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.    

Welcoming the Salmon at Gilfach Reserve

 Welcoming the Salmon at Gilfach Reserve
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 19th November 2017 - 19th November 2019
Cost: Free event
Location: Gilfach Farmyard and visitor centre
Join us in a host of activities to welcome the Salmon to Gilfach Nature reserve

Contact(s): Barbara Brown
Tel: 01597 870301

Short talk ; Beavers may help Salmon 1.30pm
Unveiling of an Ira Lightman and Celf y Gwmpas Artwork at 2pm. This artwork is inspired by journeys through Gilfach and the Marteg valley, including those of the Salmon.
Walk to Waterfall with a possibility of seeing leaping Salmon 2.30pm Bring wellies!
Pond dipping to find out what the Salmon eat - all afternoon
Hot chocolate at the Centre to warm up!

Exhibition: Fairy Tales from Middle Wales

Exhibition: Fairy Tales from Middle Wales
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st October 2019 - 31st December 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A.K. Skipsey's colourful exploration into fable and myth, old and new, fantasy and truth, set in local landscapes.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A.K. Skipsey's colourful exploration into fable and myth, old and new, fantasy and truth, set in local landscapes. There's a story here for everyone depicted on lively vibrant canvases.

Open daily from 10am until 4pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop

Standing Wool Rug Making Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 14th November 2019
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Discover this forgotten rug making technique with Rosemary Stow, one of the few practitioners of this craft in the UK.

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

As with all rag rug making techniques, standing wool uses upcycled materials - specifically boiled wool. All tools and materials will be provided but, if you have any wool jumpers or scarves that have shrunk in the wash please bring them along.

At the end of the workshop you will have made a couple of coasters and/ or a trivet which could also form the centre of a rug should you wish to continue with this craft.

The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 17th November 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Nantgwyllt with walk around Caban Coch
7 mile walk around Caban Coch Reservoir

Contact(s): Clive Jackman
Tel: 01597870016
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk around Caban Coch Reservoir lead by Clive Jackman.

People joining walks do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. It is suggested that walkers carry food and drink and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and the season. Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk from joining the group for whatever reason.
For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Leisure Centre Car Park at least 5 minutes before the starting

An Introduction to Rag Rug Making

An Introduction to Rag Rug Making
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th November 2019
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Learn the hooking and prodding techniques of rag rug making with Rosemary Stow.

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

Using a hook or prodder, hessian and yarn, you will learn how to create rugs, cushion covers, wall art and accessories.
All tools and materials are provided but please bring along any yarn, ribbons, or fabric you would like to experiment with.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking your place

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st December 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Glascwm taking in Little Hill
8 mile walk around Glascwm taking in Little Hill lead by Gareth and Sian

Contact(s): Gareth and Sian
Tel: 07702357380

8 mile around Glascwm taking in Little Hill lead by Gareth and Sian

People joining walks do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. It is suggested that walkers carry food and drink and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and the season. Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk from joining the group for whatever reason.
For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Leisure Centre Car Park at least 5 minutes before t

Christmas Craft Fayre

Christmas Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 7th December 2019 - 8th December 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Craft Fayre at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre

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

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Elan Festive Evening

Elan Festive Evening
Time: 4:00 pm
Date: 14th December 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to our festive evening with shopping, carols and mulled wine

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come and join us on our festive evening - late night shopping, carols around the tree, mince pies, truffles and mulled wine with carols from 5pm with Rhayader Male Voice Choir.

Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre between 4pm and 6pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 15th December 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Ochr-Cefen, Rhydoldog, From- Dorddu Cefn
7 mile walk from Dorddu Cefn to Ochr-Cefen, Rhydoldog

Contact(s): Dave Connelly
Tel: 01597 810299
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

7 mile walk Dorddu Cefn to Ochr-Cefen, Rhydoldog

People joining walks do so at their own risk, with no responsibility being attached to any other individual or the group as a whole. It is suggested that walkers carry food and drink and wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain and the season. Leaders reserve the right to exclude walkers they do not judge capable of safely completing the walk from joining the group for whatever reason.
For all walks, except where stated differently, please meet at the Leisure Centre Car Park at least 5 minutes before the starting time.

Dambusters Walk

Dambusters Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th December 2019
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 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 10am, back about 1pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

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