The Chepstow Summer Playscheme was introduced by Chepstow Town Council more than seventeen years ago when the Town Council identified the need to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for local children to meet together and to experience a wide range of sporting, leisure, arts and entertainment facilities that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy. Over the years the scheme has grown substantially and since 2003 although the Town Council continues to provide major funding, the Chepstow Summer Playscheme is now administered centrally by Monmouthshire County Council.
The Scheme runs for four weeks during the Summer in August. A small attendance fee is charged but every effort is made to ensure that charges are kept to a minimum so that every child has the opportunity to attend.
Details of the annual scheme are well publicised through local primary schools.