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 2016/2017 Events Guide here: English | Cymraeg

Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group

Fri 1 Jul to Fri 30 Sep
/ 10.00am - 16.00hrs

Rhayader Art Group return by popular demand to showcase their collective local talent.

Originals, prints and cards will be on sale. The artists can very often be found working on a project. They delight in talking about their work, and are happy to receive commisions.

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Wildlife Tracking

Meet at Dol y Mynach layby to help our Rangers discover the videos captured on our wildlife camera traps.

Work together to discover other signs of wildlife in the area. Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

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Dam Patrol

Join our Dam Inspector on a regular patrol to learn about the history and monitoring of our dams and reservoirs.

Booking essential 01597 810880.

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Wonder of Wool

To celebrate "National Wool Week" join Sorcha Lewis to try your hand at felting some wool from local fleeces and see how easy your own wool art can be.  This half day workshop is an introduction to the techniques for felting natural fleeces.  
Cost of £3.50 per person to cover materials.
Please book on 01597 810880, MORNING EVENT


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Winter Craft Fayre

Sat 22 Oct to Sun 23 Oct
/ 10.00 - 16.00hrs

Our Visitor Centre is packed with over 20 local crafters and artists offering: handmade jewellery, wildlife photographs, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, willow basket making, up-cycled garden art, natural homemade remedies & teas and traditional Welsh pottery.

Parents browse at your leisure thanks to our children’s craft table.

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Howey Hedgehog Resuce

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.

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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 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.

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Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts

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.

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