What should my child bring to the centre?

Glan-llyn has a wide variety of specialist equipment that you can borrow during your stay. The equipment that’s available is wet suits, waterproofs, bags to hold wet clothes etc. If you have your own equipment please feel free to bring these along with you. You will also need…

  • 2 pairs of trainers
  • 2 pairs of warm trousers (no jeans)
  • 2/3 warm jumpers (fleece if possible)
  • 2/3 t shirts
  • Underwear
  • Swim wear
  • 2 towels
  • Hat and scarf
  • Waterproof clothes
  • Pyjamas
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillowcase
  • Bin bag to carry wet clothes
  • Paper and pencil
  • Walking shoes

Are there any items that my child is not allowed to bring?

Your child should not bring:

  • Pocket knives
  • Video games or other expensive gadget (ipads, tablet computers etc)
  • Chewing gum
  • Aerosol deodorant
  • Tobbaco, alchohol or any unprescribed drug (medication on prescription should be noted on health certificate)
  • Mobile phones- Mobiles are only allowed with permission of the course leader. Access to the office phone is available if needed.
  • Portable electric equipment e.g. hair dryers, ghetto blasters, curling tongs and travel irons are not permitted. 

If children do bring these personal items then they will be collected at the beginning of the course and returned at the end. Any other valuables may be left at Reception for safekeeping e.g. cameras. 


Can my child phone home regularly?

Please do not arrange for your child to phone home at the beginning of the course. If you do not hear from us you can be sure that your child is safe and well.

We will contact you immediately there is a problem with health or homesickness. If you have a message for your child you are welcome to contact Reception (01678 541000) or email (glan-llyn@urdd.org). The Centre Director will ensure that the message is passed on.

What happens if my child has a problem while at Glan-llyn?

A member of Urdd staff is present 24 hours during your child’s stay. Therefore if your child has any problems or concerns staff will be on hand to deal with any issues promptly.

Where will my child be sleeping?

All children sleep in centrally heated bedrooms. The children are responsible for making their beds and keeping the rooms tidy. We ensure that each child knows where to find help during the night from staff who are close at hand. Corridor lights are on throughout the night. Foam pillows are provided.