Newport Live leisure centres offer a range of activities during the school holidays, from free swimming to Sport & Art Camps. There are also a range of activities and family cinema screenings available at The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre.

Summer Holidays

The day long Sport & Art Camp and week long swimming classes will return in the Summer Holidays and be offered Monday to Friday, (excluding Bank holidays) along with a numer of workshops, classes and theatre shows. 

Newport Live offers plenty of activities for all the family. Just some of the highlights are listed below at each of our venues and you can to download the full diary here... 

Plan your Summer Holiday...

We have made a 6 week holiday planner for you, for you to plan and fill in all of your family activities. We have also helped you out by highlighting some of the big events in the city! Download your free planner now... 

Grab the family and come and enjoy a day out with Newport Live...

This summer we also have a number of large scale celebration events; the free family street theatre festival Big Splash returns to The Riverfront and the city centre on the 22 and 23 July, Sport in the Park invites all the family to join in on a day of outdoor fun, sports and activiites on the 3, 10 and 17 August and we celebrate your little uns on Thursday 24 August with a Tots Fun Day at Newport Centre! So grab the family and come and enjoy a day out with Newport Live!

At all three of of our leisure sites, we have Free Swimming for under 17s and Junior Gym, the times these are available at these sites are detailed below. 

Free Swimming

For all 16 year olds and under, please bring your Free Swim Card to every session. Please note Child Supervision Guideline apply. 

Day / Dydd  NISV Pool  NC Pool ALC Pool*
Mon 1000-1200 & 1330-1600 1100-1530 1300-1500
Tue 1000-1200 & 1330-1600 1100-1530 1300-1500
Wed 1000-1200 & 1330-1600 1100-1530 1300-1500
Thu 1000-1200 & 1330-1600 1100-1530 1300-1500
Fri 1000-1200 & 1330-1600 1100-1530 1300-1500
Sat   1300-1500  
Sun     1400-1600


Newport Live Junior Gym

Are you aged 11-16? Or do you have a teenager in your household? Fight summer holiday boredom with fitness. You can join your teen to a 6 week holiday fitness membership for just £25! This membership covers; gym use as many times as you want, unlimited free swimming, selected group exercise classes that are suitable for teenagers and one racquet sport a day. 

You can use your membership at any of our Newport Live venues, the Wales National Velodrome, Regional Pool and Tennis Centre, Active Living Centre or Newport Centre.

Junior Gym Members can use the venues during the following times

Day Newport Centre Pool and Tennis Centre Velodrome Active Living Centre
Mon 0900-1730 0615 - 1730 0700-2200 0900 - 2200
Tue 0900-1730 0615 - 1630 0700-2200 0900 - 2200
Wed 0900-1730 0615 - 1730 0700-2200 0900 - 2200
Thu 0900-1730 0615 - 1630 0700-2200 0900 - 2200
Fri 0900-1730 0615 - 1730 0700-2200 0900 - 2200
Sat 0815-1800 0815 - 1900 0800-1800 0800 - 2000
Sun 0815-1800 0815 - 1900 0800-1800 0800 - 2000

Drop in to one of our leisure centres, call 01633 656757 to join this Summer Holiday Junior Gym Membership or join online.  

*Ages 11- 14 at the Newport Centre, Tennis Centre and Active Living Centre must be accompanied by an adult. Over 14s are able to train unsupervised.

All under 16s at the Velodrome gym must be accompanied by an adult.


Holiday Fun Activity Descriptions...



Develop swimming and aquatic skills, by learning the basics of snorkelling. You will learn how to use fins, snorkel and mask as well as swimming underwater and correct entry into the water. There will also be fun games including underwater Frisbee and underwater hockey. Children will need to be 8 years old, confident in water and completed Stage 4.

Learn the basics of this exciting game including passing, shooting and swimming with the ball etc. You will also play a proper game at the end of the session. Children should be at least 8 years old, but must be confident in the water and completed Stage 4. 

Disability Swim Taster

For children to experience sensation in water or to develop swim skills already learnt in lessons or school. Helpers will be available in the water to help deliver the sessions and support children as/when necessary.

Flip n Fun

If you want to learn how to dive with style like Jack Laugher or Chris Mears, then a Flip `n` Fun class is the beginning!  You will jump and play in and out of the water to help you develop diving skills, co-ordination and balance. Children must be able to swim a minimum of 50 metres and be confident in deep water. 

Family Pool Party

All the fun of a party, inflatable's, music and pool toys. This is a family session only. Family Ticket and swim supervision guidelines apply . No Party bags or refreshments will be given out.

Suitable for children aged 4 years plus who are currently not in swim lessons. This course is an introduction to the water environment, increasing children's confidence and learning aquatic skills.

Swim Skills

This is a Monday-Friday course (with the exception of Bank Holidays) aimed at children in Stages 2 & 3 of the swim lesson programme. Developing swim skills in floatation, travel and rotation and water safety knowledge

This is a Monday-Friday course (with the exception of Bank Holidays) aimed at Non Swimmers, aged 5 years+. Develop basic safety awareness, movement and water confidence skills.

Stroke Development

This course is for those currently in stages 4 & 5 to improve strokes and skills. The main emphasis is on breast stroke and butterfly. A Free swim card will be needed at the time of booking, please book in advance.

Life Saving

Children will have the chance to learn important new lifesaving skills including various rescue techniques, rescue equipment  etc. A Free swim card will be needed at the time of booking please book in advance. Children must be able to swim a minimum of 50 metres and be confident in deep water. 

Scuba Diving

Introduction to Scuba Diving: Max of 5 participants per session. Session breakdown:• 5 – 10 minutes:  Briefing, safety considerations and kitting up, • 30 minutes:  Under water exploration and underwater exercises,• 5 minutes: Debriefing and de-kitting. • Age: 10 -16 years old. “Safe and confined safety of the swimming pool” led by Welsh Diving which is a registered education dive facility. The course provides an underwater experience enabling the participants to breathe and swim underwater, as well as undertake a range of exercises and skills. The parents / guardian of all participants would need to sign a consent form before the pool session. This session is under the supervision of a trained and experienced diving teacher. All children are given a certificate to say they had partaken in a Welsh Diving Underwater Scuba Exploration Exercise.

Roller Skating

Roller skating fun for all the family. Skating for all ages and abilities from age 18m+ & Families Skate sizes from toddler size 6 to adult’s size 12. (Whole sizes only) If you have your own skates just turn up. Skaters under the age of 16 must have an appropriate adult due to the nature of the activity. Please bring any safety equipment of your own. Wrist guards are Free Skate hire available* (for this session only).*Skate hire MUST be booked in advance to confirm availability. To book text the word ACTIVE, to 07739 557474, with the date you want to skate, all names and shoe sizes. You will receive a text to confirm you skate hire booking .available for all skaters,


Football & Multi Sports camps. Come and learn new skills, try some new sports, have fun with friends, teach others the skills and sports you know & love! Mini Shooters (4-6yrs old) 10am-1pm £10 a day or £40 for the full week. Mega Shooters (7-11yrs old) 10am-3pm £15 a day or £60 for the full week . To book a place or for more information please call us on
01633 412511 or 07969 254205 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To book any holiday activity, please call 01633 656757, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit one of our Newport Live venues and book at Reception.