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BLOG | May 21, 2020

We hope you’re enjoying the #HalfTermTreasureHunt as much as we are!

While our venues may be temporarily closed to keep everyone safe, we’ve put together a range of great activities for you to enjoy and participate in from across our Cultural Services to help keep children entertained #AtHome.

Take your pick from some wonderful ideas below, which you can do on or offline.

Don’t forget to share your pictures with us and tag us in your activities using our hashtag #EnjoyAtHome

There are prizes are on offer for the top treasure hunters out there!

WHSmith’s flagship Quadrant store in Swansea have kindly donated a set of the latest David Walliams hard back books, whilst the National Literacy Trust have also donated a set of six reading books and activity packs.

Make sure you tune in to our Facebook and Twitter pages every day to find the hidden letter. When you have all 7 letters, fill them in on the sheet below and you could be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes courtesy of WHSmith and National Literacy Trust .

Download the sheet

Here are the daily clues

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

This half-term Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will be releasing an activity a day celebrating the weird and wonderful world of Portraits. Fun-packed, multi-media and experimental, this is art for the whole family to enjoy, from looking at the work of contemporary artists, delving into our own collection and our recent Swansea Stories exhibition and sharing ideas for you to create new works at home.

We invite you to create a portrait of yourself, someone else in your household or perhaps a group portrait. These portraits will offer a glimpse into this particular moment in time. Whether using drawing, painting, Photography, clay, collage, tapestry or even found objects.

We’ll be looking at why this medium continues to be such an inspiration for so many. And how in these times of isolation, it’s our connections, communities and people that can bring us together.

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Dylan Thomas Centre

May marks the anniversary of the first full stage reading of Under Milk Wood and there has been lots of activity going on throughout the month to celebrate Dylan’s famous ‘play for voices’.

Dylan Thomas created an incredible cast of characters to populate the small, Welsh seaside town of Llareggub, but we think there is room for one or two more! This half term the team are inviting you to create your own inhabitant of Llareggub – who would you like to see live alongside Polly Garter, Captain Cat, Organ Morgan and Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard? Time to get creative!

There’ll also be the chance to discover Swansea Marina through Dylan’s eyes whilst staying safe #athome. With Dylan’s writing as your guide, you can follow a short online trail to learn about the Maritime Quarter’s history and industrial heritage through his eyes. And if you live locally to Swansea Marina, why not combine your daily exercise with some culture!

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Swansea Libraries

This half term we’re focussing on bringing nature into your front room or whatever space you have with ‘The Great Indoors’. Every day this week we’ll be bringing you lots of fun activities from making a bug hotel (Toilet rolls at the ready), a bug quiz, use our FREE online resources to solve our creepy crawly questions, story time ‘Solomon Crocodile’ and make a fishing game.
We’ll also be sharing lots of nature activities and things you can do on your daily exercise and to help you stay home safe.

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Keep fit with our Sport and Health Team

Our Sport & Health team will be continuing with lots of fun activities this half term that you and your children can do. Mark and William are doing a garden assault course, and Jenna will be taking us through a family friendly Half Term HIIT session.
Community Coach Charlie is keeping up her fitness with some stay at home fitness sessions, and Yasmin will riding her bike and taking part in the teams’ squat challenge!

Make sure to check out our Facebook for regular activities and updates.

Swansea Museum

Join Jo as she explores the museum’s collection of wonderful objects to find out who Swansea’s legendary Cape Horners were and what life was like for them at sea.

Do you have what it takes to finish the quiz to find Jo’s hidden letter in the half-term treasure hunt? Don’t worry, answers will be in her special blog. So, get reading!

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