Hafren Forest Hideaway – Bed & Breakfast, Group Accommodation & Activities

Hafren Forest Hideaway is a unique accommodation for Groups or a Bed & Breakfast option, all set within the Cambrian Mountains, an area of Astounding Natural Beauty in Mid Wales.

We don’t just offer accommodation; we provide a range of choices to suit your preferences, including B&B, Half Board, Exclusive Hire, or Exclusive Hire with Catering. In addition to our cosy Hideaway, we can offer an array of exciting outdoor activities, including walking, paddleboarding, paddle sports, EMTB (electric mountain biking), archery, axe throwing, foraging, forest bathing, and much more. We are dedicated to making your stay as enjoyable as possible. We love engaging with our guests, ensuring that you have the best experience when visiting Mid Wales. Just let us know how we can assist you in organising your stay, whether you seek thrilling outdoor adventures or a peaceful retreat in the heart of nature. Hafren Forest Hideaway is not just a place to stay; it’s a gateway to a unique experience, a celebration of the great outdoors, and a haven where you can truly feel at home.

We have worked hard making sure our accommodation is homely but practical.  Hot showers, comfy beds and a cosy lounge. Our kitchen is fully equipped and our dining table has the best view in the building. We pride ourselves on making sure our accommodation is clean and tidy and we welcome you on your arrival to show you around and make sure everything you need is available for you. Sarah offers good old fashioned home cooked food and experienced in cooking for special dietary requirements so please don’t hesitate to call to discuss any dietary requirements or food allergies. Our menu changes on a regular basis, a vegetarian & vegan option is available. Join us on our journey and let Hafren Forest Hideaway become a part of your own memories.

Good Day Out offers unique engaging experience days with cute little animals and low key knowledgeable trainers who love what they do. All are held safely in small groups, but private sessions are also available. Based in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales, each experience also gives money to good causes while you have fun on your day out on a piggy walk, sheep dog session or a stroll across the Beacons with dinky donkeys. You can have a good day out whilst doing good! Whilst children are welcome, most of our visitors are adults who just love animals and the outdoors. Fantastic birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas and anniversary presents for all ages that help charities and local good causes whilst you have fun.

Julia Blazer, company founder, came up with the idea whilst grappling with how to make a living in a beautiful rural area with few employment opportunities. She hoped to not only engage people with the incredible sights and unique offerings the area had, but to also provide income for local people and the good causes that each Good Day Out supports. Julia sees the concept as a virtuous circle. With hand-picked local trainers who are passionate about what they do, people can really learn about the area and also have the feelgood benefit of knowing that a donation goes to a designated good cause every time someone has a good day out. Good Day Out’s mission is to provide interesting, educational, and fun ways for people to easily engage with animals, wildlife, the countryside and rural skills, whilst helping the trainers to raise money for specific projects and charities. Every experience day and product purchased on this site gives funds to the designated good cause whilst creating new employment opportunities and helping the local economy. As we’re based in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, we have an emphasis on local good causes and projects. In particular, we have a focus on experiences with an environmental, wildlife, or animal-related emphasis.

Dryad Bushcraft CIC (Community Interest Company) is a well established Bushcraft and Wilderness Survival School, based on the Gower Peninsular, Swansea in South Wales.

Established in 2004, Dryad Bushcraft CIC have earned ourselves a place as one of the foremost providers of practical Bushcraft training in the UK. We offer a range of courses for the beginner to experienced practitioner, and also specialise in training for corporate development, and teambuilding. Our instructors come from a diverse range of backgrounds including the Military, Outdoor pursuits and expedition leadership, to bring you safe and enjoyable wilderness training within the stunning surrounding of the UK’s first AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural beauty) The Area covers 188 sq Km with a coastline of 59 Km. Its complex geological formation has created a diverse range of terrain, condensed into a relatively small area. The South coast of Gower is predominantly carboniferous limestone which has formed into spectacular cliffs and sandy bays, popular with Rock climbers and surfers. The north coast is dominated by salt marshes and sand dunes, which support a range of flora and fauna to rival any in the UK. The inland sections of Gower play host to large areas of common land and sandstone heath ridges, including the majestic Cefn Bryn. Steep sided glacial valleys support plentiful deciduous and coniferous woodlands, perfect for the study of Bushcraft skills. The term Bushcraft is a recently adopted and more socially acceptable name for the practice of survival techniques and primitive living skills. What was once the exclusive preserve of a relatively small group of slightly odd people wearing camouflaged Jackets, wielding Axes, and  building bivouacs in the woods, has now become the fastest growing Outdoor Pursuit in the United Kingdom.

We are committed to youth development and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources.

