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.    

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 18th August 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..

Archery Taster Session

Archery Taster Session
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 19th August 2018
Cost: £5 per person
Location: Elan Village Green
Hour long archery sessions at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. £5 per person.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Lodge
Tel: 01597 811143

Hour long sessions to try your hand at archery, £5 per person, minimum age 8, please wear long sleeves.

Meet at Elan Village Green.

These events are delivered by the Elan Valley Lodge and require booking in advance - please go to www.elanvalleyleisure.co.uk. If you require further information please call 01597 811143.

Birds and Broadleaves

Birds and Broadleaves
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 19th August 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Join Ken Perry for a guided 6.5 mile walk around Llethyr Melyn and Penygarreg.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

Join Ken Perry for a guided 6.5 mile walk around Llethyr Melyn and Penygarreg looking at the restoration of heathland and natural woodland expansion in this area. Plus the opportunity to take stock of the amazing views above Y Foel. A steep climb. Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre SN 928646.

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 21st 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: 22nd 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: 22nd 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

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets

Blast-Off! Bottle Rockets
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 22nd August 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.

Kayaking on the Reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 23rd 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

Exploring Night-time Nature

Exploring Night-time Nature
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 25th August 2018
Location: Llanerch y Cawr car park
Join Sorcha Lewis for an evening bat and moth discovery walk at Llannerch y Cawr.

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust

An evening event. To celebrate European Bat Weekend, join Sorcha Lewis for an evening bat and moth discovery walk at Llannerch y Cawr. Please bring torches. Suitable for families. Meet at Llanerch y Cawr car park SN 901616.

ELAN VALLEY SHOW & SPORTS 2018

ELAN VALLEY SHOW & SPORTS 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th August 2018
Location: Noyadd Farm
Join locals and visitors for an August Bank Holiday Monday afternoon of family fun and entertainment. 10am onwards

Contact(s): Christine Davies
Tel: 01597 811306

Join locals and visitors for an August Bank Holiday Monday afternoon of family fun and entertainment at the local agricultural show and sports. Bar and Refreshments on site.
Show enquiries contact Christine Davies call her on 01597 811306 or email her at galedrhyd@hotmail.com
Location: Noyadd Farm, will be signposted on the day.

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