A VISIT by vulnerable youngsters to Llangrannog's Urdd centre has helped them, and the centre, get back on track.

The childreN of families supported by Action for Children’s NPT Swansea community short breaks and positive outcome play services (POPS) have enjoyed a well-deserved break at the camp.

The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly inhibited many children so as lockdown has been gradually eased the team have been increasingly able to get their children and young people back out in the fresh air, having fun with a variety of activities.

At Llangrannog, the children enjoyed tobogganing, go-carting, horse riding and taking turns on the zip-wire as well as beach walks along the Ceredigion coast.

Daniel, aged 15, from Port Talbot said: "I enjoyed the go-carting with my brothers even though they were slow. During lockdown, I’ve spent a lot of time in my room so its been really good to get out. I’ve been here before but there have been a lot of changes and it’s great fun."

His brother, Madoc, eight, added: "If it was up to me, from one to a 100, the go-carting and tobogganing would both be 100. I’ve had so much fun I’d rate it as 1,000!’

Caroline Lewis, practice manager for NPT Swansea Community Short Breaks said: "With Covid, it’s been very difficult to get the children to do things and we’ve been dependent on the weather too.

“It’s been absolutely fantastic to get back to Llangrannog as we didn’t think we’d be able to get to this stage.

“It’s really nice to see how much the children have developed. We also had a day trip here last week and the parents had never seen them so tired because they could get rid of that energy.

“The amount the parents said they got out of it was unbelievable.”