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Summer 2018 Issue 13.

nd Useful a e iv t informa with s nt for pare aged e r d chil n 2 0-1 years

Highlights: Plastic Free Brecon • Talgarth Festival • Royal Welsh Show

Activity Ideas • Days Out • Interesting Articles • Recipes Competitions Pages What’s On Listings Please mention Cariads Local Family Magazine when respondingof to adverts • 12


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Address: Goosepool Cottage Winforton Herefordshire HR3 6EB Email: lisamarie@cariadslocal.co.uk Website: www.cariadslocal.co.uk

Planning your Summer Holidays starts right here! The team have been busy sourcing businesses, services and events / classes that appeal to families. We’ve done the hard graft, you just sit back with a brew and read this issue cover to cover. Of course, with the little people around there will be lots of interruptions, “Mum can you wipe my bum?”, “Dad can play lego with me?”, “Mum... Dad... I’ve spilt something!” - well if they are anything like my children! Are you a parent that worries about our environment? About how our acts can damage the world our children grow up in? Turn to page 2 and get involved with Plastic Free Brecon. If we all make small changes, big changes will occur. Got an upcoming birthday for one of the children? If they like messy play but you don’t like the clean up, take a look at page 8 and read all about Messy Marvels.

Working with 13 local Children’s Nurseries and 28 local Primary Schools in the following towns and villages: Brecon, Builth Wells, Clifford, Clyro, Crickhowell, Eardisley, Hay-on-Wye, Kington, Llangattock, Llangorse, Llangynidr, Llyswen, Michaelchurch Escley, Peterchurch, Sennybridge, Staunton-on-Wye, Talgarth and Whitney-on-Wye.

Fancy a family event that’s a little bit different? Page 9 tells us all about two night time events: one on Pen-y-Fan; the other at Usk Reservoir. Lastly we have a whopping 12 pages of what’s on for you. Our biggest yet. I am chuffed to hear that this continues to be a must needed bible for the Summer ahead. Thank you for the continued support from businesses and readers. It spurs us on to produce you the best issue we possibly can. Enjoy, Lisa Marie Badham x

(Photo: Lisa Marie, Cariad and Otis at their first colour run!)

Competitions CariAds Local Ltd. can not be held responsible for any inaccuracies in advertisements nor for any consequences arising from this. Opinions expressed by contributors or advertisers are not necessarily those of the publisher. All artwork used in Cariads Local Family Magazine must not be published in any other media without permission from CariAds Local Ltd. Other publications must not canvas advertisers from Cariads Local Family Magazine.

This issue we have two fab prizes up for grabs: • All 5 of Tess Harker’s Squilver Scribbles books. See page 19. • Drinks and cake for two at St Mary’s Church Cafe, Brecon. For your chance to win one of the above prizes, please complete our Word Search on page 18 and send to us by 31st August 2018. The winners will be announced in our next issue. Spring issue winners: Janet Mason and David Williams.

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As NOT YET ADULTS, how can you do your bit to save the only world we have? It’s simple - BE THE CHANGE! 1. Plastic free Fridays! 2. Plastic free lunches! Sandwiches/snacks/trail-mix/fruit salad/yoghurt in reusable containers.Water, juice or other drinks in a reusable and resealable bottle or thermos flask, filled at home from a bulk container. Whole fruits without packaging. Durable cutlery that is designed to be washed and reused plus a washable cloth napkin. 3. Make a list of everything you use, made out of plastic and think of ways you can replace them with natural, biodegradeable or reusable options. 4. Speak to your teachers about school field trips to a recycling facility or in-class activities that teach children about plastic pollution. 5. Remember the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) and apply them to everything you can think of, including toys and school supplies. 6. Plastic free birthday parties: Similar to plastic free

lunches, using reuseable cutlery etc, you could get together to craft their own birthday decorations, party hats and invitations! 7. Participating within the Local Community: Local communities are always in need of an extra pair of hands to help around. You can participate in local events such as assisting with cleaning up local areas, animal rehabilitation or planting seeds. 8. Involve your parents! Until you can start making decisions to change the course of the world, you can steer the decision makers! If you have any questions or suggestions, you can always contact PLASTIC FREE BRECON on Facebook..

Weekly sessions during term-time • Workshops One-to-one tuition offered in English / Drama 22 years teaching experience / creative practitioner

Contact Lynn for dates, details and booking a place. Check out further info online www.ravendrama.com www.facebook.com/ravendramawales Tel: 07949 329 561 Email: lynn.clausen@btinternet.com

FREE Brecknock Play Network Summer Play Sessions

We were very lucky to receive funding from the Brecon Co-op Community Fund to enable us to run these play sessions over the summer holidays. Sessions are for children 8-12 years and are open access which means children are able to come and go as they please. Younger children are welcome to attend but must be supervised by a responsible adult/carer. Please wear old clothes as we do like a bit of messy play.

See the What’s On listings for all session times & dates Contact Brecknock Play Network on 07813 857474 brecknockplaynetwork@gmail.com

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Talgarth Festival 2018 August Bank Holiday Weekend, 25th and 26th August 2018. Organisation of the 2018 Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains is now well underway. This year we are working towards a change in the Festival, to bring together more local talent and to showcase more local businesses. Of course, some of our regular attractions will run, our Fun Dog Show, run by ex-RAF police dog handlers will be held in Jacqui’s field, the live animals and craft demonstrations in the market – hopefully with our regular attending sheep shearer with a display over the weekend. Our children’s crafts will be back in Annie’s Garden, providing some crafts for young children, with the infamous Teddy Bears’ Picnic returning on the weekend. The Duck Race will again create a stir, with so many people lining the sides of the River Enig to watch over 1000 ducks racing to the finish line, with cash prizes for the first 8 winning ducks and a booby prize for the last duck home, this is certainly an event worth watching! As usual, we will have stalls up Bronllys Road, in the Great Barns Car Park and in the Town Hall, all full of produce, local talented artists and local businesses all waiting to showcase their products to you. We have some regular stallholders returning to us, plus we will have new stallholders this year – we cannot wait to see what they have in store for you!

SATURDAY 25TH & SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST 2018

This year, we have decided this year to keep the Festival event compact, within the Market, Bronllys Road, the Church Hall, the Town Hall, Square area, not forgetting St Gwendoline’s church with its flower display and Sunday morning Church Service and Talgarth Fire Station with is annual open day. As we are still organising our Festival, we plan to get more details to you regarding events as soon as we can. We are hoping that the Bell Gardening Club will host its Gardening Show and competition in the pool room, behind the Bell Hotel – as this, again, is an event not to be missed, if you would like any details, please contact me. We do have a few events planned over the next few months and will update you via posters around the town and on Facebook, everyone is welcome to these events and without fundraising and everyone’s support we wouldn’t be able to hold the Talgarth Festival every year.

CONTACT Sue Lewis 07891 890099 susan.lewis198@btinternet.com

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Summer ‘Wild Wednesday’ Fun! CHEEKY MONKEYS At Llyswen Cheeky Monkeys, Archde acon Griffiths Primar y School, Llyswen For 3-12 years

Summer hols - Monday 23rd July - Tuesday 4th Sept October half term - Monday 29th Oct - Friday 2nd Nov

8AM - 5.45PM £17.50 - Full Day £16.50 - Siblings £22.00 - Trip Day £10.00 - Half Day Cheeky Monkeys offers children an opportunity to engage in a range of stimulating play activities including arts & crafts, sports, cookery, dance and free play. Also the chance to socialise with other children in a safe environment.

Fully Qualified DBS Checked Staff!

Llyswen Cheeky Monkeys new nursery

If you are looking for fun, regular activities to keep your children entertained this summer we may have found the answer! The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, located between Brecon and Hayon-Wye, host a different workshop for children every Wednesday of the school holidays. Event Manager, Matthew Lewis explained: “We introduced our popular Wild Wednesday event series a few years ago to give parents a regular event to bring their children to during school holidays. We offer a wide range of crafts and activities to entertain children and offer a sociable gathering for parents and children whilst away from school. “This summer we have an exciting schedule of Wild Wednesdays including ‘Miniature Gardens’, ‘Circus Skills’ and a ‘Magic Show’ from Carl John Entertainment! Each week we have a different workshop combining craft activities, fun activities and special guests. Don’t forget to book though as sessions usually sell out quickly!” The workshops cost just £4 per child (£6 for the Magic Show) including all materials needed to take part. Prebooking is required online or by calling 01497 847055 as spaces are limited and please be aware that all children must be accompanied by an adult.The workshops start at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm. For more information about the Old Railway Line Garden Centre or the Wild Wednesday workshops please contact the Old Railway Line directly by calling 01497 847055 or visiting their website www.oldrailwaylinegc.co.uk.

