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.

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk, Nantmel, Grangewood, Hill Walk

Rhayader Walkers Tuesday Evening Walk, Nantmel, Grangewood, Hill Walk
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: 1st October 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Rhayader Town Walk
1.5 mile walk around Rhayader Town led by Ray Harvey

Contact(s): Ray Harvey
Tel: 01597 810047
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

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.

Free machine embroidery

Free machine embroidery
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 3rd October 2019
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Exploring colour and texture in free machine embroidery

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597810237

Local textile artist, Bronwen Jenkins, will lead this one day workshop.
Please bring your sewing machine with a suitable foot for free machine embroidery.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of homemade soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking.
Spaces are limited to 4.

Fungi Fascination

Fungi Fascination
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 12th October 2019
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A short walk to look at the fascinating world of fungi with Ray Woods.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 13th October 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Llandegley with Trewern and the Dingles
7.5 mile walk from Llandegley including Trewern and the Dingles led by Dave Osborn

Contact(s): Dave Osborn
Tel: 07733968202
Sponsored By: Rhayader Walkers

Walk from Llandegley with Trewern and the Dingles.
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.

Free Machine Embroidery using Dissolvables

Free Machine Embroidery using Dissolvables
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 25th October 2019
Cost: £45, including lunch and refreshments
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Discover the uses of dissolvables to create 3D effects in free machine embroidery.

Contact(s): Rosemary Stow
Tel: 01597 810237

Local textile artist, Bronwen Jenkins, will guide you through the many ways in which dissolvables can be used in free machine embroidery.
Please bring a sewing machine together with a suitable foot.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm with a break at 1pm for a lunch of homemade soup and bread.
Please state any dietary requirements when booking .
Places are limited to 4.

Autumn Craft Fayre

Autumn Craft Fayre
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 26th October 2019 - 27th October 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.

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk

Rhayader Walkers Sunday Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 27th October 2019
Cost: Free
Location: The Snatcher, Yardro with Water-Breaks-Its-Neck
7.5 mile walk around "The Snatcher, Yardro with Water-Breaks-Its-Neck" led by Chris Jones

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

Walk around "The Snatcher, Yardro with Water-Breaks-Its-Neck".
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.

Dam Open Day

Dam Open Day
Time: 1:00 pm
Date: 29th October 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 and 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 is £5 for adults & £1 for those aged 16 and under with half of all proceeds going to our chosen charity - WaterAid. We can only take cash payments, no cards.

Craft drop in session for families

Craft drop in session for families
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 30th October 2019
Cost: £2 per person
Location: Quillies, East Street, Rhayader
Drop in craft session for families including 'poke the dragon'

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 'poke the dragon'.
Session open from 10am to 3pm and costs £2 per person

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