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Brecon Beacons National Park August's walks, activities and events

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Brecon Beacons National Park: Guided Walks & Events

A full programme of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority guided walks, children's activities and family events for you to enjoy throughout August 2012.

Wed 1 Aug 10.00-13.00
Take pART Mask Making Workshop
at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
Make and decorate your own large 3-Dimensional animal mask from a choice of designs. Suitable for adults and children aged 5 and up. Children under 12 make sure you bring an adult with you. Cost: £5.00 per child. Parking charges apply. Booking essential. To find out more and to book a place call the NPVC (the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366.

Wed 1 Aug 20:30 – 22:00
Bats at Brecon Prom
Learn about bat ecology, watch bat behaviour and hear their echo-location calls using bat detector equipment during this fascinating evening event. Bring a torch and wear insect repellent.Meet: On the Promenade at the confluence of the rivers Honddu and Usk (SO 042 286) adjacent to car park. No dogs please. This is an access for all, family friendly event suitable for everyone over the age of 5 years. Suggested donation: £5 per adult. Booking essential on 01874 623366.
In partnership with Brecknock Bat Group, Brecknock Wildlife Trust and the Vincent Wildlife Trust.

Thur 2 Aug 10.30-12.30
The Big National Park Olympics Challenge
at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
A chance to compare yourself with nature’s champions and challenge others in games and puzzles. Suitable for children aged 5-11. Children 7 and under must bring an adult. Cost: £3.00 per child. Parking charges apply. Booking essential. To find out more and to book a place call the NPVC (the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366.

Tue 7 Aug 10.00-13.00
Take pART Pottery Workshop
at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
Be inspired by the natural environment around you and create your own masterpiece. Suitable for adults and children aged 5 and up. Children under 12 - make sure you bring an adult with you. Cost: £5.00 per child. Booking essential. Parking charges apply. To find out more and to book a place call the NPVC (the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366.

Wed 8 Aug 10.00-13.00
Take pART Mask Making Workshop
at the Mountain Centre.
Make and decorate your own large 3-Dimensional animal mask from a choice of designs. Suitable for adults and children aged 5 and up. Children under 12 make sure you bring an adult with you. Cost: £5.00 per child. Parking charges apply. Booking essential. To find out more and to book a place call the NPVC (the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366.

Thur 9 Aug 10.30-12.30
The Big National Park Olympics Challenge
at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
A chance to compare yourself with nature’s champions and challenge others in games and puzzles. Suitable for children aged 5-11. Children 7 and under must bring an adult. Cost: £3.00 per child. Parking charges apply. Booking essential. To find out more and to book a place call the NPVC (the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366.

Sun 12 Aug 19.30-23.00
Perseid Meteor Showergazing
at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
Come and view one of nature’s finest shows: the Perseid meteor shower, live from the dark skies above the National Park. Experts from Dark Sky Wales will help you explore the heavens in their portable planetarium; view stars and planets through telescopes. If it is cloudy there will be a range of lectures on the subject. Cost: £10.00 per person with no discounts. Children welcome but minimum age 10 years. Please be aware that the Planetarium show takes place in an enclosed space and includes flashing lights and 360 degree rapid imaging film shows. Booking essential as places are limited to 90 people. Call 01874 623366. Price includes parking, entry to the planetarium and a hot jacket potato.

Tue 14 Aug 14:30-16:00
Walk, talk and tea
at the Mountain Centre
An easy 1.5 mile, circular walk that includes a mysterious spiritual centre, an industrial site, a final resting place, preparing for war, an unsolved mystery and a little known wonder. Followed by a delicious Cream Tea at the Centre. Cream tea: £3.20 per person. Suggested donation £2 per adult. This is a family friendly walk. Booking essential on 01874 623366. Meet: NPVC, LD3 8ER (SN 977 262). Parking charges apply.

Tue 14 Aug 10.00-13.00
Take pART Pottery Workshop
at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
Be inspired by the natural environment around you and create your own masterpiece. Suitable for adults and children aged 5 and up. Children under 12 - make sure you bring an adult with you. Cost: £5.00 per child. Parking charges apply. Booking essential. To find out more and to book a place call the NPVC on 01874 623366.

Wed 15 Aug 10.00-13.00
Take pART Mask Making Workshop
at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
Make and decorate your own large 3-Dimensional animal mask from a choice of designs. Suitable for adults and children aged 5 and up. Children under 12 - make sure you bring an adult with you. Cost: £5.00 per child. Parking charges apply. Booking essential. To find out more and to book a place call the NPVC (the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366.

