In addition to the activities suggested on our Stay local, Stray away and More adventure pages there are some other activities available on site and locally that are tailored especially for groups.
Pamper Session in the woods. Relax around your Dome and the treatments come to you.
Take your pick between a relaxing massage or some healing reflexology. Both therapists come highly recommended and bring their own equipment. Just stoke up the fire if it's chilly or clear a space on the deck.
Half hour massage or Reflexology @ £25 pp
Add cocktails and canapés or a traditional afternoon tea to satisfy your appetite too.
Celebrate in style with two different cocktails and a selection of delicious home made canapés or traditional home made afternoon tea to include sandwiches, tasty cakes and a selection of teas, all served on fabulous vintage cookery. Just add a vintage cocktail dress!
Cocktails and Canapés @ £18 pp
Afternoon Tea served @ £18 or £22 per head
For all the above contact [email protected]
Imaginative and friendly craft sessions run on our site by experienced, professional crafts persons. All materials provided and workshops include making of cocktail rings, bunting, fascinators, headbands, flower crowns, memory boxes, wedding flowers and prop box. The list goes on and The Crafty hen are happy to conjure up the materials needed for any craft activity that takes your fancy; one of our hen do’s made superhero capes!
Visit thecraftyhen.co.uk for more details. Prices around £30 pp depending on the workshop.
For More Adventure
Activity days and half days
The Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park are an open, outdoor adventure playground.
Brace yourselves for adventure with a gorge walk in the Brecon Beacons, try your hand at archery, abseiling or climbing, team up for some raft building or a rope course, or give caving, potholing or mountain boarding a go.
Interactivties offer a range of activities tailored to your group size and ability. Give them a call to chat through your requirements but don’t forget to mention that you’re staying at Cosy and there’ll be free transport to and from our site plus a free place for the organiser.
Contact Fred or Sheenagh at interactivities-uk.com on 07968 333095
Black Mountain Activities are your port of call for adventure such as paint balling, high ropes course and clay pigeon shooting.
Contact them at blackmountain.co.uk on 01497 847897
Mountain Mayhem is based a little further away but they offer a number of more exhilarating activities not available in the immediate Hay on Wye area. Their beautiful site in the heart of the Black Mountains is purpose built and is home to an indoor shooting range, a kart track, quad bike course and hovercraft field (please note it is a 45 min scenic drive to Mountain Mayhem from Cosy Under Canvas).
Contact Vicky at mountainmayhem.com on 01873 860450
Dont forget about bike hire, canoe hire, horse riding, guided walks, photography, pilates, yoga, archery and team building. Details on the other Explore pages.
Cosy up around your camp fire, cook your own hearty meal in the camp kitchen or around the campfire on the tripods provided. See the recipe suggestions on our website for more campfire cooking ideas.
Or let us take the stress away and order some One Pot dishes. A variety of tasty dishes all cooked in one pot ready for you to heat up over your fire or on the hob, and all served with tasty home made focaccia bread. Options include Chicken & Chorizo Stew, Thai Curry, Spicy Chilli and Sausage Casserole, veggie and gluten free options available too.
Just £9.50 per head, minimum 4 people per pot.
Contact [email protected]
Alternatively how about a hosted pizza night. We have our very own pizza oven on site so let us fire it up, make some fresh dough and serve you with fresh, tasty home made pizzas with the finest toppings of local ingredients.
Just £10 per head, minimum 10 people (only available in the woodland domes)
Contact [email protected]
If you'd prefer to use the pizza oven on your own do let us know and we'll provide the wood and show you how to light it.
Alternatively get the caterers in. Tasty home made meals to suit every occasion and palate.
After a busy day of activities what could be more relaxing than returning to the site to be greeted by Bernie with a hot or cold feast. From home made soups or hearty stews to buffets or 3 course meals. All served from the camp kitchen to you at the large dining table or around your own camp fire. Delicious!
Contact Bernie Herman at A Moveable Feast on 07779780833
Private Drinking and Dining in Hay on Wye
The Old Electric is a fabulous quirky vintage shop on the main street in Hay on Wye, full of ‘Marvellous things of interest’ and is the perfect venue for your private dining experience.
Private dining for 10 to 30 people from £40 per head to include a welcome cocktail and a 3 course meal. The chef will liaise with you on your menu requirements – fine dining or pizza and bubbly whatever you prefer. Browse the shop between courses for some retail therapy.
Contact Ananda or Hannah at oldelectric.co.uk on 01497 821194
Another great venue for private dining is the private room at Foyles of Glasbury, a newly renovated pub in a village a few miles from the site. The private dining menu is menu from £25.00 to £50.00 per head and is based on locally sourced, seasonal food. A culinary delight.
Contact foylesofglasbury.com on 01497 847550
For a truly unique dining experience give Hugh at Off Grid Gourmet a call. He runs a solar, wind and wood powered supper club in a barn with stunning views over the Wye valley. It's BYO which can keep the costs down and he can suggest a menu to suit your needs, and dietary requirements, usually about £30 per head. The barn is a few miles outside of Hay so booking is essential, as is booking a Taxi if you don't have a designated driver amongst you.
offgridgourmet.net on 07538 037770
Pubs and Restaurants
There are a couple of dining venues in Hay in Wye that are well set up for large group bookings.
Tomatitos Tapas Bar is a lively tapas in the centre of Hay. Expect a warm welcome, a great selection of wine and tasty well priced food. There is an area slightly separated from the restaurant that is perfect for large groups and a set menu can be arranged on request.
Contact Thalia or Trish at haytomatitos.co.uk on 01497 820772
The Globe at Hay is is an independent arts centre with cosy welcoming cafe. They celebrate food that is sourced and cooked sustainably, allowing menus to evolve with the seasons. With a large funky space for dining book a table here then head to the bar upstairs for music and DJ's most weekends.
globeathay.org on 01497821762
The Three Tuns Restaurant and Bar is the oldest pub in Hay on Wye and dates back to the 16th Century. Famous for it’s unique charm and character it serves a frequently changing menu of tasty seasonal meat and produce.
three-tuns.com on 01497 821855
Another great place to eat is The River Cafe at Glasbury. Not quite so much space for dining for a large group but the perfect place to stop for a tipple or two after canoeing or delicious coffee and cake before you head out on the river.
wyevalleycanoes.co.uk on 01497 847007
Finally for really great quality pub food close to Cosy Under Canvas try The Roast Ox at Painscastle or The Rhydspence at Whitney on Wye. Both do a mean Sunday lunch if you need to fill up before heading home!
Contact Tony at roastox.co.uk on 01497 851398 or Mark at rhydspence.com on 01497 831262
Fancy a bop?
Finish the night with late night drinks at The Globe at Hay a converted chapel in Hay with a DJ or band most weekend nights. Check out their website for listings as acts vary.
globeathay.org on 01497 821762
It is essential to pre-book a taxi back to Cosy Under Canvas. Hay on Wye is a small market town and it isn’t possible to book a taxi last minute or hail one in the street.
Here are our taxi contacts.
Herdmans – 07977 260001 (best for a larger group)
Book Town Taxi’s – 07881 726547
Glasbury Taxi’s – 07966 017714
Louise at Hay Taxis – 07974 106656 [email protected] www.haytaxibus.co.uk