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Royal Welsh Show: 23-26 July 2018 The pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show, will be held on 23 - 26 July at the showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. Every year, the livestock classes attract thousands of entries from far and wide promising a popular and exciting four-days of competitions. Along with the fantastic livestock and great shopping the show provides something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays. The big attractions in the main ring will be the incredible Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery - the Queen’s ceremonial Saluting Battery of superb equestrian soldiers trained to drive a team of six horses pulling the First World War ‘thirteen pounder’ state saluting guns at high speeds. In recognition of the RAF centenary celebrations

we will also have amazing aerial displays from RAF Parachute Display Teams. All taking time out of their busy active duties, the teams will be jumping into the main ring each day of the show. Returning to entertain the crowds will be the spectacular Black Mountains Falconry, Tristar Carriage Driving, Meirion Owen and the Quack Pack, Inter Hunt Relay and much more. Reduced price e-tickets are available online now. www.rwas.wales / 01982 553683

Open Monday to Saturday Meeting up with friends and family? The Tower Cafe has a small play area ideal for those looking for somewhere to eat out with children A garden area fronting the main street, ideal for a leisurely morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea Look out for future events at St Mary’s Church during the Brecon Jazz weekend Friday 10th - Sunday 12th August

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If you’re looking for a party with a difference, where your little angels/devils can get as messy as they like, and someone else cleans up afterwards, you should definitely give Messy Marvels a call! Chief Marveler, Claire, is a trained childcare provider who was fed up of seeing the same boring old children’s parties all the time. She knew she could provide something different, and infinitely more fun, so Messy Marvels was born! Parties are particularly suitable for babies (from 6 months) and pre-schoolers of all ages, but older Foundation Phase children can also be catered for. Prices start from £60 for up to 20 children for an hour of messy play, making it an affordable and unforgettable option!

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Ever thought of going for a walk after dark? St David’s Hospice Care is running two night time events suitable for families. Join their Moon Walk – climb Pen y Fan as the sun sets, watch the moon rise as you descend by torchlight, and with the Brecon Mountain Rescue team out in force, you’ll be in good hands! (Entry fees will be shared between St David’s & Brecon Mountain Rescue). Or go along to their atmospheric Night Run around Usk Reservoir, set in an International Dark Sky Reserve. All off road, the track is well marked and is equally suitable for walkers. Both events are £15 to enter (£5 for under 16’s), and there are discounts if you sign up for both events or as part of a group. Full details on their website: http://stdavidshospicecare.org/events/our-events/ or phone Sally Morris at Usk House Day Hospice 01874 611717. Charity no: 1010576

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Mischief Makers at Brecon Library! All parents know that children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the summer holidays - if they don’t have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure. The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million UK children into libraries each year, keeping up their reading skills and confidence. It encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six library books during the long summer holiday, whatever books they like - fiction, fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books, eBooks just as long as they are borrowed from the library. They receive special rewards each time they finish a book and there’s a certificate and medal for everyone who completes the Challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 is called Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved children’s title The Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary. The Summer Reading Challenge launches on Saturday 7th July in Powys Libraries.

The Play Barn look forward to seeing you! The Play Barn at Brynich is an indoor play centre for children under 11 years of age (max height 4ft9”). Delicious ‘bean to cup’ coffee, snacks & cakes are served throughout the day, and freshly prepared meals from 11.30am to 2.00pm. Every Thursday morning during Powys term time The Play Barn run a toddler group from 10am - 12pm for children 4 years and under, with discounted entry and special deals for childminders and siblings. They also host a Welsh session for little ones to come and enjoy every 3rd Friday of the month with songs, stories and crafts. Don’t worry if you can’t speak Welsh, everybody is welcome. The Play Barn look forward to seeing you soon!

Tel: 01874 623480 “Award winning Soft Play. The fun awaits!” Now Rijo42 bean to to cup cup coffee coffee Nowselling Serving Rijo bean

Open Wed-Sun 10am-5pm Open 7 Days Powys School Holidays Located at Brynich, 1 mile east of Brecon www.breconplaybarn.co.uk

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6 Weeks of Summer Fun at Eastnor Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury, is gearing up for another fun-packed Summer Holiday programme again this year as families are preparing to entertain their children during the six weeks off school. The castle and grounds will be open every Sunday through to Thursday from 22nd July until 30th August, with an event included in the entrance price on every open day. Activities will include some firm family favourites such as Circus Skills and the Dinosaur Show, as well as a brand new ‘Survival Skills’ event where children can channel their inner Bear Grylls! David Littlewood, General Manager at Eastnor Castle said “We always look forward to hosting our Summer Holiday event programme as so many of our visitors return year after year to have fun with their family and friends. As all of our Summer Holiday events are included in our admission price, we feel a day out at Eastnor Castle is real value for money. Dogs are always very welcome here too and we enjoy seeing them running around.”

As well as these activities which are all included in the entrance price, there’s a huge variety of permanent attractions to keep the whole family amused all day. These include a maze, children’s adventure playground, woodland play area, lakeside walks, arboretum trails and children’s fun booklets. To ensure visitors have longer to enjoy their visit this year, the lower grounds are open from 10.30am which is half an hour earlier than previous years, and to encourage visitors even further, tickets can be purchased online for the same price as last year. Opening times are 10.30am until 5.30pm and prices are Adults: £7.00, Children: £5.00, Families: £20.00 (Online Grounds Only admission, castle upgrades are available). A full list of summer holiday activities can be found online at www.eastnorcastle.com or by calling 01531 633160.

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Where Brecon Jazz Festival and Brecon Fringe Meet!

Family Festival Sat 11 & Sun 12 Aug

Following the success of last year’s Family Festival we are delighted to present another weekend of free family entertainment! Featuring live music from a selection of our favourite Live @ The Waterfront musicians, free street theatre and plenty of activities!

Horrible Histories

£15 / £13 / £10 School Ticket / £45 Family Ticket We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead...

Terrible Tudors: Tue 4 Dec, 7.00pm / Wed 5 Dec, 10.30am / Thu 6 Dec, 1.30pm / Fri 7 Dec, 10.30am / Sat 8 Dec, 2.30pm From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legend (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors.

Join in this year’s Frazz Parade, ‘Where Brecon Jazz Festival and Brecon Fringe meet!’ The theme is ‘Land of the Sea’. Saturday 11th August, meeting at 2.30pm at Theatr Brycheiniog heading through town and concluding at Brecon Cathedral. If you would like to get involved beforehand, you can make your own recycled fish, or help decorate the big build at a drop in workshop, Saturday 28th July 10am-4pm, at The Muse, Glamorgan Street, Brecon. Keep an eye out for other workshops running up to the festival weekend too. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Ruth on 07791654799. FaceBook: Brecon Frazz Parade Photo: Frazz 2017 ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Awful Egyptians: Wed 5 Dec, 1.30pm / Thu 6 Dec, 10.30am / Fri 7 Dec, 7.00pm / Sat 8 Dec, 10.30am

From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt.

A Christmas Carol

Fri 14 Dec, 7.30pm / Sat 15 Dec, 2.30pm & 7.30pm / Sun 16 Dec, 2.30pm £16 / £14 / £50 Fam / Under 4’s free On Christmas Eve, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is whisked away on a terrifying journey through the past and into the future, accompanied by three fearsome ghosts determined to make him realize the true meaning of Christmas. Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story is brought alive by Chapterhouse Theatre Company, as Scrooge’s frozen heart begins to melt and he finally embraces the festive spirit.

THEATR BRYCHEINIOG / 01874 611622 / BRYCHEINIOG.CO.UK

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Recipes Frozen banana lollies

Pineapple & pork skewers

Prep: 20 Mins Cook: 5 - 10 Mins Makes 4 Prep: 10 Mins • Cook: 5 Mins • Makes 4

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

• 400g pork fillet

• 2 bananas • 4 large strawberries • 100g natural yogurt • 200g dark chocolate • 1 tbsp hundreds and thousands You will also need: • 4 wooden lolly sticks

Method: 1: Peel the bananas and trim off the very ends if you’d like them neater.Then crop them each into 4 equalsized chunks. Thread a strawberry onto each lolly stick first, then push on the pieces of banana. 2: When all your banana pops are made, lay them on a baking tray and put in the freezer, uncovered for 1 hour. 3: Put the yoghurt into a tall glass or jug then dip each banana pop into the yogurt to coat (avoiding the strawberries), then place back onto the tray to refreeze until set. 4: Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts (stirring after each blast) then pour into a mug. Dip the end piece of each banana pop in the chocolate then sprinkle over the hundreds and thousands. 5: The chocolate should set pretty much instantaneously, but you can keep them in the freezer until you want to serve them for up to 1 week.

