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.
Sun 24 Feb / 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm
Take a tour of the Solar System with Martin Nelmes from the University of Aberystwyth.
We will try to put the Solar System into perspective and present some interesting facts about various moons and planets. Plus we will cover some of the recent research by planetary scientists and what it tells us about the Solar System.
Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.
Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880.
Sat 2 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.
Fri 19 Apr to Mon 22 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.
Thu 25 Apr / 10am - 1pm
Platforms, bridges, unusual obstacles, a zip line and an adrenaline jump – all in a stunning setting alongside Caban Coch Reservoir.
You don’t need experience or to be super fit, however you must be over 1.4m tall, have a waist of less than 43” and be able to climb a rope ladder.
You will also need transport, stout shoes and appropriate clothing.
All young people must be supervised by a responsible adult.
Adult £20, 8-18s £17.50
Thu 25 Apr / 2 - 5pm
Hit the water and get a different view of the Valley from a two person kayak.
After a safety briefing, head off around the reservoir in the company of your instructor, and learn about the history of the dams on the way.
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.
Minimum age 8, you will need transport, shoes to get wet, appropriate clothing, a complete change of clothes and a towel just in case!
Adult £20, 8-18s £17.50
Sat 27 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.
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.
Sat 4 May / 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 hynafol
Wed 8 May / 6.30pm registration
6.30pm First of the 5k Series 2018 organised by Rhayader Running Club.
1 mile children's race starting at 7pm
and the 5k race starting at 7.30pm
For more information go to www.rhayaderac.org.uk/5km.php
Registration from 6.30pm at Caban Coch Dam Car Park
8 Dydd Mercher – Rhedwyr Rhaeadr Cyfres 5k
Sat 25 May to Sun 26 May / 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.
25 Dydd Sadwrn a 26 Dydd Sul – Ffair Grefft y Gwanwyn
10yb-4yp. 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.
Sat 1 Jun / 1pm start
1pm Annual Dog Show with Hounds, Terriers and Lurcher rings plus class for whippets, spaniels, sheepdogs and any other breed dog and child handler class.
Refreshments on Site
Ring Secretary, Tudor Davies on 01597 811299 for more details.
1 Dydd Sadwrn – Sioe Pont ar Elan