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.    

Open Arts Exhibition

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th November 2018 - 14th December 2018
Cost: £5 per entry if accepted
Tickets available from: Friday, August 10, 2018
Location: carad gallery
Calling all artists and makers showcase your talents here at CARAD.

Contact(s): Krysia Bass
Tel: 1597810561
Sponsored By: CARAD

Winter Open Arts Exhibition

General information and entry requirements

We will be hosting an Open Arts exhibition from the 24th Nov - 14th Dec 2018.

We welcome submission / entries from artists and makers at any stage in their career. All mediums welcome: paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media work, photographs textiles, jewellery, ceramics, wood etc.
For more details email all@carad.org.uk.
Deadline for entries is the 9th November 2018.
Successful entries will be emailed by 14th November and the panel's decision is final.

Winter Open Arts Exhibition

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th November 2018 - 14th December 2018
Location: CARAD Rhayader Museum and Gallery
Winter Open Arts Exhibition 2018. Deadline for entries 9th November 2018

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597810561

We welcome submissions/entries from artists and makers at any stage in their career. All mediums welcome. All work must be the artist's own.
Please submit good quality photographs of a maximum of 5 works by email to all@carad.org.uk for the panel to select from. Photos should be jpeg, one image per email and a max of 5MB. Please also give the following details name , short description, size (not exceeding 80cm) and a short piece of information about yourself.

Christmas Craft Fayre

Christmas Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 8th December 2018 - 9th December 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering a range of products.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.

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

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 15th December 2018 - 16th December 2018
Cost: £5 per child, payable on the day
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 gift. £5 per child.

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 gift.

While you wait to see Santa why not make your own Christmas crafts and decorations.

Contact 01597 810880. £5 per child.

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

Elan Festive Evening

Elan Festive Evening
Time: 4:00 pm
Date: 15th December 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
late night shopping, carols around the tree, mince pies, mulled cider & non-alcoholic festive punch with carols from 5pm.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

An evening following on from your visit to Santa - late night shopping, carols around the tree, mince pies, mulled cider and non-alcoholic festive punch with carols from 5pm with a local vocal quartet.

Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre from 4pm until 6pm.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th December 2018
Cost: £5 per child, payable on the day
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 gift. £5 per child.

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 gift.

While you wait to see Santa why not make your own Christmas crafts and decorations?

Contact 01597 810880. £5 per child.

Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre between 10am and 2pm.

Dambusters Walk

Dambusters Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th December 2018
Location: 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 40metres 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.