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Home schooling has stopped for the time being and the school holidays have started – but don’t panic, there are plenty of fun activities taking place for the whole family to enjoy over the next 6 weeks – come rain or shine!

To get you started, here is a handy roundup of things not to miss this summer!

Join the Silly Squad!

Will you be taking part in this year’s (totally digital!) Summer Reading Challenge? Sign up online to get rewards, play games and earn badges as you discover some great new books to read this summer.

And that’s not all – the team at Swansea Libraries will be popping on their silliest, wackiest hats to bring you an action packed summer of online events including storytime, writing tips, facts and activity challenges!

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Sandcastles and Sandwiches

If the sun is shining, where better to head than to one of Swansea’s gorgeous beaches –  and there are lots to choose from – nice safe sandy ones, interesting rocky ones and beaches with breath-taking views and acres of space.

Check out our dedicated beach page for more information, where there will be lifeguard cover this summer and how to enjoy our beaches responsibly.

And don’t forget to take Jo Joio’s Beach Scavenger Hunt activity sheet with you! Find out more


Make Holiday Memories with the Dylan Thomas Centre

The Centre’s summer holiday activities will be themed around Dylan Thomas’ radio broadcast, ‘Holiday Memory’, which describes holidaying at home and enjoying a sunny Bank Holiday at the beach.

Keep an eye out for writing prompts, word searches and games, and summer themed creative workshops!

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Trace your Roots

Why not research your family tree this summer, or find out some interesting facts about the place that you live?

The West Glamorgan Archive Service have put together a range of activities for you to enjoy over the holidays, including family history hints and tips, interesting items from their Collection, snippets from films and even a quiz!

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Enjoy your local park

There are over 50 beautiful parks and gardens in Swansea, many of which are on our doorstep – and there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy them.

Whether you want to take a leisurely stroll, get your steps in while walking the dog, make your own obstacle course, practice or learn a new skill, or enjoy some craft time, the Sport & Health team have lots of fun ideas for outdoor activities!

Don’t forget to download Jo Joio’s Scavenger Hunt – how many items can you find in your park?

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Fun Activities with Jo Joio

Whether you’re staying #AtHome, local, or venturing a little further afield this summer, our mascot Jo Joio has prepared some fun activity sheets to keep little (and big!) children busy and entertained over the next six weeks.

What’s more, we’ve teamed up with some great local companies and you could win some fantastic prizes! Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for more details!

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Step back in time with Oystermouth Castle

Whilst the Castle remains closed for the time being, the team will be helping us explore parts of the Castle that have been hidden away for centuries and learn about its exciting history – from the comfort of our own homes.

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Creative Family Fun with Glynn Vivian Art Gallery 

Fancy making your own salt dough play food or building a giant junk rocket?

Each week throughout the holidays, the Learning Team at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will be sharing an exciting selection of creative art and craft activities for you to try out at home – or you can download the whole art pack if you want to see what’s coming up in advance!

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