Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Our Welsh Adventure - Dad’s Day Out!


For those of you following me on Instagram: @stonebabies or Twitter: @stonetravel4 you will see that we have just gotten home from a cracking week in Cork. I’ll fill you in our budget friendly family holiday in the coming weeks but for now I’ll continue our Welsh Adventure with some more great spots to visit & a Dad's Day Out.

As we were staying with BattleDad & BattleMum (Our eldest Bro & his lovely wife) at the foot of the Brecon Beacons, my hubby decided he wanted to start his day out with a trip into the town of Brecon. It’s a gorgeous town with lots of Georgian & Jacobean shop fronts. The market town comes alive with hustle & bustle on Tuesdays & Fridays, the towns market days. First stop on Dad’s Day Out was The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh located in the centre of Brecon. 

It’s quite a small museum but they sure did pack in a lot of memorabilia. It’s crammed from floor to ceiling throughout with uniforms, medals, weapons & models. Our daughter especially loved the hands on part where you can don a uniform & hold a gun for photos. 

The Museum encompasses the various wars & campaigns that the Royal Welsh fought in from the 17th Century to the present day. There are rooms dedicated to the Zulu war & Rorke’s Drift. If you have an interest in Military history this is definitely a place for you as it’s billed as one of Britain’s finest regimental museums. Entrance fee is £5 for adults £1 for children 5-16 & free for under 5’s, on street parking is also free.

After a lunch of traditional fish & chips we took a scenic hour long drive to visit the Cider Museum of Hereford. Here we learned the history of cider making, viewed their extensive collections of mills, presses, paintings, photographs, vintage advertising posters & much more. 

The museum is housed in a former cider making factory so we got to see the cellars, the cooper’s workshop & the vat house. They even have recordings of factory workers telling the story of cider making from years gone by. Our children loved it as you got to listen to them on an old style telephone. I loved it too as I got to sample some fine cider at the end of the tour! Opening hours are generally 10am – 5pm, admission is £5.50 for Adults, £3 for children & a family tickets is £16.

I think if our Welsh travels taught us one thing it was that you really don't need to spend a fortune to have the best family holiday. Visiting local attractions and purse friendly museums truly have been the highlight of most of our trips. All it takes is a little noseying at what's close to your destination and chancing your arm. We've genuinely made memories that will last a lifetime and if we can do, you best believe you can do it too. 

Tell us, have you your family holiday planned yet? We'd love to hear what you're up to? 

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