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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.    

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 15th December 2018 - 16th December 2018
Cost: £5 per child, payable on the day
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children can meet him in his Grotto, and receive a gift. £5 per child.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children can meet him in his Grotto, and receive a gift.

While you wait to see Santa why not make your own Christmas crafts and decorations.

Contact 01597 810880. £5 per child.

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

Elan Festive Evening

Elan Festive Evening
Time: 4:00 pm
Date: 15th December 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
late night shopping, carols around the tree, mince pies, mulled cider & non-alcoholic festive punch with carols from 5pm.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

An evening following on from your visit to Santa - late night shopping, carols around the tree, mince pies, mulled cider and non-alcoholic festive punch with carols from 5pm with a local vocal quartet.

Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre from 4pm until 6pm.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 16th December 2018
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
7 mile walk around Penygarreg, Tynllidiart and Graig Coch

Contact(s): Chris Jones
Tel: 01591 620248
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

7 mile walk around Penygarreg, Tynllidiart and Graig Coch lead by Chris Jones.

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th December 2018
Cost: £5 per child, payable on the day
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children can meet him in his Grotto, and receive a gift. £5 per child.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Santa will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children can meet him in his Grotto, and receive a gift.

While you wait to see Santa why not make your own Christmas crafts and decorations?

Contact 01597 810880. £5 per child.

Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre between 10am and 2pm.

Dambusters Walk

Dambusters Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th December 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 40metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb.

Meet at the Visitor Centre at 10am, back about 1pm.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 6th January 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
7 mile walk around Caban Coch Reservoir led by Clive Jackman

Contact(s): Clive Jackman
Tel: 01597 870016
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

7 mile walk around Caban Coch Reservoir.

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th January 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
7 mile Hill Walk from Franksbridge led by Dave Osborn

Contact(s): Dave Osborn
Tel: 07733 968202
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

7 mile Hill Walk from Franksbridge.
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd February 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
6 mile Walk around Llynhellyn, Foice Farm & Gryliss Bungalow led by Ray Harvey

Contact(s): Ray Harvey
Tel: 01597 810047
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk around Llynhellyn, Foice Farm & Gryliss Bungalow.
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 17th February 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
8 mile walk around Ystumtuen led by Yvonne Gulley

Contact(s): Yvonne Gulley
Tel: 01970 890321
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk around Ystumtuen, Henrhiw, Simdde-lwyd, Bwa Drain and Penrhenrhiw.
People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested that walkers bring a packed lunch and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Planetarium Show: The Solar System at Elan Valley

Planetarium Show: The Solar System at Elan Valley
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 24th February 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth and their pop-up planetarium!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth.

We will try to put the Solar System into perspective and present some interesting facts about various moons and planets. Plus we will cover some of the recent research by planetary scientists and what it tells us about the Solar System.

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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