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.
Sat 3 Mar / Registration from 10.00am
Rhayader Round the Lakes
20m/5m & Kids Race
Organised by Rhayader Running Club
More details go to www.rhayaderac.org.uk/roundthelakes/index.php
Registration takes place in Rhayader Leisure Centre
For the kids race, please register at Rhayader Primary School before 10.50am
For both Senior races, registration to be completed by 12.30pm in the main hall of the Leisure Centre.
Sat 24 Mar / 10am-4pm
You are invited to the Heritage Lottery Fund / Elan Links launch day as they move into the five-year delivery phase of the project. This programme of investment will safeguard the unique and special heritage of the Elan Valley whilst increasing enjoyment, education, training, and recreational opportunities for the benefit of all.
Mon 26 Mar / 10am
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.
Wed 28 Mar / 10am - 12 noon & 1 - 3pm
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.
Fri 30 Mar to Mon 2 Apr / 10am - 4pm
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.
Tue 3 Apr to Sat 30 Jun / 10am - 4pm
Beautiful screen prints from local artists Cath Allan and Krysia Bass, with items available for sale.
Open daily at the Visitor Centre.
Wed 4 Apr / 1 - 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 – 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.
Fri 6 Apr / 10am
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.
Sat 7 Apr / 2 - 3.30pm
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.
Sun 8 Apr / 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm
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.