With the summer holidays in full swing, finding things to do with the kids, that are both affordable and fun is never easy. The team at NEWPORT LIVE has secured additional funding to run even more exciting holiday activities throughout the summer. It’s dead simple really, more money, means more fun for all.

Thanks to funding from Newport City Council via a £5 million Welsh Government Summer of Fun fund, this year’s lineup of events, activities and programmes across sport, leisure, theatre, arts, and culture promises to be more exciting, varied, and most importantly accessible than ever.

This year’s SUMMER OF FUN encompasses activities across the whole city, so whether you plan a visit to one of the centre’s or join in with one of the events in the community. From Welly Walking to Crafty Saturdays, to intensive swimming lessons, multi-sport camp, youth track cycling sessions, and with the success of Big Splash recently in Newport’s city centre, this summer promises to be the most fun yet – and let’s face it, we all deserve it after the last couple of years.

Andrea Ovey, Director of Business Development at Newport Live told us……

“The additional support from the Summer of Fun fund means that as well as the activities that we run every year, which are always popular, this year we’ve been able to add brand new ones, including many that are completely free, or highly subsidised too.

Our Rookie Fitness courses, for example, offer young people the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a fitness instructor in one of our centres, and has a huge 50% discount; our cycling track sessions are completely free, and the cost our intensive swimming lessons has been reduced, too.

The Riverfront Theatre will also be running theatre performances and cinema screenings free of charge to certain groups within the community throughout the summer school holidays”.

The engagement and activities being provided by Newport Live over the summer, complements year-round work to increase children, young people, and adult levels of physical activity, engagement in the arts, and improves their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Newport Live is a charitable organisation, which means the money they make is wholly reinvested into the services and facilities they offer, so all Newport Live customers are supporting the local community through the delivery of these projects and activities. 

To find out further information about Newport Live’s holiday activities this summer visit HERE or check out @NewportLiveUK on social media for the latest news and events.

This summer The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre will bring us shows and activities for families to enjoy together. From big names to free street theatre, there really is something coming up for everyone over the Summer.

One of those is the comedy-circus show from Australia, CHORES.

Chores is the story of a brother and sister who have to clean up their messy room so they can ride their bicycles. A storyline families can all relate to, this show is jam-packed full of cool stunts, acrobatic flips, roller skates, juggling and hilarious toilet paper guns!

Inspired by Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, this physical comedy features little language and is suitable for diverse audiences of all ages.

Chores – Sunday 31st July

To find out more or to book tickets to any of the wonderful family shows this summer visit HERE, or give them a call on 01633-656757. We’ve also added links to CHORES below.


  • Sunday 31st July, 3pm
  • Tickets £13, family of four £50
  • For details and tickets visit here – CHORES.