So read on to find fun family activities, free online workshops, how to access your favourite books at your local libraries and even some free downloadable Easter activity sheets! So, lets take a look at what’s on in Swansea this Easter.
Easter activities with the Dylan Thomas Centre
This Easter, join in with our activities themed to Dylan Thomas’ poem, ‘Here in this spring’. Create decorated writing paper and envelopes for your own letters or poems, make a visual poem from objects in your home or outdoors, and have fun with our word search and acrostic poem template! We’d love to see your creations – don’t forget to tag us @DTCSwansea on Twitter, and find us on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter fun with Swansea Libraries
Swansea Libraries have a cracking line up of activities to keep you entertained over the Easter holidays- they all come from Pontarddulais and Clydach libraries who will be taking over social media for the two weeks.
Join Pontarddulais Library online for Rhymetime, storytime and a very special bouncing bunnies craft. Clydach Library will be spreading all the joys of Spring with an action packed week of activities to get you outside with a bookish twist.
There’ll be lots of our usual content including book reviews and the brand new blog, which launched in March featuring the popular “Treasures of Swansea Libraries.”
Swansea Libraries will be offering it’s wonderful Click and Collect service throughout the Easter holidays so you can still get your books- All libraries will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday so make sure you check out the FREE e-book and e-audiobook downloads from Borrowbox and RB Digital.
You can get up to date opening hours and updates on all the services your local library offers on the Swansea Libraries website.
This Easter make the most of the dry, sunny days and enjoy the great outdoor spaces. We are very lucky to be blessed with over 50 beautiful parks and gardens, 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 just visit to admire the beauty of the colourful flower beds, there’s a park near you!
Southend Gardens and Singleton Crazy golf
This Easter you’ll be able to enjoy a few rounds of crazy golf at Southend Gardens and Singleton.
Opening times (Saturday 27th March until Sunday 11th April)
Prices at both sites are:-
Both sites are operating in line with Welsh Government Guidelines and have appropriate measures in place. Note that the boating lake is currently closed.
Become a local Doorstep Detective and win an Eggciting Easter bundle! We challenge you to look at your local area, and rediscover the hidden histories whether through creative activity or plain old curiosity.
And for all your hard detective work, we have a brilliant competition with some cracking prizes, including an iPhone SE 2020, courtesy of PBS Telecom PBS Telematics, an outdoor explorers kit, courtesy of Amazon and some Easter Lego from Smyths Toys Superstore.
Easter Fun with Glynn Vivian
There’s lots of fun on offer with the Glynn Vivian this Easter! With fun, creative activities to make at home, and two new free, live workshops for families to craft along to, there’s lots to keep your aspiring artists busy during the Easter half term!
On Tuesday 30 March from 10.30am join the team for their Easter Family Festival Day – featuring quizzes, games, a puppet making workshop – you can take part in their first interactive Zoom puppet show!
Then on Wednesday 31 March from 11am, Associate Artist Mary Hayman and local printmaker and designer Nylah Mak, will be on hand to guide you through creating your own multimedia artwork using potato printmaking and painting techniques in our Creative Children’s Workshop.
For more info and to see all their activities and ideas for all ages, visit the Gallery website – learn how to design your own greenhouse, make a boardgame to play with your family and more!
Make Your Own Museum
Do you have a collection or a story to tell? You could make your own museum in a box or display your objects on a table or other suitable place. Choose your theme and see if you can link the objects together in an interesting way.
Perhaps you have always collected things just because it is fun. Think about how you could display them in your own museum and think about what you might like to say about the objects to tell their story. Remember to give your exhibition a name.
Park Lives are back!
We are so excited to finally be back in local parks and open spaces to bring you a variety of ParkLives sessions. Whether your children are into Multi Sports, Tennis Skills or Balance Bikes, there’s a full timetable for you to choose from! If you don’t feel like joining in the outdoor sessions just yet, the Sport & Health team are also holding Zumba, Circuits, Low Impact Circuits and family circuits via Zoom.
Boooking is required for all sessions, more ParkLives information available here