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.    

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

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.

Christmas Craft Fayre

Christmas Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 8th December 2018 - 9th December 2018
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering a range of products.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.

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

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.

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.

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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