Youth Events

Waunifor hosts a wide range of youth activities including workshops in the following areas:

  • Building Confidence
  • Improving Communication
  • Self Leadership
  • Mental Wellbeing
  • Self Protection

Recent events include:

  • Waunifor Youth Club. Fortnightly after school club for local children.
  • Feb-April 2017: Four EVS volunteers from Italy, Malta and Denmark stayed on site participating in a wide range of activities and assisting in the gardens, kitchens and with maintenance and carpentry.
  • July 2015 (1 week). My Natour Youth Exchange organised by Maltese group and with youths from Wales, Sardinia and Denmark (40 people). Engaged in many activities at Waunifor as well as pony trekking, canoeing and mountain boarding. Each group hosted a evening cooking a meal from their country and organised games and entertainment.
  • May 2015 (5 days): YTOP Slinky conference for Youth Leaders from many countries across Europe with the theme ‘Transference of Skills’.
  • Y –Top (Youth Template of Peace) international youth gathering which took place in August 2014. 70 Young people ages 14 – 28 supported by 18 youth assistants attended a 10 day programme to develop 'Skills for Living' hosted at Waunifor and continuing in London. The youths enjoyed a variety of activities including a day on 'King Arthur and Merlin' including workshops, passion plays and designing their own shields, visiting and sensing a local nature garden, wellbeing and health workshop, magic workshop, thai-stick dancing, ballroom dancing, kayaking, football tournament, carpentry, pottery, cooking, music, badminton, ping-pong, games. A full programme of 'open mind' sessions in the evenings included: sustainability and finding the future in you; negotiation skills and reading body language; health and nutrition; sacred geometry; how to sleep well; CV writing skills; free writing; natural laws; questions about life.
  • Respite Weeks. Every year for 6 years Hetty's charity in Nottingham have brought a group of carers and children from homes effected by alcohol and drug issues for a respite holiday. Waunifor organises activities and trips for the children and also pamper sessions and relaxing outings for the carers as well as bingo, a dinner party and trips to local beaches and places of interest.
  • Special Needs groups. A craft and pottery holiday for children with special needs from Mowbray School in Yorkshire took place in June 2014 and everyone had a wonderful time. Other individuals with special needs have visited for a holiday and enjoyed card-making, mosaics, glass painting, felt making and pottery.
  • Local Family Centre away days and leadership training for staff and leaders.

Waunifor is able to offer a range of activities delivered by it’s on site staff and these include:

  • King Arthur and Merlin myths and legends and the history of Wales
  • Sustainability and the Future
  • Well Being and Health
  • Crafts and Practical Skills Development
  • Sensivitity and detection skills
  • Increasing Confidence Workshops
  • Improving Communication Workshops
  • Self-Leadership Workshops.

Around Waunifor there is stunning countryside and the spectacular coastal area of Cardigan Bay where it is possible to participate in many activities, which Waunifor can arrange. These include kayaking, rafting, coasteering, rock climbing, archery, paintballing, 10 pin bowling, sailing, windsurfing, hiking, orienteering.

To find out more please contact us.



"Beautiful cottage, perfect for our family holiday of 6 adults and 4 children. Great facilities for children including a play area and play cabin. The Longhouse is very cosy and the Waunifor complex is peaceful." James Family, The Longhouse
"We came here in 2010 and it is still absolutely lovely. The cottage was perfect for our needs, so peaceful with lovely walks nearby. The community shop at Capel Dewi was handy and also we enjoyed the art exhibition (only during the last week of August) and were overwhelmed with all the creativity. Family staying in Stable Cottage, 2018

Contact Us

Address: Waunifor, Maesycrugiau

Nr Pencader, SA39 9LX

Tel: 01559 395 437 (answerphone outside office hours)