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.

The printed leaflet for 2019/20 is now available. To read a PDF copy, click the following links:

Elan Valley Events Guide 2019 -2020 English

Cwm Elan Digwyddiadau 2019-2020 Cymraeg



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

Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier

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.

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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. £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.

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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.

24 Ebrill
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.

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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.

27 Ebrill
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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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.


4 Mai – ‘Nôl i’r Coed Gwyllt? Edrych ar goed hynafo

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Bird Walk - Woodland Birds

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.

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Rhayader Running Club 5K Series

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.

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Fun with Watercolours Workshop

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.


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An Introduction to Coloured Pencils

 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.

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Spring 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.

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.


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