Children’s Activities

At Tiddlywinks all activities are geared to the child’s age and ability. The very young children - babies - are accommodated upstairs whilst the under 2’s who are toddling and children aged from 2 years to 4 years of age are downstairs in the main Centre. During term time as a rule, children aged 7 years to 13 years of age are accommodated in our overflow facility off site in Tiddlywinks2 and children aged 4 to 6 years old are accommodated in the Log Cabin at the main Centre. If numbers permit, and usually at the end of the day all children are sometimes housed in the main Centre. During school holidays most school aged children are accommodated within Tiddlywinks2 in Ysgol y Wern. Younger babies and toddlers are cared for separately from the older children for the majority of time.

An array of fun and stimulating activities and opportunities are offered throughout the day that are appropriate to the child’s age and stage of development.

For some activities, the children are divided into smaller groups or will undertake an activity on a one to one basis with a member of staff.

Examples of activities on offer include:

  • Messy Play

Painting, gluing, modelling, play-doh, clay, collage, junk modelling, sponge and vegetable printing, sand, water play, etc.

  • Physical Play

Outdoor play, music and movement, dance, gym, tumble mats, cars and bikes, balls and bean bags, slide, climbing frame, soft play, football, rugby, indoor hockey, parachute.

  • Role Play

Dressing up, playing shop, home corner, puppet theatre, theme corner, dolls, etc.

  • Creative Play

Cooking, drama, garage, farm, airport, musical instruments, singing, rhymes, all types of craft, drawing and colouring, etc.

  • Intellectual Play

Puzzles, construction blocks e.g. Duplo, Leggo, K’nex, etc. Conversation, story time, book corner, quiet corner, matching, early science – scales, sorting, etc. number work and literacy.


At Tiddlywinks we always aim to encourage:

  • social and learning skills
  • confidence and respect for each other
  • stimulating and creative play based activities that help the development needs of all children
  • the use of our outdoor spaces
  • and of course that all important cuddle

Trips and outings are encouraged and are considered as part of the service, visits to local facilities, parks and libraries are undertaken on a regular basis.

The emphasis in Tiddlywinks is very much on cooperative game activities and experiences, fun and learning through play!


Ystalyfera & Godre'r Graig Integrated Children's Centre


Ystalyfera & Godre'r Graig Integrated Children's Centre

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