Urdd 100th Anniversary

The Urdd’s Centenary

Are you ready for an epic year?

2022 is a major year for the Urdd and we want you to be part of our centenary celebrations.

We have a whole host of activities and celebrations planned throughout the year for our members, supporters and friends from all over Wales and beyond.

We did it! Thank you!

We achieved two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempts

• The largest number of videos of people singing the same song uploaded to Twitter in one hour — the current record was 250 — The Urdd and its members uploaded 1176.

• The largest number of videos of people singing the same song uploaded to Facebook in one hour — the current record was 418 — The Urdd and its members uploaded 461.

Urdd Gobaith Cymru’s Centenary Best bits 

Since 1922, the Urdd has provided opportunities for more than 4 million children and young people in Wales to enjoy sporting, cultural, residential, humanitarian and volunteering experiences through the medium of Welsh. Here’s a snap-shot of our best bits.


The Urdd: from past to present

Share your stories and photographs to the People's Collection Wales to celebrate the Urdd’s past and present activities. Read more.

Upcoming events


4-8 April, 2022

Urdd WRU 7s

Wales’ largest youth tournament, held in partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union. It will take place at Pontcanna fields, Cardiff, 4 – 8 April. Register your team or for more information.

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18 May, 2022

Our Centenary Peace and Goodwill Message

The Urdd's centenary Peace and Goodwill Message focuses on the climate emergency. It’s a call to action by the children and young people of Wales to the young people of the world, to use the importance and power of their voice to urge governments and large corporations to take urgent action to save our planet. It's time to wake up!

Climate Emergency Education Pack
Sign up to receive your education pack and information on how to engage with the Urdd and the children and young people of Wales on the day of the Peace and Goodwill Message, 18 May 2022.

Go here to register to receive the education pack




17-19 June, 2022

Urdd Urban Games

Over three days in June (17 – 19) Cardiff Bay will be transformed, bringing together young people from all over Wales to compete in the new Olympic Urban Games, with competitions such as BMX and skateboarding.

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30 May and 4 June, 2022

Eisteddfod yr Urdd

Come and enjoy one of Europe’s largest Youth festivals taking place between 30 May and 4 June at Denbighshire. This is an opportunity for children and young people to enjoy and compete in various competitions through the medium of Welsh. Bring the whole family and enjoy.

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt highlights

Well done to everyone who took part! Enjoy the day’s highlights.

Download a printable Record Breaker certificate to remember your achievement.




The Urdd was established in 1922 and has an interesting history. Learn about what we’ve been up to over the last 100 years!

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We’ve launched limited-edition products to celebrate our centenary. From t-shirts to water bottles and a special Mistar Urdd toy, there's something for everyone!

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Our Centenary Calendar

Our Centenary Calendar

Our centenary celebrations calendar of events is available here.

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Support & Donate

Support & Donate

How can you help secure the future of the Urdd?

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Videos and resources to enjoy a year of celebration

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