What to do

What to do

There are lots of things to do in Llanidloes, so if you're planning a visit you won't be disappointed.
Here you will find useful information on up and coming events, outdoor activities, and other attractions you might like to stop and see. Select from the links for more information.

2024 Events

Quilt Association

The Minerva Arts Centre is the home of the Quilt Association and its collection of heritage quilts. Next event is the Vintage Fair in March:
Events 1st - 29th June 2024 The Wool and Willow Exhibition
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Llanidloes Carnival

Llanidloes Carnival has long been a traditional fixture on the summer calendar of the town. Initially started to raise money for Llanidloes hospital in 1932, this is a wonderful community event that everyone can take part in.
Events Saturday July 13th, 2024
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Rural Craft Courses

Handpowered are locally based and offer courses in skills such as hedge-laying, hurdle-making and scything.

Newchapel, Llanidloes

Learn more: Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills

Llanidloes Dragon Trail

A trail around Llanidloes to find the twelve Dragons. Booklets to help you can be purchased at Woosnam & Davies Newsagents Great Oak Bookshop Wild Oak Café and Minerva Arts Centre.
Enjoy a stroll around our lovely Town and go get those Dragons.
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Cambrian Mountain Events

We are a group of mountaineers, hill-walkers and those with passion for exploring the great outdoors and host a series of events throughout the year. Our next Challenge Event is a 26k hi-endurance challenge:
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Glan y Nant Scarecrows

A local scarecrow Festival raising Money for the Air Ambulace. The Upper Severn Scarecrow Festival through Glan y Nant, Llanidloes to Hafren Forest, in aid of Air Ambulance, is on the last week of July with over 6 miles of scarecrows. Fun for all. Donation points in Glan y Nant.
The Upper Severn Scarecrow Festival in 2024 is from Friday 26th July to Tuesday 30th July inclusive. Please note; Saturday and Sunday afternoons are usually busy and in order to reduce congestion visitors are advised to continue through the forest and turn first right in order to return to Llanidloes.
Events 26 July - 30 July, 2024
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Yamaha Offroad

Yamaha Off Road Experience Profesional Off Road motorcycle schools, coaching and fun days out in the beautiful Mid Wales countryside.
Events All year, 2024
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Llanidloes Community Notice Board Facebook public group

7K members. This is the page for information sharing: events and happenings, adverts and posters, questions and queries about/relating to Llanidloes community and surrounding area.

Explore our forests, lakes, mountains and town

Cambrian Mountain Events

Cambrian Mountains

Cambrian Mountain Events

We are a group of mountaineers, hill-walkers and those with passion for exploring the great outdoors and host a series of events throughout the year. Discover more

Walk Llanidloes


There are over thirty separate routes around the town which are clearly way-marked and signposted. They link Llanidloes with the smaller surrounding villages of Llangurig, Llandinam and Trefeglwys and range from just a few miles to a good day's walk. The national trails of Glyndwr's Way and the Severn Way also pass through Llanidloes; fantastic opportunities to enjoy the countryside.

View and download the Llanidloes Walking Routes

Cycle LlanidloesCycling

The Sustrans routes '8' and '81' (Lon Cambria) both pass through Llanidloes. Many of the roads and tracks around the town are ideal for cyclists.

Midwales Arts Events

Midwales ArtsThe Mid Wales Arts Centre features a large gallery, and a sculpture park. Courses are run by professional artists in a supportive and friendly environment. Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of mid Wales, with fishing, tennis and golf within a few minutes walk, it is the perfect place to unwind.

Pottery with Vicky Ware

Vicky Ware Ceramics family, group and individual sessions in professional potter's studio and workshop and shop at workshop near Llanidloes
Pottery with Vicky Ware Ceramics

Fishing on Llyn Clywedog

Llyn Clywedog Trout fishery is run by the local Club Llanidloes and District AA with all proceeds put straight back into the fishery. Their farm gives the club the opportunity to save on costs enabling them to stock around 35,000 fish of the highest quality into the lake at a very reasonable cost to the angler. The 2017 season was a record year with more anglers fishing the lake than ever before just confirming Clywedog as one of the premier trout fisheries in the UK.

Llyn Clywedog fishing
Clywedog fishing website

Sailing on Llyn Clywedog

Clywedog Sailing and Canoe Club is located in the heart of the Mid Wales countryside on a lake created in 1967 by the construction of the Clywedog Dam. They are an RYA affiliated club also RYA Sailability recognised. There is a well equipped club house with all facilities and disabled access. The canoe section meets weekly and organises many away trips. The club is recognised as the best Disability Centre in Wales, they have full disabled access to the water with hoist and a wheelchair accessible jetty.

Sailing Club
Sailing Club website


St. Idloes Golf Club was founded 1897 on its present site, which was then the local race course and cricket practice ground. The club has always drawn its membership from the local people. Golf may be an elitist sport elsewhere in the country, but in a small country town, where everybody knows one another, nothing could be further from the truth. The club has a wonderful friendly atmosphere, which is extended without reservation to visitors.

Llanidloes Golf Club
Golf Club website


Mid Wales shooting Trefeglwys is a well-established, family run clay target Shooting Centre, situated in over 300 acres of some of the finest and most beautiful countryside the British Isles has to offer. As one of the premier clay target facilities in the UK, they cater for everyone from beginner to international, providing a vast range of shooting facilities, including 16 Trap layouts of which 6 are undercover, 4 Skeet layouts, Compact Sporting, ABT and 12 Sporting stands.

Mid Wales shooting Trefeglwys
Shooting website

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