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 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.

Easter Egg Scramble

Easter Egg Scramble
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 30th March 2018 - 2nd April 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Easter Egg Scramble 10am - 4pm

Contact(s): Sam

An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family around the Visitor Centre and Cnwch Wood - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg!

No unaccompanied children please. £1 per child.

Exhibition: A Closer Look

Exhibition: A Closer Look
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd April 2018 - 30th June 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Exhibition: A Closer Look 10am - 4pm

Contact(s): Sam

Beautiful screen prints from local artists Cath Allan and Krysia Bass, with items available for sale.

Open daily at the Visitor Centre.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 4th April 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 and 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 and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance.

There are steps inside the dam which may be wet and 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.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 4th April 2018
Location: Penbont car park
Dam Open Day 1 - 4pm

Contact(s): Sam

Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower.

You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the dam – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.

Park at Penbont car park and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance.

There are steps inside the dam which may be wet and 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: 5th April 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
High Ropes Challenge 10am - 1pm

Contact(s): Sam

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

Kayaking on the Reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 5th April 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Kayaking on the Reservoir 2 - 5pm

Contact(s): Sam

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

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

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th April 2018
Location: Llannerch y Cawr car park SN 901616
Powys Ramblers Walk

Contact(s): Sam

Alan Austin of Powys Ramblers will lead a 4.5 mile moderate morning walk around Gro Wood from Llannerch y Cawr car park. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Lunch can be taken at the Visitor Centre if wished. Meet at Llannerch y Cawr car park at 10am. SN 901616.

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 7th April 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Village Tour 2 - 3.30pm

Contact(s): Sam

Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Planetarium Show: Our Place in the Universe

Planetarium Show: Our Place in the Universe
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 8th April 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Planetarium Show: Our Place in the Universe: 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm

Contact(s): Sam

It’s galaxy season! Join Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth as they explore our home address in the Universe. They will also present some interesting facts about other galaxies.

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

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

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