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• 4 tbsp light muscovado sugar • 60ml cider vinegar • 1 tsp fish sauce • ½ small pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks (or use ready prepped fresh pineapple, drained well) • 1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into squares (optional) • 4 spring onions, trimmed and cut into 4 equal lengths • Small bunch coriander, chopped (optional) • Cooked rice or pitta, to serve

Method: 1: Cut the pork into cubes. Heat the sugar and vinegar in a pan over a low heat until the sugar melts. Add the fish sauce and cool.Tip in the pork and mix well so that all the cubes are covered in sauce. 2: Heat the barbecue. If you are using coals, wait until they turn white. If you are indoors, heat a griddle pan. Thread the pork and pineapple onto skewers, alternating pieces with the pepper and spring onion. 3: Barbecue or griddle the skewers for 3-4 mins each side (you may need to cook them for longer if griddling). Sprinkle with coriander, if you like, then serve with rice or slide into pitta breads.

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Summer Camp at Oaker Wood Summer Days at Oaker Wood, near Leominster, are the sort of days children will remember for years to come.Their activity site is set in 175 acres of woodland where they offer a wide range of Outdoor Activities. The activity programme varies each day including a selection from Zip Wire, Monkey Climbing, High Ropes Challenges, Low Rope Assault Course, Target Shooting, Rafting, Outdoor Pizza Cooking and Den Making. Some days will also include fun and games on our Inflatable Obstacle Course. At ÂŁ24.50 a day (discounts for multi-day bookings) this offers excellent value for money for a fun packed day for your child during the summer holidays. To book call Oaker Wood 01568 780111, www.oakerwoodleisure.co.uk/holiday

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New Ballet Classes at Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall Royal Academy of Dance qualified teacher All ages 3+ 2 week trial offered Monnow Ballet School Contact Nina Salmon on 07974117701 nina@monnowballet.co.uk www.monnowballet.co.uk

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Book Review:

Eyecare for all the family

Squilver Scribbles By T&T Harker Author Tess Harker writes her books on Disgwylfa Hill, which is on the Welsh border. The word ‘Squilver’ is how the locals say it. Tess has been writing for 5 years and has a few more books scribbled down, including Pegasus the Pony, Camo Fox, and Flutterby the Butterfly. When Tess is not writing she is farming. She is inspired by her observations during the working day. Amazed to see the different personalities of the animals develop as they grow. Her hope in writing these books is to try and make farming more relateable to those not from the countryside, whilst still being familiar to farming children. As a child Tess struggled with reading but found reading in rhyme made it easier. This is what inspired her to write in the rhyme way - to encourage less confident readers.

All of the 5 books are illustrated by Tess’s brother. “These books were great as bedtime stories for my 3 and 6 year old. My sister and her family live on a farm so the characters certainly captured my children. At the end of each book there is a photo of the real life character, this is a very nice touch which Otis and Cariad really liked and asked lots of questions about. I personally like reading in rhyme so they were a pleasure to read.” Lisa Marie Badham x

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Amazing Wildlife: Ten Giraffe Facts!

1. Giraffes are found in the dry savannas of Africa, where they roam among the open plains and woodlands. 2. Well known for their long necks, these gentle giants are the world’s tallest living land animals. An adult male can grow to around 5.5m – that’s taller than three adult humans! 3. A giraffe’s height is helpful for keeping a look out for predators, such as lions and hyenas. Their excellent eyesight allows them to spot hungry beasts from far away, too. 4. Herbivores, giraffes only eat plants. Their favourite grub is the acacia tree, and they use their long necks to reach the leaves and buds in the treetops. Their long tongues (which grow to a whopping 53cm!) also help them pull down leaves growing way up high. 5. And boy do these guys have an appetite! They spend most of their time eating, and can guzzle up to 45kg of leaves and twigs a day! 6. Whilst they may eat a lot, giraffes don’t drink much water. This is because they get most of their water from their leafy meals, and only need to drink once every few days. 7. Giraffes are very social animals and roam around in groups. These groups, called towers, typically have around 15 members led by an adult male.The other members are females and young males. 8. To see who is stronger, males (called bulls) fight by butting their long necks and heads. This is known as “necking“. These fights aren’t usually dangerous, and end when one bull admits defeat and walks away. 9. Female giraffes give birth standing up. The result? Newborns are welcomed to the world with a 1.5m drop to the ground! Ouch! But these infants are quick to get on their feet – within 30 minutes they are standing, and only hours later they”re able to run with their mothers. 10. In the wild these beautiful creatures live for around 25 years. In captivity they live longer, and have been known to reach 40 years old. 20

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What’s on: during the week MUM & BABY / TODDLER MONDAY Clyro Primary School Parent and Toddler Group: 9 - 10.30am. For play, fun activities, songs and stories. 0 – 5 years. Just turn up and join in! £1 per session. Contact 01497 820860. TUESDAY Llyswen Parent & Toddler Group: 9.10 - 11am. Term time only. Llyswen Village Hall. Everyone welcome, lots of fun and good company. Children from 0 - School age. Painscastle and Rhosgoch Parent and Tots: 9.30 – 11.30am. Painscastle Village Hall. A craft activity every week, a baking and soft play session once a month. £1 per child, snack for the child and tea/ coffee for parent. A new friendly group and everyone is welcome. Pop Up Play with Brecknock Play Network: 10am - 12pm at The Muse, Brecon. Varied fun play session with coffee for mums and kids snack £2, 2nd child £1. (NB. moves outside to enjoy Brecon’s parks after the May half- term).

£1 per session 50p additional child. Refreshment included. Bumps, Babies & Toddlers all welcome. Facebook Stay & Play Playgroup - Bronllys. Muddy Puddles Playgroup: 9.30 – 11.30am (Term time only). Escleyside Hall (behind Michaelchurch Escley Primary School). Join the weekly themed activities, spacious indoor play and outdoor adventures in our beautiful surroundings (bring wellies). £1.50 per family. Contact Kirsty 01981 240225. Dwylo Bach – “Signing for Little Hands”: (Term time only). 10 – 11.30am. The Muse, Brecon. Contact meithrin.aberhonddu@gmail.com. See advert on page 11. THURSDAY Jolly Tots Stay and Play: 9 - 11am. Hay Primary School. £2 a session £1 for additional children. Come along for creative activities, play and fun! Everyone welcome. Term time only. Contact Katy 07896 361453. Talgarth Baby and Toddler Group: 9.15 – 11am (Term time only). Talgarth Primary School (Main Hall). 50p donation for refreshments. Contact Wendy 07989 946241.

Cheeky Cherubs Playgroup: 10am 12pm at Bishop Bevan Hall, Brecon. Join us for a cuppa and a natter whilst the kids play! £2 per child, 50p for each additional child. Snacks and tea & coffee included in the price.

Toddler Group: 10am - 12pm at The Play Barn, Brecon. £2 for the first child you bring and £1 for any additional children. Includes snack for the children at 11am. Term time. Contact 01874 623480. See advert and article on page 18.

Dorstone Dormice Baby & Toddler Group: 10am – 12 noon (term-time only). Dorstone Village Hall. £1.50 per family to include snacks and tea/ coffee. Please come along and say hello! Contact Bridie 01981 550836.

Babies & Toddlers @ Bethesda: (Term time only): 1.15pm. Bethesda Evangelical Church, Oxford Road, Hay. Everyone welcome. Contact Rev Gordon Bingham by email: gjbingham@ me.com or 01497 820685.

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Clifford Explorers: 9 - 11am. Clifford Community Centre. Contact Sam 07786 064089.

The Swan’s Parent & Child Coffee Morning: 9.30 – 11am. The Swan at Hay. A great way to get together, catch up and relax on comfy sofas, with a basket of toys to amuse your little ones, as well as free biscuits and squash.

Stay & Play Playgroup: 9.15 – 11.15am (Term time only). Bronllys.

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The Swan is waiting to welcome you! Contact 01497 821188. MONDAY Story Time at Hay Library: 11 – 11.30am. Come join in the fun. 9 months – 3 years. Contact 01497 820847. Mum & Baby Yoga: 1.30 - 2.30pm at the Subud Hall, Brecon. Contact Olivia 07891267227/info@intimatebeing for booking and questions. Contact 07891 267227 or visit www. intimatebeing.com. Brecon Athletics Club: 6 – 8pm. Brecon Leisure Centre. Contact Kath Crane 01874 623677. Brecon Welsh Language Youth Club: Term time only. 6 – 8pm. Brecon Youth Centre. Contact 01874 622658. TUESDAY Story Time: 11 – 11.30am. Brecon Library. Free & all ages welcome. Builth Wells Welsh Language Youth Club: 3.30 – 5pm at Riverside Community Centre. Term time. Contact 01874 622658. DAI y Bannau: 4pm. Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon. A Multimedia Theatre group that aims to develop & enhance the skills of young people in relation to performing arts & multimedia theatre. Ages 7+. Contact 07846 446268. Brecon Tennis Club: 5.30 – 7.30pm at Brecon Leisure Centre. Free to members, £2 to non members. All levels welcome. Contact Bryan 07817 002318. Ddraig Wern Fencing Club: 6 – 7pm (Juniors - U13), 7 – 9pm (Seniors). Gwernyfed Community

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What’s on: during the week Sports Hall. Contact Patrick Leighton 07588 489030. Glasbury Paddlers: Canoe club meets at 6.30pm at Glasbury. For more information call in at PSM Outdoors in Hay and ask for Peter. Verve kickboxing: 6.30pm - 7.30pm at Ysgol-Y-Bannau, Brecon. £2.50 for under 18s and £3 for over 18s. Gwernyfed Hockey Club – Training: 7 – 8pm Brecon Leisure Centre’s Astro. All abilities welcome. Contact Nicola Drew 07812 691345.

