Is your child interested in nature? Then join us for a couple of hours, while we go wild at Lake Vyrnwy. From bug hunting to pond dipping, den building and owl pellet dissecting, we'll get closer to nature together. Please note the activity chosen will be weather dependent. Booking not essential but if you can book ahead, we'd appreciate it. www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/l/lakevyrnwy/about.aspx
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You relish the freedom of our landscape. You’re a traveller, not a tourist. You want to experience local food and local culture. You’re a Discoverer.
So here are your very own Top ten Things to Try.
- Walk Sarn Sabrina, a romantic trail from Llanidloes to the source of the River Severn on Plynlimon mountain.
- Ride in the open-balconied coaches of the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway for an unbeatable view of the beautiful Banwy valle
- Eat an unforgettable meal at The Checkers restaurant in Montgomery, where chef Stéphane Borie has quite a way with the local lamb – not to mention a Michelin star.
- Sail a narrowboat down the impossibly picturesque Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and see the world drifting by at a stately three miles per hour.
- Go stargazing in the International Dark Sky Reserve of the Brecon Beacons National Park – only the fifth in the whole world.
- See 7,000 magnificent livestock and taste the finest food Wales has to offer at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells every July.
- Discover how many of Hay-on-Wye’s one million second-hand books you can flick through in an afternoon.
- Stroll the world-famous Baroque gardens at the National Trust’s Powis Castle near Welshpool.
- Sit side by side in a whirl pool overlooking the lake at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel.
- Go to one of our farmers’ markets and meet the people who baked the bread, brewed the beer, bred the lambs and harvested the apples.
Semele promises to be a rare treat for lovers of both opera and the music of the baroque period. Performed by a mix of students and young professional singers, and with an orchestra in association with the Academy of Ancient Music and also featuring student musicians this is an opportunity to experience Martin Constantine’s thoroughly contemporary rendering of the work and enjoy the exquisite melodies and lifting choruses that Handel is famed for.
The howies Dyfi Enduro is a 55km mass start MTB endurance ride around the Dyfi Forest, Wales. The event usually takes place on the first May Bank Holiday weekend in the town of Machynlleth. http://www.dyfievents.com/events/dyfi-enduro/
Every Tuesday night 8pm-11pm from 24th January- 28th March. The Globe at Hay 'Open Mic' nights attract a wealth of talent. With a variety of performances, including spoken word, poetry, comedy and all types of music. Come along to enjoy the night as an audience member or sign up with Chris to perform on the night!