School holiday activities

Let us entertain your kids during the school holidays with a wide variety of exciting events and activities, including many themed events. Many of the them are completely FREE.

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Blackwood Miners Institute

BMI presents a variety of arts and entertainment events including well-known household names from the world of music and light entertainment.

Visit the BMI website for further details about forthcoming events

Countryside

If you're looking for a place for a picnic, somewhere to kick a ball, space to fly a kite or safe paths to cycle along then look no further than one of the five country parks in Caerphilly county borough. Entry is free and provide the ideal place to enjoy time to yourself or with your family.

Visit the Countryside website for further details about forthcoming events.

Cwmcarn Forest

Cwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. The visitor centre provides a place to stock up on refreshments and gifts as well as finding out about what you can do in the area.

Visit the Cwmcarn Forest website for further details about forthcoming events

Family Information Service

Are you looking for a local holiday club or play scheme for your child to attend or do you need help with childcare? Are you looking for ideas for days out that you and your family can all enjoy together? The Family Information Service can advise you about settings/activities that are available near you this half term.

Visit the Family Information Service website for further details

Leisure Centres

Whether you are looking for a place where your child can learn how to swim, make new friends, take a class or host a birthday party, you will find what you need, and more, at the county borough's leisure centres.

There are six swimming pools in the county borough where kids can swim for free during school holidays.

Visit the Leisure Lifestyle website for further details

Libraries

There are 19 libraries situated throughout the county borough offering a wide range of services and activities for young people all year around.

What's on in a library near you
Library facilities for children and young people
Free computer and Internet access
Joining the library is FREE

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Built in the early sixteenth century, Llancaiach Fawr Manor is one of the finest examples of a semi-fortified manor house in Wales today. The Manor is open to the public and visitors are invited to step back in time and sample the sights, sounds and smells of 1645.

Call 01443 412248 for further details

Visit the Llancaiach Fawr Manor website for full details about forthcoming events

Loops and Links

This innovative scheme allows people using the National Cycle Network to more easily access the facilities in our towns and villages. It also opens up the spectacular countryside and tourist attractions that lie along the path of the cycleway.

Visit the Loops and Links website for further details

Parks

Have you visited your local park? There's something there for everyone including children's playgrounds, sports pitches, bowling greens, multi-use games areas and youth shelters, and it's all FREE.

If your interest is in less energetic pursuits the park is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll.

Visit the Parklife website for further details

Playgrounds

The council provides 95 play areas across the county borough, which provide facilities for local communities including playground equipment for children, multi- use games areas and youth shelters.

Playground listings
Kickwalls
Multi-use games areas
Skate parks
Youth shelters

Sports pitches and courts

We operate and maintain 18 tennis courts and 25 cricket pitches at various locations around the county borough that are available to hire for a small fee.

For further information or to make a booking contact Parks Services on 01495 235459.

The Winding House

The Winding house offers a wide and varied events programme including walks, talks, family fun days, crafts and story telling. Our events range from seminars for special interest subjects to fun days out that all the family will enjoy. All our events are FREE but booking is always advised to avoid disappointment.

Visit The Winding House website for full details about forthcoming events

Youth4U

This website provides free information for young people looking for leisure activities like youth clubs and fitness classes.

Visit the Youth4U website for further details


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