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.    

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.

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 28th October 2019
Cost: £3 per pumpkin
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre and carve your pumpkin ready for Halloween! £3 per pumpkin

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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

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

£3 per pumpkin.

No unaccompanied chidren please.

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 29th October 2019
Cost: £3 per pumpkin
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre and carve your pumpkin ready for Halloween! £3 per pumpkin

Contact(s): Fiona Wase

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

Drop-in anytime between 10.30 am until 12.30 pm.

£3 per pumpkin.

No unaccompanied chidren please.

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

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 30th October 2019
Cost: £3 per pumpkin
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre and carve your pumpkin ready for Halloween! £3 per pumpkin

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

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

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

£3 per pumpkin.

No unaccompanied chidren please.

Bushcraft Taster Session

Bushcraft Taster Session
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 30th October 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.

Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts

Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 31st October 2019
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.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810390

Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween, with spooky glitter tattoos from Inky Sparkles!

No unaccompanied children please.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

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

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£5 per child.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.