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Urdd Gobaith Cymru is one of Europe’s largest youth organisations. It provides cultural and sporting activity for 53,000 young people in Wales aged between 8 and 25 years-old.

Its residential centres currently provides an opportunity for 30,000 children to experience outdoor activities each year.


The Urdd can provide accommodation for over 150 youngsters and each year 10,000 children stay for short and week-long breaks.

During this time, they create performances, join workshops run by other arts residents and present work to the public.


Every four years, the Urdd stages the Urdd National Eisteddfod at the Centre. This is the largest competitive youth festival in Europe. It promotes youth arts and creativity with 15,000 finalists at the week-long celebration.

Cardiff Sleepover

The Urdd City Sleepover is situated in one of Europe's most exciting arts venues here at Wales Millennium Centre, in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

Next door to the Welsh Assembly it's an ideal venue to sample the culture of the Welsh capital  and experience a wide range of activities and artistic courses.


The residential centre was especially built with young people’s safety as a priority and all the staff at the centre have CRB clearance.

A night watchman is on duty, there is a swipe card security system in place and closed-circuit cameras are in operation.

The sleepover can accommodate groups of up to 153 in en-suite bedrooms. Facilities include a multi-purpose hall / theatre with the latest technology as well as lounges, a dining hall, meeting rooms and classrooms.


The team can also arrange special visits to the Principality Stadium, National Assembly for Wales, Techniquest, St Fagan's National Museum, National Museum of Wales, Big Pit, Castell Coch, Cardiff Castle and many more.

If you'd like more information about a residential stay at the Centre or would like to know about the Urdd's meeting and conference facilities, then please get in touch via the Urdd website.