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.    

Welcoming the Salmon at Gilfach Reserve

 Welcoming the Salmon at Gilfach Reserve
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 19th November 2017 - 19th November 2019
Cost: Free event
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
Join us in a host of activities to welcome the Salmon to Gilfach Nature reserve

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

Short talk ; Beavers may help Salmon 1.30pm
Unveiling of an Ira Lightman and Celf y Gwmpas Artwork at 2pm. This artwork is inspired by journeys through Gilfach and the Marteg valley, including those of the Salmon.
Walk to Waterfall with a possibility of seeing leaping Salmon 2.30pm Bring wellies!
Pond dipping to find out what the Salmon eat - all afternoon
Hot chocolate at the Centre to warm up!

Rhayader Writing Group

Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 12th March 2018 - 6th August 2018
Cost: £3 per session
Tickets available from: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Location: CARAD ACTIVITY ROOM
Writing Group

Contact(s): Lorna Jordan
Tel: 01597 810561 (Office)
Sponsored By: CARAD

come along and release your inner writer. A friendly informal group that meet the 2nd Monday of the month.

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2018 - 30th September 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork, prints and cards for sale.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale. Prints and greetings cards also available.

Open daily at the Visitor Centre from 10am until 4pm.

One Day Spoon Carving Workshop

One Day Spoon Carving Workshop
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 21st July 2018
Cost: £60 per person, payable in advance
Location: TBC
Spoon Carving Workshop 9.30am until 4.30pm

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend. Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve.

Learn to carve greenwood spoons using traditional tools. We’ll cover a range of safe carving techniques with axe, straight knife and hook knife. We will look at different types of wood and their properties.

All tools and materials provided. A packed lunch can be provided at additional cost.

Places are limited so please book in advance. £60 per person, payable in advance. Held between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Gin and Jazz at The Lost ARC

Gin and Jazz at The Lost ARC
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 27th July 2018
Cost: £12 or 2 for £20 to include the first cocktail.
Tickets available from: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Location: The Lost ARC, Bridge Street, Rhayader
Come and relax in style at The Lost ARC for an evening of superb gin and superb jazz!

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980262448
Sponsored By: Mrs

Superb jazz guitarist Will Barnes will be bringing his trio to entertain with swing and bebop melodies, whilst we will be offering a hand-picked, quality selection of gins, mixers and garnishes to create a menu of classy cocktails alongside the usual bar offerings and some exciting mocktails for drivers and under 18s.

Archery Taster Session

Archery Taster Session
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 29th July 2018
Cost: £5 per person
Location: Elan Village Green
Hour long archery sessions at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. £5 per person.

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

Hour long sessions to try your hand at archery, £5 per person, minimum age 8, please wear long sleeves.

Meet at Elan Village Green.

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance - please go to www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk. If you require further information please call 01597 811143.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 31st July 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): F
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.

High Ropes Challenge

High Ropes Challenge
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st August 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: 1st August 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

Kayaking on the Reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 2nd August 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

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