Parks & Playgrounds For Young Families

park down by the Usk- past surgery

Fun For All The Family

Exploring Brecon's Best Parks

GRADE is easy walking, with an alternative route avoiding steps up to Usk Bridge.

This walk takes in three play areas in different parts of the town and so offers a good walk around Brecon, with opportunities for taking your own refreshments. 

Here’s a suggested walk around Brecon that takes in three play areas in different parts of the town and offers opportunities for refreshments or for your own picnics. The play areas are marked on the town map. There are other play areas in the town as well! 

The route begins down near the canal. From the High Street walk down The Watton, turn right into Rich Way, and follow the road down until you see the theatre and canal basin. Walk past the theatre, with the canal on your left, and you will see the first playground area open up in front of you. This is quite a large area of ground, so there is plenty of scope for children to run around or kick a ball etc, as well as play on the apparatus. There is some seating for adults. As you are by the canal you could also then spend some
time walking a little way along the canal watching the boats or looking at the ducks.

To get to the second area walk back past the theatre and Rich Way ( the road you came down). You will now be on Canal Lane. Follow this road, passing a recycling area and a Scouts’ Hall on your left and then the lane turns slightly uphill to the left. Keep left, past HARP TERRACE, and you will find yourself walking along the River Usk and will see the bridge over the river in front of you. Take the steps up onto the bridge and turn left to go over the bridge. There are lovely views back down the river from the bridge. There’s no need to cross the road at this point.

You are now in the LLANFAES area of the town, walking along Bridge Street then Orchard Street. You’ll go past the various buildings that make up Christ College and past St David’s Church. Shortly after you see a fish and chip shop and car park on the other side of the road there is an opening into the second playground area. This is also a large area of ground for running around in with goalposts, and a children’s play area. There is also a skate- boarding area in the far left of the park- useful if you have older children.

Exit the park the same way you went in and cross the road, heading back towards the centre of town. Turn left into Silver Street, cross over the road and walk past the BT building on your right until you see an opening to the third and last area. This emerges onto a smaller area of ground, with apparatus suited to very young children on the right. There is also adult exercise equipment suited to older children and adults on the left. The river is at the bottom of this play area, so keep a watch on children. Come out of the play area and back along Silver Street, turning left onto Bridge Street again. It might be time for an ice cream… you can’t miss the shop! Carry on up to The Glass Shop on the corner and straight up the hill back into the centre of town.



REFS: Grid: SO045286  POSTCODE:  LD3 7BA

STARTING POINT: Visit Brecon office 

TIME:  will vary according to time spent in each area

FACILITIES: There are toilets opposite Visit Brecon and in Theatr Brycheiniog

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