Thu 16 Aug 14:15-16:30
Brecon Town Past and Present
Discover Brecon’s sites of distinction, fascinating past and residents of renown on this gentle 2 mile walk around the town. Finish your tour with a visit to Cantre Selyf, believed to be the oldest domestic dwelling in Brecon, for wonderful cake and tea at a cost of £3 per person. Suggested donation £1 per adult. Parking charges apply. No dogs please. This is a family friendly and access for all walk. Booking essential 01874 623366. Meet: Canal Basin, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, LD3 7EW.

Tue 21 Aug 10.00-13.00
Take pART Pottery Workshop
at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
Be inspired by the natural environment around you and create your own masterpiece. Suitable for adults and children aged 5 and up. Children under 12 - make sure you bring an adult with you. Cost: £5.00 per child. Parking charges apply. Booking essential. To find out more and to book a place call the NPVC (the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366.

Wed 22 Aug 10.00-13.00
Take pART Mask Making Workshop
at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
Make and decorate your own large 3-Dimensional animal mask from a choice of designs. Suitable for adults and children aged 5 and up. Children under 12 make sure you bring an adult with you. Cost: £5.00 per child. Parking charges apply. Booking essential. To find out more and to book a place call the NPVC (the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366.

Thu 23 Aug 14:15-16:30
Brecon Town Past and Present
Discover Brecon’s sites of distinction, fascinating past and residents of renown on this gentle 2 mile walk around the town. Finish your tour with a visit to Cantre Selyf, believed to be the oldest domestic dwelling in Brecon, for wonderful cake and tea at a cost of £3 per person. Suggested donation £1 per adult. Parking charges apply. No dogs please. This is a family friendly and access for all walk. Booking essential on 01874 623366. Meet: Canal Basin, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, LD3 7EW

Sat 25 Aug 11.00-15.00
Pen y Fan Circular
Enjoy great views on this 4½ mile energetic walk to the summit of the highest mountain in southern Britain. Step back in time to the Bronze Age and visit the site of the obelisk raised to tragic Tommy Jones.Total ascent: 525m. Meet: Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre car park on A470 (SN 982203) (LD3 8NL). Suggested donation: £5 per adult. This is a family friendly walk suitable for children 8 years and above. Booking essential on 01874 623366. In partnership with The National Trust.

Sat 25 - Mon 27 Aug
Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre
Celebrating locally produced food, drink, arts and crafts. The Summer Fayre is now in its eleventh year at the National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus. Savour locally produced food and drinks and find that special gift for another or a souvenir for you! Accompanying the show will be a camping and tent exhibition, food demos, choirs singing, face painting, clay modelling demonstrations and a children’s area.
Sponsored by the Welsh Government, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, the Brecon and Radnor Express Newspaper Group, and the Cotswolds Outdoor Group.

Tue 28 Aug 10.00-13.00
Take pART Pottery Workshop
at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
Be inspired by the natural environment around you and create your own masterpiece. Suitable for adults and children aged 5 and up. Children under 12 - make sure you bring an adult with you. Cost: £5.00 per child. Parking charges apply. Booking essential. To find out more and to book a place call the NPVC (the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366.

Tue 28 Aug 14:30-16:00
Walk, talk and tea
at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
An easy 1.5 mile family friendly walk that includes a mysterious spiritual centre, an industrial site, a final resting place, preparing for war, an unsolved mystery and a little known wonder. Followed by a delicious Cream Tea at the Centre. Cream tea: £3.20 per person. Suggested donation £2 per adult. Meet: NPVC, LD3 8ER (SN 977 262). Parking charges apply.Booking essential on 01874 623366.

Wed 29 Aug 10.00-13.00
Take pART Mask Making Workshop
at the Mountain Centre.
Make and decorate your own large 3-Dimensional animal mask from a choice of designs. Suitable for adults and children aged 5 and up. Children under 12 make sure you bring an adult with you. Cost: £5.00 per child. Parking charges apply. Booking essential. To find out more and to book a place call the NPVC (the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366.

Thur 30 Aug 10.00 -13.00
Touchwood - Leafy art and fun tree activities for children at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
Suitable for children aged 5 - 12. Children under 8 - make sure you bring an adult with you. Cost: £5.00 per child. Parking charges apply. Booking essential. To find out more and to book a place call the NPVC (the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366. Event run by Brecknock Wildlife Trust.

Thu 30 Aug 14:15-16:30
Brecon Town Past and Present
Discover Brecon’s sites of distinction, fascinating past and residents of renown on this gentle 2 mile walk around the town. Finish your tour with a visit to Cantre Selyf, believed to be the oldest domestic dwelling in Brecon, for wonderful cake and tea at a cost of £3 per person. Suggested donation £1 per adult. Parking charges apply. No dogs please. This is a family friendly and access for all walk. Booking essential on 01874 623366. Meet: Canal Basin, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, LD3 7EW

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