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.
The printed leaflet for 2019/20 is now available. To read a PDF copy, click the following links:
Sad 6 Ebr to Gwen 28 Meh / 10am - 4pm
Frequently writing about the history of the English midlands and the Welsh borderlands, Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was particularly interested in the Elan Valley and Birmingham’s Welsh Water scheme - a topic to which he regularly returned in his novels. The most famous of these, The House Under the Water, first published in 1932 has been dramatised for both BBC radio and television, produced as a talking book and translated into Finnish, German and Spanish.
Gwen 19 Ebr to Llun 22 Ebr / 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.
Sgrialfa Wyau Pasg
10yb-4yp. Helfa Drysor Pasg ar gyfer yr holl deulu o gwmpas y Ganolfan Ymwelwyr a choedwig Cnwch – cydweithiwch am gyfle i ennill Wy Pasg! £1 y plentyn.
Mer 24 Ebr / 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.
Dydd Mercher – 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.
Sad 27 Ebr / 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.
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.
Sad 4 Mai / 2 - 5pm
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.
4 Mai – ‘Nôl i’r Coed Gwyllt? Edrych ar goed hynafo
Sul 5 Mai / 9.30am - 1pm
Join local bird watcher Tony Ware on a walk through Cnwch woodland by the Visitor Centre.
Bring binoculars and wear appropriate clothing/footwear.
For further details please ring Tony on 07772 792722.
Mer 8 Mai / 6.30pm registration
6.30pm. First of the 5k series organised by the Rhayader Runners. 1 mile children’s race starting at 7pm and the 5k race starting at 7.30pm.
For more info: www.rhayaderac.org.uk. Registration from 6.30pm.
Rhedwyr Rhaeadr Cyfres 5k
6.30 yp. Dechreuir ras 1 milltir y plant am 7yh a’r ras 5k am 7.30yh. Am ragor o wybodaeth ewch i: www.rhayaderac.org.uk/5KPage.html
Cofrestru o 6.30yh.
Sad 11 Mai / 10am - 4pm
Come along on this workshop to learn interesting ways of applying and manipulating watercolour and inks using everyday products such as cling film, surgical spirit and salt with local artist Jennifer Chandler.
Suitable for everyone, no experience required.
Places are limited so please book in advance on 01597 810880.
£30 per person, payable in advance.
Sul 19 Mai / 10am - 4pm
An opportunity to try this increasingly popular medium used by artists all over the world. Discover the world of coloured pencils and learn how to create your own detailed and colourful art.
This is a ‘hands on’ workshop designed to give a good understanding of techniques, materials used, and how these may be applied to your favourite subject matter. It is suitable for beginners and those with some experience with coloured pencils.
Sad 25 Mai to Sul 26 Mai / 10am - 4pm
Our Visitor Centre is packed with local crafters and artists offering handmade jewellery, wildlife art, wooden crafts, paintings, craft demonstrations, up-cycled products, and traditional Welsh crafts.
Open from 10am until 4pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.
Ffair Grefft y Gwanwyn
Fe fydd ein Canolfan Ymwelwyr dan ei sang gyda chrefftwyr lleol ac arlunwyr yn cynnig gemwaith cartref, celf o fywyd gwyllt, crefftiau pren, lluniau, arddangosfeydd crefft, cynnyrch wedi’i ailgylchu, a chrefftiau traddodiadol Cymreig.