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.    

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st July 2020 - 30th September 2020
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Rhayader Art Group’s “Summer Exhibition” showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Rhayader Art Group’s “Summer Exhibition” showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale. Prints and greetings cards also available.

Open daily at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 12th August 2020
Cost: £5 adults, £1 for 16 years and under, half of all proceeds to WaterAid. Cash only at the dam, card payments taken at Centre.
Location: Pen y Garrreg Dam, Elan Valley
Join our Rangers at our Dam Open Day - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam! Open between 1pm and 4pm.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Join our Rangers at our Dam Open Day - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. Open between 1pm and 4pm.
Park at Penbont car park & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There are steps inside the dam which may be wet & in some areas there are low light levels. Children must be carefully supervised at all times. Dogs welcome on short leads.
Entry is £5 for adults & £1 for those aged 16 and under, with half of all proceeds going to WaterAid.

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 15th August 2020
Location: Meet at 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 810880

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.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Blast Off! Bottle Rockets

Blast Off! Bottle Rockets
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 18th August 2020
Cost: £3 per rocket
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Elan Valley Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

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

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Two sessions: 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 21st August 2020
Location: Meet at Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen vavlley
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking essential.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby in the Claerwen valley.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 26th August 2020
Location: Meet Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen valley
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. Booking essential.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby in the Claerwen valley.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 5th September 2020
Cost: £5 adults, £1 16 years and under, half of all proceeds to WaterAid. Cash payments only at the dam, card payments taken at Centre
Location: Pen y Garreg Dam, Elan Valley
Join our Rangers at our Dam Open Day - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam! Open between 1pm and 4pm.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Join our Rangers at our Dam Open Day - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. Open between 1pm and 4pm.
Park at Penbont car park & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There are steps inside the dam which may be wet & in some areas there are low light levels. Children must be carefully supervised at all times. Dogs welcome on short leads.
Entry is £5 for adults & £1 for those aged 16 and under, with half of all proceeds going to WaterAid.

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 7th September 2020
Location: Meet at 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 810880

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.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Start in Oils Workshop

Start in Oils Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 12th September 2020
Cost: £30 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Local artist Angela May Lewis will provide you with full tuition to create an oil painting on canvas from start to finish

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Local artist Angela May Lewis will provide you with full tuition to create an oil painting on canvas from start to finish, using various tools and techniques. Suitable for all abilities.

Places are limited, so please book in advance.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

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

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Blast Off! Bottle Rockets

Blast Off! Bottle Rockets
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th September 2020
Cost: £3 per rocket
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Elan Valley Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

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

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Two sessions: 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

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