What’s On Around the Brecon Beacons in May 

Are you ready to spice up your May with some exciting events in and around the breathtaking Brecon Beacons National Park? From slightly mad chilli and chocolate festivals to marathons through stunning trails in the National Park, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, grab your calendar, book your stay with us, and let’s dive into the action-packed lineup!

Merthyr Tydfil Chilli & Chocolate Festival

Location: Merthyr Tydfil, May 11th

Get ready to tantalise your taste buds at Merthyr Tydfil’s hottest event of the year – the Chilli & Chocolate Festival! Join the fun for free in Penderyn Square from 10 am for a flavourful extravaganza featuring the best chilli and chocolate producers from across the UK. From fiery sauces to decadent desserts, there’s a treat for every palate. Plus, don’t miss the thrilling Asbestos Mouth Chilli Chicken Wing eating contest hosted by Chilli of the Valley. With free family entertainment and live music, it’s a day you won’t want to miss! Check out more details here.

Hay Festival

Location: Hay-on-Wye, May 23rd – June 2nd

Join the literary extravaganza at the Hay Festival of Literature & Arts in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, from May 23rd to June 2nd. Dubbed as “The Woodstock of the mind” by Bill Clinton, this annual festival brings together diverse voices from the worlds of art, literature, science, and more. Escape the day-to-day and immerse yourself in thought-provoking discussions, captivating performances, and inspiring creativity. Best of all, entry to the Festival site is free, so don’t miss your chance to be part of this global celebration of ideas! Discover more about the festival here.

The OTT Marathon

Location: Dolygaer, May 25th

Calling all trailblazers! Lace up your running shoes and conquer the OTT Marathon on May 25th, 2024. Explore 26.2 miles (ish!) of breathtaking trails and scenery that will leave you speechless. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a first-time participant, this off-road event promises an unforgettable adventure. Ready to take on the challenge? Sign up now and get ready to hit the trails! Register for the marathon here.

National Eisteddfod

Location: Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd, August 3rd – 10th

Looking further ahead, don’t miss the chance to experience the essence of Welsh culture at the National Eisteddfod, taking place from August 3rd to 10th, 2024. Immerse yourself in a world where tradition meets modernity, and the spirit of Wales comes alive through music, literature, and art. With something for everyone on the Maes, this vibrant celebration welcomes visitors of all backgrounds. Don’t miss out on this unique cultural experience, the true pinnacle event for the Welsh language. Learn more about the festival here.

May in and around the Brecon Beacons National Park promises an exhilarating blend of culture, adventure, and culinary delights. So, mark your calendars, book your stay with us at Nant Ddu Lodge & Spa, and get ready for an unforgettable month of exploration and fun!