Gwent & Powys Army Cadet Force: 7 – 9pm. The ACF Ctr, Conway St, Brecon. Ages 12 – 18yrs. We aim to inspire young people to achieve success in life, make the most of their abilities & develop the qualities to be a good citizen. Contact 01873 813756. Brecon Racketeers (badminton): 8 – 10pm. Brecon Leisure Centre. Contact 01874 623677. THURSDAY

Gwent & Powys Army Cadet Force: 7 - 9pm. The Cadet Centre, Gypsy Castle, Hay. Contact 01873 813756.

Brecon Breastfeeding Support – BIBs: 10am – 12pm. The Muse, Brecon. Contact 07866 924161. See advert on page 10.

Brecon Youth Club: (Term time) 7 – 9.30pm. Brecon Youth Centre, Cradoc Road., Brecon. Age Group: 11 – 25. Contact Rhodri Jones 01874 622658.

Create and Craft Session: 2 - 3pm at Brecon Library. During the summer holidays.

Brecon Basketball Club: 8 – 9pm. Brecon Leisure Centre. Contact Roger Norris 01874 623677.

After school creative workshops: 4 - 5.30pm at The Muse, Brecon. (Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month). Ages 5 - 12 welcome, under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. Contact 07375 627635.

WEDNESDAY Cookery Club: 3.30pm at St Johns Family Centre, Brecon. contact Alix, 01874 611723. Gardening Club: Times to be confirmed. At St Johns Family Centre, Brecon. Contact Alix, 01874 611723.

Football for Girls: 5.30 – 6.15pm (Years 1, 2, 3). 6.15 – 7pm (Years 4, 5, 6, 7) at Brecon Leisure Centre. Ages 5 – 12. Contact 07854 012841 / 07836 501925.

Beacons Netball Club: 4 – 5.30pm years 7, 8 & 9. 5.30 – 7pm.Yr 10 & older. Brecon Leisure Centre. £3 on the night or reduced fee for the term. 1st training session free. Contact 01597 840420.

Gwernyfed Ladies Rugby Training: 6pm (U15’s girls), 6.30pm (U18’s), 6.45 (Ladies). Gwernyfed Rugby Club, Talgarth. Fun, challenging & exciting. Delyth Thomas 07891 371458.

The Scribblers: 4.15 - 5.30pm at The Drill Hall, 25 Lion Street, Hay. Contact Sophie 01497 822620.

Verve kickboxing: 6.30pm - 7.30pm at Ysgol-Y-Bannau, Brecon. £2.50 for under 18s and £3 for over 18s.

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Brecon Youth Club: (Term time) 6.30 – 9pm Tuesday & Friday. Brecon Youth Centre, Cradoc Road. Age Group: 1125. Contact 01874 622658. Doorstop Youth Club: 7-9pm at Dorstone Village Hall. £2 entry. Free for new comers on their first night. Pool, table tennis,Wii, computers, board games, craft and tuck shop. Contact 01981 550325. Brecon & Glanusk Explorer Scouts: Term time. 7.45 – 9pm. We provide scouting for 14 – 18 yrs, meeting either Crickhowell / Brecon. A friendly group. Visit our website www. breconexplorers.co.uk. FRIDAY Brecon Bouncers: 4.15 – 5.45pm. Brecon Leisure Centre. Trampoline activities. Contact 01874 623677. South Powys Community Football Hub – Football for Girls: (Term time only). 4.30 - 5.15pm Caterpillars (new to football.) 5.15 - 6pm Butterflies (have played before or are confident.) Gwernyfed High School Sport’s Hall. For girls aged from 5 -11 years. Each session £2. Contact Tony, e-mail southpowyscommunityhub@ gmail.com or 07854 012841. Kids @ Bethesda Club: (Term time only – aged 4 – 11 years). 5.30pm. Bethesda Evangelical Church, Oxford Road, Hay. Everyone welcome. Contact Rev Gordon Bingham by email: gjbingham@me.com or 01497 820685. SATURDAY Code Club: Second Saturday of the month. 11am - 12pm at Brecon Library.

Interested in Girlguiding? Rainbows (5-7 years) is exciting, messy, friendly and a lot of fun! It’s a space for girls to try new things with girls their age. Being a Brownie (7-10 years) is an adventurous journey that girls take with their friends as they discover the world together. Guides (10-14 years) challenge themselves to get out there and do something different - and they make great friends along the way. Go to www.girlguiding.org.uk to register your child and find weekly meetings near you.

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Brecon Library believes all children should have the opportunity to learn to code – their Code Club aims to help young people learn how to build their ideas with code. Code Club is free and everyone is welcome, but spaces are limited, so please remember to book your space ahead of time!

Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth, will be screening the following films. Please visit their website (www.wyeside.co.uk) or call their box office (01982 552 555) for more information. See advert on page 5. Incredibles 2 - From July 13th to September 30th Hotel Transylvania 3 - From August 10th to September 29th Christopher Robin - From August 17th to September 29th Teen Titans GO! - From August 24th to August 30th

Lego Club: First Saturday of the month. 11am - 12pm, and third Thursday of the month, 3.45pm - 4.45pm, plus every Thursday during School Holidays, at Brecon Library. Brecon Library Lego Club is free and fun for everyone!

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SUNDAY Lego Club: 11am – 12.30pm.The Globe @ Hay. Bring your kids and let them run wild with our famous in house Lego. A great time for your young ones to get creative whilst you can relax and have brunch. Email: eleanor.adams@ globeathay. co.uk or contact 01497 821762. DURING THE MONTHS Now - December Look! Look! Look!: 10am - 4pm at Berrington Hall, Leominster HR6 0DW. Experience Georgian splendour of the gardens from a contemporary take on a Georgian pavilion. Contact 01568 615721. A Dress Fit for a King: 11am - 4pm at Berrington Hall, Leominster HR6 0DW. To commemorate 100 years of women gaining the first vote we’re revealing the hidden stories of women during the eighteenth century at Berrington. Discover stories of the lives, loves and losses of women both upstairs and downstairs. Contact 01568 615721. Friday 20th July Llandovery Folk Dancing – Peter Brock – Playford Dancing (Folk Dancing): 7.30 – 10.30pm. Rhys Pritchard Hall, SA20 ODD. £5 incl. refreshments. Come on your own or with partner/ family. Visit www.llandoveryfolkdancing. co.uk. Contact Jean 01550 720483.

Festival at the Edge: Alderford Lake, Tilstock Road, Whitechurch, Shropshire, SY13 3JQ. Join us for superb storytelling and music at our new lakeside venue in beautiful North Shropshire. Weekend and day tickets available. Contact 07544 044125 or visit www.festivalattheedge.org Friday 20th July Friday 31st August The Weir Garden - 1920’s summer Beach fun: 10.30am - 4pm at The Weir Garden, Swainshill, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 7QF. It’s time to dig out the bucket and spades, come along to our 1920’s themed beach. It’s time to dig out the bucket and spades, come along to our 1920’s themed beach.With our sock puppet making at the tea tent to perform your own shows at our puppet theatre. Contact 01981 590509. Saturday 21st July Little Oaks Stand: At The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. Each month we offer a different FREE educational activity for our Little Oak members to enjoy. This month the activity is an experiment; changing the colour of different flowers. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover article on page 4. Brecon Craft Fair: 9am - 4.30pm at Brecon Market Hall, The High Street, Brecon, LD3 7LF. Free entry. Saturday 21st July Sunday 22nd July Croft’s signature cloth: 12 - 3pm at Croft Castle and Parkland,Yarpole, Leominster

HR6 9PW. Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Sign your name on a piece of fabric and contribute to our signature cloth, which will eventually adorn the dining room table in the castle. Contact 01568 780246. Saturday 21st July Thursday 9th August Peter Pan trail: 10am - 4pm at Croft Castle and Parkland,Yarpole, Leominster HR6 9PW. Fly away to the Neverland of Croft and join Peter and Wendy on this classic adventure around the gardens. ’Peter and Wendy’ by J. M. Barrie was first published as a novel in 1911. Fly away to the Neverland of Croft and meet the Lost Boys, mischievous fairies, magical mermaids and even some villainous pirates. Trail, £2.50, includes a prize. Normal admission applies. Contact 01568 780246. Saturday 21st July Sunday 2nd September Robinson Crusoe Trail: 10am 4pm at Berrington Hall, Leominster HR6 0DW. Are you brave enough to embark on a daring adventure around the grounds of Berrington this holiday? Contact 01568 615721. Summer Fun at Llanerchaeron: 11am 4.30pm at Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA48 8DG. Family summer days are sorted at Llanerchaeron! With splat flowers and fern art in the garden, 50 Things Fridays and the traditional working farm, we’ve got plenty to keep everyone entertained! Get involved in farm life and watch a live milking demonstration, become a plant detective, make your own jewellery and

