There are all sorts of Welsh language activities for you to enjoy as a family – from music groups and craft workshops to swimming lessons and children's shows.

Mentrau Iaith

Your local language initiative or Menter Iaith is a good place to start looking for fun activities. The Mentrau Iaith hold a range of Welsh language social events, sports clubs and classes for children during both term time and the school holidays.

Singing

Young children love singing and it’s a great way of strengthening language skills. Find out which Welsh language music sessions are held in your area - contact your local Menter Iaith or check with your local community or leisure centre. 

Chapels and churches

Often informal play sessions for young children and their parents are held by Welsh-medium chapels and churches.  Check local noticeboards outside or for more information go to our Faith page.

Local authorities

Welsh-language storytelling sessions for youngsters are held in libraries across Wales. It’s worth looking online to see what else is organised by your local authority.

Wet Weather

From museums and libraries to the local leisure centre, all parents have their favourite wet weather destinations – and often Welsh language activities will be involved.  Look at our Days Out page for more information.

Media

Sali Mali, Sam Tân and Rapsgaliwn are among the heroes on Cyw, S4C’s Welsh language children’s service, broadcast every day.  There are numerous games on the Cyw website, along with several free Cyw apps.  The CBeebies website also has Welsh language pages.

Putting on a Show

A live Cyw Christmas Show is held each year and Cyw shows are also staged at both the National and Urdd Eisteddfodau.  Theatres in Wales regularly stage Welsh language productions for children – you’ll find more information on our Theatre page.

Books and apps

Welsh language book shops offer a wide choice of colourful children’s books, CDs and DVDs and you can order online if you don’t have a shop in your area.  More and more Welsh language apps for children are also available – including one to learn the alphabet, numbers and colours, Cymraeg for Kids and the new Magi Ann app, which helps young children with their reading. Search the App Store for the latest apps and find more information on our Shopping page.

Festivals and Events

From the National and Urdd Eisteddfodau to the Dinefwr Literature Festival and Tafwyl, a whole range of large and small events are held throughout the year with plenty of provision for children of all ages.  More details are available on our Festivals and Events page and in our Events Calendar.

More Information

More information on Welsh language activities are available on our Children and Young People page.

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