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We're sure our distinct community values, traditions and warm welcome will leave a lasting impression. The locals are proud of their heritage, grateful for their surroundings and are keen to share it with you, by day or by night.

Experience authentic events 52 weeks of the year; from wildlife safaris to carnivals and from cycling to country shows.    

Cinema comes back to the Old Castle Cinema premises.

Cinema comes back to the Old Castle Cinema premises.
Time: 4:30 pm
Date: 26th October 2017
Cost: Adults £4.50, Children under 14 £2.00. Family tickets £10
Tickets available from: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Location: The Lost ARC, @The Old Drill Hall, Bridge Street, Rhayader
The Lost ARC and Flicks in the Sticks present 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' and 'La La Land'

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448

After an absence of over 50 years films are being shown again in this building. As part of The Dragon Festival week, The Lost ARC will be screening 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' at 4.30pm and 'La La Land' at 7.30pm. Shown in the old-fashioned way with intervals for ice-cream and other refreshments, we will have teatime snack boxes on sale in the afternoon and a licensed bar in the evening. Our retro cinema seats are being polished - but do bring something warm to wear.

Dragon Festival

Dragon Festival
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th October 2017 - 29th October 2017
Cost: Free Event
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery (CARAD)
Rhayaders fabulous dragon festival is back!

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)
Sponsored By: CARAD

Building on the success of last years event. We will be hosting the 2017 Dragon festival on the weekend of the 27th-29th October- with a little Halloween magic sprinkled in. Enjoy good food , live music and themed events. Join in our dragon procession and explore Rhayader beautiful town and countryside.

Dragon Tails

Dragon Tails
Time: 6:00 pm
Date: 27th October 2017 - 28th October 2017
Cost: £2
Tickets available from: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery (CARAD)
Slumber Party for all little and large dragons.. 6pm-8pm

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)
Sponsored By: CARAD

Come along and bring your PJs and a cosy cushion. Have a fiery hot chocolate or two before listening and enjoying all our Dragon tails with the fabulous storyteller Graham Langley the night before the Dragon Festival itself!
Enjoy this one off event suitable for all ages.

Autumn Craft Fayre

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 28th October 2017 - 29th October 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Our Visitor Centre is packed with over 20 local crafters and artists offering an exciting range of products

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Our Visitor Centre is packed with over 20 local crafters and artists offering; handmade jewellery, wildlife photographs, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, willow basket making, up-cycled garden art, natural homemade remedies & teas and traditional welsh pottery. Parents browse at your leisure thanks to our children’s craft table.

Open daily between 10am and 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

Live Music Food and Drink for The Dragon Festival

Live Music Food and Drink for The Dragon Festival
Time: 5:00 pm
Date: 28th October 2017
Cost: Free
Tickets available from: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Location: The Lost ARC, @The Old Drill Hall, Bridge Street, Rhayader
Live Music, Fire Pit, BBQ, Soup, Games and Entertainment.

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448

Rhayader Dragon Festival is back for it's 2nd year and once again we will be hosting LIVE MUSIC, food, drink, fun, games and FIRE!
Come and join the parade through town which will lead you to our stage at The Lost ARC!
This year we have the super bouncy 2-tone and Ska of CARTOON VIOLENCE, as well as a host of other local talent to be announced.
Come and gather round our fire pit, eat smoky soup and flame-grilled BBQ to celebrate the Dragon Festival in style.
This is scheduled to be an OUTDOOR event as long as the weather isn't too horrific so dress warm. Music must finish at 21.30.

Howey Hedgehog Rescue

Time: 11:00 am
Date: 29th October 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue. Learn how to care for our prickly hogs and how to improve our gardens for wildlife.

Come along anytime between 11am and 3pm at the Visitor Centre.

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers - Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th October 2017
Location: Meet outside Rhayader Leisure Centre, Dark Lane
Sunday guided walks in Mid Wales

Contact(s): For general info, contact Carl Baker
Tel: 01597 810405

Nantgwyllt, Penygarreg, Elan Trail return
7 miles
For queries re this walk, contact Ray Harvey 01597 810047.

Please note:
People joining the walk do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. Walkers should wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and season;
Routes may alter if weather conditions are inclement;
Dogs must be kept under close control;
Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk.

Autumn Gold

 Autumn Gold
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 29th October 2017
Cost: Free event
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
A free family event. Join us for art creation activities using Autumn leaves and seeds.

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

Join us at the old farmyard between 1pm and 4pm for a creative fun making use of the Autumn leaves and materials

Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts

Time: 10:30 am
Date: 31st October 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween. Two sessions at the Visitor Centre - 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880. £3 per child. No unaccompanied children please.

Childrens Halloween Party

Childrens Halloween Party
Time: 6:00 pm
Date: 31st October 2017
Cost: £3.00 per child, adults free.
Location: Elan Valley Hotel
An evening for families to enjoy halloween.

Contact(s): Kev & Liz Davies
Tel: 01597 810448

The fun starts at 6pm and goes on until 10pm. There will be games, prizes for the best fancy dress costume and a disco. Party food and snacks will be available on the evening, along with our delicious ice creams. Children and ghouls of all ages are welcome.
Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered by phoning Kev or Liz on 01597 810448.