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What’s on: during July give the cook a hand in the kitchen with her baking. Booking not needed. www. nationaltrust.org.uk/llanerchaeron Sunday 22nd July National Cycle Museum Cycle Jumble: 9am – 1pm. Royal British Legion, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells. Visit www.cyclemuseum.org.uk. Contact Steve 07740 923630. Ludlow Dog Day: 10am - 5pm at the grounds of Stokesay Court, Onibury, Craven Arms. A great day of fun for all the family and your dog. Lighthearted competitions, exhibitions, food, stalls - and don’t forget the dog! www. ludlowdogday.co.uk Sunday 22nd July Thursday 26th July Circus Skills: At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RN. Clown around, learn to stilt walk, juggle and more. Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13. Monday 23rd July

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Cheeky Monkeys Holiday Childcare: 8am - 5.45pm at Llyswen Cheeky Monkeys, Archdeacon Griffiths Primary School, Llyswen. Contact 07919 818253. See advert on page 4.

Welland Steam & Country Rally: Woodside Farm, Welland, Nr Uptonupon-Severn, Worcs, WR13 6NG. Adults £12, children and OAP £10 (children under 11 free). Visit www. wellandsteamrally.co.uk.

Tuesday 24th July Brecknock Play Network: Summer Play Sessions – Co-op Community Funding: 10.30am - 12.30pm at Penrhos, Pen-ybryn Park, Ystradgynlais & 2 - 4pm at Gurnos Park, Ystradgynlais. Contact 07813 857474. See advert on page 2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream outdoor theatre: 7 - 9.30pm at Powis Castle, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF. Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to magical forests and meet star-crossed lovers and playful fairies. Booking essential. Adult £16.00, Child £10.00, Family £37.00 - £46.00. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powiscastle-and-garden

Brecknock Play Network: Summer Play Sessions – Co-op Community Funding: 10am - 12pm at Uplands Playing Field, Brecon. 1.30 - 3.30pm at King George V Park, Talgarth. 4 - 6pm at Lower Park, Three Cocks. Contact 07813 857474. See advert on page 2.

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Monday 23rd July Thursday 26th July

The Weir Garden - 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4: 10.30am - 4pm at The Weir Garden, Swainshill, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 7QF. It’s time to tick off one of the 50 things from you book. Tick one of your 50 things activities with us. Collect a sticker and take part in a fun activity. Contact 01981 590509.

Royal Welsh Show 2018: Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, LD2 3SY. See advert and article on page 6 & 7. Monday 23rd July Friday 24th August Cool Kids Holiday Childcare: 8am 6pm £20 per day, 8am - 1pm or 1pm to 6pm £16 per half day at Cradoc Kids’ Club, Cradoc CP School. Summer Holiday Weekdays. Contact 07914 886648. See advert on page 2.

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Wild Wednesday ‘Miniature Gardens’: The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks, LD3 0SG. Fun workshop! Booking required. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4.

Friday 27th July Saturday 28th July Talgarth Sports: Come along and join in with all the sports we have on offer for you to try. Visit www. talgarthdistrictregeneration.org.

Saturday 28th July Jumble Sale: 2pm. Cusop Village Hall. In aid of Arthritis Research UK. Any jumble or donations would be gratefully appreciated. We can collect, and we look forward to seeing you all. Contact Sue 01497 821562. Saturday 28th July Sunday 29th July Safety on The Hills: 9.45am - 4.30pm at National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER. Based at the visitor centre this two day course is a great starting point before heading out into the hills. It is ideal for those new to navigating with a map and compass or those looking to refresh their skills.  During the two days the course will cover many aspects of how to stay safe with a few classroom sessions mixed in with plenty of practical training based on the local hills. £115.00 per person. Contact 01874 623366. Croft’s signature cloth: 12 - 3pm at Croft Castle and Parkland,Yarpole, Leominster HR6 9PW. Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Sign your name on a piece of fabric and contribute to our signature cloth, which will eventually adorn the dining room table in the castle. Contact 01568 780246. Sunday 29th July Hay Horse Show: 9am. Show Field, Hardwicke Road, Cusop, Hay, HR3 5TD. Visit www.hayhorseshow.co.uk. The Ludlow Larks at Berrington: 12 - 2pm at Berrington Hall, Leominster HR6 0DW. Grab your picnic hamper

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What’s on: during July & August and relax in the walled garden as we are joined by local choir, ‘The Ludlow Larks’. Contact 01568 615721. NGS Open Day: 1 – 5.30pm. Treberfydd House, Llangasty, Bwlch, LD3 7PX Admission £4, children free. Archery Taster Session: 1pm, 2pm & 3pm at Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP. Hour long sessions to try your hand at archery, £5 per person, minimum age 8, please wear long sleeves. Meet at Elan Village Green. Contact 01597 811143. Tea-on-Top - A walk up Pen-y-Crug for mental health and wellbeing: 2pm at Brecon Cathedral car park. A three-mile round trip. See www.breconmind.org.uk / email friends@breconmind.org.uk. Sunday 29th July Thursday 2nd August Make & Take: Air Dried Clay Workshops: At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RN. Create an ‘air dry’ clay creation to take home. Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13. Monday 30th July Brecknock Play Network: Summer Play Sessions – Co-op Community Funding: 10am - 12pm at Uplands Playing Field, Brecon. 1 - 3pm at Llanfaes Park, Brecon. 4 - 6pm at Brynawelon Park, Brecon, LD3 7PP. Contact 07813 857474. See advert on page 2. Tuesday 31st July Brecknock Play Network: Summer Play Sessions – Co-op Community Funding: 10.30am - 12.30pm at Recreation Ground Park, Hay on Wye & 2 - 4pm at Glasbury Park.. Contact 07813 857474. See advert on page 2. Dam Open Day: 1 - 4pm at Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP. Join our Rangers at one 18

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book in advance. No unaccompanied children please. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby - grid reference SN 904617. Contact 01597 810390 / 01597 810880.

Wednesday 1st August

Brecon County Show: Showground,The Watton, Brecon. Contact 01874 611881.

Wild Wedneday Dinosaur Destruction: At The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks.This workshop focusses on making clay fossils and dinosaur scratch art pictures. The session will also include a dinosaur themed hunt around the plant area. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Sugarloaf and Usk Valley - Wild Wednesday: 10.30am - 3pm at the Sugarloaf and UskValley Monmouthshire. Meet at the lower Llanwenarth car park (SO 271165) which will be signposted. From here you will walk with our rangers to St Mary’s Vale and the location of the activities. Contact 07771 980 123. The Weir Garden - 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4: 10.30am - 4pm at The Weir Garden, Swainshill, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 7QF. It’s time to tick off one of the 50 things from you book. Tick one of your 50 things activities with us. Collect a sticker and take part in a fun activity. Contact 01981 590509. Thursday 2nd August Dam Open Day: 1 - 4pm at Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP. Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird’seye view of the dam – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan. Contact 01597 810390. Dragons and Damsels: 2 - 3.30pm at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Please

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Llanthony Show: Llanthony, Abergavenny, NP7 7NN. Horse judging starts at 9am with show jumping at 9.30am. All entries to be in the produce tent by 10.30am and all sheep and cattle to be penned by 11am. Dog show entries taken from 12pm with judging to begin at 1pm. Contact 07540 281784. Great Oaks Talk: 9.30am at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks.Come along and enjoy a talk from Keith in our Tea Room. This event is open to everyone and no booking is required. Just turn up and enjoy! Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Tea with the Georgians: 12 - 12.30pm & 2 - 2.30pm at Berrington Hall, Leominster HR6 0DW. Step back in time and delve into the history of one of Britain’s most popular products; tea. Learn all about the etiquette behind tea and its colourful past. Contact 01568 615721. Dambusters Walk: 2 - 5pm at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including the remains of Nant y Gro Dam which was used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid. There is a steep climb of 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Wear outdoor clothing and walking boots. Contact 01597 810390.

