Brecon Beacons Christmas gift guide
T’is the season to be jolly! So don’t let the thought of all that Christmas shopping get you down. Our Christmas experience gift guide is here to help!
Are you looking for an unusual gift for a friend or loved one this Christmas? What about buying a Brecon Beacons experience, one which will provide lasting memories and something to look forward to doing with your loved ones or friends in the New Year.
Book an adventure
Activity day with Adventure Britain
You can book Canyoning | Climbing | Caving | Gorge Walking | Canoeing | Kayaking | Abseiling | Mountain Walks | Quad Biking | Paintballing | Clay Pigeon Shooting | Archery | Orienteering | Raft Building | Mountain Biking.
A Christmas gift voucher can be purchased from us in denominations of £25, £50 and £100.
Black Mountain Adventure offer Adventure Experience Gift Vouchers from £20.00.
Give the gift of adventure and lasting memories with our activity gift vouchers. With a fantastic choice from a range of experience day vouchers we are sure to have the perfect gift idea for you!
Our activity gift vouchers can be purchased for as little as £20.00 per voucher and can be redeemed against any of the adventure activities offered by us at Black Mountain Activities Ltd. Whether it’s a gift for Christmas, a birthday, anniversary, leaving do or just a special treat for someone, our adventure experience day vouchers are sure going to put a smile on their face! Buy here
Gift Vouchers are valid for 1 year from date of purchase.
Redeemable against any adventure activity offered by Black Mountain Activities Ltd.
Available to order online or over the phone by calling 01497 847897
Gift wrap available
Hire a bike from Drover Cycles
Drover Cycles can provide you with a voucher for bike hire, a voucher for a new bike, accessories or clothing.
Bike hire, including electric bikes, MTBs, road bikes and kids bikes, trailers and seats
Bike repairs and servicing
Bike sales, including custom builds
Local route maps, guidebooks and advice
If you prefer, we can deliver and collect hire bikes to your accommodation or an agreed meeting point. This service is FREE within a 15 mile radius if you hire bikes for 2 days or longer. For one-day hire or delivery further afield, a small supplement applies. Please get in touch to find out more – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01497 822419 book here
Start planning your cycle route here.
Book a foraging day out with Brecon Beacon Foraging
A one-day course, which includes a foraging walk, a 12 course lunch cooked by our chef and using lots of foraged ingredients) followed by seasonally-appropriate workshops. Wild Wednesdays – an ambling, rambling forage walk, followed by lunch and a garden tour.
Foraging for Kids – children are natural foragers and I believe that it is very important to encourage that instinct whilst making sure that our younger foragers have a healthy respect for plants, fungi and their powers.
Lunch is cooked outdoors. Cocktail Foraging – a foraging walk showing how plants can be used to make cocktails, with lunch and plenty of samples (designated driver advised)! Bespoke Events – How about a forage as a gift for a special occasion? Or a tour of your garden or land, to show you all the edible species there?
Find out more and book here. Email: Breconbeaconsforaging@gmail.com
Adele has also written 3 books on foraging, foraging with kids, the hedgerow handbook and the garden forager. Which also make great Christmas gifts. Buy from here.
Tower Coaster Zip World
For adrenaline junkies and families alike, the Tower Coaster is an adventure like no other! The only of its kind in Europe, they’ll embark on an epic journey along this historic and beautiful Tower Colliery site, speeding along in a side-by-side kart as they dip and weave to stunning views of the Rhigos mountain range. The kart’s speed is in the adventurer’s hands, making this experience perfect for everyone – whether they’re after an adrenaline-fuelled ride, or a relaxing coast along the tracks. What’s even better is they get 3 goes with their ticket! Get your voucher here.
Find out more about all the activities you can do in the Brecon Beacons here.
Book a voucher to spend a delightful few hours cruising through some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain, lying within the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Dragonfly Cruises operate on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal which starts in Brecon. Through the four seasons there is a fine views and an abundance of wildlife to be seen.
Call 07831 685222 email@example.com Book here.
