Yr Urdd National Eisteddfod is Wales' biggest youth festival with over 15,000 children and young people competing.

The annual Urdd Eisteddfod is the jewel in the Urdd Youth Movement's crown.

The Urdd Eisteddfod, like its big sister, the National Eisteddfod, is held alternately in north and south Wales each Whitsun half-term.

It is one of Europe’s largest youth festivals, attracting around 90,000 visitors and 15,000 competitors each year who battle it out in a range of events, including singing, folk dancing and performing. They are the elite few from around 40,000 competitors who have won their place following local and regional competition rounds.

At the heart of this week-long event is the 1,800-seater pavilion, where all the competitions are held.

Surrounding the Pavilion on the 'Maes' are hundreds of colourful stalls offering a range of activities for all the family - from biking, climbing and sports sessions to a fun fair, live bands and children's shows.

It's a great day out for all the family and if you plan to visit remember to download the handy Eisteddfod yr Urdd Ap before you go.

S4C and BBC Radio Cymru broadcast detailed coverage of the Urdd Eisteddfod. For more information visit our Urdd page or visit the Urdd website.

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