Funding awarded to develop the parkland

A boy plays swing ball in the parkland at Tredegar House

Welsh Government funding will support a new project to capitalise on this vital outdoor resource and develop volunteering, well-being and play opportunities for Duffryn residents and the wider Newport community.

The Healthy Active Partnership Project (HAPPy) aims to support the development good mental health, inactivity in young people and promote healthy, active lifestyles for those living nearby.

Working with partners Newport Mind, Duffryn Community Link and Growing Space, the HAPPy project will:

  • Explore play opportunities and research options for new wild play areas for young people.
  • Test interventions to improve activity and mental health with horticultural and woodland activities.
  • Offer active volunteering opportunities for managing and improving woodland areas and increasing fitness levels.
  • Offer  Yoga,  Tai  Chi  and  mindfulness  in  the  outdoors  as  part  of  a  wider  well-being programme for adults, as well as early year’s yoga for children.
  • Offer healthy eating and healthy living workshops promoting a rounded healthy lifestyle.

This project would not be possible without the support of the Welsh Government. Tredegar House has been awarded £247,964 over a three year period as part of the Government’s Healthy and Active Fund.

Tredegar House General Manager Rhiannon Gamble said: “We are thrilled to have been successful in our application. The HAPPy project will help us to continue working closely with some of our existing partners, but it will also help us build new relationships with those communities looking to support a healthy and active Wales.

“This fund gives us the chance to get to know and engage with our wider community, with the well-being benefits of the Tredegar House’s outdoor spaces helping move us towards a healthier Newport.”

The project will begin by establishing a project team before kicking off in earnest over the summer holidays.