Whats on in the Brecon Beacons
Brecon Beacons Craft and Art Outlets
Bethel Square, Brecon LD3 7JP, Wales, tel 01874 625706, www.beaconscrafts.comA makers’ co-operative art and craft shop in the centre of Brecon. Open Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. Extended hours in summer, some Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Grove Farm, Walterstone, HR2 0DX, England, tel 01873 890293, www.cellargallery.comPaintings of local rural and agricultural life by Christine Hunt, shown in a picturesque former dairy.
Court Cupboard Craft Gallery
New Court Farm, Llantilio Pertholey, Abergavenny NP7 8AU,
,www.courtcupboardgallery.co.ukShowcases the work of the Black Mountains Circle craft makers. Comfortable coffee shop manned daily by different makers. Llantilio Pertholey is less than 2 miles from Abergavenny. Open daily, Mar–Oct 10.30am–5pm, Nov–Feb 10.30am–4pm.
Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6EN, Wales, tel 01558 822010, www.crafts-alive.co.ukCommunity crafts shop which brings together over 50 local craftspeople. Traditional wooden lovespoons, pottery, glassware, soft furnishings, textiles, silver jewellery and much more. There is always a friendly craftsperson on hand to help! Open daily, Mar–Oct 10.30am–5pm, Nov–Fev 10.30am–4pm.
October Half Term Fun at WWT Llanelli
27/09/2018 11:00 - 04/11/2018 12:00 WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre, SA14 9SH
This autumn, bring your family to experience the ‘spookier’ side of incredible wetland wildlife. Every day during half term (27 Oct – 4 Nov) head to the Discovery Room between 11am and 12pm to take part in our Wetland Detectives Workshop to enjoy gruesome owl pellet dissections, mystery skeletons, intriguing insects and much more. Then, in the afternoon, join our expert guides for some ‘spooky pond dipping’ to learn more about the slimy, wriggly and slippery inhabitants of our ponds as you view them on the big screen! Who will you catch? To wrap up your day, head to our craft corner for some Halloween crafts to take home.
(All are circular, low level routes
One of our ‘Walking By Bus’ walks approximately 2 miles in a circular route with views across Rhossili Bay (in the top four of the UK’s Best Beaches (as voted by TripAdvisor) for four years running!) and across to Worm’s Head.
Langland Bay to Caswell Bay
Another one of our ‘Walking By Bus’ routes and part of the Gower Coast Path. This is a circular walk, approximately 2 miles in length – taking in some of our most popular, award-winning beaches.
Lower Lliw Valley Reservoir Circular Walk
Approximately 2 miles along a scenic route around this beautiful reservoir – look out for kingfishers or if you’re lucky you might even see a Red Kite!
Oystermouth Halloween Castle
Swansea’s first haunted castle experience… enter if you dare!
31 Oct 2018
6.00pm. 3 time slots available – see full description.
Time Slot 1: 6pm – 6.45pm
Time Slot 2: 7.15pm – 8pm
Time Slot 3: 8.25pm – 9.15pm
The experience will take around 25-30 minutes.
You can arrive anytime within your booked time slot but please be prepared to wait your turn – entry will be staggered, every couple of minutes.
With hundreds of years of gruesome history, castles are not for the faint of heart – especially at night, and like every self-respecting castle, Oystermouth is thought to have its own resident ghost.
Treading carefully, navigate your way through the 12th century vaults and ancient corridors of Oystermouth Castle – what lies beneath you or awaits you around every corner? With the lights out, who knows what unsettling spirits or creepy characters you might meet – are you brave enough to find out?
Whatever you do, don’t disturb the White Lady!
Funky Craft Fayre
Second Saturday of every month at Ostreme Centre in Mumbles (SA3 4BA)
A fabulous selection of handmade gifts from talented local artists and crafters. Truly inspiring and creative shopping. This popular and well established fayre is well known in the area for the high quality and varied selection of independent stalls. If you’re looking to buy something different that you won’t find on the High Street, this is the place for you. Our friendly stallholders enjoy chatting about their work so you can really find out the story behind your unique purchase!
Spooks in the City returns to Swansea’s City Centre on Saturday 27 October 2018 for a spectacular Halloween celebration, ‘Day of the Dead!’Join us from 11am where Castle Square will be transformed with Mexican decorations, bunting, flower garlands and the famous skull images. This FREE event will include themed circus skills, face painting, tarot card readings, dead still challenge, skull scavenger hunt and hopefully Swansea’s biggest Mexican wave.
Try your hand at the hottest chilli tasting and limbo contest before the main stage finale performance at 3.30pm ending with the showing of Disney Pixar’s COCO at 4pm.
You came in your thousands to enjoy Swansea’s award winning winter attraction last year and we’re hoping our 13th year will be the best yet, as Museum Park (in the grounds of the National Waterfront Museum) will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland once again.
Waterfront Winterland kicks off the festive weekend when it opens on Friday 16 November. Open until 6 January, it’s a ‘must-pay-a-visit’ attraction for all the family with ice skating, funfair and festive food.
Enjoy ice skating on the Admiral ice rink; experience the festive family funfair, and the delicious foods from the Alpine dining cabins!
We have a range of rides to suit everyone – for those that like a bit of an adrenaline rush, to the traditional carousel for those who prefer a more gentle ride.
Waterfront Winterland really is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas in Swansea!
Swansea Christmas Market
The traditional red and green chalets make a welcome return to Oxford St from Friday 16 November to Thursday 20 December!Open from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.00am to 5.00pm on Sunday, you’ll find over 40 traders offering a fantastic selection of arts, crafts, fine foods, beautiful decorations and unique gifts. In a number of chalets there’ll also be new traders each week, so you’ll be sure to find something different on each visit and get your shopping list ticked off in no time.
There’s also a great selection of festive food to fuel you up and a Christmas Bar where you can relax with a mulled wine. The children will love a visit to Santa’s Grotto on Portland Street and will ensure the whole family have a great day out!
Enjoy Santa’s Grotto
Santa will be taking up residence in his Grotto on Portland Street from 17 November to 23 December to grant Christmas wishes and spread festive cheer to the children of Swansea.
Visit swanseachristmas.com for full details including opening times and prices in the coming weeks.
Swansea Indoor Market
From Cockles and laverbread, to Gower Potatoes and fine cheeses – Swansea Market is the place to come for a true taste of Wales. It is the largest indoor market in Wales and has a wide variety of stalls, many of which have been run by local families through several generations.
When: Mon to Fri 8am – 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am – 5.30pm
Where: Swansea Market, Oxford Street, Swansea SA1 3PQ http://www.swanseaindoormarket.co.uk/
Whats on in The Gower
The Brecon Craft Fair takes place in the town’s historic market hall and is held every third Saturday of the month between 9am and 5pm. Each and every month, up to around 60 traditional and independent craft workers and artists set up shop in the market hall, resulting in a truly unique collection of Welsh arts and crafts; from beautiful handmade soft furnishings to hand painted jewellery and locally crafted Faberge style eggs.
Not only will you be able to pick up a handful of goodies, you’ll also be able to talk to artists and craft workers themselves and find out just how much effort went into creating each and every item. You will be pleasantly surprised not only by the quality of the crafts on offer, but also by the fact that you can pick things up for the fraction of the price you’d find elsewhere.
Venue: Brecon Market Hall, Brecon LD3 9AH
Free Entry Every 3rd saturday of the month
Photo below Star Gazing Night Sky in the Beacons
Photo Above Newton House
Events which are happening around Lothlorien Cottage,Holiday Home in Wales