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We’re welcoming September with a month full of events, attractions and activities for you all to enjoy!

A 40th anniversary Swansea Bay 10k, concerts, comedy, exhibitions, Parks Fests and more are just some of the things coming your way, so read on to find out more!

Enjoy Swansea Parks Fest at Jersey Park on 10 and 11 September, with outdoor cinema screenings of Toy Story and The Greatest Showman on Friday and a family fun day on Saturday. There’ll be no shortage of activities to entertain the whole family – craft and circus skills workshops, sports activities, a dinosaur show, children’s rides, bouncy castles, food, drink and live music into the evening. Find out more.



Enjoy cheering on the runners at the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k on 19 September. This year is the 40th anniversary Swansea Bay 10k so we’re celebrating all things 80’s! Runners have been asked to dig out their leg warmers, shell suits and sweatbands – and non-runners can join in too! This year there will be dedicated retro cheer zones along the route for you to come and cheer on the runners as they pass – and also enjoy some 80’s music and entertainment! Find out more.



Enjoy The Swansea Fringe, which is back this 21-24 October and showcasing some of the best in music, comedy, spoken word and lots more.  Tickets are on sale now for day and weekend entry, and children under 16 are admitted for FREE. Get your tickets today! Find out more and book tickets.




Enjoy ParkLives, with weekly timetables which will be resuming throughout September! We had a great summer with over 200 participants each week, and now that the children are back in school why not join in one of our weekly sessions, from Nordic walking and circuits, companion cycling to Zumba. Check out the timetable online.



Enjoy Guided tours at Oystermouth Castle – discover its hidden histories and learn about the current conservation work on Alina’s Chapel from experienced and knowledgeable guides. Tours run every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and last around 1 hour – you will need to book your ticket in advance. Find out more and book online.



Photography: Polly Thomas, 2021

Enjoy the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery this autumn and discover a world of art to inspire you. Explore our exciting interactive exhibitions, community artworks and permanent collections on display, pick up our family trails, or take a look online for future free events and activities. Find opening times and book your visit online.



Enjoy the ‘Love the Words’ Exhibition at the Dylan Thomas Centre, your first stop to ‘begin at the beginning’ and discover why Dylan thought that ‘Swansea is still the best place’. If you can’t visit just yet, head over to our website for writing prompts, blogs and free downloadable family activities. Find all the latest information to help you plan your visit online.



Enjoy the summer reading challenge at your local library which will run until Friday 17th September and is open to all 5-11 year olds. A certificate, a highly prized completers’ sticker and a chance to win a marvellous Den Kit, a family ticket to Plantasia, and a £10 book token is up for grabs. And don’t forget, you can borrow books, access ebooks, emagazines and a variety of online resources for FREE from your local library. Find out more.


Enjoy Swansea Museum, once described by Dylan Thomas as the “museum that should be in a museum”. Open to history hunters and curious minds, you’ll find it full of objects that shaped the story of Swansea, from pre-history through the Middle Ages and the industrial revolution to the modern era. Entry is free but currently limited, book your visit online today.