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 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.

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.

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.

Dam Open Day

Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 2nd November 2017
Location: Penbont car park, Elan Valley
Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the tower

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - a chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the dam wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.

Park at Penbont car park and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. Dam open between 1pm and 4pm.

There are steps inside the dam which may be wet and in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.
Minimum donation £1 for adults & children. All proceeds go to WaterAid.

Fungal Fireworks

 Fungal Fireworks
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 5th November 2017
Cost: Free event
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
We will be looking for Fungi on this guided walk with Ray Woods and we hope to find the colourful waxcap fungi.

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

A guided walk around Gilfach reserve, meeting at the old farmhouse. We will look for fungi and especially the colourful waxcaps fungi for which the reserve is known. Wales is especially important for this group of fungi which grow on agriculturally unimproved grasslands.

Writing Group @ CARAD

Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 6th November 2017 - 7th November 2017
Tickets available from: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Location: Activity Room @ CARAD
Writing Group

Contact(s): Lorna Jordan

Please note a change to advertised poster that the writing group held on the 30th Oct has now been moved to the 6th November 2017 at 7pm. This change is only for the month of October.

BINGO NIGHT

Time: 7:15 am
Date: 18th November 2017
Location: ELAN VALLEY HOTEL, ELAN VALLEY
BINGO NIGHT

Contact(s): Tudor Davies
Tel: 01597 811299

BINGO NIGHT
A great Evening Out
7.00pm for 7.30pm; Eyes down for 7.30pm
Raffle and Prizes
All money raised will go towards Pont ar Elan Show Funds

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.

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