BikePark Wales in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales is home to the UK’s greatest and most diverse selection of all weather mountain bike trails, with a vehicular uplift service to transport you to the top of the trails, bike and equipment hire, coaching, guiding and a lovely on site café. BikePark Wales have everything you need for an incredible day on the mountain whether you are a beginner or pro mountain biker.

BikePark Wales is a unique mountain biking venue, we were the first place in the UK to have a full time crew looking after our trails and ensuring they are kept in great condition for your riding pleasure. Our business model is to continually re-invest in the park and create new sections of trail for your enjoyment, you should find new additions or changes to ride on every visit.  Your entry fee will help us maintain and grow our trail network for years to come and we are committed to investing every penny (and more!) of the pedal pass fee directly back into trail maintenance and expansion.  Our aim is to always be one of the best mountain biking destinations in the World, a must visit spot for all mountain bikers. We only have one planet so let’s look after it! Less waste, less energy, less impact. We all have a role to play in ensuring a brighter future for the planet and BikePark Wales recognises we have a part to play and we are committed making change.  We are far from perfect but we are driven and focussed and are working towards being carbon neutral by 2025.  We accept this will bring challenges, sacrifices and cost but all the best things in life require some effort right?  We are a proud supporter of Trash Free Trails who share our vision and their work across the country will help to educate and engage others.

Coastal Foraging experiences are hosted by Craig Evans, he has a life-long passion for sea life and it’s environment; and a keen interest in all aspects of our localities, you will find the coastal foraging experiences both enjoyable and informative.  The Coastal Foraging experiences will teach you all about edible sea-food, where to find or catch it and a bit of local history all at the same time. If all goes well, you’ll get to cook some of the delights that are discovered on a hand-made Solva Stove (a.k.a. Swedish Candle).

About Coastal Foraging

Craig takes walks along the coasts of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire and finds ingredients to cook up a feast right there and then – proving there are rich culinary pickings on the beach, from mussels to plants and crabs. “Since learning to read I have actively sought out all information I could gather on the coastal wildlife and environment” “Since growing up in the semi-rural Amman Valley on the slopes of the Black Mountains of Carmarthenshire, from a very young age I was taught how to pick wild foods such as mushrooms, wimberries (bilberries), blackberries, tickle trout and accompany my father to the coast to collect cockles.” “Following my 12 years as an RAF aircraft engineer, 17 years working for a major high street bank and having very recently sold my woodland after 8 years of management, I am now embarking on a career to share my knowledge and passion with the wider world.” “Throughout my various careers, I have continued researching hidden locations and had great joy in thoroughly learning about our great coast line in West Wales. For a great number of years, I have kept a large salt water aquarium where I have studied the behaviour of our vastly varied sea life.” “My hope for the future is to educate the wider world about our fantastic coastal environment and promote it’s conservation, and to inspire people to pass on any knowledge gained down through future generations. Drawing people to the area will also, hopefully, promote the local area and benefit the local communities.” If you like to see more of what we do, please CLICK HERE to view our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe!

Plantasia Tropical Zoo is based in Swansea, South Wales offering a wide range of activities and events all year round plus the chance to get up close and personal with the animals.

Step through a giant tree into a real rainforest and spend the day exploring this vibrant and magical world. Crawl through the under growth, come face to face with crocodiles and dare to climb high in the canopy with the parrots! Grow your imaginations in this interactive, fully immersive tropical experience for all the family at Plantasia Tropical Zoo. A Zoo Keeper will be on hand daily to introduce you to some of our wild and wonderful species, which will include Bearded Dragons, Corn Snakes, Tortoises, Giant Snails, Cockroaches, and Crested Geckos. Whilst holding or interacting with the animals you will get a chance to find out more about the specific species and it’s relevance to the Rainforest and Arid areas of Plantasia Tropical Zoo. Both interactive and educational, this is a rare and unique opportunity for all visitors throughout the period to also discover our exotic rainforest plants all within the heart of Swansea. We have many species for you to discover such as the Weeping Fig Tree, Bird Of Paradise plant, Rubber plant plus many more.


Oxwich Watersports is a centre of excellence offering a full range of water sports activities and training for all ages and all levels of experience. Whether you’re looking for a quiet family day out, or exciting water activities such as powerboating, we have something for you.

Ideally located in the heart of the Gower Peninsula, Oxwich Watersports offers a range of activities tailor made to cater for the easy going all the way through to the thrill seeking adventurer. Oxwich Watersports was Established in 2011. Whilst it has been up and running for 5 years, its sister company Swansea Watersports has been running for over 10 years. During this time, we have continued to develop our offices and equipment and each year, we have been able to update our equipment ensuring that we have new equipment. 2014 saw us being able to purchase some SUP’s. We not have 2 brand new inflatable SUP’s to add to our growing fleet. We were also fortunate enough to upgrade our sailing boats. We replace our Laser Picos with 3 brand new Hartley 12’s. They work as double and single handlers and allow customers to take one out as a family. At Oxwich Watersports, has a highly qualified and dedicated team, including instructors and administrative staff, all of whom work hard to ensure you have a fantastic time when you visit the centre. 

