Dear Parents/Guardians/Participants,

We are very excited for our summer Creative Connection Outdoor sessions:

When What Where Detail
Wed June 2nd

10.30 – 12.30

Universe building with Anja Conti Aman Valley Trotting Track – Tairgwaith Open your imagination to new creative possibilities for story, worlds and characters
Sat June 19th

10.30 – 12.30

Creative Treasure Hunt Aman Valley Trotting Track – Tairgwaith Sarah and Jo will develop a quest of creative clues and challenges for you solve
Sun July 11th

10.30 – 12.30


Live Action Role Play Picnic Aman Valley Trotting Track – Tairgwaith Let loose and have fun
Wed 21st July

10.30 – 12.30

Chalk drawing, bamboo art and spoken word Parc Golwg Yr Aman – Garnant Multi art form session with something for everyone
Wed 28th July

10.30 – 12.30

Den building meets story creation Meet at Cwmaman Community Centre Make new spaces that inspire you to devise performance
Wed 4th Aug

10.30 – 12.30

The art of telling stories Aman Valley Trotting Track – Tairgwaith Learn the basics of the skills of story telling from the experts
Wed 18th August

Daytime to Evening

Bushcraft and celebration event Parc Golwg Yr Aman – Garnant Fire making, shelter hanging and knife making leading to a celebration of all the outside creativity of the summer

We are currently only offering one session on most activities, but if there is a lot of people on the waiting list, we may offer an afternoon session (1.30 – 3.30pm).

Please be aware we will be doing this with the utmost safety for the young people and staff of Mess Up The Mess, whilst following government guidelines. The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) Regulations 2020, as amended

This should be a fun and exciting session, but please be aware there will be more rules than usual, that all young people, and guardians need to follow to ensure an enjoyable and safe day.

Please be aware we may cancel if weather is awful (please ensure we have correct contact number). We will continue if there are light showers. Staff shortage or a change in Welsh Government Regulations may also lead to the cancellation of the workshop.

All of your young people’s data will be held for Test, Trace Protect.

Before booking, we ask young people to refer to the All Wales Covid Risk Assessment and we advise that you should not attend if your score is high. (Link)

Please also be aware that carpooling outside of household bubble is not allowed.

If any young people, parents & guardians have any questions relating to the activities please get in touch before the session

Before arriving:

There will be limited places of 15 young people per session to attend, booking is essential and will be on a first come first basis, if you book on to the session and then can no longer attend please ensure you tell us as soon as possible as we may have a waiting list.

If you have not booked on before the session, we will not be able to accept any young people who turn up on the day due to the strict protocol we are following to keep everyone safe.

All young people attending will be asked to complete an online ‘Covid Questionnaire’ the morning of the session.

Please ensure you wear appropriate clothes for sun and rain including SPF. Ensure you are wearing flat, covered shoes.

Ensure you wear a mask especially when travelling on public transport.

Bring own water or drink and keep all personal belongings away from others.

We have confirmation that there will be clean and sanitised toilets.

Please do not come if you are showing any signs of Covid-19:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


  • if you have been told to self-isolate,
  • if you have tested positive for Covid-19
  • if others in house-hold are showing symptoms of Covid-19
  • if your school bubble has been told to isolate

Location, Time and meeting point:

Full Details of Location, and meeting points will be text or emailed out closer to the time. Please see timetable about brief detail of location.

Drop off time: 10.30pm

Pick up time: 12.30pm

(If there is a lot of people on the waiting list, we may offer an afternoon session at 1.30 – 3.30pm).

When you arrive:

2 Metre social distancing rules will be in place and must be adhered to at all times, including arrival, departure and breaks.

Please arrive at the arrival time and we ask Parents & guardians to remain in the vehicle when dropping off or collecting young people.  Please stay in your car until the young person has been checked in. We will do a thumbs up if their temperature is in the normal range. 

MUTM will provide an adequate supply of alcohol-based hand sanitiser. The hand sanitiser must be used on arrival before temperature check, the proper use of the hand sanitiser will be supervised by a staff member. If you wish to use your own sanitiser, a staff member will need to check the sanitiser is adequate (at least 60% alcohol)

All Young people will be asked a series of Covid- 19 related questions before entry on the day of the activity & will have their temperatures taken.

Young people will then be shown to the workshop area.

During the session:

The use of hand sanitiser is encouraged throughout the session and at the end of the session.

The young people will be exploring  fun activities together whilst remaining 2 meters apart. We promise to make it as fun and interactive as possible, whilst not being in close distance. The space we have chosen will be cordoned off from anyone else to attend.

All the games and activities will be risked assessed for social distancing and aerial transmission.

First aid: Mess Up The Mess Staff will be able to offer first aid as normal if needed. The staff will be provided with appropriate PPE. Please be aware following current first aid guidelines we are only allowed to do chest compressions until an ambulance arrives in the case of doing CPR. Emergency contact will be informed immediately if First Aid is needed to be done and are welcome to stay in the area or close by to support if needed.

End of workshop:

Please can we remind Parents & guardians to remain in the vehicle when collecting young people.

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Please select which date you wish to attend:

Thank you for all your support and we can’t wait to see you all!