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.    

Rhayader Writing Group

Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 12th March 2018 - 6th August 2018
Cost: £3 per session
Tickets available from: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Location: CARAD ACTIVITY ROOM
Writing Group

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

come along and release your inner writer. A friendly informal group that meet the 2nd Monday of the month.

Nature Friendly Farming

Nature Friendly Farming
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2018
Location: Gwaelod y Rhos car park
Nature Friendly Farming 10am - 12pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

Join Sorcha Lewis on a traditional upland hill farm in the heart of the Elan valley to learn about how much diverse wildlife is cared for by our upland farming community. We will look at some rare species and habitats that are being cared for on the Elan Valley Estate. Meet at Gwaelod y Rhos car park SN 902673.

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2018 - 30th September 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork, prints and cards for sale.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale. Prints and greetings cards also available.

Open daily at the Visitor Centre from 10am until 4pm.

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2018
Cost: £3 per rocket
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket. 2 sessions - 10am-12 noon and 1-3pm.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket. Two sessions - 10am - 12 noon and 1pm until 3pm.

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

Silver Jewellery Workshop

Silver Jewellery Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 7th July 2018
Cost: £60 per person, payable in advance, plus £5-£20 silver allowance payable on the day
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Spend the day learning traditional jewellery-making techniques using silver & copper & leave with your own unique finished piece

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Led by Joy Powell, a local silver jewellery designer/maker & teacher. Spend the day learning traditional jewellery-making techniques using silver and copper and leave with your own unique finished pieces. No previous experience necessary.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£60 per person, payable in advance, plus materials cost approximately £5 - £20, payable on the day. All tools and materials provided. Held from 10 am until 4pm.

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

Penglaneinon Farm Sheep Shearing Day

Penglaneinon Farm Sheep Shearing Day
Time: 1:30 pm
Date: 12th July 2018
Location: Penglaneinon, Claerwen Valley
Join the annual sheep shearing at Penglaneinon Farm 1.30pm - 4pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

AFTERNOON EVENT (1.30pm - 4pm)
Join the annual sheep shearing at Penglaneinon Farm. Witness the modern and traditional sheep shearing methods whilst enjoying a nice cup of tea, with welsh cakes & bara brith and see a live demonstration of wool spinning.
WEATHER DEPENDENT, NO DOGS PLEASE
Directions will be signposted on the day, SN 912627

All is a Flutter and Aglow

All is a Flutter and Aglow
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 14th July 2018
Location: Caban Dam Car Park
Discover the world of evening insects with bats, glow worms and moths.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

An evening event. Celebrate the wonder of the Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park and join Sorcha Lewis who will be on hand to show you how wonderful and exciting the world of bats and moths really are and we can look to see the amazing illuminated world of the glow worm. This walk starts at Caban Dam Car Park (SN 924645) at 8pm. Please bring torches.

Polymer Clay Buttons and Brooches Workshop

Polymer Clay Buttons and Brooches Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 14th July 2018
Cost: £20 per person, payable in advance plus £5 for materials, payable on the day
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Learn how to make buttons and brooches from polymer clay with Valerie Lymer, a local textile artist. All materials provided.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Learn how to make buttons and brooches from polymer clay with Valerie Lymer, a local textile artist. All materials provided.

Places are limited so please book in advance. Held between 10am and 2pm.

£20 per person, payable in advance, plus materials cost of £5, payable on the day.

Suitable for absolute beginners.

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

Bushcraft Taster Session

Bushcraft Taster Session
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 15th July 2018
Cost: £10 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. Book in advance.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. These sessions will cover a variety of subjects such as knife skills, foraging, and natural cordage to name a few.

These sessions will be led by our qualified bushcraft instructor. All tools and equipment provided.

Minimum age 12 years. No unaccompanied children please.

Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£10 per person, payable in advance.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, until 4pm.

One Day Spoon Carving Workshop

One Day Spoon Carving Workshop
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 21st July 2018
Cost: £60 per person, payable in advance
Location: TBC
Spoon Carving Workshop 9.30am until 4.30pm

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend. Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve.

Learn to carve greenwood spoons using traditional tools. We’ll cover a range of safe carving techniques with axe, straight knife and hook knife. We will look at different types of wood and their properties.

All tools and materials provided. A packed lunch can be provided at additional cost.

Places are limited so please book in advance. £60 per person, payable in advance. Held between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

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