This is a beautiful part of Wales, with traditional market towns, stunning landscapes, canal paths, castles and plenty of family attractions. The scenery here is both beautiful and diverse - rolling countryside and valleys,
wide open spaces to the wild beauty of the waterfalls and caves.
Staying at the Cefn Cantref Campsite opens up a plethora of activities and things to do. Your stay with us will be an absolute delight as there are so many Places of Interest in and around Brecon.
We have many attractions on the doorstep which you may not be aware of. Spending a weekend exploring will have you hooked and we hope you will agree that its worth a longer visit!
As well the many great attractions nearby, each year the area is host to popular festivals and shows, such as the Brecon County Show, Brecon Jazz, Hay Festival, Green Man Festival, Royal Welsh Show, and lots more to see and do!
The National Park means many different things to the people who live, work in and visit the area.
The National Park has its own history and heritage, and its own cuisine, traditions, myths and culture.
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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.
At Cantref we offer a fun filled day for the entire family! We have a large heated indoor play zone, a farm, house café with delicious home cooked meals with spectacular views. We have animal shows scheduled throughout the day from pet handling to ferret racing! We also have outdoor attractions like our Super Sledge Ride, Swamp Adventure, New Miniature Section & Pony Rides available to keep you all entertained on your fun family day out in the Brecon Beacons.
The line runs from Pant, near Merthyr Tydfil. Travel in one of our all-weather Observation Carriages, behind a vintage steam locomotive, into the Brecon Beacons National Park to see stunning views of the peaks of the Beacons across the Taf Fechan reservoir.
At Pontsticill you can alight from the train and visit our lakeside cafe, admire the view or go for a ramble alongside the reservoir. There is also a children’s play area here.
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.
Wales has more fairytale castles than it has fairies to occupy them! From coastal ruins to restored splendour, we have so many to choose from.
A favourite of our guests is Caerphilly Castle, a 40 minute drive away. Followed by the wonderful Castell Coch (Red Castle), just some 45 minutes along the A470. However Brecon has it’s very own castle with walls in and around the town, there is also the nearby Brecon Gear Roman Fort… and within the village of Talgarth you will find Bronllys Castle..
Rolling, level, well drained pastureland at the foot of the Beacons with stunning views of the Three Peaks and across the valley.
Stargazing from your tent at Cefn Cantref..
The Brecon Beacons National Park became an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012. This accreditation is testament to the quality of the region's dark skies. A number of Dark Sky Discovery Sites make stargazing readily accessible. The Milky Way is easily seen crossing the skies on moonless nights. Local accommodation providers offer plenty of "stay-and-gaze" options. The scenic landscapes make for amazing astrophotography opportunities. Go stargazing in Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve and see our Universe as it is meant to be seen.