Leisure Centres across the city are gearing up for the most fun-filled summer holidays to date!
Children and families can expect to be kept entertained for the six week break with an exciting and new activity programme.
There are hundreds of different activities taking place at 12 venues across Cardiff with each facility running their own individual schedule of events throughout the school break.
Trampolining, dodgeball, cricket, street dance, cheerleading and indoor golf are among some of the events going on around the city with new arrivals such as teen Zumba, skate ramps and free running being added to the bill.
Western Leisure Centre is hosting the renowned Street Striker Competition for football enthusiasts whilst Pentwyn returns with the hugely popular Pentwyn Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA), great for boosting children’s confidence and meeting new friends.
For children who like to get on their bike Maindy Centre are running their cycling activity Track Attack as well as holding Mums and Sons, Dads and Daughters football sessions.
At Llanishen Leisure Centre children can call into the Fun House or for those who like to have their cake and eat it, they are hosting Creative Capers which gives children the chance to have-a-go at creative activities such as cake decorating.
Fairwater Leisure Centre is preparing to give kids a forces experience with Army Orienteering and Eastern Leisure Centre are juggling the fun with circus skills and parachute party games.
There are soft play and inflatable sessions running for the under fives and the free school holidays swimming scheme for children is back for the ninth year running.
The free swimming initiative is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and allows all children and young people aged 16 years and under living in Cardiff to go swimming absolutely free of charge in any of the seven swimming pools
There are also several free swimming activities on offer such as fun with snorkels and masks and Wet and Wild Pool parties with pool inflatable and floats and for children who are less confident in the water the Council offers half price crash-course swimming lessons.
Councillor Nigel Howells, Executive Member for Sport, Leisure and Culture, said: “Every year we strive to provide children and families with an exciting and varied range of activities throughout the school break.
“We understand only too well the needs of parents and carers to keep children occupied and entertained during the summer holidays and we are committed to providing activities that keep children active and interested.”
For more information call in to your local Cardiff Council leisure centre to pick up a free programme of activities or browse the online brochures at www.cardiff.gov.uk/leisure