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.

To download a copy of this year’s Events Guide please click on the following links:
English / Cymraeg

Download the 2017/2018 Events Guide here: English | Cymraeg

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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Celtic Constellations - A Talk

Find out about the mythology around Celtic Constellations.  David Williams, producer of the Celtic Constellations star chart, will provide his interpretation of the constellations. 

As one of only three internationally dark sky accredited areas in Wales, the Elan Valley offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the night sky. 

This free talk will offer an interpretation of the stars.

It will talk place in the Rhayader Museum and Gallery.

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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.

23 Mehefin
Dydd Sadwrn -  Taith y Pentref

2-3.30yp.  Dysgwch am hanes argae Caban Coch, pentref y gweithwyr ac hanesion eraill ar y daith gerdded un filltir hawdd yma.


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Fabric Exoplanets and Stars workshop

Learn applique techniques to create imaginary worlds.  The finished articles will be used to create a fabric hanging which will be displayed at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre during the dark skies day on 29 October.

Join Cath Allan throughout the afternoon to be part of this.

This free workshop will take place at Rhayader Museum and Gallery.  It is open for anyone to join in from 12pm.

For more information, either email: andrea.jones@elanvalley.org.uk or call 01597 811527.



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Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees and Discovering Dragons

Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees and Discovering Dragons

Join Sorcha and Janice, Local Wildlife Guides, to celebrate “National Insect Week”. You will have the opportunity to learn the skills required to seek out some of our truly fascinating insect species. Bring your camera for pictures and suitable clothing/sun cream/insect repellent. Meet at Llanerch y Cawr car park SN 901616.

24 Mehefin
Dydd Sul – Gwyfynod Hudolus, Gwenyn Prydferth a Darganfod Dreigiau

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Photographing Elan’s Meadows

This free, one-day workshop will help new and improving photographers learn how to capture these meadows on camera. 

The Elan Valley is home to many upland hay meadows, including a coronation meadow – all of which are a wonderful sight in full bloom.

It is a wonderful place to take photographs, in order to preserve some of that beauty. The workshop will focus on outdoor photography, delving into the basics of landscapes, meadows, flowers and wildlife photographs.

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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. Turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

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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Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group

Rhayader Art Group's "Summer Exhibition" showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale. Prints and greetings cards also available.

Open daily at the Visitor Centre.


Gorffennaf hyd Fedi
Grŵp Celf Rhaeadr

Arddangosfa o dalentau amrywiol a’r gwaith celf unigryw ar werth.  Printiau a chardiau cyfarchion hefyd ar gael.


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Nature Friendly Farming

Nature Friendly Farming

Join Sorcha Lewis on a traditional upland hill farm in the heart of the Elan valley to learn about how much diverse wildlife is cared for by our upland farming community. We will look at some rare species and habitats that are being cared for on the Elan Valley Estate. Meet at Gwaelod y Rhos car park SN 902673.

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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.

1 Gorffennaf
Dydd Sul – Chwythiad! Rocedi Potel

10yb – 12yp & 1 – 3yp.  Dewch i’r Ganolfan Ymwelwyr i gynllunio, cynhyrchu a lansio’ch rocet eich hun.  Dim ond £3 am eich deunydd roced.  Dim plant digwmni.

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