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There’s a packed programme of half term activity on offer in Swansea, from the return of Croeso, our annual St. David’s Day celebrations,  to activities, workshops and more throughout Swansea’s cultural venues and parks. Take a look to see what’s on!

Get down to Swansea on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February for Croeso – the ultimate St David’s Day celebration.

The two-day Welsh festival, in the city centre between 11am and 5pm, is set to be packed with cooking demos, featuring BBC Great British Menu’s Nathan Davies, Hywel Griffith, Bryn Williams, The Dirty Vegan Matt Pritchard and Sam and Shauna from BBC’s Sam and Shauna’s Big Cook Out.

You can also enjoy live music at Croeso, with artists from Wales’ indie music scene taking to the stage in Castle Square, including Mabli Gwynne, Lily Beau, Tapestri, Dafydd Hedd and Bwca.

Plus there’s family activities, food and drink, street entertainers, a St David parade, and plenty of opportunities to speak Welsh at Croeso. Don’t miss out, take the family and get involved – it’s free!

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Try the new Sensory Bags at the Dylan Thomas Centre this half term

The Dylan Thomas Centre is developing some exciting new sensory bags for use in their ‘Love the Words’ Exhibition, and they’ll be available for the very first time this half term. The bags aim to enhance the experience of the exhibitions for visitors who find benefit and enjoyment from sensory interaction. There’s more information here and details of how to try them out. There’s also a whole host of fun family activities available to collect on your visit, or to download from the website. Some are themed to the animals featured in Dylan’s writing, so look out for snails, foxes, otters and dolphins!
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Starting on Saturday 19 February, the hugely-popular free bus offer in the city is back for two long weekends at the start and end of half-term week.

This offer is for journeys that start and finish within the Swansea Council area. This is the area bounded by Loughor (Ship and Castle), Pontarddulais (Railway Station), Garnswllt, Clydach (Coed Gwilym Cemetery), Lonlas (Bowen Arms) and Port Tennant (Bevans Row) so it includes places like Gorseinon, Pontarddulais, Gower and Morriston.

Find full offer details online

Half term fun with Swansea Libraries

Swansea Libraries have a busy week of half term fun in store! Rhyme Time sessions are back for the little ones, as well as Treasure Hunts, Storytime Yoga, Storytime and Craft Sessions, Mindful Gardening workshops and more.  Pre-booking is essential, so book your spot by ringing the library. Find contact details for your libraries online. 

Find full details on which activities are available at each library online!

Workshops and more at the Glynn Vivian

Looking for fun things to do in Swansea this half term? Visit the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery for Family art workshops on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 February. Visit the different art and craft stations to produce a mixed media masterpiece! Suitable for all ages, all materials provided. £3 per child or concessions available.

You can also book now for one of the free family films in ‘Family Film Club’ on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 February, including Disney’s Coco, and The Chronicles of Narnia. During your visit, why not pick up a brand new gallery trail, full of creative activities to guide you around the exhibitions. The shop and Café are open, serving delicious fresh paninis, homemade cakes and hot and cold drinks. Gallery open Wednesday – Sunday, 10.30am-4pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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Our Sport and Health team have just what we’ve been waiting for this half term, a packed programme of activities from ParkLives and UsGirls.
Featuring multi-sports camps to mountain biking, hockey to dodgeball and brand new UsGirls sessions including break dancing, bouldering and NERF guns!
As well as our weekly timetable of Tai Chi, Nordic walking, mountain boarding and Pilates.

Check out the full timetable here, and book your space!

Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k returns on 18 September 2022! Entries for this year’s 10k and Junior races are open online. Spaces are filling fast, so don’t miss our! Mark the date on your calendar and enter online today.

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Oystermouth Castle – have your say

Swansea Council, along with the Friends of Oystermouth Castle, are looking to explore appropriate development options to support the castle’s growing visitor base and help ensure its continued use as a valuable community resource.

The project looks to help maintain the castle as an important heritage and tourism asset for the foreseeable future and is focussed on the castle and not the wider parkland setting. The work is at an early stage and is subject to funding and planning considerations.

It is important we understand residents’ aspirations for the future development of Oystermouth Castle and we would be grateful if you could complete the short questionnaire below.

Survey closes on 28 February 2022, complete it online today

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