Around the meadows
With 9 acres of meadows to explore there's an abundance of wildlife to discover. A natural pond, wetland habitat, babbling brooks and wooded glades. Our crystal clear skies are perfect for stargazing. On clear nights the Milky Way is easy to spot. Gather around the fire pits and listen to the badgers bark or grab a torch and go on a night safari.
We have signed footpaths weaving around the meadows. Follow the trail and explore the wetland habitat and the pond area. Measure the Great Oak - we think it's about 350 years old. Take a nap on the hammock and paddle in the stream. Spot the water vole dam and the hedgehog house - also home to the elusive polecat.
Build a den or cubby
You'll find plenty of dead wood lying around. Practice your den building skills or help our wildlife by building a cosy insect and animal house. We know from experience that they get well used by our resident creatures.
The Viking Games
On or off-site, try your hand at archery, axe throwing, paintball, bullrings, kubb, molkky, stigge and laser clay shooting. Test your ability and agility to see if you have what it takes to become a Viking warrior. Advance booking required.
We have some amazing bird species in the meadows. From extremely friendly robins to our nosy resident magpie. But it's fantastic to watch the buzzards and the red kites soaring above the trees. Bring a pair of binoculars and try to identify as many species as you can.
Our favourite days out
Nestled in the rolling Monmouthshire countryside between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley, we are in the perfect spot for your getaway. We have a maps, books and leaflets to help you explore the area and we are always on hand for hints and tips if you need them. Here are some of our favourite days out.
Walk a hill
Visit a castle
There are 26 castle sites in Monmouthshire. Raglan Castle is a great example. Just over a 10 minute drive away, the childhood home of King Henry VII, this magnificent castle is a great day out for the family. Explore the castle grounds and immerse yourself in the history. Shop in the gift shop and bring along the dog.
Raglan Farm Park
Less than 15 minutes drive away, enjoy feeding the animals, riding the tractor, riding the zip wires, swings, slides, roundabouts and bouncy castles. With over 25000 sq foot of undercover, indoor space, enjoy a great day out with the family whatever the weather.
Visit a vineyard
Big Pit National Coal Museum is the most popular attraction in the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. Descend the old colliery, visit the blacksmith's forge, stables and Pithead Baths. A fascinating day out with the family with a café, picnic area and shop.
Located right in the heart of the town, take a stroll through the market on Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays. You'll find tradesmen selling all kinds of goods from local produce to finely crafted works of art.
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is a beautiful and peaceful waterway meandering through the Usk Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park. Why not hire a day boat at Beacon Park Boats in Llangattock just 20 minutes drive away. Take the family and no prior experience required.
Llangorse Activity Centre
Try your hand at rock climbing, horse riding, the high ropes course and zip wire at Llangorse Multi Activity Centre. The award-winning indoor climbing centre is open all year round so you can have a go whatever the weather.
Hot air ballooning
Drift over ancient castles and abbeys and take in panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons in a hot air balloon. Bailey Balloons offer a number of packages and a take off point just 10 minutes away.
Sailing, windsurfing, paddle-boarding and many other water-sports are available at Llandgefedd lake just 20 minutes away. There's a visitor centre, café and some lovely walks if you're feeling less adventurous.
Just 10 minutes from the site, Goytre Wharf is a great day out. There's a café and various boat and bicycle hire options but we just enjoy taking a picnic and having a paddle in the pond.