See What’s On in September for Wales Holidays visitors to Aberystwyth and Mid Wales
Published: Saturday 24th Aug 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
Here are just a few ideas of events and activities for self-catering visitors in Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons cottages next month.
Cantref Adventure Farm near Brecon and Builth Wells hosts a Falconry Day on 1 September. No Fit State Circus will be setting up camp outside Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon from 6 to 15 September. The Welsh International Four Days Walk attracts visitors from all over the world to Llanwrtyd Wells from 18-21 September.
Events around Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye include Breakin’ Out Festival in Abergavenny on 7 September at Bailey Park, while Tretower Court and Castle near Crickhowell holds its annual Apple Festival on 21st and 22nd.
Activities around Rhayader and the Elan Valley from the Elan Valley Visitor Centre include a Village Tour on 1 September looking at the history of Caban Coch Dam; Elan to India – Water of Life on the 4th is a talk by the Head Ranger; Creatures of the Night on the 7th offers an amazing insight into bats and moths. And Moths and Mountains is a walk on the 14th checking moth traps and then ambling up to the top of Y Foel hill for the nicest views on the Elan Valley Estate.
If you’re staying in the Newtown and Llanidloes area, Mid Wales Opera performs Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring at The Hafren theatre in Newtown on 5 and 7 September. And Newtown Food Festival is a weekend long festival dedicated to food and drink, held in the centre of town on 7 & 8 September. Behind the Scenes Walks take place at Powis Castle near Welshpool every Wednesday throughout September. Join the garden staff as they look at work in progress and go into areas not normally seen by regular visitors. Aberystwyth is home to the National Library of Wales and next month visitors can enjoy Ghost Stories by Candlelight on 4 September. Climb every Mountain is a musical evening at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 7 September while The Never Hare and the Forever Dance is a mystical journey for children on the 15th.
Visitors to Machynlleth and the Dyfi Valley can witness part of the UK’s biggest cycle race, the Tour of Britain. This year’s Tour will see an inaugural visit to Snowdonia National Park and on 19 September the race starts from Machynlleth for the first time.