Top 5 Group Activities for Easter

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As the Easter holiday approaches, so do those flurry of bank holidays that we all look forward to! The Easter bank holiday weekend (18th – 21st April) and the 5th May will be the optimum time to enjoy the freshness of Spring with family and friends. To make the most of it, here are our top 5 group activities in the Cambrian Mountains.

5. Pony Riding & Trekking in Llanwrtyd Wells

What better way to get out and the explore the blossoming local wildlife together than on the back of pony! Llanwrtyd Wells Riding & Trekking is a stables offering rides tailored to your groups ability. Your guide can lead you out to the famously beautiful Irfon Valley, trudge you through the Crychan Forest and even swim you through the Wash Pool.

4. Eco Camp at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre

Camping is the ideal trip when looking to bring a group of people together. Whether you’re with family or friends, pitching up your tents in the meadow of Denmark Farm Conservation Centre will ensure a weekend of star gazing, camp fires and most importantly quality time with your loved ones in the great outdoors. Yurts are available for hire for any glampers! There is also plenty to explore on the farm itself, with conservation and natural crafts courses and of course, plenty of walks!

3. Cycle the Elan Valley Trail

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©Crown Copyright 2014 Visit Wales

Whether you arrange to hire a bike from the Elan Valley visitor centre or would prefer to bring your own, this trail will guarantee a pleasurable and stress-free trip. The route starts from Cwmdeuddwr on the western side of Rhayader, follows the line of the old Birmingham Corporation Railway and finishes at Craig Goch Dam, taking you on a journey with stunning views of surrounding valleys and reservoirs. The trail is largely made from tarmac making it an ideal route for families of all ages!

The Elan Valley Trust have some great self-catering properties in the heart of the Estate available for visitors as well as a B&B for shorter visits.                                                      Click here to learn more

For more on cycling in the Cambrian Mountains, visit our blog on The National Cycle Collection.

2. Mountain Bike with Red Kites Events

©Red Kite Events

©Red Kite Events

If you are after a more rigorous biking adventure, Red Kite Events are here to guide you. Offering group trips from one day to a week long, qualified guides and coaches can either help you to brush up on your skills or just take you on a scenic but challenging ride – the decision is  yours! Red Kite Events can also provide accommodation in either the Drovers Rest or Bunkhouse – sleeping up to a massive 28! Click here for details

1. Peaks ‘n’ Pedals Poems ‘n’ Pints in Tregaron

This group event has been custom made for the Easter bank holiday weekend and is definitely an opportunity not to be missed! With four walks planned across the weekend, each will offer groups something different. You can choose to hike or bike up some of the highest peaks in the Cambrian Mountains and finish up with a pint in the pub or if you’d prefer, close the day with some poetry writing! Trips are between £4-£5 and invite groups no smaller than 5. For details click here.

Along with the accommodation above, we also suggest…

Mid Wales Bunkhouse, Tipi and Camping – located mid way between Rhayader and Llanidloes, there is room for all in this wild setting and space for 20 in the bunkhouse! Prices from £14 p/p per night

Murmur Aeron – located in the heart of the Aeron Valley, this 4-star self catered house can sleep up to 6, making it ideal for families seeking homely comforts. £389 for a weeks stay over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Beili Neuadd Farmhouse – a short journey from Rhayader, this 16th century farmhouse B&B offers double rooms to its guests making it ideal for groups that wish to seek privacy in the evenings. Rates start at £80 per night per room.
Unfortunately booked up over Easter, the Beili Neuadd Bunkhouse accommodates up to 16 but would be perfect for any future group activities!