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What’s on: during August Saturday 4th August Sunday 5th August WW1 Commemoration: To mark the centenary of the end of WWI, a weekend of commemoration is to take place in Hay. For further details contact the RBL organiser Kelvyn Jenkins 07527 696968. Croft’s signature cloth: 12 - 3pm at Croft Castle and Parkland,Yarpole, Leominster HR6 9PW. Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Sign your name on a piece of fabric and contribute to our signature cloth, which will eventually adorn the dining room table in the castle. Contact 01568 780246. Sunday 5th August Beer & Chilli Festival: AtThe Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. Our annual Beer & Chilli Festival is great fun for the whole family! Come along and get into the festival spirit including Rodeo Sheep, bar, tasters, chilli eating challenge, bouncy castle and more! FREE to attend with no booking required. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Sunday 5th August Thursday 9th August Dinosaur Show: 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm at Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RL. Meet a real life T-Rex! Get ready to travel back in time with a real walking, roaring T-Rex, the dinosaur that was truly feared by all. Our live dinosaur show is for people of all ages, with stunningly realistic animatronic puppetry to bring you a dinosaur encounter like no other. Along with the show we will display a selection of life like dinosaur models as well as dinosaur bones and eggs. Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13. Monday 6th August Brecknock Play Network: Summer Play Sessions – Co-op Community

Funding: 10am - 12pm at Penrhos, Pen-y-bryn,Ystradgynlais. 1.30 - 3.30pm at Gladrhyd, Ystradgynlais. 4 - 6pm at Gurnos Park, Ystradgynlais. Contact 07813 857474. See advert on page 2. Monday 6th August Friday 31st August Boating on the lake: 12 - 4pm at Berrington Hall, Leominster HR6 0DW. See Berrington’s landscape from a new perspective from our glorious lake. Contact 01568 615721. Tuesday 7th August Astrocymru: 3D Astronomy and Space: 10am - 4pm at Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. Join Emma Wride from Astrocymru and learn about Space through a 3D cinematic experience! We will explore the surface of solar system bodies, see the sizes of celestial objects in our Universe, learn about the birth of the Solar System and much more! Contact 01597 810449. Brecknock Play Network: Summer Play Sessions – Co-op Community Funding: 10.30am - 12.30pm at Bwlch Park & 2 - 4pm at Talybont-on-Usk Park. Contact 07813 857474. See advert on page 2. Wednesday 8th August Come and Play With Clay - Pottery Workshop: At the National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER. Take part in creating your very own family masterpiece. £12.50 for kids and £16.50 for adults. Contact 01874 623366. Wild Wednesday ‘Magic Show’: At The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. This workshop includes a very special guest from Carl John Entertainment who will be performing a Magic Show! After the show enjoy a themed craft activity and hunt around the plant area. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4.

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Sugarloaf and Usk Valley - Wild Wednesday: 10.30am - 3pm at the Skirrid, Sugarloaf and Usk Valley Monmouthshire. Please meet at the Skirrid car park (OS: SO 329164) on the Abergavenny to Skenfrith road (B4521). Contact 07771 980 123. The Weir Garden - 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4: 10.30am 4pm at The Weir Garden, Swainshill, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 7QF. It’s time to tick off one of the 50 things from you book. Tick one of your 50 things activities with us. Collect a sticker and take part in a fun activity. Contact 01981 590509. The FB Pocket Orchestra at Berrington: 12 - 4pm at Berrington Hall, Leominster HR6 0DW. Watch as the FB Pocket Orchestra bring us the sounds of the past here at Berrington. Contact 01568 615721. Dam Open Day: 1 - 4pm at Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP. Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird’seye view of the dam – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan. Contact 01597 810390. Dragons and Damsels: 2 - 3.30pm at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential - only 20 places available. Please book in advance. No unaccompanied children please. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby - grid reference SN 904617. Contact 01597 810390 / 01597 810880. Thursday 9th August Sunday 12th August Brecon Fringe Festival: Brecon Fringe Festival 2018 is an open-access event, which means gigs and events over the Fringe are organised and funded independently by local landlords,

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Powys Ramblers Walk: 10am at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. Richard Tyler of Powys Ramblers will lead an 8 mile moderate circular walk from Penbont car park at Penygarreg Reservoir to Maen Serth. Some boggy bits. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at Penbont car park SN 916674. Contact 01597 810449.

Lakefest (Deer Park Event): At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RL. The magical music festival returns for its seventh year, with four days of fun for the whole family. Camping and Glamping options are available.This year’s fancy dress theme is ‘Pirates!’ Info & tickets from www. lakefest.co.uk Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13. Friday 10th August Sunday 12th August Brecon Jazz 2018: Brecon is set for a whirlwind of performances this year -with an all-encompassing line-up you are set to see some of the biggest names in jazz as well as a parade of up-and- comers. This year sees national and local heroes of jazz with a sprinkle of international visiting or resident talent! breconjazz.club/wp/ Childrens Activities All Weekend: 11am - 5pm at Pilgrims, Cathedral Close, Brecon. See www.pilgrimstearooms. com. See advert on page 15. Friday 10th August Perseid Meteor Shower With Dark Sky Wales: 7pm at National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, Brecon 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. Tickets are £15 which includes Coffee and Cake to get your evening off to a great start. Saturday 11th August Summer Cider Cycle: Llanwrtyd Wells Powys LD5 4RB. A non competitive mountain bike event.The route will be premarked and suitable for all riders over the age of 16 yrs. Online entry is

Brecon Frazz Parade: Meet at 2.30pm at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. heading through townand concludng at Brecon Cathedral. The theme is ‘Land of the Sea’. Contact 07791654799. See advert and article on page 14. Saturday 11th August Sunday 12th August Family Festival: At Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon. Following the success of last year’s Family Festival we are delighted to present another weekend of free family entertainment! Featuring live music from a selection of our favourite Live @ The Waterfront musicians, free street theatre and plenty of activities! Contact 01874 611622. See advert on page 14. Croft’s signature cloth: 12 - 3pm at Croft Castle and Parkland,Yarpole, Leominster HR6 9PW. Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Sign your name on a piece of fabric and contribute to our signature cloth, which will eventually adorn the dining room table in the castle. Contact 01568 780246. Sunday 12th August ‘Bee Aware’ Day: At The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. Local bee-keeper, Peter Guthrie will be with us again this year with his observation bee hive offering free information about the art of bee keeping. Join Peter for informal talks at 12pm and 2pm and also enjoy tasting

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Peter’s different honey varieties. Don’t forget to bring the children to take part in a candle making activity; fun for all the family! FREE to attend with no booking required. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Steam & Vintage Rally: From 9.30am. Boatside Farm, Hay, HR3 5RS. Paws For Thought, numerous vintage exhibits, craft demonstrations, children’s entertainment, car boot, auto jumble and trade stands. A great family friendly day out. Free car park. Admission £8, OAPs £6, children £4 (under 11s free).Visit www.vintagesociety. org. Contact Mrs J Young 01497 847567. Email: info@vintage-society.org. The String Workshop at Berrington: 11am - 4pm at Berrington Hall, Leominster HR6 0DW. Enjoy the gardens in a new way and enjoy the upbeat, traditional music from the String Workshop as they make the gardens come to life. Contact 01568 615721. Buzbee Afternoon Tea: 4pm at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre,Three Cocks. Our second family friendly afternoon tea event of 2018! A fun-filled event for the whole family as part of our ‘Bee Aware’ day including delicious themed afternoon tea experience, activities, games and story in our Tea Room. An event not to be missed! Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Sunday 12th August Thursday 16th August Climbing Wall & Karts: At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RL. Have a go on the climbing wall and race around on a pedal kart! Contact 01531 633160. See advert on page 13. Monday 13th August Brecknock Play Network: Summer Play Sessions – Co-op Community Funding: 10.30am - 12.30pm at Woodlands Ave Park, Talgarth & 2 - 4pm at Glebe Community Field. Contact 07813 857474. See advert on page 2.

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Brecknock Play Network: Summer Play Sessions – Co-op Community Funding: 10.30am - 12.30pm at Dolwen Field, Llanwrtyd Wells & 2 - 4pm at Trecastke Park. Contact 07813 857474. See advert on page 2. Dam Open Day: 1 - 4pm at Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP. Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird’seye view of the dam – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan. Contact 01597 810390. Wednesday 15th August Come and Play With Clay - Pottery Workshop: At National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus LD3 8ER. Take part in creating your very own family masterpiece. The workshop will begin with a demonstration of basic ancient pottery techniques. We will make pinch pots, coil pots and a slab pot. Decorating and cut tiles, design and build money box. Next we will look at animal forms and human form. Assistance will be on hand all the way through the workshop. £12.50 for kids and £16.50 for adults. Wild Wednesday ‘Super Heroes’: At The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks.This workshop focusses on making fabric capes and masks to become a super hero! The session will also include a super hero hunt around the plant area. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Sugarloaf and Usk Valley - Wild Wednesday: 10.30am - 3pm at the Sugarloaf and Usk Valley Monmouthshire. Meet at the lower Llanwenarth car park (SO 271165) which will be signposted. From here you will walk with our rangers to St Mary’s Vale and the location of the activities. Contact 07771 980 123.

