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.    

Back to the Wildwood? A look at ancient trees

Back to the Wildwood? A look at ancient trees
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 5th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Back to the Wildwood? A look at ancient trees. 2 - 5pm.

Contact(s): Sam

There is hardly anywhere in Western Europe where you can appreciate what the "wildwood" was like. Parts of the Elan Valley are a rare exception.

We will explore one of the finest relict ancient woodlands in Britain and examine its unique wildlife.

Join Ray Woods on this short walk that will start at the Visitor Centre.

Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus
Time: 6:30 am
Date: 6th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Dawn Chorus - 6.30 - 8.30 am

Contact(s): Sam

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day!
Set your alarm clocks and join a local bird expert for a stroll through Cnwch woodland discovering birdsong.
Please book in advance on 01597 810880.
Meet at the Visitor Centre.

The Wake Up And Take Your Sleeping Pills Tour 2018

The Wake Up And Take Your Sleeping Pills Tour 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 6th May 2018 - 7th May 2018
Cost: £8.00 in advance, £10.00 on the door.
Tickets available from: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Location: The Lost ARC, @The Old Drill Hall, Bridge Street, Rhayader
China Shop Bull, One Eyed God, Doghouse, and Brassick at The Lost ARC

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980262448

Bank holiday extravaganza! Guaranteed to get you jumping - an amazing night with four amazing bands!
Find all the info on our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1754442478197938/

Hand Painted Stones Workshop

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Hand Painted Stones Workshop - 10-11.30am /12-1.30pm /2-3.30pm

Contact(s): Sam

Come and paint an Elan Valley Stone with local artist and illustrator A.K.Skipsey.

Create a mini landscape on a piece of the Elan Valley.

All materials provided.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£10 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

Dawn Chorus Walk at Gilfach

Dawn Chorus Walk at Gilfach
Time: 5:15 am
Date: 7th May 2018
Cost: A free event
Location: Gilfach Welcome Gateway at Pont Marteg Car park
Join us to experience the magical sounds of the Dawn Chorus at Gilfach

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

We will be celebrating International Dawn Chorus day with this very early morning walk at Gilfach from the Pont Marteg Welcome Gateway. We should hear Redstarts, Pied flycatcher, Wood warbler, Tree pipit and of course Gilfach's famous Cuckoos. The event will follow a course of just under 2 miles in length, taking in a range of habitats. Be prepared for some walking on rough paths.

Flocks of Fun!

Flocks of Fun!
Time: 2:30 pm
Date: 7th May 2018
Cost: A free event
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
A family fun afternoon about birds.

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

Bird quizzes, crafts, games and a chance to see some busy birds setting up nest.

5k Series

5k Series
Time: 6:30 pm
Date: 9th May 2018
Location: Caban Coch Dam Car Park
5k Series - 6.30pm registration

Contact(s): Sam

6.30pm First of the 5k Series 2018 organised by Rhayader Running Club.
1 mile children's race starting at 7pm
and the 5k race starting at 7.30pm
For more information go to www.rhayaderac.org.uk/5km.php
Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park

Woodland Birds

Woodland Birds
Time: 9:00 am
Date: 12th May 2018
Location: Dol y Mynach layby SN 904617
Woodland Birds - 9am - 11am

Contact(s): Sam

Join experienced bird watcher, Janice Vincett, for a stroll through the woodland around Dol y Mynach to spot and identify the birds, including a visit to the birdhide. Meet at Dol y Mynach layby SN 904617.

Fun with Watercolours Workshop

Fun with Watercolours Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 12th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Fun with Watercolours Workshop - 10am - 4pm

Contact(s): Sam

Local artist Jennifer Chandler will show you how to use additives and everyday items such as cling film, surgical spirit and salt to help watercolour paint itself!

It only requires imagination and no painting skills to create unique work.

Everyone can succeed irrespective of ability and have fun.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

An Introduction to Coloured Pencils Workshop

An Introduction to Coloured Pencils Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 13th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
An Introduction to Coloured Pencils Workshop - 10am - 4pm

Contact(s): Sam

An opportunity to try this increasingly popular medium used by artists all over the world. Discover the world of coloured pencils and learn how to create your own detailed and colourful art.

Workshop led by Dave Richards, who as a Signature Member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society exhibited pictures in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Cambridge. Places are limited so please book in advance.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

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