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15/04/2024

Children experience challenges and fears and one way to tackle this head on is to channel that fear through activities.  With this in mind we recommend a trip to Bear Grylls Adventure. The Bear Grylls Adventure is an indoor adventure attraction inspired by the survival expert Bear Grylls. The centre offers various thrilling activities designed to test physical and mental limits. If a child has a fear at school, a particular hobby or doubting their capabilities with any other personal…

12/04/2024

FareShare Cymru is calling all food companies in Wales to donate food to meet the demand for its surplus food service. The independent Cardiff-based charity, which was established in 2010, is part of the wider FareShare network of 25 Regional Centres across the UK. Covering South Wales, including Carmarthenshire, while also working in partnership with FareShare Merseyside to support charities in North Wales, the charity redistributes surplus food to 239 charities across Wales. With a team of 80 volunteers sorting…

12/04/2024

Set in the picturesque countryside village of Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire, Wales, The Big Retreat returns in 2024 for its sixth year, with their renowned four days of feel-good fun from the 24-27 May. Attendees are in the heart of nature in the picturesque setting of Lawrenny for a holistic journey of wellness, community and music.  Long established as one of the leading UK wellness retreats and festivals, The Big Retreat is a beacon of holistic wellbeing, drawing wellness enthusiasts, families and…

26/03/2024

  A one-of-a-kind performance, which was five years in the making and features some of the most talented performers in the world. The UK was specifically chosen as a location for Circus Extreme due to its diverse cultural background. The United Kingdom is a major centre of the creative industries, so where better to celebrate the vibrant, artistic and awe-inspiring nature of the circus. Merging modern and contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, audiences will be amazed by…

21/03/2024

This summer, TV history expert; Graham Loveluck-Edwards is running a series of 15 history walks from May to July across Glamorgan. They are all between 4 to 7 miles, so they cater for various abilities. As you would expect, they take in stunning Welsh countryside as well as places of historical interest and the settings of some of Wales’ most wonderful legends and folklore. Graham said “People seem to get a lot of pleasure from reading my books about Glamorgan…

21/03/2024

  An adventure therapy programme is being developed for people using three services in Gwent to help their health and wellbeing, thanks to support from The National Lottery. The wellbeing team at Gwent Drug & Alcohol Service (GDAS) and The Outdoor Partnership have collaborated to secure the funding to engage people in a range of outdoor activities that offer personal challenge through exploration and discovery within a safe and well supported environment.   Many of these experiences incorporate activities such as…

21/03/2024

Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs in North Cardiff is adding cold water dipping to its water activity programme, due to popular demand. Cold water dipping is an invigorating and fun activity that can boost mental and physical health and is enjoyed by professional athletes and the public alike. The brand-new sessions, which launch this month at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water’s visitor attraction, include an initial compulsory two-hour induction to ensure that participants learn how to dip as safely as possible. This…

21/03/2024

Horatio’s Garden Wales, located at the heart of University Hospital Llandough in Cardiff, has received a generous grant of £7,000 from the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust in support of the charity’s arts programme. Since launching a nationwide arts programme in 2021, research conducted by Horatio’s Garden has demonstrated the emotional and rehabilitative benefits of artistic activities for thousands of people affected by spinal injury throughout the UK. Opening in May 2022, Horatio’s Garden Wales hosts a wide range of creative…

21/03/2024

A number of leading homelessness and housing organisations in Wales have expressed grave concerns about the impact of proposed new laws on people facing street homelessness. The organisations have written to a Senedd Committee to caution against plans in the UK Government’s Criminal Justice Bill. UK ministers are proposing new police powers around so-called “nuisance rough sleeping” and “nuisance begging” in England and Wales. If passed, these powers would include the ability to move on, fine up to £2,500, or…

21/03/2024

Primary School children will be welcoming older people from their local communities into school as a new inter-generational project takes off across Wales. It is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Since launching eight years ago the Goldies Cymru Charity have brought songs and smiles to older isolated people across South Wales. These take place in Libraries, community rooms and Church halls and there are now over 60 sessions led by dedicated freelance leaders. The charity has also had…