Featured events

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.









Our digital version of the Elan Valley Events Guide 2020-2021 is out now!

Print copies will soon be available from the Elan Valley Visitor Centre or local retail outlets.

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

*CANCELLED* Exhibition: The Natural World in Stained Glass and Feathers

Mandi, ‘The Feather Lady’, based in North Somerset is best known for her exquisite paintings of birds of prey on real feathers. This unconventional medium has become her signature style and several of her feather paintings have won awards in various Wildlife Art Exhibitions including being selected as a finalist in The David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of The Year Exhibition on two occasions.
David Wettner is a stained glass artist, and also painter in oils, living in Mid Wales.

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**POSTPONED** Creative Elan



Come and enjoy a range of arts workshops in the first week of the Easter Holidays. Ever fancied making a mug from clay? Get the children involved in decorating fairies, goblins and other mythical creatures. Come and have a go at painting the way people did in the Elan Valley thousands of years ago in the Elan Valley.

Workshops include:

Make Your Own Mythical Creatures

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** CANCELLED ** 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. £2 per child.


Dydd Gwener 10 - Dydd Llun 13 - Sgrialfa Wyau Pasg
10yb-5yp. Helfa Drysor Pasg ar gyfer yr holl deulu o gwmpas y Ganolfan Ymwelwyr a choedwig Cnwch – cydweithiwch am gyfle i ennill Wy Pasg! £2 y plentyn.

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** CANCELLED ** Dambusters Walk


A 4 mile guided walk to learn about the area, including the remains of Nant y Gro Dam which was used for tests before the WW2 Dambusters Raid.

There is a steep climb of 40 metres up the steps to the top of the dam and then a very steep 140 metre climb.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.


Dydd Mawrth 14 – Taith Gerdded y Dambusters

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** CANCELLED ** 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 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 is no need to book, simply turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

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** CANCELLED ** 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.


16 Ebrill
Dydd Iau – 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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Bird Walk - Woodland Birds

Join local bird watcher Tony Ware on a walk through the RSPB Carngafallt and Cnwch woodlands near the Visitor Centre.

Bring binoculars and wear appropriate clothing/footwear.

Meet outside the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

There is no need to book and beginners to birdwatching are most welcome.

For further information please ring Tony on 07772 792722.

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Exhibition: Footsteps in the Valley by A.K.Skipsey

After her very successful last exhibition here, Amanda showcases some old favourites as well as stunning new work of the local area. With vibrant colours and unique perspective, there is something for everyone in Amanda's paintings.

Artwork will be for sale.

Open daily between 10am and 5pm at the Visitor Centre.


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Back to the wildwood? A look at ancient trees

There is hardly anywhere in Western Europe where you can appreciate what the “wildwood” was like. Parts of the Elan Valley are a rare exception. We will explore one of the finest relict ancient woodlands in Britain and examine its unique wildlife. Join Ray Woods on this short walk that will start at the Visitor Centre.


Dydd Sadwrn 2 - Nôl i’r Coed Gwyllt? Edrych ar goed hynafol

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Dawn Chorus Walk

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day!

Set your alarm clocks and join a local bird expert for a stroll through Cnwch woodland discovering birdsong.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.


Dydd Sul 3 - Taith Gerdded Côr y Wawr

6.30-8.30yb. Dewch i ddathlu Diwrnod Côr y Wawr! Codwch yn gynnar ac ymunwch ag arbenigwr adar lleol i gerdded trwy goedwig Cnwch i ddysgu am gân yr adar.

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