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Organised Events and Provision

Gilfach Goch Community Association runs activities in Rhondda Cynon Taff, and Bridgend.

The activities include a Holiday Play Scheme open to children and young people aged 5-14:

Go to their site to see this and other activities 

The Splice Child and Family Project are offering family play sessions for children aged up to 8 years old every Tuesday and Thursday throughout August. There are two sessions on these days between 10.00am – 11.30am and 1.00pm – 2.30pm.  They will be offering art and craft activities for all the family, games and indoor and outdoor play (weather permitting) at their community building.

If you’d like to book a slot then click on the link below:

Splice Child and Family Project’s Play Sessions

On Thursday the 2nd of September Pen y Fai Scout Group have an adventure activity come and try day planned for new prospective new Cubs (for children aged between 8 and 10 and a half year old) and Scouts (for children ages between 10 and a half and 14 years old). They have very limited places available. If you’d like to book a place then click on the link below:

1st Pen y Fai Scout Group

On the link below you will be able to find out information about playing fields, parks, libraries and recreational spaces in Bridgend. You will also find fun activities for active toddlers including “The Blanket Train”:

Bridgend – Family Information Service

Click on the link below for more information about youth services in Bridgend (including their “chat to a youth worker” scheme):

Bridgend Youth Support

Use the link below to find out more information about the beaches in Bridgend. Please note, while access to the beach is free there is a charge for parking. Also note that Rest Bay has a lost child point:

Beaches in Bridgend

Below is a link to a Wildlife reserve, it includes free entry and FREE parking. Check the website for activities and events:

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

You can find out more about FREE swimming in Bridgend by looking at the Free Swimming tab on the link below:

Children’s Swimming Lessons and Fun Sessions

The Urdd are running lots of free sports and play activities through the medium of Welsh this summer, in many locations across Wales. Take a look at their webpage below to find your nearest sessions (*Please note that this webpage also includes some paid-for sessions*):

Holiday Activities – Urdd Gobaith Cymru