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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.    

An Introduction to Coloured Pencils Workshop

An Introduction to Coloured Pencils Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 19th May 2019
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
An opportunity to try this increasingly popular medium used by artists all over the world with Dave Richards.

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.

This is a ‘hands on’ workshop designed to give a good understanding of techniques, materials used, and how these may be applied. It is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

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

£30 per person, payable in advance, held between 10am and 4pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 21st May 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Gaufron, Castle Hill, Blubells
4 mile Walk from Gaufron to Castle Hill Blubells led by Dave Connelly

Contact(s): Dave Connolly
Tel: 01597 810299
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

4 mile Walk from Gaufron to Castle Hill Blubells led by Dave Connelly
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Rhayader Runners 5k Series

Rhayader Runners 5k Series
Time: 6:30 pm
Date: 22nd May 2019
Location: Caban Coch Dam car park
Rhayader Runners event

Contact(s): Rhayader Running Club

6.30pm Second Part of the 5k Series 2019 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/5KPage.html Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park.

Spring Craft Fayre

Spring Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 25th May 2019 - 26th May 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Craft Fayre at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre

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

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 25th May 2019
Location: Nantgwyllt Church car park
A walk in the Elan Valley

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust
Tel: 01597 810449

Alan will lead a 4.5 mile scenic walk past Dol y Mynach Dam returning above the forestry. No dogs allowed. Meet at Nantgwyllt Church car park.

Four Valleys and a River

Time: 8:45 am
Date: 26th May 2019
Location: Confirmed when booked
A guided walk in the Elan Valley

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust
Tel: 01597 810449

Guided Walk led by Tudor Davies
8:45am - 5:00pm
A 10 mile energetic linear walk, passing through four valleys, walking some of the Wye Valley Walk, and part of the Monks Trod, finishing at Pont Marteg on the Wye.
Booking required, call 01597 810449 to book your place, £5 donation toward transport.
Sorry NO DOGS
Please bring suitable clothing, footwear and bring a packed lunch with drinks.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 28th May 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Dolau Chapel with lane and upland walk
Dolau Chapel with lane and upland walk led by Rebecca

Contact(s): Rebecca
Tel: 01597 811470

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 28th May 2019
Location: Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. This is a bookable event.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. No unaccompanied children please.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Book by calling 01597 810880.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Craft drop in session for families

Craft drop in session for families
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th May 2019
Cost: £2 per person
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Drop in craft session for families

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

A craft drop in session for families.

Pompom making, peg loom weaving, weaving on sticks and forks, simple braiding and more...

Session open from 10am to 3pm and costs £2 per person

Tadpole Toddle

Tadpole Toddle
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 29th May 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Centre - suitable for children under the age of 5/6. Bookable event.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6.

We will also take a toddle to our own small pond in the grounds of the Visitor Centre.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, until about 3.30pm.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

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