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Things to do

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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.

Nature trails

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.

More about our meadows

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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.

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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.

The Viking Games website

Bird watching

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.

More about our birds

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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

You are in Wales after all! We have some amazing hills close by. The views from the summits are spectacular. Our favourites are The Skirrid, The Sugar Loaf and The Blorenge. They are suitable for novices an experts alike. If you're an early riser hike up and take in a sunrise. Breathtaking!

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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.

Raglan Farm Park website

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Visit a vineyard

This is wine county! Visit one of our local vineyards, take a tasting tour, book a table for lunch and stock up on some fantastic local wines in the vineyard shops. There's Ancre Hill Estates in Monmouth, Sugar Loaf Vineyards and White Castle Vineyard in Abergavenny. All within a 25 minute drive.

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Big Pit

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.

Big Pit website

Abergavenny market

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.

Abergavenny market facebook page

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Cycling

Monmouthshire offers miles and miles of undulating rural roads for cyclists. For mountain bikers, Treads and Trails and Black Mountains Cycle Centre offer fantastic guided trails and tracks for all levels of rider.

Boating

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.

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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.

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre website

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.

Bailey Balloons website

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Watersports

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.

Llandgefedd lake website