Mountain Bike Wales in Powys, where we don’t just take you on a day out, we take you on a journey through some of the most beautiful and stunning scenery Wales has to offer. Mountain Bike Wales guide and tailor our rides to suit your ability, from novice riders and those exploring off road trail riding for the first time, to epic multi day journeys across Wales for the seasoned rider.

Based in rural mid Wales, Powys Mountain Bike Wales are ideally situated to guide you over the Cambrian Mountains, Brecon Beacons and southern Snowdonia. The Elan Valley is our backyard, and it’s large expanse of open land and excellent bridleways offers riders a true adventure at every twist and turn along the trail. The forests at Nant Yr Arian, Hafren, and Dyfi, have excellent trail heads, but the forests offer so much more if you know where to look! We base our weekends out of Ty Morgans that’s situated right in the heart of Rhayader, luxury accommodation, fine food and good ale. From here our weekends go out in all directions, toward the west is the Elan Valley, a mixture of lakes amongst a vast expanse of wilderness that’s often referred to as the desert of mid Wales. So don’t waste time reading maps trying to guess what ‘might’ be the best trail or epic loop, or trawling websites for accommodation looking for where ‘might’ be good to eat? Let us take all the hassle out of organising your weekend away, and guide you on your very own Mountain Bike Wales adventure.

Big Blue Adventures for your multi-night breaks, weekend trips and day tours based around a love for watersports, outdoor activities, exploring and a hit of wellness. Perfect for corporate retreats, stag & hen parties, youth groups, media trips and more. From coasteering to canyoning, and from surfing to paddleboarding, Big Blue Adventures specialise in hosted beginner friendly adventures, as well as quality private group accommodation options and other package extras!

Big Blue is run by Dan & Heleen, a Welsh-Dutch couple who love taking people out on an adventure in Wales and Portugal (with more destinations on the horizon). We are supported by our amazing crew and a network of experts, with each package being tested by our team. We only sell adventures that we know are safe, of high quality and provide the best possible experience. Big Blue Adventures also aims to be more sustainable, collaborating with Mossy Earth by supporting their reforestation & rewilding projects, partnering up with independent local suppliers and using as many eco-friendly products as possible. Personal customer service is extremely important to us: we go that extra mile to make your trip an unforgettable one. This is reflected by the Travel & Hospitality Award we’ve won for “excellence in customer service”. We also picked up the Small Business Entrepreneur Of The Year award, at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards and a TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence.

Our destinations in Wales include:
– Cardiff & Brecon Beacons
– The Gower Peninsula
– Pembrokeshire
– North Wales (including Snowdonia, Anglesey & Llangollen)

UWC Atlantic Experience is the home of outdoor learning, education programmes, weddings, events and activities at UWC Atlantic, St Donats Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan. We’ve now developed our commercial activities into a wraparound service, sharing our team’s expertise, outstanding resources and exceptional facilities to offer an unforgettable experience that’s as unique as you are.

UWC Atlantic Experience at UWC Atlantic College (United World College of the Atlantic) is based in the Vale of Glamorgan on the grounds of St Donats Castle. Our venue is hard to beat – a stunning Grade 1 listed 12th Century castle by the sea in South Wales, surrounded by 122 acres of seafront, woodland, valley and farmland that we’ve been sharing with the community since 1962. We’ve now developed our commercial activities into a wraparound service, sharing our team’s expertise, outstanding resources and exceptional facilities at St Donats Castle to offer an unforgettable experience that’s as unique as you are – ultimately to support scholarship funding for the diverse group of students who join us every year from across the globe. UWC Atlantic Experience will help to give these students the unique UWC educational experience that will transform their lives and give you the ultimate experience that will transform yours! As a College and a charity, a key focus of our activities beyond teaching and learning is to generate income to fund scholarships for the students that study here. UWC Atlantic, founded in 1962, is the flagship college of the inspirational UWC movement comprising 18 schools and colleges worldwide and is the co-creator of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Every year, students aged 16-19 from over 90 nationalities come here to study the IBDP for two years and are selected on their personal motivation and potential. The diversity of the student body is based on our ability to reach out to attract and encourage new students from vastly differing environments, political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and to provide access to this transformative education, thanks to a robust scholarship programme. UWC Atlantic Experience is here to support that.