Mon 5 Oct to Thu 31 Dec / 10.00am - 4.30pm
Ian Collins expands our perspectives with an out of this world exhibition of our Dark Skies.
Wed 21 Oct / 1pm - 3pm
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 hog and how to improve our gardens for wildlife.
Sat 24 Oct to Sun 25 Oct / 10.00am - 4.00pm
Handmade jewellery, chocolates, preserves, wildlife and landscape photography, wooden crafts, up-cycled garden art, felted art, paintings and much more. A great opportunity to experience local craft demonstrations and to do some shopping. Visitor Centre.
Wed 28 Oct / 1pm - 4pm
Join our Rangers at one of our big Dam Open Days - an exclusive chance to venture into the Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a birds-eye view of the Reservoir wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.
Meet at: Dam entrance 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.
Thu 29 Oct / 10am - 10pm
Handle a meteor, build your own rocket and view the night sky through a telescope or from the comfort of an inflatable planetarium!
These are just a few of the activities taking place at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 29th October, as part of our Astronomy Day.
This ‘out of this world’ day to be held during the half term school holidays will be taking place in celebration of Elan Valley being awarded Dark Sky Status… the first privately-owned location in the world to be given the accolade!