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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.    

Father Christmas at Elan

Father Christmas at Elan
Time: 11:00 am
Date: 19th December 2020 - 20th December 2020
Cost: To be confirmed
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Father Christmas will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Father Christmas will be stopping at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. There will be Christmas craft activities while you wait to see him.

No unaccompanied children please. Price to be confirmed.

Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Get Festive with Rhayader Male Voice Choir

Get Festive with Rhayader Male Voice Choir
Time: 3:00 pm
Date: 20th December 2020
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Get festive after your visit to see Father Christmas with Rhayader Male Voice Choir.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Get festive after your visit to see Father Christmas with Rhayader Male Voice Choir.

Traditional Welsh songs and carols with mince pies, mulled wine and truffles.

Held at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre between 3pm and 4.30pm.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Dambusters Walk

Dambusters Walk
Time: 10:00 am
Date: 28th December 2020
Location: Meet Elan Valley Visitor Centre
A 4 mile guided walk including the remains of Nant y Gro Dam

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

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.

Dam Open Hour

Dam Open Hour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 29th December 2020
Cost: £5 adults, £1 for 16 years and under, half of all proceeds to WaterAid. Cash only at the dam, credit card payments at Centre.
Location: Pen y Garreg Dam, Elan Valley
Join our Rangers at our Dam Open Hour - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam! Open between 2pm and 3pm.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Join our Rangers at our Dam Open Hour - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. Open between 2pm and 3pm.
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.

Make your own Bird Feeder

Make your own Bird Feeder
Time: 10:30 am
Date: 31st December 2020
Cost: £3 per person, payable on the day
Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Come along to the Visitor Centre and make your own bird feeder to keep the birds happy this winter!

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Come along to the Elan Valley Visitor Centre and make your own bird feeder to keep the birds happy this winter!

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

£3 per person. No unaccompanied children please.

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

Village Tour

Village Tour
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 1st January 2021
Location: Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

Contact(s): Fiona Wase
Tel: 01597 810880

Learn about the history of Caban Coch Dam, the workers’ village and other stories on this easy one mile walk.

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

We reserve the right to change/cancel events.

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