Good Day Out
What can you give the person who has everything this Christmas? Good Day Out offers tiny group engaging experiences with animals in the Brecon Beacons that are not just great days out, but also help good causes linked with each activity!
Our innovative mini adventures are led by knowledgeable trainers who are passionate about what they do. Good Day Out gift vouchers make the perfect presents for animal-lovers, as well as for those wanting to learn some new rural skills or just want to spend a relaxing couple of hours in beautiful quiet scenery.
Choose from wonderful days out walking with sweet little Piggies on a Piggy Walk & Pig-Nic or amble with our Dinky Donkeys. Get hands on with Sheepdog and Hedge Laying experiences. You can even buy general vouchers for the recipient to choose for themselves!
Most activities are carried out from Spring to Autumn, but the Dinky Donkey Walks and Dinky Donkey Games continue year round as long as the weather isn’t too prohibitive, and can be a great way to entertain yourselves and your family over the Christmas break.
Gift vouchers can be emailed over (usually the same day) or we offer a print and post service with gift card and your own message. With group bookings, it is even possible to combine some different activities so do get in touch and all are available for private sessions just for you! The added extra is that all vouchers come with 15 months as standard but can be extended so you can be sure their expiry won’t be a worry.
For all enquiries, have a look at www.gooddayout.co.uk or contact our friendly team on 01874 749092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beacons Trike Tours Limited
Welcome to Beacons Trike Tours Limited. We are a small, family run business with our base in Ystradgynlais at the foot of the stunning Brecon Beacons.
The Trike Tours we offer are something unique in this part of South Wales. Whether it’s the thrill of the ride you are after, or the ability to soak up the beauty of your surroundings while being ‘chauffeur driven’, then look no further.
We offer a variety of Tours of differing duration for up to 2 people at a time. You can sit back and relax on the trike, enjoy the fresh air, the stunning landscape and the thrill of the ride and leave the driving to us. We can also provide Gift Vouchers for each of our set tours, so if you are looking for something slightly different to give as a present, why not find out more by checking out our website at www.beaconstriketours.co.uk or emailing us at email@example.com
Buy a gift card for a guided walk in the hills with Wild Trails Wales
Wild Trails Wales offers unique small group hiking experiences and walking trips in locations across Wales. From half-day to full-day journeys. Expect sunsets, sunrises, night walks, quiet places, ancient trails, and most importantly, amazing memories! A great present for those who love the outdoors. Buy a gift card here
Food and drink hampers, meal vouchers and foodie experiences
Black Mountains Smokery
If you need to stock up on some delicious local food head to Black Mountains Smokery online shop. They stock freshly prepared oak-smoked foods; smoked chicken and duck breasts, hot and cold smoked salmon, smoked trout, mackerel, haddock and kippers, bacon, ham and cheeses. They offer a wonderful range of smoked gourmet food gifts and luxury hampers for home delivery.
Penderyn Distillery produces award-winning single malt whiskies and spirits in the foothills on the magnificent Brecon Beacons in South Wales. One of the few remaining independent distilleries, Penderyn takes its name from the old Welsh village in which it is located. You can buy Whisky, Gin or Vodka from their online shop, as well as gift vouchers or masterclass tasting session. View the full range here 01685 810650 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Mountains Preserves
Black Mountains Preserves are award winning, luxury artisan handmade preserves, jams, chutneys, jamalades and gift sets. Lovingly handmade by Helen in small cared-for batches, an average batch is only 7-12 retail jars!
Made using the open pan method in the heart of the Welsh Black Mountains. They are completely free of artificial flavourings, with a high fruit content and less sugar with setting from the fruit pectin only – just the good stuff. Giving you the true taste of the fruit enhanced across their classic flavours range through to exclusive exquisite taste sensations in their Luxury collection.
