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 Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 11th June 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Walk from Newbridge on Wye
4 mile Walk from Newbridge on Wye led by Martin and Gwen

Contact(s): Martin and Gwen
Tel: 01597 860349
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

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.

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 13th June 2019
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Discover this forgotten rug making technique with Rosemary Stow, one of the few practitioners of this craft in the UK.

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

As with all rag rug making techniques, standing wool uses upcycled materials - specifically boiled wool. All tools and materials will be provided but, if you have any wool jumpers or scarves that have shrunk in the wash please bring them along.

At the end of the workshop you will have made a couple of coasters and/ or a trivet which could also form the centre of a rug should you wish to continue with this craft.

The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking

Planetarium Show: Galaxies and the Universe

Planetarium Show: Galaxies and the Universe
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 15th June 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join Martin Nelmes & his team from the University of Aberystwyth and be taken on an exciting planetarium journey of our Universe

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth and be taken on an exciting planetarium journey of our Universe.

Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Crash! Bang! Wallop! Silver Jewellery Workshop

Crash! Bang! Wallop! Silver Jewellery Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 15th June 2019
Cost: £65 per person, payable in advance, plus £5-£25 silver allowance payable on the day
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Silver Jewellery Workshop with local jewellery designer/maker and teacher Joy Powell.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Learning traditional skills, use a range of hammers, punches and texturing techniques to create some unique jewellery in sterling silver and copper.

Led by Joy Powell, a local jewellery designer/maker and teacher.

No experience necessary. All tools and materials provided.

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

Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre between 10am and 4.30pm.

£65 per person, payable in advance, plus material costs of £5 to £25, payable on the day.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Powys Rambers Walk

Powys Rambers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 17th June 2019
Location: Meet at the lower Claerwen car park
An 8-9 mile walk

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

Peter’s strenuous 8/9 mile walk skirts Claerwen Reservoir before heading over trackless moorland to Craig Dyfnant returning via Blaencoel. No dogs allowed. Meet at the lower Claerwen car park.

An Introduction to Rag Rug Making

An Introduction to Rag Rug Making
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 18th June 2019
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Learn the hooking and prodding techniques of rag rug making with Rosemary Stow.

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

Using a hook or prodder, hessian and yarn, you will learn how to create rugs, cushion covers, wall art and accessories.
All tools and materials are provided but please bring along any yarn, ribbons, or fabric you would like to experiment with.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking your place

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 18th June 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Elan Valley with a hill walk around Y-Foel
Elan Valley with a hill walk around Y-Foel led by Yvonne Gulley

Contact(s): Yvonne Gulley
Tel: 01970 890321
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

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.

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 22nd June 2019
Cost: £3 per rocket
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

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 - 3pm.

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Bumble Bee and Solitary Bee Workshop

Bumble Bee and Solitary Bee Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 22nd June 2019
Location: Penbont House
Learn more about the lives of bees with Janice Vincett.

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

Learn more about the lives of these fascinating insects with Janice Vincett. Please bring a packed lunch, a net, outdoor clothing and insect repellent. Places are limited - book on 01597 810449 or email us.

Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees and Discovering Dragons

Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees and Discovering Dragons
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 23rd June 2019
Location: Llannerch y Cawr car park
Join Sorcha and Janice Local Wildlife Guides to celebrate “National Insect Week”.

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

Join Sorcha and Janice Local Wildlife Guides to celebrate “National Insect Week”. Learn the skills required to seek out some of our truly fascinating insect species. Bring your camera and suitable clothing/sun cream/insect repellent.

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