This Saturday, we are hosting a Family Fun Day at Rodney Parade with companies and charities hosting some brilliant activities for you to join in with!
Taking place around Rodney Parade, the Family Fun Day will begin at 1pm and finish just before 3pm so there’s time to drag your little ones away ahead of the match! Here's an overview of all the activities we have on offer!
ON THE OVAL
For the first time ever, you will be able to enjoy the #NCRSaturdayWarmUp from outside the marquee with the show being played on speakers outside as well. You can enjoy contemporary music, live music, chat, team news, and player interviews.
INFLATABLE ASSAULT COURSE
It’s back and it’s better than ever! Our inflatable assault course will be open from 1pm-3pm. Test how quickly you can battle the course or race your friends. This is a real crowd pleaser.
THROW THE BEAN BAG IN THE TOADS MOUTH - Gwent Wildlife Trust
A giant toad with a wide-open grin and a bean bag … what could be simpler or more fun? Join the team from Gwent Wildlife Trust and test your throwing skills with this fun little challenge.
DEAF BLIND PENALTIES – Deafblind Cymru
Can you score a penalty into an empty net? What about past a goalkeeper? What about past a goalkeeper when you can’t hear? What about past a goalkeeper when you can neither see nor hear? Deafblind Cymru are a charity who work to help deaf and blind people live the fullest life possible offering support to get people diagnosed as Deafblind to get back to the things they love. On Saturday, they will be giving you the opportunity to try out your penalty taking skills as a Deafblind person.
SOCCER SKILLS – with County in the Community
Fancy yourself as the next Josh Sheehan? Ready to show off or improve your skills? County in the Community are on hand to help improve and enhance your soccer skills! Keep an eye out for them.
FIVE-A-SIDE – with Newport County AFC Academy
We’ll be running a drop in football match. Whether you want to play for 2 hours or just 5 minutes, just come along and join in the match.
SOCCER TOTS – with Newport Live
Our friends at Newport Live are joining us on Saturday to run a drop-in football session for your very little ones. Have a football mad Under 5 joining you on Saturday? This is the place for you! Join Joel and the team for your early introduction to football!
SQUASH - Newport Squash Club
Newport Squash Club will be opening their doors from 1pm this Saturday with young County fans able to drop in for a Taster Session. All the playing equipment is provided as well as some basic coaching, so you can enjoy your first taste of this fantastic, fast-paced sport. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity! (This will not be affected by the weather).
Spytty the Dog has invited some friends to the Family Fun Day. Look out for his friends from Chepstow Racecourse and Fraiser Bear from the Believe Charity and more. The Believe Charity will also be selling their adorable Fraiser Bear Toys from the Marquee.
⛅Weather Warning - It’s South Wales and there’s always a chance of rain and so the outdoor activities are weather permitting. Please keep an eye on our Social Media channels for updates on the outdoor activities for ahead of Saturday’s match.
IN THE WE FIGHT ANY CLAIM MARQUEE
QUIZZES AND COLOURING - Gwent Wildlife Trust
Join the Gwent Wildlife Trust team inside the We Fight Any Claim Marquee as they offer the chance to take a wildlife quiz or just enjoy a bit of colouring and arts. There might be a few prizes too.
BALLOON MODELLING – JP Entertainments
Is it a hat? Is it a giraffe? No, it’s actually a balloon carefully twisted and folded to create (almost) any shape you want! Look out for the team from JP Entertainments who will be creating magic with balloons.
HOLD THE FRONT PAGE – USW Students
Students from the University of South Wales will be helping you come up with and design a “Hold the Front Page” stall. Papers and pens will be provided as you create a stella front page for the “The County Times”.
KIDS KOMMENTARY – Newport City Radio
Learn how to be the next Guy Mowbray, Martin Tyler or Simon Brotherton with Newport City Radio. You can sit down with a mate and watch highlights of County games and you provide the commentary! Newport City Radio will be on hand with hints and tricks or you can simply make up the names and the facts!
NCR WARM UP – Newport City Radio
As always, Newport City Radio will be providing music and entertainment for everyone both inside and outside the marquee at Saturday’s match.
Join us on Saturday!
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