Event Dates

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.    

Exhibition: #ElanLegends

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st October 2017 - 31st December 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Your everyday photos open a window into Elan adventures. Use #ElanLegends when sharing your photos online!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Your everyday photos open a window into Elan adventures. Use #ElanLegends when sharing your photos online and yours could be chosen to feature in our visitor created, Myths and Legends exhibition. Open daily between 10am and 4pm at the Visitor Centre.

Very Rhayader Christmas 2017

Very Rhayader Christmas 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 9th December 2017
Location: Rhayader Museum & Gallery (CARAD)
Celebrating Christmas in Rhayader

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

Our popular event a very Rhayader Christmas is again back on the 9th December 2017. Celebrate with fun activities , a mulled wine and a mince pie or two!! Please keep an eye out for updates for this event via our website and our facebook/twitter page

Santa's Grotto and Christmas Crafts

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 16th December 2017 - 17th December 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children can meet him in his Grotto, and receive a free gift.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children can meet him in his Grotto, and receive a free gift.

While you wait to see Santa why not make your own Christmas crafts and decorations? Several local crafters will be attending, giving the chance for last minute Christmas shopping, as well as offering children the chance to have a go at making something for Christmas. Contact 01597 810880 for more information. Held at the Visitor Centre between 10am and 4pm.

Santa's Grotto and Christmas Crafts

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th December 2017
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Don’t miss your chance to give him your Christmas list!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Don’t miss your chance to give him your Christmas list! While you wait to see Santa why not make your own Christmas crafts and decorations? Contact 01597 810880 for more information. Held at the Visitor Centre between 10am and 4pm.

Dambusters Walk

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 28th December 2017
Location: Starts from Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including Nant y Gro Dam - used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including the remains of Nant y Gro Dam which was used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid.

There is a steep climb of 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 10am, back about 1pm.

Festive Footprints

Festive Footprints
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 31st December 2017
Location: Gwaelod y Rhos Car Park, Elan Valley, SN 902673
Join Sorcha Lewis for a morning winter walk in the beautiful Elan Valley

Contact(s): Elan Estate Office
Tel: 01597 810449

Morning Event : 10am - 1.30pm
Part of the Festival of Winter walks join Sorcha Lewis for a stroll up through the woods onto the open hill to see the superb views of the Elan Valley from this aspect. Sorcha will be able to share knowledge of the wildlife and farming through the ages within this unique area of Mid Wales.
This walk is approximately 5.5 kilometres with a gradual climb at the start. Bring winter picnic.