Elan Valley is a place of peace and tranquillity - but it never stops. There is always something to see, whether it is the natural changes of the seasons to organised events within the Estate. We will keep you posted of planned events in this section of the site.
The following is a list of featured events happening at Elan Valley but there is always an upcoming activity for your diary so click through the menu on the left to see everything that may interest you.
Our Visitor Centre is packed with many local crafters and artists offering: handmade jewellery, wildlife photographs, original resin creations, Tracey Baker's Ceramics, table accessories/decor from naturally gathered sources, handmade fairy doors by Rocking Bird, felted and woollen art by Agnes Art Design, homemade jams and chutneys from Mandy's Kitchen, along with several talented local artists using different media.
Sun 23 Oct / 11.00 - 15.00hrs
Join Howey Hedgehog Rescue's Elaine and Nigel to see what goes on behind the scenes during a hedgehog rescue. Learn how to care for our prickly hogs and how to improve our gardens for wildlife.
Wed 26 Oct / 13.00-16.00hrs
Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of the dam wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.
Park at Penbont car park and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance.
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.
Wed 26 Oct / 12-5pm
Come and tell us what makes Elan so special and find out more about the Elan Links Project
Fri 28 Oct / 10.30 - 12.30 & 13.30 - 15.30hrs
Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween. Children to be accompanied children please. Visitor Centre.
Please book in advance on 01597 810880. £3 per child.
Sat 29 Oct / 15.00 - 21.00hrs
Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park is hosting a
Planetarium, Solar System & Galaxy Walk and if clear, an Evening Observation session,
at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on
Saturday 29th October 2016 from 3pm to 9pm
Join Aberystwyth University Astronomers and be taken on a celestial journey of what's in the skies during the forthcoming months with their
FREE Planetarium Shows at 4pm - 5pm - 6pm - 7pm
Sat 5 Nov / 1900 for Fireworks at 1930
BONFIRE & BBQ on Elan Village Green
Bonfire lit at 7pm, Fireworks at 7.30pm
The Show goes on Whatever the Weather
Event organised by the Elan Valley Social Club