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October half term is sure looking a little different this year, but we’re not letting that dampen our spirits. We’ve so much for you to enjoy #AtHome the children are sure to still have a fantastic time!

Gallery Trails…

The Gallery will plan to reopen on Wednesday 11 November, subject to the relevant guidance from the Welsh Government.

During this short closure, you can check out our current exhibitions and learning programmes online!

Using our incredible collection and exhibition programmes, we have been developing a series of activities to engage and inspire you, as well as generating new projects for you try at home.

From life drawing to model making, and our new Glynn Vivian family trail, there loads to keep you busy during half term.

We’ll also be sharing a selection of autumn and Halloween themed videos for your Art Babas, to help you to get creative in lockdown with your little ones.

Spooky page turning tales…

Swansea libraries have autumn crafts, scavenger hunts and spooky stories on this half term to keep the children entertained, follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where they’ll be sharing all the spooky love.

And don’t forget the amazing download services for comics and graphic novels or make use of the no queue titles for October for children and young adults.
All this for FREE – all you need is your library card! 

Find out more

Spookasaurus in the Jungle

Dinomania are also back, but not as you know them. Plantasia are hosting a spookasaurus, virtual event with live Q&A from Ranger Chris. Join him as he searches the jungle on a spooky hunt for dinosaurs. The exploration will see him follow jungle trails, and as well as Dinosaurs, he will encounter crocodiles, cockroaches and snakes, you’ll even see them feeding!

Book your space now!

Dylan Thomas at Home…

Although the Dylan Thomas Exhibition remains closed, over the autumn the team are continuing to help us explore the interactive ‘Love the Words’ Exhibition, and learn about Dylan, from the comfort of our own homes.

This half term there is a range of fun, downloadable activities for you to enjoy at home. This is a special season for Dylan as he was born on 27 October, and often wrote about this time of year in his poetry. Look out for writing prompts, poetry games, word searches and a special colouring sheet.

Find out more

Ghost Stories…

Whilst Oystermouth Castle remains closed this Halloween, it’s always fun to dim the lights and gather around with the family and retell you favourite spooky stories. Oystermouth Castle certainly has a lot of history with many stories circulating regarding The White Lady.

Check out some of its history here

Halloween Fun

Whilst there’ll be no traditional trick or treating or Halloween discos this year, there is still so much spooky fun that we can have at home. Think old school fun such as bobbing apples, pumpkin carving, a local Halloween scavenger hunt around your village or street and making Halloween crafts, you can still even dress up! Keep an eye on our social posts this week for ideas…

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Competition time!

It wouldn’t be half term without an Enjoy Swansea Bay competition, and we’ve got a cracker for you! How would you like to win a family pass for 4 to Plantasia and the chance to adopt one of their animals? You can chose from Rainbow the Macaw, Meerkats, Clyde the Python and many more. We’ve also got a fantastic rucksack and water bottle courtesy of Mountain Warehouse and Go Outdoors!

To enter, just click on the button below and answer one simple question!

Competition closes at 7pm on Sunday 1st November where a winner will be chosen by 2pm on Monday 2nd November.

 

 

To win this half term bundle click here to enter

As always, have fun and stay safe this half term!

The Enjoy Swansea Bay Team