Felin Fach Griffin
A perfect gift for any foodies is a voucher to eat a the Felin Fach Griffin, six time winner of the Good Pub Guide’s Dining Pub of the Year for Wales, and winner of a Good Hotel Guide Cesar award for Wales as Welsh Inn of the Year. Order here 01874 620 111
The Three Horseshoes
A pub with restaurant offering 2 AA rosette standard food. They offer a quality a la carte menu alongside some pub classics with a well stocked bar. Order here 01874 665672 Email: email@example.com
The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel, named ‘Hotel of The Year for Wales, 2020’ in The Good Hotel Guide’s Cesar Awards. You can buy vouchers for their high tea, or a fabulous lunch or supper! Buy here 01873 857121 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Baking By the River
Baking classes make great gifts, from beginners to sourdough, Easter and Christmas, and pastry. Gift vouchers available for all or part of the cost.
Or why not buy a voucher for a pop up fine dining experience with Chef Gavin Kellett.01497 847297 Email: email@example.com www.bytheriver.wales
Vouchers for accommodation
Award-winning 5* Basel Cottage is a fabulous rural retreat approximately 2 miles from the lovely Market Town of Llandovery in Carmarthenshire. Situated in the Cambrian Mountains and on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Basel Cottage is ideal for visiting Mid and South West Wales. Set in 17 acres with a private woodland, enclosed garden, decked terrace overlooking the Afon Bran, a tributary of the River Towy and a new addition for 2019, a stone and slate terrace with fire-pit.
Basel Cottage is a great dog friendly self-catering holiday cottage that welcomes up to two dogs free of charge. Contact to buy 01550 720794 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.baselcottageholidays.co.uk
By the Wye Glamping
Treetop Glamping Wales
Hidden in the heart of Hay on Wye, elevated in clearings between trees, on the bank of the River Wye is where you will find our luxury SAFARI TENTS. Perched on platforms, floating out above the woodland floor, relax on the deck with the River Wye babbling at your feet and the expanse of the Brecon Beacons dark sky reserve glittering overhead.
Check Availability and Book 01497 821391 Email: email@example.com
The Glanusk Estate is a private, family-owned Estate in the beautiful countryside of the Usk Valley in South Wales, just 2 and a half hours from London. Set within 400 acres of parkland, The Estate offers bespoke accommodation including holiday lets and exclusive, fully catered house parties, a range of sporting activities including fishing and clay pigeon shooting. 01873 810 414 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.glanuskestate.com
The Angel has been named ‘Hotel of The Year for Wales, 2020’ in The Good Hotel Guide’s Cesar Awards. Set in centre of the historic market town of Abergavenny, The Angel Hotel, 4 star hotel, is the perfect base for exploring the Brecon Beacons and is convenient for the capital city of Cardiff.This former coaching inn with a smart Georgian facade has 34 guest rooms. Buy here Tel: 01873 857121 Email: email@example.com
Online shopping and gift vouchers
Found Gallery has a wonderful Christmas exhibition which you can view online, and to browse the wonderful collection of artwork for sale. Buy artwork online here.
For book lovers head over to Book-ish website, an award-winning independent bookshop in Crickhowell. At any one time, there are more than 2,000 books in Book-ish, subdivided by category and including a large selection of highly collectable copies signed by their authors.
There are children’s toys, including traditional wooden games, jigsaws and puzzles, educational play sets, science kits and puppets.
You can buy National Book Tokens & Book-ish gift vouchers in denominations of £5, £10 and £20. They also have an online shop with over 6,000 titles.
National Botanic Garden of Wales online shop
If you’re looking for a treat for yourself or a loved one, the online shop has a variety of lovely products and gifts to choose from. Start shopping here.
Or why not treat yourself to National Botanic Garden of Wales membership or gift a voucher.
The Welsh Girl Hay
Modern Welsh Heritage. The Welsh Girl works with the traditional textiles of Wales in a unique and contemporary way producing handmade collections for the self and the home – ponchos, scarves, bags, cushions and homewares. Browse online here.
Buy a Photography Voucher as a Christmas Gift
If you’ve not already decided on your Christmas presents, or if you’d like to give a special person something more, why not give your partner, best friend, or relation a Photography Workshop Gift Voucher from Creative Photography Wales @nigelforesterphotography for Christmas, or ask someone to buy you a much deserved gift. If there are no other options buy yourself one! Buy here