Young Carers Big Summer Programme

We hope you are ready for this ….  the epic event that is Summer ‘21 with the Young Carers Team!!

Well I hope you are because that is what we are telling you about now!  You have all been so amazing for the past year+ dealing with the challenging pandemic impact on all our lives and we are so excited to get back to what we do best .. running around having fun all summer!  To celebrate all young carers across the county we have put together our biggest summer programme .. maybe ever and we are inviting you to join us!  Below you will see a number of options so have a look, see what you are available for and then contact us at 01992 586969 or to book onto the one you like the most!

*Remember you need an up to date 2021 Annual consent form to book onto any activity!*


Lawn Bowls for any YCs aged 8 and over

Hertford bowls club are again running this wonderful session for carers to come along, learn the competitive and relaxing sport, catch up with the same group every week, have many biscuits and a general lush time in the sunshine each week!

Every Thursday 10am-12pm between 22nd July – 26th August


Big Summer rolling festival/bonanza whatever you want to call it!

Each week we will be in a different part of the county bringing a big group of 20 young carers together to take part in awesome activities like archery, human table football, tennis, dodgeball, handball, water games (restrictions allowing) and many more combined with the thing we all love … Co-production!  Now don’t worry that is a fancy way of saying you get the chance to tell us how we should run our service, what works, what doesn’t work and make changes to the things we use like assessments, letters and all sorts!  This is an incredibly opportunity to have fun, meet lots of other young carers and really have an impact on the support we offer all young carers so be prepared to help us make things better whilst we have a lot of fun!

*please note you must be available both days to book on*

Week 1 – St Albans (central) – each day will be about a 10:30am arrival and going through til 5:30pm

8-12 year olds have Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd August

13+ year olds have Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th August


Week 2 – Herts Young Mariners (east) – 10:30am-5:30pm

8-12 year olds Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th August

13+ year olds Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th August


Week 3 – Fairlands (north) – 10:30am-5:30pm

8-12 year olds Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th August

13+ year olds Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th August


Week 4 – The Dacorum Activity Hub (west) – 10:30am-5:30pm

8-12 year olds Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th August

13+ year olds Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th August


Young Carers Wild Wellbeing – 11-18 year olds

These sessions are based outside at our lovely friends over at Hudnall Park where they focus on all things wellbeing!  The aim is to enable young people to support their mental health by connecting to nature.  There will be a number of activities and it runs over the whole 6 weeks.  19+ can be considered for this too so get in contact with us if any young adult carers are interested.

Every Friday at 11am-1:30pm between 23rd July and 27th August


Young Adult Carer Summer picnic

Anyone aged 16 and over is invited to the first ever Young Adult carer summer picnic!  We will have games and music in Verulanium park in St Albans on Friday 27th August between 2:30pm-4:30pm.  Bring your own blanket and some snacks to meet some new friends, have some fun and welcome the weekend!


Skiing courses – All fully booked!

Our wonderful friends at Snowbility are offering awesome beginner courses over the 6 weeks at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.  Equipment is on hand but you will need warm, water proof-ish clothes to wear too to keep you nice and warm on the slope!

8-13 year olds – 2 courses are running but these now have a waiting list!

 14-17 year olds – 1 course running  but again this has a waiting list!

Anyone 18+ ask us about the adult/Young adult carer sessions or check out Carers in Herts main website for more info!

*Please do ask us any questions you might have as we run skiing regularly but it is so incredibly popular this round is full and if we can get you on a future opportunity we will.”


There will also be a Whole Family Summer picnic that we will contact families directly about once booking for that opens – ask for us for details as this will be for under 8s and thank you for your patience while we confirm the details of this one.


Once booked onto an activity you will be given full details, any requirements about what you might need to bring with you but if you need any additional information in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us.  Thank you for taking the time to read this and please see some important info below.  Book your spaces now and join us for an epic summer!

IMPORTANT info – please note you cannot confirm booking onto any activity until we have an up to date annual consent form.  If you have already completed one this year you will be fine and if you still need to do one please click on this link Annual Consent Form 2021 to download a copy to complete or speak to us in the office if you need one posted out to you to complete.

This is a big programme allowing as many of our 2,000 registered young carers to take part in an activity so please pick the one you want the most as you will not be able to book onto multiple big activities.  If unsure about what is best for you in your particular circumstances please talk to us in the team.

We do ask that everyone who can get themselves to and from an activity does but if you have any concerns or need support with transport please let us know.

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