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: Elan Landscape Heritage Partnership

Tue 10 Jan to Fri 31 Mar
/ 10.00 - 16.00hrs

Elan Links Exhibition

Discover how the Heritage Lottery Fund has helped form partnerships to invest £3 million to conserve and enhance the Elan Estate and local communities.

For more details about the Elan Links Landscape Heritage Partnership, click here:

http://www.elanvalley.org.uk/about/elan-links

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Watercolours Can be Fun

Local artist Jennifer Chandler will show you how to use additives and everyday items to help watercolour paint itself.

It only requires imagination and no painting skills to create unique work.

Everyone can succeed irrespective of ability and have fun.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£30 per person, payable in advance.

Please contact Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

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Village Tour

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

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Wildlife Tracking

Join our Ranger Team at Dol y Mynach layby to learn all about the Elan Valley Wildlife and where to find it and the signs it leaves behind, also help us pick suitable locations for our wildlife cameras and come back to review our footage in the autumn. Please call 01597 810880 to book.

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Easter Egg Scramble

An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family around the Visitor Centre and Cnwch Wood - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg!

50p per child.

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Easter Egg Scramble

An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family around the Visitor Centre and Cnwch Wood - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg! 50p per child.

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Easter Egg Scramble

An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family around the Visitor Centre and Cnwch Wood - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg! 50p per child.

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Easter Egg Scramble

An Easter Treasure Hunt for the whole family around the Visitor Centre and Cnwch Wood - work together for your chance to win an Easter Egg! 50p per child.

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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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Canoe or Kayak on the reservoir

2-5pm

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!

Adult £17.50, 8-18s £12.50.

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