Fair Play in the Brecon Beacons benefits young people

The recent “Come and Try it Day” at Craig-y-nos Country Park near Pen-y-cae was again the jewel in the Forest Fawr GeoPark festival crown thanks in part to the ‘Fair Play in the Park’ grant which supports community groups working with children and young people experiencing financial hardship. The grant provides transport to activities in the Park they would usually be unable to reach. The day saw over 800 hundred visitors try activities from Orienteering and Geocaching, to a zip wire across the main meadow.

Last year the grant helped over 700 young people to access a range of activities right across the National Park.

Beneficiaries included Abergavenny youth club who under took canoeing andmountain biking trips, Llanddeusant Home Education Group visited Dan-yr-Ogof show caves for a hands on geology lesson, and Lower Cynon Communities 1st Fortitude group climbed to the National Park’s highest point the summit of Pen-y-Fan!

The Fair play grant also helps schools which have a high percentage of pupils on free school meals by funding transport for educational visits to the Park. For more information please visit the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority website.