.activityuk.com/indoor/indoor-climbing/ | action@activityuk.com

Paint-it-yourself Pottery

Manic Ceramics
Come on your own or bring along family and friends. Whether you want to make a unique and special gift, a baby keepsake or just to spend a relaxing time – we can guarantee you’ll have fun designing your own masterpiece that, once kiln fired, will become a very special and much loved item of pottery (functional too).
10 St Martins Street, Hereford, HR2 7RD (25 minute drive)
07930 907 079 | www.manic-ceramics.com

Museums

The Waterworks Museum
This Museum’s goal is to be recognised as a specialist museum that brings industrial heritage to life.
Broomy Hill, Hereford HR4 0LJ (20 minute drive)
01432 357236 | www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk