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Keep active this summer as sport and activity camps return to Caerphilly

Posted on : 15 Jul 2019

Keep active this summer as sport and activity camps return to Caerphilly
With the summer holidays just around the corner, the Sport & Leisure Services have lined up a fun packed schedule of activities that aims to offer children a variety of opportunities to develop their skills while having fun.

The Summer Sport Scheme delivered by both the Sport Caerphilly and the Leisure Lifestyle teams is set to be the biggest yet – with the teams raring to go to deliver sessions all across the County Borough. Based out of Caerphilly, Newbridge, Risca and Heolddu Leisure centres, the scheme offers children aged 7 – 12 the opportunity to experience various sporting activities in a safe and engaging environment. The price for each session is £8.30 a day or £5.20 at Heolddu with full details available on the Sport Caerphilly website or the Sport Caerphilly Facebook page. Sessions will run from Monday 22nd July to Friday 30th August and can be booked by contacting your chosen centre or directly through the new ‘LeisureLifestyle’ app.
Back by popular demand, Sport Caerphilly football camps will also return to the Centre for Sporting Excellence between the 6th - 8th, 13th - 15th & 20th - 22nd August – offering children the chance to develop their skills with professional, fully qualified coaches through engaging and exciting sessions. All football camps cost just £12.20 per day.

The well-established Netball Camps will also run on select dates during August. Staff have designed camps that will both develop the skills of all involved while making sure your child has a fantastic time. Running at Sue Noake Leisure Centre on the 6th, 7th & 8th August – sessions cost £10.20. 

To book your child’s place on either the football or netball camps – please contact the Customer Service Team on 01443 863072, or for more information email

Caerphilly Adventures will be running their ‘Great Adventures’ sessions, allowing children to experience various outdoors adventure activities ranging from biking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, adventure walking and bush craft development – in an effort to maximise children’s experiences in the outdoors. Children aged 7 – 12 can experience all of this for just £20 per day at Cwmcarn Forest Drive. Sessions can be booked by ringing Caerphilly Adventures on 01495 271234 or e-mailing and will run from Monday 22nd July – Friday 30th August.

Sport Caerphilly, through their disability in sport coordinator, will also be running the Disability Summer Sport Scheme. Sessions will include outdoor activities, trips and sports ranging from cycling to golf. The sessions will run out of Risca Leisure Centre and cost just £10.20 per day. There will also be a minibus pickup on the morning of each session from St Cenydd Leisure Centre (9:30AM), Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre (9:45AM), and Newbridge Leisure Centre (10 AM) for those who may find it difficult to get to Risca. To secure your place on the scheme, please contact Risca Leisure Centre on 01633 600940 or for more information or to book your place on the minibus please ring 01495 235371 or email:

Alongside our curated summer camps, a full programme of activities will run out of Leisure Centre’s. Some of the highlights of this programme include the popular ‘Free Swim Friday’ sessions that allow anyone with a valid Smart Card to swim for free during designated times. Other altercations to the usual pool timetables have been made to allow for additional public swimming sessions giving children and adults more opportunity to get active throughout the summer. These changes can be found on the Leisure Lifestyle website.

The popular ‘Mermaid and Shark’ sessions at Newbridge Leisure Centre will also return during the summer. These sessions allow children to experience life as a sea creature through specialist tail suits. Children must be 7 years of age and be able to swim at least 2 lengths with each session costing £4.50 per child. For more information, please contact Newbridge Leisure Centre on 01495 248100 or

Risca gymnastics with Leisure Lifestyle will once again be running camps out of Risca Leisure Centre. The sessions will run every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through the holidays costing just £10 per day. To book your place please ring the Centre on 01633 600940 or e-mail

Keep up to date on social media through the Leisure Lifestyle and the Sport Caerphilly Facebook pages or visit the Sport Caerphilly website here.

Or for the individual swimming schedules of each centre please visit the Leisure Lifestyle website and select your desired location.

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