Events and Activities

These events are delivered by the Sports and Play Development Team or local community clubs and organisations.


 If you or your organisation are delivering taster sessions, running courses or holding an event, please let us know as we can assist with promoting these activities at no cost to you.





Keep on the Fairway!

Saturdays and Sundays

Wenvoe Castle Golf Club

Future Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup hopefuls now have a great chance to brush up on their golf skills as Wenvoe Castle Golf Club are offering the following sessions: 

  • Junior Sessions every Saturday from 1:00pm - 4:00pm (4 - 18 years)

  • Adult Sessions every Sunday from 10:00am - 12:00pm (male) and 1:00pm - 4:00pm




Vale Junior Hockey Club

Wednesdays, 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Astro Turf, Colcot Sports Centre, Barry

Suitable for ages 6-16

Cost: £2 training fee per session, £20 subscription | First session is free to all newcomers

It is recommended all players wear shin pads and gum shields to train and play in matches.


  • 07834 242908



Urdd Welsh Language Sports Clubs


The Urdd run a number of clubs in the Vale offering opportunities to participate in a variety of sports through the medium of Welsh. Clubs include activities such as swimming, netball, gymnastics, street dance and football.


Clubs include activities such as swimming, netball, gymnastics, street dance and football.




Table Tennis Treats

Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cwm Talwg Community Centre

The Vale of Glamorgan Table Tennis Academy welcome all abilities and all ages to join their Wednesday evening sessions.

Cost: £3




Under 12's Penarth Girls Basketball Club

Fridays, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Pen-y-Garth Sports Hall, Penarth

The Club runs 10 sessions at £25.


  • David Morgan: 02920 701266



Motion Control

Weekly dance sessions

Various locations

Motion Control provides opportunities to young people to access, experience and enjoy a variety of dance. 

What's on offer:

  • Weekly dance sessions

  • Large Scale performances

  • Children and young people, disability, boys, youth offending projects

  • Residencies and training

  • Theatre trips

  • Competitions

More information




Miranda Lee Dance Studios

Barry Yacht Club, CF62 5QS

New children's dance classes suitable for youngsters aged 4 - 6 years and is a great way of having fun, making new friends and learning to dance: Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle, Swing, Salsa, Rock 'n' Roll.

Cost: £3.50

Parents/guardians are to accompany child throughout classes.

Sessions also available for adults.




Llantwit Major Taekwondo

Llantwit Major Leisure Centre

All are welcome to come and experience martial arts, self-defence, fitness and sport taekwondo with Llantwit Major Taekwondo Club. All equipment will be provided and sessions are given by fully qualified and DBS-checked instructors.

Cost: dependent on age and amount of time training




Hannah Pekary School of Contemporary Dance

Various days and times

St Donats Arts Centre

Liberate yourself with pulsating percussion and contemporary dance. Classes are suitable for those aspiring to become dance professionals or equally for those looking for an enjoyable way to keeping fit. Different classes for different age groups.




Post to Post Goalkeeper Coaching

The Goalkeeper Centre provides the most up-to-date specialist technical programme delivered by professional coaches with extensive experience at youth development.


For blocks of sessions; holiday camps and one-on-one sessions please get in touch with us. 




Girls' and Women's Rugby

Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Barry RFC, Merthyr Dyfan Road

A great way to keep fit, make friends and have fun. Barry RFC have girls' teams for under 12's, under 15's and under 18's and would welcome all newcomers to come and have a go. Training is held at 10:15am every Sunday. Barry Ladies RFC train on Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:30pm.


  • Beckie: 07737 506954 | Carol: 01446 734806  



Keep them long and straight!

Throughout the year

Cottrell Park

Come along to Cottrell Park Golf Resort for free golf coaching for boys and girls aged between 7-18years all year round. 

In the summer, experience intensive outdoor practice on the golf range and on the chipping/putting green. Tuition also given on the golf course.

In the winter, training is held in the state of the art indoor simulators and under-cover driving range, with classroom exercises. 


  • Morgan Thomas: 01446 781781



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Extend active body and mind matters

Penarth Lower Community Centre, Brockhill Way

Extend Active Body - gentle physical activities and dancing for all Seniors. Mobility difficulties no problem: sitting or standing exercises, to do all at home too. 

