October Events for Wales Holidays visitors to Aberystwyth and Mid Wales
From Machynlleth and the Dyfi Valley, down the coast and inland to the Elan Valley and Brecon Beacons, here are just a few ideas of what’s on in October. If you’re staying near Brecon and Builth Wells, try Stargazing at Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre on 5 October, hosted by Cardiff Astronomical Society, visit Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon for an eclectic choice of great shows, or sample the Brecon Craft Fair at the Market Hall on the 19th. Events around Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye include a Country Market at Talgarth Town Hall on 4 October and a World Trade Fair in Abergavenny’s Market Hall. The Hay Walking Festival runs from 10 to 14 October with a range of walks to suit all levels.
In the Newtown and Llanidloes area head for Gregynog Hall where a General Tour takes place on 6 October. Shows at The Hafren theatre in Newtown include Robin Ince - The Importance of Being Interested on 18 October, when the award winning comedian enthuses about science. Behind the Scenes Walks take place at Powis Castle and Garden near Welshpool every Wednesday throughout October. And Welshpool Farmers Market is held at Coed-y-Dinas Country Store on the 4th.
Activities around Rhayader and the Elan Valley include Bushcraft Taster Sessions on 5 October, a Wildlife Tracking and Field Skills Course with a Countryside Ranger on the 6th, guided walks Lluest Cwmbach on 13 October and Medieval Monks Trod on the 20th, and Life in the Elan Valley & Rhayader, a selection of captivating films on the 19th. Performances at Aberystwyth Arts Centre include dance, comedy, Celtic harp and jazz guitar and, for children, How to Catch a Star on 20 October. And there’s fun and plenty of dancing on Aberystwyth Promenade on 5 October with Pride on the Prom! Click on Areas of Wales for accommodation ideas this October.