Sat 19 Jul to Fri 1 Aug / From 10am to 4:30pm
An exhibition of botanical and nature art by local artist Claire Ward, a member of the SBA, Society of Botanical Artists. A glimpse into the nature of the Elan Valley and other habitats of West Wales, all delicately captured in watercolour. Open from 10am until 4.30pm at the Visitor Centre.
Tue 29 Jul / From 2pm to 4pm
A fun afternoon of pond dipping and bug hunts suitable for all the family. Booking is essential, so call us on 01597 810880.
Wed 30 Jul / From 10am to 4pm
Come and find the RSPB at Elan Valley Visitor Centre to start your own magical quest into the depths of the RSPB Carngafallt reserve and Dŵr Cymru Elan Valley estate, to discover the delights nature has to offer. The RSPB will be providing Nature Quest backpacks, allowing families to seek out and identify magical trees, birds and minibeasts. On return, questers will be honoured for their efforts with a special reward given by the RSPB staff onsite. We’ll be based by the Visitor Centre, so come and find us between 10am – 4pm.
Thu 31 Jul / From 1pm to 4pm
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.
The dam will be open between 1pm and 4pm, simply turn up anytime between these hours.