Seeing a dedicated sheep dog moving a flock of sheep around the fields is an amazing sight. Come and learn the skills to work a sheep dog with Brian and Dunja Roberts on their traditional hill farm in the Black Mountains near Crickhowell. You will accompany Brian on his routine on the farm - checking the sheep, feeding and moving them around the fields with the help of one of the farm’s three working collies. You will learn the traditional sheep dog working... read more
Have you ever wondered how wool is made? Well, local sheep farmers will guide you through the process from shearing a sheep to spinning your own yarn on their traditional hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Watch fleece being carefully sheared from the sheep, and even have a go yourself! Help with rolling the fleece ready for it to be taken to the ‘Wool Board’.Then after some tasty cake and refreshments, you will be taught how to spin the fleece into... read more
Spend the day photographing Red Kites and other wildlife in the Brecon Beacons with amazing award-winning nature photographer Gareth Scanlon who is often found backpacking through the South Wales wilderness, photographing the breath-taking scenery and fascinating wildlife. Gareth has a background in nature conservation, and a long history of watching and interacting with red Kites. Gareth will help you understand how they fly and, to a certain degree, how to... read more
Have a mini adventure and take a pair of little Kune Kune pigs for a walk, followed by a "Pig-Nic" ! Great fun for families and also people wanting a fun and engaging few hours in the countryside with these friendly little animals. You will be greeted and introduced to the girls, then have a yomp through the neighbouring field and if the mood takes them, the pigs may wander over the shallow river. After returning to the smallholding, you will have refreshments... read more
A unique chance to go sheep trekking in the Brecon Beacons National Park! Good Day Out has teamed up with Aberhyddnant Farm to create a completely new concept, which is more native than Llama Trekking and more fun than your average walk in the hills. Each sheep is fitted with its own little halter, and you will choose your own sheep from a small flock of especially trained Jacobs. He will then lead you along a scenic trek on that takes you towards the Black... read more
Enjoy a fun and active day out with organic farmers Paul and Liz in the Brecon Beacons National Park, where they will be shearing the lovely Sheep Trekking Jacobs sheep and demonstrating all things woolly. 16’s and over will be able to have a go at shearing a sheep and everyone will then join in with rolling fleeces, stuffing into wool sacks, fleece washing and carding. Following a tasty soup lunch, there will then be a felt making workshop using some of the wool... read more
A ‘no holds barred’ day in the life of an organic sheep farmer in the beautiful Brecon Beacons at lambing time. We cannot promise you will witness a lambing but you will be able to help with a range of daily tasks: feeding lambs, bedding down, marking, moving and collecting eggs. You will be free to ask as many questions as you wish and Paul & Liz will be happy to talk about organic farming and their alternative energy initiatives. A tasty homemade lunch is... read more
Help hedgehogs and have a hands-on experience for wildlife lovers in a working animal rescue with the founders of Howey Hedgehog Rescue.
This fascinating and enjoyable morning involves cleaning, feeding, washing up after, exercising and maybe even bathing the hedgehogs. Learn about medication and correct feeding and also the conservation process of slow careful release back into the wild. At certain times of the year, orphaned hoglets (babies) are admitted and will... read more
A course for complete beginners to traditional hedge-laying and those seeking to add to woodland management or landscape gardening skills, and a great present for garden lovers and rural skill enthusiasts. Learn about local methods and traditions of hedge-laying, traditional hand tools, natural history of hedgerows whilst receiving hands on experience of laying an actual hedge within the beautiful countryside of the Brecon Beacons.
Traditional hedge-laying provides... read more
Available in £5 increments, you can buy a voucher for the amount you would like, and it can be redeemed against any experiences and products on the site. The voucher will be valid for one year from date of issue.
Great presents for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Christmas!