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Elan Valley

Elan Valley

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Elan Valley

Educational Visits

Nr Rhayader,
Powys,
LD6 5HP

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Details

The Elan Valley is a great place to bring your pupils, from Early Years right through to Key Stages 4 and 5 and University groups. There are so many learning avenues to tie in with the National Curriculum or your own study plans. All of the education programmes have been designed with the aim of fulfilling National Curriculum requirements and allow pupils to experience, investigate and discover in a practical hands-on way.

Some educational visits are free of charge, and transport grants may also be available if your school has never visited before!

All facilities are open all year for pre-booked visits and a a full-time Education Ranger is available to lead the visits.

Elan Valley have been awarded the 'Learning Outside the Classroom' Quality Badge, an award which is given to providers of high quality teaching and learning experiences in a safe outdoor environment.

Group Tours can be pre-booked from the Visitor Centre.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Please note that the amenities listed can be found at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre rather than relating to the whole Estate. 2 EV Charging Points. Parking Charge per vehicle.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open all year except Christmas hDay

Prices

Some educational visits are free of charge, and transport grants may also be available if your school has never visited before!

Address

Nr Rhayader,
Powys,
LD6 5HP

Location and nearby places

Directions

Plan route to Cwm Elan/Elan Valley and Visitor Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 928646  Lat: 52.26932 Long: -3.57227

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By Car: The Elan Valley is 3 miles from the town of Rhyader on an unclassified road leading from the B4518. The town of Rhyader is crossed by the main A470 (North/South) and A44 (East) roads. £2.50 car parking charge covers you for the whole of the Estate's car parks, all day.

Season tickets for car parking are also available, costing £20 for twelve months, please ask at the Visitor Centre Information Desk.
There are two electric charging points located at the Visitor Centre Car Park.

By Public Transport: Rhayader has no train station (the nearest being Llandrindod Wells) but is connected by a local bus network. The Elan Valley is connected by local public transport via Rhayader on request/pre-booking ONLY.

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Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point

Please note that the amenities listed can be found at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre rather than relating to the whole Estate. 2 EV Charging Points. Parking Charge per vehicle.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
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