The Weir Garden - 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4: 10.30am 4pm at The Weir Garden, Swainshill, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 7QF. It’s time to tick off one of the 50 things from you book. Tick one of your 50 things activities with us. Collect a sticker and take part in a fun activity. Contact 01981 590509. Thursday 16th August Dam Open Day: 1 - 4pm at Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP. Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird’seye view of the dam – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan. Contact 01597 810390. Dragons and Damsels: 2 - 3.30pm at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential - only 20 places available. Please book in advance. No unaccompanied children please. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby - grid reference SN 904617. Contact 01597 810390 / 01597 810880. Thursday 16th August Sunday 19th August Green Man Festival: At Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell, NP8 1SG. The Green Man is an independent music festival held annually in the stunning Brecon Beacons. Friday 17th August Charity Bingo Night: 6pm at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre,Three Cocks. Don’t miss out on a  fun-filled evening including food and bingo. We have £210 worth of cash & voucher prizes to be won! Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Friday 17th August Sunday 19th August Landed Festival: Llandrindod Wells Powys Powys LD1 6BL. Landed Festival. An

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underground gathering Of music & arts. 4 Stages & 2 DanceTents. Hosting the most original breakthrough artists of our time. Set in the natural beauty of Doldowlod country estate And lots for the kids! Gate entry £85. Contact 07704 710454. Saturday 18th August Little Oaks Stand: At The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. This month the activity ties in with our ‘Bee Aware’ day with local beekeeper, Peter Guthrie by making a wooden spoon bee! There will also be a candle making activity (small charge), information about bees and observation hive. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Tea with the Georgians: 12 - 12.30pm & 2 - 2.30pm at Berrington Hall, Leominster HR6 0DW. Step back in time and delve into the history of one of Britain’s most popular products; tea. Learn all about the etiquette behind tea and its colourful past. Contact 01568 615721. Village Tour: 2 - 3.30pm at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk. Free entry. Contact 01597 810390. A Powis summer’s evening with MidWales opera: 7 - 9.30pm at Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool SY21 8RF. Join Mid Wales Opera and friends for a musical celebration of summer in the spectacular grounds of Powis Castle. Bring a picnic and enjoy a glass of bubbly, sponsored by Tanners, and a selection of musical treats in this exclusive evening opening of the magnificent castle grounds. Adult £12.50, child £5. Contact 0344 249 1895. Saturday 18th August Sunday 19th August Tintinnabulis at Berrington: 10am 12pm Saturday, 2.30 - 4.30pm Sunday at Berrington Hall, Leominster HR6 0DW. Grab your picnic blanket and come to enjoy the sounds of Tintinnabulis in the walled garden. Contact 01568 615721.

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the town’s year is the Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival, due to celebrate its 37th continuous festival in 2018. With free music concerts, exhibitions, costume parades, Balls, evening performances, organ grinders, competitions and a magnificent torchlight procession and firework display on the final night, there is truly something for everyone. Contact 01597 829498.

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The Drover Cycles Brecon Beacons Devil Sportive: Road cycling sportive (distance options 83, 114 or 203 km) starting from Drover Cycles, Hay on Wye. Entry fee £29 (on the day £35). www.drovercycles.co.uk

Dam Open Day: 1 - 4pm at Elan Valley, Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP. Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird’seye view of the dam – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan. Contact 01597 810390.

Birds and Broadleaves: Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. Join Ken Perry for a guided 6.5 mile walk around Llethyr Melyn and Penygarreg looking at the restoration of heathland and natural woodland expansion in this area. Plus the opportunity to take stock of the amazing views above Y Foel. A steep climb. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre SN 928646. Contact 01597 810449. Sunday 19th August Thursday 23rd August Survival Skills: At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RL. Have you got what it takes to survive in the wild? Make a shelter, start a fire and camouflage yourself. Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13. Monday 20th August Immersion Theatre present ‘Peter Pan’: 2 - 4pm at Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, Leominster HR6 9PW. Join us for a lovely outdoor theatre adaptation of the classic tale written by J. M. Barrie, ‘Peter Pan’. Contact 01568 780246. Monday 20th August Sunday 26th August Victorian Festival: Llandrindod Wells Powys Powys LD1 6BL. The highlight of

Dragons and Damsels: 2 - 3.30pm at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential - only 20 places available. Please book in advance. No unaccompanied children please. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby - grid reference SN 904617. Contact 01597 810390 / 01597 810880. Wednesday 22nd August Wild Wednesday ‘Circus Skills’: At The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. This workshop includes learning a variety of circus skills including juggling, diablo, spinning plates and more! Also enjoy themed craft activity and circus themed hunt around the plant area. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Come and Play With Clay - Pottery Workshop: National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER. Take part in creating your very own family masterpiece. The workshop will begin with a demonstration of basic ancient pottery techniques.We will make pinch pots, coil pots and a slab pot. Decorating and cut tiles, design and build money box. Next we will look at animal

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forms and human form. Assistance will be on hand all the way through the workshop. £12.50 for kids and £16.50 for adults. Blast Off! Bottle Rockets: 10am - 12pm & 1 - 3pm at Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket. Only £3 for your rocket materials. No unaccompanied children. Contact 01597 810390. Sugarloaf and Usk Valley - Wild Wednesday: 10.30am - 3pm at the Sugarloaf and UskValley Monmouthshire. Meet at the lower Llanwenarth car park (SO 271165) which will be signposted. From here you will walk with our rangers to St Mary’s Vale and the location of the activities. Contact 07771 980 123. The Weir Garden - 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4: 10.30am - 4pm at The Weir Garden, Swainshill, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 7QF. It’s time to tick off one of the 50 things from you book. Tick one of your 50 things activities with us. Collect a sticker and take part in a fun activity. Contact 01981 590509. Friday 24th August Moon Walk II: A night walk up Pen y Fan, the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons. Contact 01874 611717. See advert and article on page 9. Saturday 25th August Hereford Owl Rescue: 11am - 3pm at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. Come along and see some of the beautiful owls currently at the rescue centre. The perfect chance to have a photo! Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Exploring Night-time Nature: 7.30pm at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP.An evening event.To celebrate European Bat Weekend, join Sorcha Lewis for an evening bat and moth discovery walk at Llannerch y Cawr.

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What’s on: during August & Sept Please bring torches. Suitable for families. Meet at Llanerch y Cawr car park SN 901616. Contact 01597 810449. Saturday 25th August Sunday 26th August Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains: Contact 07891 890099. See advert and article on page 3. Croft’s signature cloth: 12 - 3pm at Croft Castle and Parkland,Yarpole, Leominster HR6 9PW. Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Sign your name on a piece of fabric and contribute to our signature cloth, which will eventually adorn the dining room table in the castle. Contact 01568 780246. Sunday 26th August A&S Animal Encounters: At The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. Don’t miss A&S Animal Encounters visit to the garden centre for a hands-on educational experience. Get up close to some amazing animals including Meerkats, Birds of Prey, a Bearcat and Snakes! There will be a series of talks and photo opportunities throughout the day. No need to book... just turn up and enjoy this free event! Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Llangynidr Show: B4558 Llangynidr. In the heart of the Brecon Beacons - the Llangynidr Show is a great day out for everyone. We pack a lot into this one day event. From agricultural, horticultural and craft competitions, to cookery demonstrations, sheep shearing and family activities, we are sure you’ll be kept busy just deciding what to do next! See www.llangynidrshow.org World Bogsnorkelling Championships: 10am at Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, LD5 4RW. The 33rd annual World Bog Snorkelling Championships are to be held on Sunday 26th August 2018 in Llanwrtyd Wells - an event that Lonely

Planet described as one of the top 50 “must do” things from around the world. Hundreds of participants from around the world, and plenty of spectators, are expected once again. Visit www.greenevents.co.uk Contact 01591 610666. Mad Hatter Tea Party: 2pm at The Castle of Brecon Hotel. In aid of Cancer Research Wales. £25 per ticket. Adults only. Ticket to include buffet, entertainment and games, close up magic, charitable raffle and auction and DJ. Contact 07974884176. Victorian Festival Torch Procession & Fireworks: 6pm at Llandrindod Wells. Torch Procession, torches and marching band organised by the Victorian Festival (torches available from the LIONS Stall by the bandstand from 6.00pm) and Fireworks display sponsored by Llandrindod Town Council. Free entry. www.victorian-festival.co.uk/ Sunday 26th August Monday 27th August Bounce & Boing: At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RL. Inflatable slide, obstacle course and bouncy castle. Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13. Monday 27th August ElanValley Show and Sports 2018: 10am at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. Location : Noyadd Farm, will be signposted on the day. Join locals and visitors for an August Bank Holiday Monday afternoon of family fun and entertainment at the local agricultural show and sports. Bar and Refreshments on site. Contact 01597 811306. Tuesday 28th August Thursday 30th August Off-Roading with Land Rover: At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13. Wednesday 29th August Wild Wednesday Workshop ‘Fun with Food’: At The Old Railway Line

