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Days out and events in May

What’s on this May

Events and festivals in Brecon Beacons during May

A bank holiday is a great opportunity to plan a short break or holiday in the National Park, and whilst you’re here you’ll need some fun things to do. As the summer draws near the choice of things to do gets bigger, so we’ve picked a few to help you get started.  Find all accommodation here.

Hay Market – held every Thursday

Trading for over 700 years, Hay Market Day is a vibrant local market held in the centre of Hay-on-Wye every Thursday 9:00am to  2.30pm. Find out more here.

Talgarth Walking Festival

29 April – 02 May 2022. Talgarth Walking Festival offers great scenery and nature, as well as the opportunity to learn about local history, geology and literature.

Royal Welsh Smallholding and Countryside Festival

21 May 2022. The Royal Welsh Smallholding and Countryside Festival is a celebration of smallholding and rural life. The two day festival has an action-packed programme of entertainment, have-a-go educational activities, talks, workshops, displays and performances.  Buy your tickets here.

Hay Festival

26 May – 5 June 2022. The Hay Festival takes place for ten days each spring, in the book town of Hay on Wye, Mid Wales.  Buy your tickets here.


Make the most of your visit, download our digital visitor guide

Our digital area guide is downloadable and available offline. With an interactive map, you can be sure to find the best places to visit, things to do, great walks and places to eat & drink. Download it here.

Plan ahead, find out more about visiting our National Park safely here


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