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.    

Water, Rocks and Hills in the Watercolour Landscape

Water, Rocks and Hills in the Watercolour Landscape
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd June 2018
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Beginners & more experienced can benefit & learn from many tried & tested techniques to create an exciting Watercolour Landscape

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Beginners or more experienced can benefit and learn from many tried and tested techniques to create an exciting Elan Valley Watercolour Landscape.

This workshop by local artist and qualified tutor, David Ward, is ideal for beginners.

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.

5k Series

5k Series
Time: 6:30 pm
Date: 6th June 2018
Location: Caban Coch Dam car park
Third & final part of the 5k Series 2018 organised by Rhayader Running Club.

Contact(s): Rhayader Running Club

6.30pm start.
Third & final part of the 5k Series 2018 organised by Rhayader Running Club.
1 mile children's race starting at 7pm
and the 5k race starting at 7.30pm
For more information go to www.rhayaderac.org.uk/5km.php
Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park

Planetarium Show: Our Sun

Planetarium Show: Our Sun
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 9th June 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Be taken on an exciting planetarium journey of our nearest star, the Sun. Four free shows - 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth and be taken on an exciting planetarium journey of our nearest star, the Sun.

You will have the opportunity to observe the Sun through their specialised solar telescopes.

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

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

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 9th June 2018
Cost: £20 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Taking inspiration from the wild Elan landscape, join award winning local writer Peter Cox for an enjoyable workshop.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Taking inspiration from the wild Elan landscape, join award winning local writer Peter Cox for an enjoyable ‘no experience necessary’ workshop that will stretch your creative muscles.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£20 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book. Held from 10am until 1pm.

Coloured and Graphite Pencils Tonal Value Workshop

Coloured and Graphite Pencils Tonal Value Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 10th June 2018
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
This workshop covers both coloured and graphite pencils, led by Dave Richards

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

This workshop covers both coloured and graphite pencils and is designed to give a good understanding of techniques, materials used, and how these may be applied to your favourite subject matter.

It is suitable for beginners and those with some drawing experience.

Workshop led by local artist Dave Richards, who as a Signature Member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society.

Places are limited so please book in advance. £30 per person, payable in advance.

Please call the Elan Valley Visitor Centre to book. Held between 10am and 4pm.

What's that Bee?

What's that Bee?
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 10th June 2018
Location: Caban Coch car park
What's that Bee? 1pm - 3pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

Take a short walk along the Elan Valley Trail with Janice Vincett to discover what bees are buzzing around and how to identify them. Meet at Caban Coch car park SN 924645.

Wood for the Trees

Wood for the Trees
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 16th June 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A walk through Cnwch wood with our woodland Ranger looking at trees and their properties.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A walk through Cnwch wood with our woodland Ranger looking at trees and their properties.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm for a leisurely stroll through Cnwch wood. Back about 3.30pm.

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 23rd June 2018
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 at 2pm, back about 3.30pm.

Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees and Discovering Dragons

Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees and Discovering Dragons
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th June 2018
Location: Llanerch y Cawr car park
Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees and Discovering Dragons 10am - 12.30pm

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

Join Sorcha and Janice Local Wildlife Guides to celebrate “National Insect Week”. You will have the opportunity to learn the skills required to seek out some of our truly fascinating insect species. Bring your camera for pictures and suitable clothing/sun cream/insect repellent. Meet at Llanerch y Cawr car park SN 901616.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 30th June 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.

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