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

Elan Links: People, Nature, Water Launch Event

Elan Links: People, Nature, Water is a five-year, £3.3million investment for the Elan Valley. It aims to secure the Elan Valley's natural and cultural heritage and boost opportunities for visitors.

The Elan Links scheme is funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Elan Valley Trust and Dŵr Cymru. In total 26 projects will be delivered by 2023.

To celebrate the start of the delivery phase, we are holding a special launch event at Elan Valley Visitor Centre on Saturday 24 March, from 10.30am. 

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Powys Ramblers Walk

Chris Jones of Powys Ramblers will lead an 8 mile moderate circular walk around Ty’n-y-pant and Nant Madog from Elan Village. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at the Elan Village Green at 10am. SN 935654.

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Blast Off! Bottle Rockets

Come along to the Visitor Centre to design, manufacture and launch your own rocket.

Only £3 for your rocket materials.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

No unaccompanied children please.

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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!

No unaccompanied children please. £1 per child.

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Exhibition: A Closer Look

Beautiful screen prints from local artists Cath Allan and Krysia Bass, with items available for sale.

Open daily at the Visitor Centre.

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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 entry £1 for adults and children.

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Powys Ramblers Walk

Powys Ramblers Walk

Alan Austin of Powys Ramblers will lead a 4.5 mile moderate morning walk around Gro Wood from Llannerch y Cawr car park.  Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Lunch can be taken at the Visitor Centre if wished. Meet at Llannerch y Cawr car park at 10am. SN 901616.

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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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Planetarium Show: Our Place in the Universe

It’s galaxy season! Join Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth as they explore our home address in the Universe. They will also present some interesting facts about other galaxies.

Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.

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Birdwatching Safari

A tour of the Estate with a birdwatching expert to see the typical breeding birds of the area.

Suitable for beginners and experienced bird watchers.

Please bring binoculars if you have them and suitable clothing/footwear for some short walks.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Bookings in advance on 01597 810880.

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