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.    

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 31st May 2018
Location: Dol y Mynach layby
Dragons and Damsels 2 - 3.30pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Tel: 01597 810880

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.

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 31st May 2018
Location: Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. No unaccompanied children please.

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. Held between 2pm and 3.30pm.

Book by calling 01597 810880.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby.

Bushcraft Taster Session

Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 1st June 2018
Cost: £10 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. Book in advance.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. These sessions will cover a variety of subjects such as knife skills, foraging, and natural cordage to name a few.

These sessions will be led by our qualified bushcraft instructor. All tools and equipment provided.

Minimum age 12 years. No unaccompanied children please.

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

£10 per person, payable in advance. Held between 2pm and 4pm.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Pont ar Elan Show 2018

Pont ar Elan Show 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 2nd June 2018
Location: Pont ar Elan SN 903716
Annual Dog Show - 1pm start

Contact(s): Tudor Davies
Tel: 01597 811299

1pm Annual Dog Show with Hounds, Terriers and Lurcher rings plus class for whippets, spaniels, sheepdogs and any other breed dog and child handler class.
Refreshments on Site
Ring Secretary, Tudor Davies on 01597 811299 for more details

Dambusters Walk

Dambusters Walk
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 2nd June 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 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Water, Rocks and Hills in the Watercolour Landscape

Water, Rocks and Hills in the Watercolour Landscape
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd June 2018
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Beginners & more experienced can benefit & learn from many tried & tested techniques to create an exciting Watercolour Landscape

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Beginners or more experienced can benefit and learn from many tried and tested techniques to create an exciting Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape.

This workshop by local artist and qualified tutor, David Ward, is ideal for beginners.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

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

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

5k Series

5k Series
Time: 6:30 pm
Date: 6th June 2018
Location: Caban Coch Dam car park
Third & final part of the 5k Series 2018 organised by Rhayader Running Club.

Contact(s): Rhayader Running Club

6.30pm start.
Third & final part 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

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 9th June 2018
Cost: £20 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Taking inspiration from the wild Elan landscape, join award winning local writer Peter Cox for an enjoyable workshop.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Taking inspiration from the wild Elan landscape, join award winning local writer Peter Cox for an enjoyable ‘no experience necessary’ workshop that will stretch your creative muscles.

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. Held from 10am until 1pm.

Planetarium Show: Our Sun

Planetarium Show: Our Sun
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 9th June 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Be taken on an exciting planetarium journey of our nearest star, the Sun. Four free shows - 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm

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 nearest star, the Sun.

You will have the opportunity to observe the Sun through their specialised solar telescopes.

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

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

Coloured and Graphite Pencils Tonal Value Workshop

Coloured and Graphite Pencils Tonal Value Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 10th June 2018
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
This workshop covers both coloured and graphite pencils, led by Dave Richards

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

This workshop covers both coloured and graphite pencils and is designed to give a good understanding of techniques, materials used, and how these may be applied to your favourite subject matter.

It is suitable for beginners and those with some drawing experience.

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

Places are limited so please book in advance. £30 per person, payable in advance.

Please call the Elan Valley Visitor Centre to book. Held between 10am and 4pm.

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