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: 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.

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.

Rhayader Annual Community Carol Singing

Time: 7:30 pm
Date: 23rd December 2019
Cost: Free event
Location: Under the Christmas Tree at the Town Clock in the centre of Rhayader
Annual Community Carol Singing under Christmas Tree at Rhayader Town Clock

Contact(s): David Owen Evans, Hon Secretary, Rhayader Christmas Tree Committee
Tel: 07814 564749
Sponsored By: Rhayader Christmas Tree Committee

The carol singing will be conducted by Christine Humphreys and the accompanist will be John Humphreys. The local Voices in Unity Choir will assist with the singing and the usual large attendance of people from the Town and surrounding villages is expected and a warm invitation is extended to everyone to come along and join in this traditional and popular annual event. If the weather is wet the event will be held in the Bethel Baptist Church in South Street nearby.

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.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th December 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Winter Surprise Walk!
Surprise winter walk from Rhayader.

Contact(s): Clive Jackman
Tel: 01597870016

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. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Dam Open Hour

Dam Open Hour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 2nd January 2020
Cost: £5 adults, £1 for those aged 16 years and under, cash payments only at the dam. Half of all proceeds to WaterAid.
Location: Pen y Garreg Dam, Elan Valley
Join our Rangers at our first ever Dam Open Hour - a chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam & up to the central tower

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Join our Rangers at our first ever Dam Open Hour - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower.
Park at Penbont car park and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There is no need to book, simply turn up anytime between 2pm and 3pm.

There are steps inside the dam which may be wet and in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.

Entry is £5 for adults and £1 for those aged 16 and under with half of all proceeds going to our chosen charity - WaterAid.

Dam Open Hour

Dam Open Hour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 2nd January 2020
Cost: £5 adults, £1 for 16 years and under, half of all proceeds to WaterAid
Location: Pen y Garreg Dam, Elan Valley
A chance to go inside Pen y Garreg Dam! 2-3pm, £5 adults, £1 16 years and under

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Join our Rangers at our first ever Dam Open Hour - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam & up to the central tower.

Park at Penbont car park & take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance. There is no need to book, simply turn up anytime between 2pm & 3pm.

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.

Entry is £5 for adults & £1 for 16 years & under with half of all proceeds going to WaterAid. Please note that we can only accept cash payments.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walks
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 12th January 2020
Cost: Free
Location: Beular, Walking aroundCribarth
7 mile walk around Cribath starting from Beulah

Contact(s): Chris Jones
Tel: 01591 620248
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

7 mile walk around Cribath starting from Beulah.
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.

RSWD Spinning & Woolcraft Day

RSWD Spinning & Woolcraft Day
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 25th January 2020
Cost: £3
Tickets available from: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Penybont Community Centre
A sociable woolly learning opportunity touring the village halls of Radnorshire

Contact(s): Alison Ross
Tel: 07399668268
Sponsored By: Radnorshire Spinners Weavers & Dyers

Croeso cynnes i bawb !
Beginners welcome - Spare equipment and help available
Welcome also to join us on our Village Hall Crawl around Radnorshire !
We are also on Facebook

Please bring your lunch, and also, if you have them:
● your spinning wheel/s, loom, knitting, whatever you do/can carry
● something you have made lately to show and inspire others
● Any fibre, equipment, books or products to sell, via sales table

Talk topic: TBC

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