Featured events

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.

Download the 2017/2018 Events Guide here: English | Cymraeg

Archery Taster Session

Archery Taster Sessions:

 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm

Hour long sessions to try your hand at archery, £5pp, minimum age 8, please wear long sleeves.

Meet at Elan Village Green.

To book call 01597 811143

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Canoe or Kayak on the reservoir

Canoe or Kayak on the reservoir

Meet at: Visitor Centre

Adult £17.50, 8-18s £12.50.

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak. After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Min age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case!

All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.

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High Ropes Challenge

High Ropes Challenge

Meet at: Visitor Centre

Adults £20 Under 18’s £15

Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir. You don’t need experience or to be super fit, however you must be over 1.4m tall, have a waist of less than 43” and be able to climb a rope ladder. You will also need transport, stout shoes and appropriate clothing.

All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.

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Dragons and Damsels

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby.

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Kayaking on reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir:

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Min age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case! Adult £17.50, 8-18s £12.50.

All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.

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Dam Open Day

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 – 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.

Minimum donation £1 for adults and children.

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High Ropes Challenge

10am-1pm High Ropes Challenge

Meet at: Visitor Centre

Adults £20 Under 18’s £15

Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir. You don’t need experience or to be super fit, however you must be over 1.4m tall, have a waist of less than 43” and be able to climb a rope ladder. You will also need transport, stout shoes and appropriate clothing.

All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.

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Canoe or Kayak on the reservoir

Canoe or Kayak on the reservoir

Meet at: Visitor Centre

Adult £17.50, 8-18s £12.50.

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak. After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Min age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case!

All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.

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Dragons and Damsels

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family.

Booking is essential - only 20 places available.

Please call 01597 810880 to book.

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby.

View more...

Kayaking on reservoir

Kayaking on the Reservoir:

Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.

After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Min age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case! Adult £17.50, 8-18s £12.50.

All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.

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