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Cottage life

• We stayed at Yellow Drama, one of the Glanhenwye Cottages; this is booked during the festival but costs from £705 (€864) for a week in May (sleeps four); book through Brecon Beacon Holiday Cottages (breconcottages.com).

For festival-goers the company suggests Otter Cottage, which sleeps four and is about 10 miles from Hay: for £270 (€331) from June 8 to 11.

• We ate at the Felin Fach Griffin Inn, near Brecon (01874 620111; eatdrinksleep. ltd.uk). The bicycles were provided by Drover Holidays in Hay-on-Wye (0044 1497 821134; droverholidays.co.uk).

We went horse riding at Tregoyd Mountain Riders (0044 1497 847351; tregoyd riding.co.uk). We visited Cantref Adventure Farm, near Brecon (0044 1874 665223; cantref.com).

• Other activities for children near Hay-on-Wye: Canoeing and kayaking along the River Wye (0044 1497 847213; wyevalleycanoes.co.uk).

Rope adventure centre at Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre, near Brecon (0044 1874 658272; activityuk.com).

Bushcraft, foraging and mountain walking with Outdoors at Hay, situated near Hay-on-Wye (0044 1497 820426; training-activities.co.uk).

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