Join the 55,000 of young people between the ages of 8 and 25 who become members of the Urdd every year.

 

We are more than aware that 2020 has been a very different year for everyone and as we prepare for the ‘new normal’ the Urdd is also changing and adapting. In 2020/2021 we will be providing a wide range of activities for our members across Wales, including sports, the arts, competitions, adventures and opportunities to make friends and socialise, virtual, digital and real.

Members can enjoy activities such as sports clubs / adran and aelwydydd (Urdd youth clubs), Eisteddfod  and sporting events, and this year the Urdd has more digital activities than ever before on  Zoom or social media.

Welcome all!

How much does it cost to join?

Individual membership: £9

Family membership (3 or more children): £25

Individual and Family Membership

Joining is easy, you can do it securely online here. Want to enrol your child? If you want to enrol 3 or more children, choose the Family Membership to save money.

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School and club membership

Find advice on school and club membership here.

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As a member of the Urdd, you will be part of Wales’ largest youth organisation, and can benefit from a wide range of opportunities including:

Sports

Join Urdd sports clubs and take part in activities local to you! We are gradually resuming our sporting activities according to advice from Sport Wales and the Welsh Government.

Urdd Eisteddfod and the arts

Over the year there will be many opportunities to take part in a variety of arts activities and events, face to face and virtually, and of course, the Urdd Eisteddfod! Look out for Cefn Llwyfan (backstage) - an exciting new series of virtual events for 14-25 year olds offering a combination of workshops and interactive masterclasses with experts from Wales.

National and community youth activities

This year, things will be a little different with more virtual and digital sessions, plus face-to-face sessions when it’s safe to do so. Join young people across Wales at the weekly Awr Fawr sessions for fun activities and innovative workshops, and visit My Area for information about events near you.

Digital magazines

All Urdd magazines are digital and free for the next school year! Subscribe to receive all the issues direct to your e-mail. The Urdd has three magazines:

Cip  for readers aged 7-11

Bore Da for Welsh learners and second language readers aged 7-11

IAW for secondary school age learners

FAQ

How will Coronavirus and social distancing regulations affect 2020-2021’s activities?

We will be working a little differently this year and will do everything we can to make sure that safety comes first in all our activities. We have adapted some of our activities and now you will be able to join in with Urdd events and digital sessions from home, as well as face-to-face activities when deemed safe to do so.

Will there be an Urdd Eisteddfod in Denbighshire in 2021?

It is impossible for us to confirm at this point due to the fluid Covid-19 situation. Bust rest assured that we will let you know straight away if there is any news about the Eisteddfod situation. Remember that you need to be a member to compete or take part in all Urdd Eisteddfod and arts activities in 2020 - 2021.

What is a Family Membership?

If you want to register three or more children for membership, take out a Family Membership to save money. A Family Membership is £25 for three or more children.

When will I receive my membership number?

If you pay online you will receive your membership number immediately via e-mail. Remember to keep your membership number safe! You will need it to take part in the year's activities.

If you are paying by cheque or BACS, you will receive your membership number via e-mail once your payment has been processed. 

What's the closing date for membership?

There is no closing date but remember to join promptly to benefit from all the activities right from the start. Membership covers the 2020-2021 academic year and is £9 per person, or £25 for a Family Membership, for 3 children or more.

I run an adran (junior youth club) and aelwyd (youth club) and am happy to continue to run weekday activities for children and young people. Is this okay?

Although we are still unable to hold some face-to-face activities because of the Covid-19 regulations, we are able to provide digital activities. Guidelines have been created to help you to do this and if you would like any further advice, please contact us on community@urdd.org

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