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.    

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 17th April 2019
Cost: £5 for adults and £1 for those aged 16 and under, cash payments only.
Location: Penbont car park, Elan Valley
Dam Open Day, turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm. Please note new pricing details.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Rangers at one of our Dam Open Days - a chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam & up to the central tower.

Park at Penbont car park & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There is no need to book, simply turn up anytime between 1pm & 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.

Entry: £5 adults, £1 for those aged 16 and under with half of all proceeds going to our chosen charity - WaterAid. Please note that we can only accept cash, no cards.

Pompom Bonanza

Pompom Bonanza
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 17th April 2019
Cost: £2 per person
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Drop in pompom making session

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

A craft drop in session for families.

Make lots of pompoms, try some simple weaving on sticks and forks or have a go at peg loom weaving.

Session runs from 10am to 3pm and costs £2 per person

Easter Egg Scramble

Easter Egg Scramble
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 19th April 2019 - 22nd April 2019
Cost: £1 per child
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family around Cnwch Wood - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre anytime between 10am and 4pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Zero Talent and Last Tree Squad - 2 great live bands in one night!

Zero Talent and Last Tree Squad - 2 great live bands in one night!
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: 20th April 2019
Cost: £5.00
Tickets available from: Friday, March 15, 2019
Location: The Lost ARC
2 great live bands in one night at The Lost ARC! Ska, Punk, Reggae, Hip Hop and Dub...

Contact(s): Glenda Carter
Tel: 07980 262448

ZERO TALENT is punk, ska, a touch of reggae, a precise rhythm section, a brass section (trumpet, trombone, saxophone) and dynamic lyrics in french which speak of social issues. First and foremost a live band, but also able to express themselves in studio having made several albums to date.
LAST TREE SQUAD bring an explosive and aggressive performance of home-grown, original material. Strictly meaningful and politically relatable, keep alert for their heavy-weight live performance!

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th April 2019
Cost: £3 per rocket
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Two sessions - 10am - 12 noon and 1pm - 3pm.

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 27th April 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th April 2019
Location: Meet at the Visitor Centre.
A walk in the Elan Valley

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust
Tel: 01597 810449

Emlyn and Shirley will lead a 7 mile strenuous walk beside Caban Coch Reservoir to Nant y Gro Dam then up onto the hills above the reservoir to Llannerch y Cawr and on to Nantgwyllt Church, returning via the Elan Valley Trail. Stunning views guaranteed. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 28th April 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Start: Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane
8 mile walk from Llanwrthwl including Y Gamriw, the Clyn and Carn Gefallt led by Alan Austin

Contact(s): Alan Austin
Tel: 01597 811051
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk from Llanwrthwl including Y Gamriw, the Clyn and Carn Gefallt.
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.

Beginners Navigation

Beginners Navigation
Time: 9:30 am
Date: 29th April 2019
Location: Meet at the Visitor Centre
Learn to use a map and compass

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust
Tel: 01597 810449

Join Terry Smith for a hands-on day of map and compass reading. With both theory and practical application this workshop will improve your understanding of maps and access to the countryside. N.B. There is an advanced workshop being held on Saturday 4th May. Please book your place on 01597 810449 or email info@elanvalleytrust.org

Free machine embroidery

Free machine embroidery
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 4th May 2019
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Exploring colour and texture in free machine embroidery

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597810237

Local textile artist, Bronwen Jenkins, will lead this one day workshop.
Please bring your sewing machine with a suitable foot for free machine embroidery.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of homemade soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking.
Spaces are limited to 4.

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