Outdoor attractions are open! Treat your pooch to a trip on the Swansea Bay Land Rider train, cool the kids down in Blackpill Lido, take nanna for a gentle ride on the pedalos in Singleton or challenge your friends to a round of mini golf in Southend Gardens – loser buys the ice creams!
There are lots of fun sport sessions taking place over half term in parks across Swansea for ages 5-100! Fancy a go at circuits in Clydach? How about multi-sports in Pontlliw and Brynmill?
There’s also an Us Girls session in Penlan as well as the usual weekly sessions of Nordic walking, Tai Chi, older adults fitness and Zumba. You’ll need to book your space, session prices range from £1.00-£5.00.
There’s a fun new family trail to celebrate an item synonymous with Dylan the performer at the Dylan Thomas Centre! Visit the ‘Love the Words’ Exhibition and see if you can find the 8 bow ties hidden in the display. Open Wed-Sun, 10-4.30pm and Bank Holidays.
On Saturday 4th June, the Dylan Thomas Centre is teaming up with Swansea Market’s Jubilee Party! Call into the Market Garden between 12 noon and 2pm for a range of family friendly activities celebrating Dylan and his work, including cut-up poetry. This workshop is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund.
As well as the usual weekly Lego clubs, Rhyme-times, chess clubs, Nintendo Switch club, family gardening and home work clubs that take place in Swansea’s libraries, there are special jubilee craft and storytime celebrations too!
Pontarddulais Mon 30th 11am, stories and crafting (pre-book) 01792 882822.
Townhill Mon 30th 2.30-3.30pm, story time and craft, every book bag contains crown craft kit!
Gorseinon Mon 30th 4-4.30pm, jubilee crafts (age1+).
Llansamlet Tue 31st gift bags and a huge crown to decorate!
Sketty Wed 1st 10.30am jubilee story and crafts
Penlan Wed 1st jubilee treasure hunt and crafts.
Pennard Wed 1st 11-12pm splendid stories and majestic makes (pre-book).
Swansea Central – colour in bunting flags.
Gowerton Sat 4th 10.30-12.30pm jubilee crafts.
Visit the Glynn Vivan Art Gallery and discover their incredible exhibitions and activities this spring half term.
The whole family will enjoy experimental painting workshop A World of Pure Imagination on Wed 1st June. You can also share your ideas and designs for a new gallery garden as part of the exhibition Thinking Green, by Owen Griffiths.
Ask the friendly gallery team about the family animal trail, and don’t forget to pick up some sunflower seeds to take home for your garden. Booking in advance is no longer required. Opening times are Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm, last entry 4.30pm, open over the Bank Holiday.
Great news, most of our venues and outdoor attractions are open over the Bank Holidays so you can get out and enjoy.
Dylan Thomas Centre – open 10am – 4.30pm Thu 2nd, Fri 3rd, Sat 4th, Sun 5th.
Swansea Museum (last entry 4pm) – open 10am – 4.30pm Thu 2nd, Fri 3rd, Sat 4th, Sun 5th.
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery (last entry 4.40pm) – open 10am – 5pm Thu 2nd, Fri 3rd, Sat 4th, Sun 5th.
Oystermouth Castle (last entry 4.30pm) – open 11am – 5pm Thu 2nd, Fri 3rd, Sat 4th, Sun 5th.
Outdoor Leisure – open as normal
Libraries – closed Thu 2nd & Fri 3rd, open as normal Sat 4th & Sun 5th
West Glam Archives – closed
The first of this summer’s concerts in Singleton Park take place next weekend when Scottish singer Gerry Cinnamon (4th June) plays for the Swansea crowd. Late July sees a bumper weekend for music fans as funk master Nile Rogers (29th July), popstrel Anne Marie (30th July) and mod-father Paul Weller (31st July) all take to the stage at Singleton. Get your tickets now!
Swansea International Jazz Festival is back this year, presenting some of the best of local and international artists and bands. The city will be buzzing with the cool sound of jazz from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th June, when the festival makes its welcome return in a range of venues.
Pack a picnic and settle into the idyllic settings of the grounds of Oystermouth Castle for live outdoor theatre sponsored by Home from Home this August.
Rapunzel (Fri 5th Aug) is a breath of fresh air for all ages, promising lots of slapstick physical humour, puppetry, and plenty to keep the adults entertained too.
The course of true love never did run smooth…enjoy an outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Thu 25th Aug), Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love and intrigue, magic and mayhem.
If you’ve been thinking about signing up for the Swansea Bay 10k on Sunday 18th September, there’s still time to get your entry in. It’s a flat, fast route with plenty to look at and lots of supporters to cheer you along. If you’re more of a spectator you’ll find lots of stalls and entertainment to keep you busy while you wait for your fit friend to finish.