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Garden Centre, Three Cocks. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Come and Play With Clay - Pottery Workshop: National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER. Take part in creating your very own family masterpiece. The workshop will begin with a demonstration of basic ancient pottery techniques.We will make pinch pots, coil pots and a slab pot. Decorating and cut tiles, design and build money box. Next we will look at animal forms and human form. Assistance will be on hand all the way through the workshop. £12.50 for kids and £16.50 for adults. Powys Ramblers Walk: 10am at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. Sarah Hill of Powys Ramblers will lead a 7.5 mile moderate circular walk from Nantgwyllt Church car park around Garreg Ddu Reservoir with detour to visit the Mines. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park SN 909639. Contact 01597 810449. The Weir Garden - 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4: 10.30am - 4pm at The Weir Garden, Swainshill, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 7QF. It’s time to tick off one of the 50 things from you book. Tick one of your 50 things activities with us. Collect a sticker and take part in a fun activity. Contact 01981 590509. Dam Open Day: 1 - 4pm at Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP. Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird’seye view of the dam – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan. Contact 01597 810390. Saturday 1st September Sennybridge Agricultural Show: A40 Sennybridge, LD3 8PG. Contact 01874 636478. Finding Your Way: Introduction To Navigation: At National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER. £35.00 per

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What’s on: during September person. At the end you should be able to understand the features on a map, plan a simple route and navigate it competently. Contact 01874 623366. Great Oaks Talk: 9.30am at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. Come along and enjoy a talk from Keith in our Tea Room. This event is open to everyone and no booking is required. Just turn up and enjoy! Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Dam Open Day: 1 - 4pm at Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP. Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird’seye view of the dam – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan. Contact 01597 810390. Sunday 2nd September Family Fun Day: At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RL. Family fun with garden games and a zip-wire on the Valley Lawn. Contact 01531 633160. See advert on page 13. Planetarium Show: The Solar System: Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm at Elan Valley Visitor Centre Elan Valley Rhayader Powys LD6 5HP. Booking required. Contact 01597 810880. Monday 3rd September Beginners Navigation Workshopt: 10am - 3pm at Elan Valley Visitor Centre ElanValley Rhayader Powys LD6 5HP.Join Terry Smith for a hands-on day of map and compass reading. With both theory and practical application this workshop will improve your understanding of maps and access to the countryside. N.B. Meet at the Visitor Centre SN 928646. Contact 01597 810449.

Dam which was used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid.There is a steep climb of 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb. Meet at the ElanValleyVisitor Centre. Wear outdoor clothing and walking boots. Contact 01597 810390. Friday 7th September Night Run: A night run, jog or walk around the Usk Reservoir. Contact 01874 611717. See advert and article on page 9. Saturday 8th September Firework Championships (Deer Park Event): At Eastnor Castle,Eastnor,Ledbury HR8 1RL. A family event – 4 of the UK’s top firework companies fire 10-minute displays to music. Bring a picnic or grab food on site. Camping available. Info & tickets from www.fireworkchampions. co.uk Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13. Village Tour: 2 - 3.30pm at Elan Valley Estate Elan Estate Office, Elan Village, Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. An Elan Valley Walking Festival event. Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Contact 01597 810880. Sunday 9th September Mini Wildplay: At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RL. Have fun with the Mud Kitchen, bug hunting, den building & rope trail. Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13. Friday 14th September Sunday 16th September

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Abergavenny Food Festival: 9am 6pm at Abergavenny, NP7 5XZ. Visit www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com. Contact 01873 851643.

Dambusters Walk: 2 - 5pm at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including the remains of Nant y Gro

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Saturday 15th September Little Oaks Stand: At The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. This month the activity includes planting a daffodil bulb to take home and watch grow! Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Saturday 15th September Sunday 16th September Abergavenny Food Festival: Abergavenny Monmouthshire Monmouthshire NP7 5HD. See website for event prices. Contact 01873 851643. Teddy Bear Weekend: 10am at Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway,The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0SF. Bring your teddies, spot their friends in the woods along the line, and meet Big Ted for treats at Llanfair. www.wllr.org.uk Sunday 16th September Drinks & Nibbles: At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RL. A selection of local artisan food and drink producers plus live jazz. Come along and listen to the sounds of Sauce City Jazz on the Valley Lawn as you browse the stalls brimming with local produce to try and buy! PLUS Garden Games and all of our usual attractions. Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13. Friday 21st September Sunday 23rd September Llandovery Sheep Festival: 9am - 7pm each day at High Street, Llandovery. Please visit www.llandoverysheepfestival. co.uk for the festival schedule, the full list of fun things to do and see. Contact info@llandoverysheepfestival.co.uk Saturday 22nd September Sunday 23rd September Music from the Home Front: 11am - 3pm at Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, Leominster HR6 9PW. Step back in time to 1918 and sing along to music from the Home Front. On Sunday

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What’s on: during Sept & Oct 24 June, listen to jazz music on the front lawn from the 1940’s onwards. Children welcome. Contact 01568 780246. Sunday 23rd September Autumn Antics: At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RL. Come along and celebrate the start of Autumn where leaf kicking, conker collecting and tree climbing are all actively encouraged! The Herefordshire Wildlife Trust will also be here with apple pressing, leaf art, making elf homes, bush craft & more! Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13. Wildlife Tracking: 2 - 4pm at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. Meet at Penbont car park (Grid reference SN 916674). Please book in advance. No unaccompanied children please. Contact 01597 810880 / 01597 810390. Friday 28th September Macmillan Coffee Morning: At The Old Railway Line Garden Centre,Three Cocks. Join us for our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning and Fundraising Day and help up to beat our amazing total raised last year! Enjoy a hot drink and piece of delicious freshly baked cake in our Tea Room for £3.50, with all profits being donated to Macmillan. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Christmas Preview Evening: At The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. Be one of the first to see our 2018 Christmas displays. Receive a heartwarming glass of mulled wine and mince pie on arrival before enjoying our new Christmas Department, EXCLUSIVE OFFERS, festive tasters and a delicious festive menu in our Railway Restaurant. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4. Saturday 29th September Finding Your Way: Introduction To Navigation: At National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER. £35.00 per

person. At the end you should be able to understand the features on a map, plan a simple route and navigate it competently. Contact 01874 623366. Saturday 29th September Sunday 30th September A taste of Autumn at Croft: 11am - 3pm at Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, Leominster HR6 9PW. Join our garden team for some autumnal activities in the walled garden. Contact 01568 780246. Sunday 30th September Broomstick Making & Racing: At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RL. our last open day of the season! Every Wizard and Witch needs a broomstick to travel on. Come and design, make and test yours! Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13.

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Mud Bath (Deer Park Event): At Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RL. Now in its 3rd year at Eastnor; a filthy, muddy trail race on the Land Rover test tracks and through the estate swamp! Discounts for groups of 10 or more runners. Info & registration from www.relishrunningraces. com Contact 01531 633160. See advert and article on page 13. Sixteenth to eighteenth century music in the castle: 1.30 - 3.30pm at Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, Leominster HR6 9PW. Join Frank O’Neil and Dr Richard Commander as they perform evocative music from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century in the Blue Room of the castle. Contact 01568 780246. Friday 12th October

Apple month at Berrington Hall: 10am - 3pm at Berrington Hall, Leominster HR6 0DW. Once again, it’s harvest time at Berrington and the garden team have been gathering vintage apples from the orchard. Contact 01568 615721.

Charity Quiz & Curry Night: 6pm at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. Our Quiz & Curry Nights are great fun and raise an amazing amount of money for our chosen charities. Join us for another evening of delicious home cooked curries and a light-hearted quiz written and presented by garden centre owner, Mark Cleary. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4.

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Apple & Cider Festival: At The Old Railway Line Garden Centre,Three Cocks. A day to celebrate the delicious apple and the foods, cider and apple juice created from them! Fun for all the family including Live Music from the Whiskey River Boys, Apple Pressing by Aber Valley Apple Juice, Tasters, Special Offers and apple inspired specials menu in our Railway Restaurant. Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4.

Fungi Fascination: 2 - 5pm at Elan Valley Nr Rhayader, Powys, Powys LD6 5HP. A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Contact 01597 810390.

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Little Oaks Stand: AtThe Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks. This month the activity is Autumn inspired Leaf Art! Take part in a variety of artistic activities including leaf rubbing and leaf painting to make the most of this year’s fallen leaves! Contact 01497 847055. See advert on inside front cover and article on page 4.

Sunday 21st October Welsh National Foal Show: 10am at Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, BUILTH WELLS, Powys, LD2 3SY. The show is managed by the Brecon & Borders Welsh Pony & Cob Breeders Association. The show is a WPCS Silver Medal show and has foal classes for Welsh Section As, Bs, Cs, Ds, riding ponies and Welsh part breeds. Admission Fees: Adults - £4.00, children under 16 - FREE. www.welshnationalfoalshow.com

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