Activities for Young Carers

Giving young carers a break during school holidays.

Get a break from caring with activities that suit your interests, hobbies and aspirations. 

It’s really important for you to have a break from caring with people who understand what it’s like to be a carer.

That’s why we offer a variety of activities throughout the year to all young carers in Hertfordshire. They’re free of charge and we can provide transport. They’ll help you meet new people, learn skills you can use in the future, and have a whole lot of fun.

We make sure there’s something for everyone, whether that’s social meetups, physical activities, creative pursuits, information sessions or chances to learn new skills.

To find out more about what we offer, get in touch .

Below is a selection of the activities we offer to young carers.

Young Carers Conference

This annual event is your chance to tell professionals in education, health and social care what it’s like being a young carer, and what you need from them. Hosted by the Young Carers Council, it’s a great way to meet other young carers, make your voice heard and have a laugh.

School Holidays

We host all sorts of activities during the school holidays to help you build skills, get active and boost your wellbeing.

Some of these are seasonal, such as our Christmas family craft session. Others are tailored to key academic milestones, such as our Easter Holiday Y6 – Y7 school transition workshops. Others are designed for you to have as much fun as possible, such as our wildlife walks, skiing courses and summer picnics.


Residentials are short breaks away from your family, with our team and loads of other young carers. You’ll do exciting outdoor challenges which help you build confidence, learn new skills and make great friends. From 2022, we’ll host two residentials a year.

And There’s More…

We regularly host a variety of one-off events. Follow our socials to get the latest updates about what’s on:

If you’ve given us your contact details, we’ll also send you emails about upcoming events.

Please note we will need an up-to-date Annual consent form for a young carer to come on any activity with us (including virtual ones). You can complete and return it to us via email or post as long as there is a signature from a parent or guardian included.

If you are not already registered with Carers in Hertfordshire, please complete this self-referral form or contact us.