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.    

Four Valleys and a River

Time: 8:45 am
Date: 26th May 2019
Location: Confirmed when booked
A guided walk in the Elan Valley

Contact(s): Elan Valley Trust
Tel: 01597 810449

Guided Walk led by Tudor Davies
8:45am - 5:00pm
A 10 mile energetic linear walk, passing through four valleys, walking some of the Wye Valley Walk, and part of the Monks Trod, finishing at Pont Marteg on the Wye.
Booking required, call 01597 810449 to book your place, £5 donation toward transport.
Sorry NO DOGS
Please bring suitable clothing, footwear and bring a packed lunch with drinks.

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 28th May 2019
Location: Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley
A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. This is a bookable event.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. No unaccompanied children please.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Book by calling 01597 810880.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby, Claerwen Valley.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 28th May 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Dolau Chapel with lane and upland walk
Dolau Chapel with lane and upland walk led by Rebecca

Contact(s): Rebecca
Tel: 01597 811470

People joining walks do so at their own risk. It is suggested walkers wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the terrain. All walks, except when stated differently meet at the Rhayader Leisure Centre Car Park in Dark Lane at least 5 minutes before the starting time. Dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Tadpole Toddle

Tadpole Toddle
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 29th May 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Centre - suitable for children under the age of 5/6. Bookable event.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come and look at pond animals in your own tray at the Visitor Centre - suitable for younger children under the age of 5/6.

We will also take a toddle to our own small pond in the grounds of the Visitor Centre.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, until about 3.30pm.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Craft drop in session for families

Craft drop in session for families
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 29th May 2019
Cost: £2 per person
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Drop in craft session for families

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

A craft drop in session for families.

Pompom making, peg loom weaving, weaving on sticks and forks, simple braiding and more...

Session open from 10am to 3pm and costs £2 per person

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 30th May 2019
Cost: £5 for adults and £1 for those aged 16 and under, cash payments only.
Location: Penbont car park, Elan Valley
Dam Open Day, turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm. Please note new pricing details.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Join our Rangers at one of our Dam Open Days - a 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 1pm & 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.

Entry: £5 adults, £1 for those aged 16 and under with half of all proceeds going to our chosen charity - WaterAid. Please note that we can only accept cash, no cards.

Bushcraft Taster Session

Bushcraft Taster Session
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 31st May 2019
Cost: £10 per person, payable in advance
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

This is a great way to find out what bushcraft is all about or to build on your current experience. These sessions will cover a variety of subjects such as knife skills, foraging, & natural cordage to name a few.

These sessions will be led by our qualified bushcraft instructor. All tools and equipment provided.

Minimum age 12 years. No unaccompanied children please.

Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£10 per person, payable in advance.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre at 2pm, until about 4pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.