Powys is the largest county in Wales and an amazing destination. Discover the rolling hills and dark caves of the Brecon Beacons and the quaint market towns dotted throughout. There’s plenty to keep you occupied, from romantic getaways to fun-filled family holidays. Our range of over 60 holiday parks in Powys includes everything from luxury chalets with magnificent rural views to caravans and camping on a family-run farm, and even safari glamping tents.
The Breacon Beacons are a popular place to visit. Hikers will love exploring the varied landscape with its peaks, castles, caves and waterfalls. You might even glimpse the Official Bird of Wales, the red kite, otters and kingfishers. If you prefer to see the famous hills in comfort, the Brecon Mountain Railway climbs the hills as well as down alongside reservoirs.
If you’re up for atmospheric exploration, go underground at the National Showcaves Centre for Wales. You’ll be guided past incredible rock formations and through the huge Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave. On the surface be sure to check out the dinosaur park and Shire Horse centre.
The Beacons have 14 excellent bike trails. Expert mountain bikers can get their pulses racing at the Black Mountain Classic, and families can take it slow on the visitor centre pathway. You can also see the area by canoe, pony trekking and even from the air – this area is known as the UK’s finest gliding region.
The Elan Valley has a water system that’s perfect for adventure. Walk the trails taking in the dams, reservoirs and 73-mile aqueduct all nestled in this outstandingly beautiful area. Not only are they fun to look at, but they also protect the natural habitats of wildlife.
The River Severn is the longest river in Britain and winds its way through Powys. It cradles Welshpool, a Georgian town that used to be a transport hub – now its well-preserved historic attractions are worth a visit. Powis Castle and Garden has a distinct Italian Rennaissance style and looks like it’s perched on a green cushion due to the well-kept yew trees at its base. In Welshpool you’ll also find Montgomery Canal. Here you’ll see otters, water voles and interesting aquatic plants. Either walk alongside or take a guided boat trip.
Be sure to take in the heavenly views of Lake Vyrnwy too. Walk, cycle or horse ride its perimeter dotted with waterfalls and untouched open countryside. This RSPB reserve also has hides for bird watchers to see the local wildlife like buzzards, dippers and sparrow hawks.
Hay-on-Wye is an excellent day out. Literary lovers cannot miss a trip to the bookshops as the town is known as ‘The Town of Books’. The streets lay beneath the great Norman structure of Hay Castle, which has become a centre of arts and learning. Entry is free and you can take a guided tour to learn more about its history. What’s more, the whole family can go – there are free activities and crafts for children, and dogs are welcome in the gardens and on the ground floor.
Many of the caravan parks in Powys are found in lovely locations – choose a holiday park with beautiful mountain views or why not try a woodland retreat – your Powys break will be enjoyed by all the family.
Camping and caravanning breaks are great for families and in Powys you will find lots of parks that perfect to get back to nature and relax and unwind. You will find lots of walking and fishing opportunities, daily activities and plenty of outdoor fun.
You will find over 60 holiday parks in Powys listed on our website; from luxury lodges to glamping pods and static holiday caravans – but if you fancy bringing your own tent or motorhome – many of the holiday parks in Powys provide first class facilities for those that want to go touring or pitch up for the night.
Powys is truly a nature-lovers paradise, no matter how old you are. Browse a range of excellent holiday parks and campsites in the area, offering holiday homes, glamping, touring holidays, chalets, lodges and cottages.