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.    

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.

Birdwatching Safari

Birdwatching Safari
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 13th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area.

Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers.

Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks.

Meet at the Visitor Centre at 9.30am, back about 1pm.

Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

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.

An Introduction to Coloured Pencils Workshop

An Introduction to Coloured Pencils Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 13th May 2018
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Discover the world of coloured pencils and learn how to create your own detailed and colourful art.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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.

It is suitable for beginners and those with some experience with coloured pencils.

Workshop led by Dave Richards, who is a Signature Member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society.

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.

Birdwatching Safari

Birdwatching Safari
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 13th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Birdwatching Safari 9.30am - 1pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre 01597 810880

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area.

Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers.

Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

Paper Jewellery Workshop

Paper Jewellery Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 19th May 2018
Cost: £20 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Learn how to turn paper into wearable art. Make a bracelet or necklace from paper beads.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Learn how to turn paper into wearable art. Make a bracelet or necklace from paper beads.

Suitable for absolute beginners and all age groups.

Led by Valerie Lymer, a local textile artist.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£20 per person, payable in advance. Held from 10am until 2pm.

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

Paper Jewellery Workshop

Paper Jewellery Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 19th May 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Paper Jewellery Workshop 10 am - 2 pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre 01597 810880

Learn how to turn paper into wearable art. Make a bracelet or necklace from paper beads.

Suitable for absolute beginners and all age groups.

Led by Valerie Lymer, a local textile artist.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£20 per person, payable in advance.

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

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