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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.    

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

Crafters Fair

Crafters Fair
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 4th August 2018
Cost: £10
Tickets available from: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Location: CARAD Theatre
Sell your crafts or spare materials as well as showcasing your talents.

Contact(s): CARAD
Tel: 01597810561
Sponsored By: CARAD

We are holding a Crafters fair and all are welcome ,Come along and sell your crafts as well as any spare materials you may have. Tables are only £10 to book please contact CARAD on 01597 810 561

Dambusters Walk

Dambusters Walk
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 4th August 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 at 2pm, back about 5pm.

Good Food and Good Music with Fellow Pynins

Good Food and Good Music with Fellow Pynins
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 7th August 2018
Cost: £20 to include meal
Tickets available from: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Location: The Lost ARC, Bridge Street, Rhayader
An evening of wholesome food and great music. Fellow Pynins, from Oregon, USA will be joining us to tell tales and sing songs

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

Fellow Pynins is a tender duo birthed out of years of travelling, child-rearing and touring. Their songs tell stories old and dreams. Wielding clawhammer banjo, bouziki, mandolin and guitar Dani and Ian pour their hearts into the sounds of their woven folk tales.

Alongside the music we will be serving a delicious two course meal - all diets catered for - contact Glenda for the menu. Booking essential for this event

Astrocymru: 3D Astronomy and Space

Astrocymru: 3D Astronomy and Space
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 7th August 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join Emma Wride from Astrocymru and learn about Space through a 3D cinematic experience! 10am - 4pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

10am - 4pm. Join Emma Wride from Astrocymru and learn about Space through a 3D cinematic experience! We will explore the surface of solar system bodies, see the sizes of celestial objects in our Universe, learn about the birth of the Solar System and much more! Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Kayaking on the Reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 8th 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): E
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

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 8th August 2018
Location: Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking is essential on 01597 810880 - only 20 places available

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.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby. Held between 2pm and 3.30pm.

High Ropes Challenge

High Ropes Challenge
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 8th 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: 9th 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

'Credit cards and cocktail sticks' - fun with oil paints without any brushes

'Credit cards and cocktail sticks' - fun with oil paints without any brushes
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 11th August 2018
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Have a go at oil painting without brushes, with Angela May Lewis, a local artist.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Have a go at oil painting without brushes, with Angela May Lewis, a local artist.

A fun way to create an oil painting on canvas using old credit cards and cocktail sticks. Full guidance given.

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.

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