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.    

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

An Intergalactic live music Extravaganza

An Intergalactic live music Extravaganza
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 31st October 2018
Cost: £8.00
Tickets available from: Friday, August 24, 2018
Location: The Lost ARC, Rhayader
Come an join us for an intergalactic adventure with live music from the incredible Henge, and records from Dr Funkenstein's 'EAR

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448

ATTENTION EARTH!!
This is Henge.
We come in the name of RAVE.
We bring you the gift of COSMIC DROSS - A kind of music new to your world.
We have news. Planet Earth is an experiment.
Your species was sent codes from SPACE, to help you LOVE and DANCE.
But your leaders grew scared. They hid the codes from you.
Now your CONSCIOUSNESS SHRINKS and they DESTROY your world with weapons of WAR.
RAVELINGS OF EARTH, REBEL!
Absorb the mutated frequencies of Cosmic Dross.
There are no earth words to describe these sounds, but you will learn how to LOVE and DANCE again!

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.

PONT AR ELAN SHOW COUNTRY & WESTERN EVENING

PONT AR ELAN SHOW COUNTRY & WESTERN EVENING
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 17th November 2018
Cost: £5 per ticket
Tickets available from: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Location: ELAN VALLEY HOTEL, ELAN VALLEY
Country & Western Evening

Contact(s): Pam Davies, Chairman on 01597 810169 or Tudor Davies, Secretary on 01597 811299
Sponsored By: Pont ar Elan Show Committee

Country & Western Evening
In aid of Pont ar Elan Show funds
with "The Singing Farmer" Mr John Hughes
at the Elan Valley Hotel, in the heart of the Elan Valley
Come along for a good night of entertainment, ALL WELCOME
8pm till late
Tickets available from all committee show members

Open Arts Exhibition

Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th November 2018 - 14th December 2018
Cost: £5 per entry if accepted
Tickets available from: Friday, August 10, 2018
Location: carad gallery
Calling all artists and makers showcase your talents here at CARAD.

Contact(s): Krysia Bass
Tel: 1597810561
Sponsored By: CARAD

Winter Open Arts Exhibition

General information and entry requirements

We will be hosting an Open Arts exhibition from the 24th Nov - 14th Dec 2018.

We welcome submission / entries from artists and makers at any stage in their career. All mediums welcome: paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media work, photographs textiles, jewellery, ceramics, wood etc.
For more details email all@carad.org.uk.
Deadline for entries is the 9th November 2018.
Successful entries will be emailed by 14th November and the panel's decision is final.

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