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Fostering Families Scheme

Free access to Cadw sites for foster families

This ground-breaking scheme, which is the result of a partnership between Cadw and Action for Children, enables foster children and the families who care for them to visit all of the historic monuments in Cadw’s care free of charge.

About the scheme

Action for Children and Cadw have been working together to increase the accessibility of local and national monuments across Wales for young people in care.

The aim of the scheme is to help some of Wales’s most marginalised young people understand their local and national heritage and culture — and use some of the country’s most stunning locations to relax, undertake therapeutic work, hold events and have fun.

How to sign up for the scheme

The scheme is open to all fostering agencies. Agencies can make one application that will cover all of the foster families that they work with. There is no charge for membership of the scheme.

Fostering agencies that wish to join the scheme can contact Action for Children Fostering Wales on 01633 270422 to request further information and guidance on how to obtain passes for their fostering families.

We regret that we are unable to accept applications from individual foster families.


Those foster families and families of children with additional needs with a Maxcard are also able to visit all of the historic monuments in Cadw’s care free of charge.

Please note — for both schemes, free entry will not be given to carers who do not have those they care for with them.