Sports and play summer event programme kicks off with family fun day


16 July 2015


With the summer holidays fast approaching, the Council’s Sports and Play Development team have been busy planning their summer events programme, starting with a Family Fun Day.


The event, financially supported by Barry Town Council, will take place on Friday 24 July from 11am to 3pm at Kings Square and Central Park, Barry.


Play scheme at Vale Show 2014Children, young people and families will have the chance to try out various sports activities including athletics, mini golf and badminton. There will also be a variety of play activities on offer including arts and crafts, giant outdoor games, den building and a homemade photo booth.


And for the rest of the summer, in conjunction with Town and Community Councils, the team will be running a programme of activities including play schemes, Play Ranger sessions, Family Fun Days and sports sessions.


The first play scheme of the summer, funded by Dinas Powys Community Council, will run from Murchfield Community Centre, Dinas Powys from 27 to 30 July.


Communities First will be supporting the play scheme at Holm View Leisure Centre from 4 to 6 August, and from 11 to 13 August the play scheme will move to the Western Vale Integrated Children’s Centre in Llantwit Major, supported by Welsh Government Families First funding.


Communities First will support a second play scheme between 18 and 20 August at Jenner Park school, before moving to Ysgol Y Deri, Penarth from 25 to 27 August, funded by Penarth Town Council.


All of the play scheme sessions are aimed at 4 to 11 year olds and are delivered on an open access basis, running from 10.05am to 12pm and from 1.05pm to 3pm. Spaces do not need to be booked in advance, however registration forms will need to be completed on the first day of attendance.


Support has also been secured from the Disability Strand element of the Families First funding to accommodate disabled children or children who require additional support.


To find out all confirmed dates, times and venues for all of the summer activities, or for information on the additional support available for children, please contact Sports and Play Development Manager Karen Davies on 01446 704793, or e-mail