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

Autumn Craft Fayre

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.

Parents browse at your leisure thanks to our children’s craft table.

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Dark Sky Day

Everyone’s invited to our Dark Sky Day at the Visitor Centre!
We will have a number of events as well as a Dark Sky Exhibition showcasing the images from in and round the Estate as well as the wider world.

Faulkes Telescope Project Talk
Fraser Lewis will be giving a talk on the Faulkes Telescope Project and will illuminate the differences in the skies between the northern and southern hemispheres.

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Powys Ramblers Walk

Peter Loughran of Powys Ramblers will lead a 7.5 mile moderate circular walk around Carn Gafallt and Coed y Mynach from the Visitor Centre.  Some tarmac walking on quiet lanes. Some climbs involved. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring packed lunch. Meet at the Visitor Centre SN 928646.

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Planetarium Show: The Constellations

Ever wanted to make sense of the wonderful array of stars in our sky? Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth will help you to join the dots and learn about the origins of the well-known constellations.

Whether you are new to star gazing or simply curious this will enhance your knowledge about what’s up there!

Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.

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Farms Under the Water Talk

Find out about what life was like in the Elan Valley before the building of the dams, and what farms there would have been.

Local historian Lloyd Lewis will lead this session.

Register your place via:
Email: elanlinks@elanvalley.org.uk
Phone: 01597 811527

Or turn up on the evening.

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Spooky Spectacular Halloween Crafts

Come along and make your own scary accessories in time for Halloween, with spooky glitter tattoos also available!

No unaccompanied children please.

Meet at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

Please book in advance on 01597 810880.

£5 per child.

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Dam Open Day - last one of the year!

Join our Rangers at our last Dam Open Day of 2018 - an exclusive chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. Turn up anytime between 1pm and 4pm, there is no need to book.

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.

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Crash! Bang! Wallop! Silver Jewellery Workshop

Led by Joy Powell, a local silver jewellery designer/maker & teacher. Using a range of hammers, punches and other texturing techniques, learn how to create some unusual jewellery and other items in sterling silver and copper using traditional skills.

No experience necessary. All tools and materials provided.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

£60 per person, payable in advance plus material costs approx. £5 - £20, payable on the day.

Please contact the Elan Valley Visitor Centre on 01597 810880 to book.

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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.

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BONFIRE & BBQ on Elan Village Green

Bonfire lit at 7pm,  Fireworks at 7.30pm

Adults £5  -  Accompanied Children FREE

The Show goes on Whatever the Weather

Event organised by the Elan Valley Social Club

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