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.

Exhibition: Before the Dams

Exhibition: Before the Dams
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 1st October 2020 - 30th November 2020
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
View photos of the farms around the Elan Valley before the dams were built, by local photographers David James and Dave Richards

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

View photos of the farms around the Elan Valley before the dams were built, by local photographers David James and Dave Richards.

Open daily at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Fungi Fascination

Fungi Fascination
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 10th October 2020
Location: Meet Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, back about 5pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Autumn Craft Fayre

Autumn Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 24th October 2020 - 25th October 2020
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Autumn Craft Fayre in the Elan Valley

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

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.

Held 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: 27th October 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 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.

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 28th October 2020 - 30th October 2020
Cost: £3 per pumpkin, payable on the day
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre and carve your pumpkin ready for Halloween!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Come along to the Elan Valley Visitor Centre and carve your pumpkin ready for Halloween!

Two drop-in sessions - 10.30am until 12.30pm and 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

£3 per pumpkin. No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts

Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 28th October 2020 - 30th October 2020
Cost: £3 per child, payable on the day
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween! Booking essential.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween!

Two sessions - 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£3 per child.No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Night Photography Workshop

Night Photography Workshop
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 30th October 2020
Cost: £20
Tickets available from: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: Elan Links Office
Join our workshop to improve your night time photography

Contact(s): Beth Rees
Tel: 01597811527
Sponsored By: Elan Links

Looking to improve your night photography? Join Daniel Meredith for a relaxed, friendly workshop in the Elan Valley. The evening will include a talk with refreshments and live site tuition, including travel to sites.

Limited places available, booking required. To book, please visit Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/elan-eye-night-photography-workshop-ticke...

Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts and Glitter Tattoos

Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts and Glitter Tattoos
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 31st October 2020
Cost: £5 per child, payable on the day
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween, with glitter tattoos also available!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween, with glitter tattoos also available!

Two sessions - 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£5 per child.No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Spooky Animation Workshop

Spooky Animation Workshop
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 31st October 2020
Cost: Free
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Create a short Halloween inspired stop motion film

Contact(s): Beth Rees
Tel: 01597811527
Sponsored By: Elan Links

Create a creepy, Halloween-themed stop-motion short film with Jim Elliott in our drop in session at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in session. £2 per child, payable on the day.

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