Communities across Wales enjoy Easter activities

Children and instructor playing drums

Drumming workshops were among the activities at Bracla Easter fun day


The Easter holidays kickstarted a busy Spring and Summer schedule of family activities for Wales & West Housing residents across Wales.

With warmer weather, lighter evenings and a  two-week break for many, there were plenty of activities for communities to get involved with in North, South and West Wales.

Residents of our Golwg Y Castell estate and Barcud’s Awel yr Afon in Cardigan braved the rain to search for 20 clues in their Pentop Easter Treasure Hunt.

Group shot of people holding chocolate Easter eggs

Pentop Easter Treasure Hunt took place in Cardigan

The event was organised in conjunction with Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi Community Partnership.

Rhiannon Ling, Community Development Officer for Wales & West Housing, said: “We are working closely with the residents to plan further events during school holidays.

“These are invaluable for the families living here as it gives them something to look forward to and helps create a sense of community spirit.

“We have had some fantastic ideas and we look forward to supporting the residents to achieve them this year.”

In North Wales, there was a Spring Clean in Buckley supported by Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Flintshire Tidy, Flintshire Council and local councillors.

Numerous items including litter, bikes and a shopping trolley were cleared from an area of woodland next to Powell Road in the Flintshire town.

Parent helping child with colouring in activity

Groundwork North Wales hosted a nature-themed activity event at Hightown Community Resource Centre, Wrexham

Families in Wrexham enjoyed a nature-themed event at Hightown Community Resource Centre, run by Groundwork North Wales.

Designed to encourage awareness of the environment around us, activities included colouring, board games, quizzes and creating a butterfly collage -decorating the outline of a butterfly using leaves collected from outside.

Ginny Davis, from Groundwork Wales, said: “Our activities are all about increasing environmental awareness, designed to engage children and families in the outside world.

“The benefits are enormous. It boosts children’s confidence and their ability to communicate, their motor skills and social skills, and encourages family connection, an opportunity to do different things with their parents.

“After Covid so many children are so low in confidence, the work we do is really trying to overcome this and build their confidence up again.”

Drumming workshops from Tanio brought children and their parents together at Brackla Easter Fun Day in Bridgend.

The event was organised by our partners Employability Bridgend and included craft workshops.

Laura Allcott, Community Development Officer for Wales & West Housing in Bridgend, said: “Events like this are important to bring the community and our partners together to give young people something to do in the holidays.”

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