After School Clubs in Wales: Try something new this Autumn

Childcare News Things To Do | by | 15th Sep 2016

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Are your kids getting a bit bored of being back at school? No matter how old your child is, this autumn could be the perfect time to encourage them to join an after school club and try something new.

Having a regular hobby is about more than just keeping occupied after school; joining a new club, team or trying something different can be the perfect opportunity to make new friends, develop new skills and build up confidence. Finding something affordable that your kids are interested in can be difficult, but introducing a new after school activity can add a bit of fun to the new school year.

And it’s not only the kids that benefit! Joining a club is a brilliant way to meet other parents in your area and may even act as an alternative to child care for one or two nights a week if you’re busy at work or with chores.

Some after school clubs in Wales do come with a price tag, and god knows that membership fees or course costs can stack up! To find the best free or cheap opportunities for your kids, we recommend you talk to other parents and keep an eye out at school or community centres for the most pocket –friendly classes and clubs.

To help you along the way, we’ve come up with some ideas to get you and family thinking:

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Learning new skills:  

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Team activities:

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Exercise, coordination and mindfullness:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Special Olympics
  • Martial arts
  • Rock climbing
  • Hiphop dance
  • Drumming
  •  Yoga
  • Zumba

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Things for toddlers:

  • Baby swimming
  • Music and dance
  • Baby signing
  • Tots football and rugby
  • Languages for pre-schoolers
  • Messy play
  • Baby ballet
  • Creative crafts
  • Baby massage

Had a good experience at an after school club? Let us know in the comments section below!

To find out what activities are available in your county contact your local Family Information Service who can tell you what’s happening.


Want to find out about services available to you and your child in your area? Would you like to chat about family matters in general? Then get in touch with the FamilyPoint Cymru helpline.

  • Phone: 0300 222 57 57
  • Text: 07860 052 905
  • Instant message (see top of page)

We are open 6pm – 10pm Monday to Thursday and 10am – 2pm Friday & Saturday.

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