Council Announces Sports and Play Summer Programme


Published 15 July 2014


With the summer holidays fast approaching, the Vale Council’s Sports & Play Development team have been busy preparing to deliver a variety of sports and play activities.


The Sports and Play Family Fun Day takes place on 26 July from 11am to 3pm at King’s Square and Central Park, Barry, which coincides with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and will allow people to have a taste of Commonwealth sports such as table tennis, rhythmic gymnastics, and netball, as well as a range of arts and crafts activities, and giant outdoor games such as Connect Four and Jenga.


Girls NetballOpen access play schemes in Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Barry and Llanilltud Fawr Primary School will have den building, arts and crafts and water play on offer for children aged 4 – 11 years, as well as Sports Development Team members at some of the sessions offering sports activities.


In partnership with Dinas Powys Community Council, the Play Development team will be running a Family Fun Day next to Murchfield Community Centre on 20 August between 11am and 3pm, where families will be able to experience a range of play activities together.


The Sports and Play Development Team have also partnered with Barry Town Council to organise two Family Fun Days. The first will take place on 1 August from 2pm to 6pm at Maslin Park, Barry Island, whilst the second event will take place from 3pm to 7pm on 6 August at Alexandra Gardens, Barry to celebrate National Play Day.


Working in partnership with Communities First, the team have also organised a number of sports sessions as part of the Doorstep Sports and Street Games projects. With funding support from Sport Wales, multisport activities will take place on Iolo Park, Treharne on Monday afternoons whilst futsal and multisport activities will take place in the Castleland multi-use games area on Thursday afternoons.


Disability Sport camps will be running throughout the summer for disabled children, where a variety of activities will be delivered in partnership with Post 2 Post Coaching.


The Sports and Play Development Team will also be a part of the Barry Island Weekenders organised by the Council’s events team on 16 and 17 August, in addition to activities at the Vale Show and the Disability Strand Family Fun Day on 15 August.


To finish off the programme of summer activities, the Sports Development team are working in partnership with the Park Rangers at both Victoria and Romilly Park on 19 Aug from 10am to 3pm to deliver football fun days.


To find out confirmed dates, times and venues for all of the activities in the programme please visit the Vale of Glamorgan Council website at, contact 01446 704793 or e-mail