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Hay and the surrounding area is the ideal place to tick off some of those ‘must do’ activities. Why not try hiring a canoe to explore the scenic River Wye, or perhaps hiking or mountain biking across the Brecon Beacons, or maybe even take the swing ropes challenge? If that all sounds to energetic perhaps enjoy a BBQ by the river and a 'wild' swim.

Whatever it is you choose to do Hay and its wonderful surroundings have something for everyone, from families to adrenaline junkies, it’s a fabulous playground in the most perfect place.


Shrub Cottage

InterActivities is a family run professional business with over 20 years experience in giving people an exciting and safe adventure in the outdoors. Working within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Black Mountains and the Wye Valley, we can offer the following great activities: Canoeing, Caving, Gorge Adventure, Guided Hill Walks, Archery, Raft Building, Teambuilding and more. We provide friendly, experienced instructors who are qualified to national requirements for the activity you are undertaking and we hold the AALS license. We welcome people of all ages and abilities including families and friends, School and Youth groups, Stag and Hen parties and corporate groups. Canoe hire is available on the river Wye, Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal with all equipment provided and transport back. We can provide you with a personal tailor made experience whether its for one day or a whole week.

InterActivities InterActivities

InterActivities InterActivities

Freerein Riding Holidays

The Coach House
Clyro Court

Welcome to Freerein Horse Riding Holidays ! 2 - 7 Day trail riding holidays through the Radnor Hills and Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales. A herd of fit, friendly and forward going trail riding horses and a network of thirty overnight trail stops at guest houses and inns across Wales from border to coast. Ways to explore with Freerein - Self Guided Trails: For competent riders wishing to explore the hills without a guide. Start and finish any days and dates. Guided Trails: * For riders wishing to join a sociable group led by a guide, on set dates throughout the season. * Or hire your own guide just for you. * Learn to Ride: For adult beginners seeking friendly guidance in riding and looking after a horse in the hills.

Freerein Riding Holidays Freerein Riding Holidays

Freerein Riding Holidays Freerein Riding Holidays

Black Mountain Activities Ltd

Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Three Cocks

At Black Mountain Activities we provide a variety of exciting outdoor adventure activities for both kids and adults alike. Our adventure days are available as a half day, a full day or combined over several days to make a great activity break. Our friendly team of staff are always happy to answer your enquiries and help you put together some great activity days, whether it is for a family day out, social get-together, kids party, stag or hen do, a corporate event or a school residential course - we have something for everyone!With the emphasis being on fun our dedicated team of experienced instructors will make your time at Black Mountain Activities a time to remember. Established since 1992, AALA Licensed and BCU Approved.

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Black Mountain Activities Ltd Black Mountain Activities Ltd

want to canoe?

Racquety Farm
Hay on Wye

River Wye Canoe Hire, Expeditions and Guided Adventure Tours. want to canoe? is ideally situated on the banks of the River Wye in Hay on Wye on our small, organic, family-run farm. This peaceful and ever-changing setting is the ideal place to wile away a few hours, spend a day or even a week. Furthermore, what better way to get a bit of aerobic and cardiovascular exercise than canoeing the Wye? Burning calories has never been so relaxing! Along your journey, you can expect to see a number of spectacular and fascinating characters in their natural habitats, including kingfishers, herons, cormorants, swans and otters – all from the prime viewpoint of your canoe. Contact Clare and Aubrey in the office to start planning your adventures. . .

want to canoe? want to canoe?

want to canoe? want to canoe?

Black Mountains Gliding Club

The Airfield

Gliding Lesson at Black Mountains Gliding Club. Take a flight in a dual controlled glider, with a qualified instructor. The glider will be towed up behind the tow-plane to a nearby hill or to 2000ft (dependent on conditions). You will fly within the Brecon Beacons National Park, and perhaps share a thermal with a buzzard or two. You may even see a red kite - several live nearby. The airfield is located in an idyllic setting, at the base of the Black Mountains, with panoramic views to the west. During the 20-30 minute flight you will be invited to take the controls. Your instructor will help you understand how the controls work and you will be able to fly the glider yourself. This is an excellent introduction to gliding.

Black Mountains Gliding Club Black Mountains Gliding Club

Black Mountains Gliding Club Black Mountains Gliding Club

Hay Festival

The Drill Hall
Lion Street
01497 822620

Hay Festival brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events around the world. The festivals inspire, examine and entertain, inviting participants to imagine the world as it is and as it might be. The 30th Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye, 25 May - 4 June 2017, presents its most vibrant programme of conversations and performances yet. Prize winning writers, stars of stage and screen, pioneers of science and technology, enlightening poets and artists, world leaders, and a host of family favourites, converge for conversation and fun in over 800 events across 10 days of the half term holiday. Join us!

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We offer bespoke, exclusive, guided tours of the Brecon Beacons and Mid Wales - by car, on foot or by bike. We meet you, drive you and guide you through our homeland. Every tour is tailored for you. So whether you want to exercise the body, the mind, or both, we can offer you a unique service to get the most out of your time here. So join us, exploring Mid Wales.

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Event Planning

Not got the time to plan, but would like to experience all that Hay has to offer? If you are looking to plan a special occasion with friends, family or even a works 'do' we can offer you a complete bespoke party and event planning service tailored to your needs. From castles and adventure, to luxury pampering. We will help you plan a unique and unforgettable experience.