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The seasons are changing, the autumn leaves are falling and it’s time to wrap up and Rediscover what is on your doorstep.

Whether it’s activities to do when it’s raining or places to explore when it’s sunny, we have a few ideas for you below!

Relax, rewind and rediscover your imagination with a book from Swansea Libraries

Books glorious books…adventure; thriller; comedy and romance…whatever is your reading pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it at one of Swansea’s libraries.

Getting lost in a good book is one of life’s greatest ways to relax and staff at Brynhyfryd, Llansamlet, Penlan, Pennard and Sketty as well as at Swansea Central, Gorseinon, Morriston and Oystermouth have enjoyed welcoming back visitors to browse the library shelves looking for that perfect book.

If you’d rather use The Phone and Pick Up service continues but has to be booked in advance service just give your preferred library a call as this service will have to be booked in advance. Either way, you can borrow up to 10 books for 3 weeks.

Phone and Pick Up service

And don’t forget that there are also computers and print materials that you can use; e-books, e-magazines and e-audiobooks that you can download for free too.

So grab your library card and don’t worry if you can’t find it as you can have another one – they’re free 🙂 and head to your local library and rediscover the enjoyment of reading.

Please remember to act responsibly when visiting the libraries. You will need to wear a mask and keep 2 meters apart from other visitors, sanitising your hands frequently. All returned books are quarantined for 72 hours before being put back into circulation.

Full details on Swansea Libraries

A stroll; A march; A walk; or a hike – discover our beautiful outdoor spaces

Walking is great for your physical and mental health and there are so many beautiful routes around Swansea to enjoy.

There are walks to suit all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Walks through woodland, across farmland, countryside and trails.

Check them all out here

We’ll also be posting some new trails over the next few weeks so make sure you follow our social media accounts Facebook and Twitter as we would hate for you to miss out.

Art, Sculptures and Exhibitions – it’s time you rediscovered Swansea’s Glynn Vivian

Book your visit and enter the Gallery’s garden and rediscover a venue that was recently transformed – you will not be disappointed.

The Glynn Vivian is home to some of Wales’ finest visual art collection including the original bequest of Richard Glynn Vivian and admired international collection of Swansea China?
There’s 20th century collections of modern paintings and ceramics by Welsh artists too such as Ceri Richards, Gwen John and Will Evans to name just a few.

The reopening of the Gallery will introduce you to a season of exciting, new exhibitions in partnership with Swansea Pride, including pioneering film maker Charles Atlas and a British Museum touring exhibition, Pushing paper, contemporary drawing from 1970 to now, featuring works by Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry and Anish Kapoor.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your space and rediscover this free, vibrant and inspiring art space for everyone.
Glynn Vivian is currently open Wednesday- Sunday, 11am – 3.30pm with last entry at 2.40pm.

Book your visit

Get on your bike!

This Autumn discover Swansea on two wheels and enjoy the great cycling routes and the beautiful views along the way.

You could choose to cycle the curve of Swansea Bay and take in the fantastic views across to Mumbles Head, ride around some of the quieter roads, follow riverside routes, coastal paths or enjoy a journey of discovery on the North Gower cycle route.

For inspiration, check out Swansea Bayways cycle network to rediscover bike-friendly ways to get around Swansea – What better way to stay active, have fun and get around Swansea easily.

Swansea Bayways