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This page of our Information Hub is intended to provide details of free to access activities and events for children and young people during summer 2021.  We have invited local authorities, national organisations and charities to share details of their events and activities with us for inclusion on this webpage.

We have asked organisations to give us relevant information about accessibility, language provision, location, staffing etc. including confirmation that they follow Wales’ Safeguarding Procedures, but we have not independently verified the details that they have provided.

We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the information is as accurate and up to date as possible but the information hosted here has been provided by the external agency or organisation(s) running the activity.  We cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of this information, and would direct you to contact the event or activity provider directly should you have any queries about the details provided.

We are also aware that some services are providing a reduced provision at present due to Covid guidelines.  This might mean that they fill up more quickly than usual.

Open-Access Youth Work Services:

Monmouthshire Youth Service will be hosting a variety of activities over the summer as we bounce back from the Covid Pandemic. All of our youth centres offer free and safe drop-in spaces for young people ages 11-25. Our Youth Workers will be on site proving a mixture of activities each day and always are happy to chat. Each week we will provide outdoor activity days which will be fully open-access with no need to book. If you would like more information please either drop in to your nearest youth centre and chat to us, or drop us a message on our MonLife Connect social media pages.

School Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP):

5 sites will provide a programme (Overmonnow, Kymin View, Deri View, Thornwell and Durand) with capacity for 360 children every day. The scheme will be run for 20 days from Monday the 2nd to Friday the 27th of August, from 9:30am – 14:30pm and will be provided free of charge to children attending.

Open Access Play Sessions:

We will be looking at a series of 1 hour 55 minutes on open access play session across Monmouthshire in some of the more rural areas throughout the summer period. The full programme is to be confirmed and subject to funding. These sessions will be free of charge to children and families attending. Please keep an eye on the link below for any updates on the full programme.


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

By clicking on the link below you will find volunteering opportunities within your local area.

To find opportunities type your postcode in the search box and select the amount of miles you would be able to travel.

Make sure you double check the age of the volunteering opportunity before you apply.

Volunteering Wales

Ty Hafan have volunteering opportunities for young people over the age of 16. You can find out more here:

Ty Hafan – Volunteer Opportunities

You can find volunteer opportunities for Barnardo’s by clicking on the link below. They accept volunteers over the age of 14.

Barnardo’s – Volunteer Opportunities

By clicking on the webpage below you will be able to find volunteering opportunities with Mencap. Volunteers need to be over 16, any volunteer under 18 needs permission from their parent or carer.

Mencap – Volunteer Opportunities