Mind Matters: puzzles, quizzes, games, talks, visits. All Seniors wanting to meet other people and to keep their brains active. 

Cost: FREE - but £1 combined charge to cover refreshments and extras.




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EXTEND in the Vale

Various days

Various venues

EXTEND helps to encourage people of all shapes and sizes improve their general health and maintain independence and mobility in an enjoyable atmosphere. 

Cost: £4 per session


Benefits of EXTEND:

  • Improve quality of life through keeping advice

  • Improve balance 

  • Greater movement and mobility

  • Better posture and co-ordination

  • Support from qualified exercise professionals

  • Enjoyable and worthwhile social activity

  • Fun and friendship


EXTEND Classes





Beginners Extend


10:30am - 11:30am

The Gathering Place, St Athan

Weekly Extend Class


2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Gathering Place, St Athan

Fortnightly Extend Classes


10:30am - 11:30am

All Saints Church, Southerndown

Weekly Extend Classes


10:30am - 11:30am

Rhoose Community Hall, Rhoose

*(we advise ringing to confirm dates)




Caerau Dragon Bowmen

Tuesday and Friday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

St Richard Gwyn High School. Argae Lane, Barry, CF63 1BL

All ages welcome from 8 to 80. 

Beginners Course: £40 | Interested people can attend a free 'Have a Go' session.


Please see our flyer




Cadoxton Imps Girls' Football

For girls between 6 and 10

Cadoxton Imps Girls are training throughout the summer and are currently looking for new players. You don't need to be experienced but just want to get out and have a kick about, please contact Sue Deakin for more information and training times.


  • 07967 711591



Bridgend Fencing Club

Saturdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Brynterion Scout Hut, Llangewydd Road, Bridgend, CF31 4JU

Minimum age: 8 years | all other ages welcome

Cost: £3.50 per session


  • Alistair Brook: 07747 772036




Join in the excitement of experiencing a unique outdoor adventure activity package including learning survival techniques, abseiling, sailing, canoeing, hiking and much much more.




Barry YMCA Gymnastics

Throughout the week

Barry YMCA

Numerous classes are held throughout the week for a wide range of ages and abilities for boys and girls in pre-school, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics. 

  • 01446 724001



Barry Ladies Hockey Club

Wednesdays evenings

Astro Turf, Colcot Sports Centre, Barry

5-15 years: 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Senior training: 7:15pm - 8:15pm

  • Jo Wright: 01446 749964 | Dawn Dobbs: 01446 749501



Barry and Vale Harriers Athletic Club

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Jenner Park Stadium, Barry

Track and field events include: sprinting, long distance, high jump, long jump, throwing events. All ages welcome from school year 5 to adult.




Badminton at Holm View

Sundays, 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Holm View Leisure Centre, Barry

Ever wanted to play Badminton? Now's your chance. A qualified coach will be available to lead activities if required.

Cost: Juniors £2 per session, seniors £2.50 per session.

  • 01446 704795



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Local Tennis Leagues serves up a great chance to play 

Vale residents have a great opportunity to play friendly, competitive tennis matches in the new Barry & Vale Tennis League, whether they are member of a tennis club or not.  Open to men and women aged 18 and above, the league is for players of all standards. Players are organised into groups of 6-8 people of a similar level and they arrange their own matches at mutually convenient times over 8 week rounds.


Entry costs £18 per round and each player has between 5 to 7 matches to play per round. Players may use any public court that suits them both.

Round 5 of the Barry & the Vale Tennis League runs from Thursday 10 August  to Wednesday 4 October. You can enter the league by going to





Vale Adaptive Cycling Club

Wednesdays and Fridays, 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Jenner Park, Barry

The club has specialist adaptive bikes, trikes, tandems etc., enabling children, young people and adults with varying disabilities to access and enjoy the exhilaration of cycling. The club requires more volunteers to deliver this project and are seeking corporate sponsors and fundraisers to secure the future of the project.  Suggested hourly session donation: £3.00


 Please Note: The Sports Development Team has not vetted any of the organisations. It is your responsibility to ensure that the activity delivered is appropriate.