things to do


Things To Do

Mid Wales has a huge variety of indoor and outdoor attractions for you to enjoy whilst staying at the Metropole.

Outdoor activities in Wales; whether visiting a small breeds farm, mountain biking in the Elan Valley or watching the Kite feeding at Gigrin Farm there is something for everybody to enjoy. From exploring our local walks, to pony trekking in the Brecon Beacons National Park, to canoeing down the River Wye or paragliding in the Black Mountains. There are lovely walks around the town and much to do in the surrounding areas.

Lake Circular Walk 1km

The Llandrindod Wellness route is half a kilometre from The Metropole Hotel and Spa. Looking out from hotel entrance on main road, walk left, then left at mini-roundabout and immediate right up to The Lake, circumnavigate once and back to hotel entrance for a 2km walk. Add 1km per additional laps of The Lake.

For information on local walks visit the local Llandrindod Wells website

Why not order a packed lunch to enjoy on your adventure. Includes;
• round of sandwiches on white or granary with various fillings to choose
• Tyrrells crisps
• chocolate bar
• bottled water
• fruit
• biscuits
Priced at £8.50 per person, including VAT (subject to change)

This August; the highs and the lows

• 7th-9th, Rural Crafts and Arts Festival. Family-friendly event will be packed with free workshops, music, story-telling with Daniel Morden, face painting, henna art, artisan stalls, demonstrations and much more
• 15th, Celebrate the wonder of the Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park and join Sorcha Lewis who will be on hand to show you how wonderful and exciting the world of bats and moths really is and we can look to see the amazing illuminated world of the glow worm 
• 14th-16th, Llandrindod Cycle Fest. in its third year, an exciting programme of events to encourage new cyclists to get out there and have a go. The more experienced cyclists will definitely be challenged by John Lloyd Cross Country Challenge and the 65 mile Festival Sportive. Why not also visit the local cycle museum and marvel the 200th year of the invention of the bicycle
• 22nd, Dambuster Walk. A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including the remains of Nant y Gro Dam which was used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid
• 24-27th, Royal Welsh Agricultural Show. One of largest agricultural 4 day events in the world. Wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink
• 30th, Archery taster session. Hour long sessions to try your hand at archery, £5pp, minimum age 8, please wear long sleeves
• 10th, Castle heights – Join a professional artist for a fun day of sketching or painting Cilgerran castle and surrounds. Normal admission prices, for details
• 13th, Soaring high – with birds of prey, vintage vehicles, stalls and more at the 37th Vintage Rally. £8 adults, £4 children, for details
• 13th, High tides – the annual Sea 2 Shore festival at Aberystwyth Promenade, stalls activities, cookery demonstrations and more. For details
• 16th, The lower depths – join an Elan Valley Ranger and venture into the depths of Pen y Garreg Dam before coming up to the central tower on their Dam Open Day. £1 donation, for details
• 23rd, High Ropes Challenge – platforms, bridges and unusual obstacles set in beautiful scenery alongside Caban Coch Reservoir. From £15, for details
• 23rd, Blast off – design, manufacture and launch your own rocket from the Elan Visitor Centre. £3, for details
• 21-27th, Llandrindod highlights – the 36th year of the Victorian Festival with a wonderful week of events encompassing the atmosphere of the Victorian era with a range of events and activities. For details
• And our tip for this month's perfect little free car park stop from The Metropole Hotel and Spa is only 20 minute drive North West to a car park which you can enjoy a short river walk or carry on to the Gilfach Nature Reserve Visitor Centre Route directions via GoogleMaps


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