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.    

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th September 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.

Fungi Fascination

Fungi Fascination
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 13th October 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

Howey Hedgehog Rescue

Howey Hedgehog Rescue
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 28th October 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue.

Learn how to care for our prickly hogs and how to improve our gardens for wildlife.

Open from 11am until 3pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Planetarium Show: The Constellations

Planetarium Show: The Constellations
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 29th October 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Planetarium Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Ever wanted to make sense of the wonderful array of stars in our sky? Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth will help you to join the dots and learn about the origins of the well-known constellations.

Whether you are new to star gazing or simply curious this will enhance your knowledge about what’s up there!

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

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

High Ropes Challenge

High Ropes Challenge
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 31st October 2018
Cost: £18 adults, £15 8-18s
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump!

Contact(s): Elan Valley Lodge
Tel: 01597 811143

Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir.

You don’t need experience or to be super fit, however you must be over 1.4m tall, have a waist of less than 43” and be able to climb a rope ladder.

You will also need transport, stout shoes and appropriate clothing.

All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.

Adult £18, 8-18s £15

Kayaking on the Reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 31st October 2018
Cost: £18 adults, £15 8-18s
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Lodge
Tel: 01597 811143

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Minimum age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case!

Adult £18, 8-18s £15

Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts

Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 31st October 2018
Cost: £5 per child, payable on the day
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, with spooky face painting also available!

No unaccompanied children please.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Two sessions: 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880. £5 per child.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 1st November 2018
Cost: £1 per person, adults and children - all proceeds to the charity WaterAid
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.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam & 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 & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. Dam open 1pm to 4pm

There are steps inside the dam which may be wet & in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.

Minimum entry £1 for adults and children. All proceeds go to our chosen charity - WaterAid.

Crash! Bang! Wallop! Silver Jewellery Workshop

Crash! Bang! Wallop! Silver Jewellery Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd November 2018
Cost: £60 per person, payable in advance, plus £5-£20 silver allowance payable on the day
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Using a range of hammers, punches and other texturing techniques, learn how to create some unusual jewellery

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Led by Joy Powell, a local silver jewellery designer/maker & teacher. Using a range of hammers, punches and other texturing techniques, learn how to create some unusual jewellery and other items in sterling silver and copper using traditional skills.

No experience necessary. All tools and materials provided.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£60 per person, payable in advance plus material costs approx. £5 - £20, payable on the day.

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

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 4th November 2018
Cost: £3 per rocket
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket. 2 sessions - 10am-12 noon and 1-3pm.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket. Two sessions: 10am until 12 noon and 1pm until 3pm.

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

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