Summer with a ‘DIFF'erence! Cardiff Youth Service launches 2023 event programme


Cardiff Youth Service has launchedSummer with a DIFF'erence', a city-wide activity and event programme aimed at young people aged 11-25 years.

Delivered through youth clubs, street-based youth provision, online and targeted projects across Cardiff, the line-up includes a range of activity such as day trips, taster sessions in pottery, construction, music and beauty, hosting youth exchanges, Esports programme and a Cardiff Youth Service takeover of the Aqua Park and Cardiff International White Water Centre.

As well as a range of sports, wellbeing groups and creative activity, Cardiff Content Creatorsare offering a unique opportunity for young people aged 11-17 to take part in a digital summer camp and Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre are providing a series of outdoor experiences.

Youth clubs will also be open across the service offering a safe space and support for young people to take part in a range of activities such as cooking, arts and crafts, gaming and sport.

A host of events to help young people decide on their next steps following exams will also take place, as well as mentoring sessions providing support into employment, education, training, volunteering.

TheSummer with a DIFF'erenceprogramme will be updated regularly online. To find out more you can visitUpcoming events ( join the conversation on social media #cyssymmer

To stay up to date with Cardiff Youth Services work follow their social media channels Instagram and facebook @cardifffyouthservice

Cabinet Member for Tackling Poverty and Supporting Young People, Cllr Peter Bradbury said; "Cardiff currently has 3500 Youth Service members and makes more than 40,000 contacts with young people each year. These significant figures show how important and well used the provision is, providing a lifeline for many young people, giving them a place to go and someone to talk to.

"This years summer event programme will give access to a wide range of provision and an opportunity for young people to take part in informal activity based on their needs. In addition to this, I welcome Welsh Governments funding and commitment to working with local residents and other partners to develop a grassroots-led community plan for Caerau and Ely, helping to meet the needs and aspirations of local people with a strong focus on supporting children and young people. This work will help to inform wider engagement programmes across Cardiff and the rest of Wales."