What's On: October Half Term

Here are a few things that are going on in mid-Wales between the 27th October – 5th November 2017.


Rhayader Dragon Festival

27th – 29th October
CARAD, Rhayader

Enjoy the Dragon Festival celebrations in Rhayader, including a procession, workshops and storytelling as well as live music all with a little Halloween magic thrown in and so much more!

The Autumn Cob Sale


27th – 29th October
Royal Welsh Showground

The Autumn Cob Sale is the largest sale in the World of registered Welsh Cobs Section D, Welsh Ponies of Cob Type Section C and their Part Breds. It attracts an international audience and draws a huge crowd of thousands of Welsh Cob enthusiasts.


Abergavenny Farmers Market

26th October
9am – 2.30pm

Abergavenny Farmers Market was one of the first farmer’s markets to start up in Monmouthshire and over the years it has remained a constant in the community. Local producers sell meat and poultry, sausages bacon, seasonal vegetables, eggs, cheese, bread, patisserie, cake and more.


Wales Rally GB – Stages 2 – 7

27th October
Myherin at 10:35

The Wales Rally GB blasts off in spectacular style with classic speed tests in the legendary forests of Mid Wales. The opening day’s schedule on Friday 27 October features three Special Stages, all set to the west of Llanidloes.


Presteigne Farmers Market

4th November
9am – 1pm

Presteigne Farmers Market takes place from 9am to 1pm on the first Saturday each month at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Presteigne. The market, with seventeen stalls, is a varied mix of craft as well as local produce stalls, with artisan apple juice, free-range chicken produce, preserves, bakery, smokery produce, cheeses and olives.


Blast Off! Bottle Rockets

4 November 2017

10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm

Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Cost: £3 for rocket making equipment

Head to the Visitors Centre in the beautiful Elan Valley to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket! Please book in advance on 01597 810880 or visit the event page.



Messy Kitchen

4th November
10.30am – 12.30pm
Oriel Davies Newtown
Cost: £5

A storytelling session with a twist. Beginning with the story, ‘Skunk in the Oven’, participants will be asked to put forward solutions to a dilemma and families will be invited to create their own Kamishibai.


Speak, Brother

4th November 2017
The Globe at Hay
Cost: £5

Boasting a powerful indie-folk-rock sound with subtle hymnal and gospel tones, their story based anthems have drawn comparisons to the likes of Of Monsters and Men, Kodaline and Fleet Foxes.

When in Hay on Wye, why not grab some food in Tomatitos Tapas Bar, a firm family favourite!

Or, of course, you could just relax, enjoy the scenery, go for some walks, kayak on the lake, read a book, have a nap and just reset yourself in the Welsh countryside.