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Elan Valley Dam

In or near Rhayader

This exhibition, brought together specially for the Elan Valley Visitor Centre offers a unique insight into this fascinating writer’s life and works.

  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
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Bottle Rockets

In or near Rhayader

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.

Sat 22 Jun 2019
  • 10:00 to 12:00, 13:00 to 15:00
  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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Blast Off! Bottle Rockets at Elan Valley

Bottle Rockets
Sat 22 Jun 2019
  • 10:00 to 12:00, 13:00 to 15:00

Rhayader

 
Bumble Bee and Solitary Bee Workshop

Learn more about the lives of these fascinating insects with Janice Vincett.

Sat 22 Jun 2019
  • 10:00 to 16:00
  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
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Magical Moths, Beautiful Bees and Discovering Drag

Join Sorcha and Janice Local Wildlife Guides to celebrate “National Insect Week”.

Sun 23 Jun 2019
  • 10:00 to 12:30
  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
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Exhibition: Rhayader Art Group

In or near Rhayader

Rhayader Art Group’s “Summer Exhibition” showcases their range of talents with all original artwork for sale. Prints and greetings cards also available. Open daily between 10am and 4pm at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
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Watercolour Landscapes for Beginners

In or near Rhayader

A workshop ideal for beginners. Local artist and qualified tutor David Ward will guide you every step of the way on your journey to learning new and essential techniques for the watercolourist.

Sun 7 Jul 2019
  • 10:00 to 16:00
  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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Elan Valley Dam

AFTERNOON EVENT (1.30pm - 4pm) Join the annual sheep shearing at Penglaneinon Farm. Witness the modern and traditional sheep shearing methods whilst enjoying a nice cup of tea, with welsh cakes & bara brith and see a live demonstration of

Thu 11 Jul 2019
  • 13:30 to 16:00
  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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wye and elan circular

A joint event with Brecon Beacons Park Society. Join Dilys Harlow and Andrew Leonard as they lead this energetic 11.5 mile walk from Gilfach car park, passing through the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Reserve before following ancient routes.

Sat 13 Jul 2019
  • 10:00 to 17:00
  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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Dambusters Walk

In or near Rhayader

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's a steep climb of 40m up the steps to the top of the dam & a very steep 140m climb.

Sat 13 Jul 2019
  • 14:00 to 17:00
  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
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All is Aflutter and Aglow

An evening event. Celebrate the wonder of the Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park and join Sorcha Lewis who will be on hand to show you how wonderful and exciting the world of bats and moths really are.

  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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Powys Ramblers Walk

Ian’s 7/8 mile walk starts with a steady climb, crosses open hillside up to Crugyn Ci, giving extensive hill and mountain views before crossing undulating moor down to Craig Goch Dam. Meet at Penbont car park.

  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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Batik workshop - inspired by John Piper

In or near Rhayader

The artist John Piper created atmospheric images of the English landscape and its architecture. Using his work as inspiration artist Jenny O'Leary will teach you how to use the technique of batik.

Sat 20 Jul 2019
  • 10:00 to 16:00
  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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Cwm Elan Mine walk

To celebrate the Festival of Archaeology (13 - 28 July), Jenny Hall and Paul Sambrook of TRYSOR Archaeology will be leading a pleasant, early evening walk from Nantgwyllt Church to the Cwm Elan Lead Mine.

  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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Dam Open Day

In or near Rhayader

Join us at one of our Dam Open Days - a chance to venture into Pen y Garreg Dam & up to the central tower. There is no need to book, simply turn up anytime between 1pm & 4pm. Please note new prices, also we can only accept cash payments.

Tue 30 Jul 2019
  • 13:00 to 16:00
  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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Spoon Carving

In or near Rhayader

Learn to carve greenwood spoons using traditional tools.We’ll cover a range of safe carving techniques with axe, straight knife & hook knife. We will look at different types of wood & their properties.This course is designed for adults.

Sat 3 Aug 2019
  • 09:30 to 16:30
  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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Dragons and Damsels

In or near Rhayader

A fun afternoon of pond dipping - suitable for all the family. No unaccompanied children please. Booking is essential - only 20 places available. Book by calling 01597 810880.

Wed 7 Aug 2019
  • 14:00 to 15:30
  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
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