If you’re wondering how to keep the children entertained for 6 weeks, don’t panic, the Enjoy Swansea Bay team have your summer sorted, with more events and activities than you can shake a stick at, read on for all the inspiration you need, and don’t forget to enter our competition to win a camera!
For the full list of events and activities, visit our What’s on pages.
Forget Super Saturdays, we’ve got Super Sports in Swansea with not 1, but 3 fantastic sporting events for you to enjoy…
Join us on Monday 1st August at Swansea Bay Sports Park for the insport Series: Para Sport Festival.
The event offers inclusive opportunities to take part in over 20 sports, from athletics to wheelchair rugby in sessions delivered by National Governing Bodies of sport, and local clubs.
Entry is free of charge. To find out more and to register for this event and the wider festival, please visit parasportfestival.co.uk.
Witness history as the world’s best paratriathletes – including Paralympic, World and European champions – compete at Volvo 2022 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea on Saturday 6 August.
SA1 Waterfront will be the place to be to watch Britain’s first standalone World Triathlon Para Series, as well as enjoy the live entertainment in the event village and an opportunity to try swim-run for yourself in the GO TRI Disability Aquathlon.
The excitement is building as Swansea gets set to host the first ever IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea event on Sunday 7 August.
Close to 2,000 athletes aged 18 to 73 will take on the challenging swim, bike, run event through Swansea and Gower, including an epic line-up of international professional triathletes fighting for the Champion title.
Come and show your support by cheering the competitors along the route.
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.
The Sport and Health team have a timetable fit to burst this summer. You can find the usual weekly timetable topped with watersports, multi sports, street games, camps and mountain boarding.
There are also inclusive sport camps, boccia, wheelchair basketball and companion cycling. They have bikes aplenty with BMX, balance and mountain biking sessions, along with watersports and UsGirl camps. Check out the full timetable here.
Zog lands with a crash-bang-thump at Swansea Grand Theatre on August 5 and 6.
Together with his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, they tend to a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many horns and a lion with the flu.
However, Pearl’s uncle, the King, has other ideas about whether princesses should be doctors…! Suitable for ages 3+.
Offer code is not available on previously purchased tickets and subject to availability.
Get ready for a dinosaur take-over in the Quadrant on Monday August 30 between 12.30pm and 3pm. Get up close and personal with a t-rex, triceratops, and velociraptors, under the careful guidance of the brave Dino Rangers. Be careful though, these dinosaurs can get excited so we would advise you enter this event at your own risk… you have been warned…
No booking is required, just rock up and ROAR! Find the dinosaurs near Superdry and Krispy Kreme.
Great news, the free bus service is back for the summer! Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday between Friday 29 July and Monday 29 August you can travel anywhere within Swansea county for free! You could head into town, to the beach, to visit friends, get a ride home after a long walk or just go for a spin to a different area. Hop on board.
Come down to Swansea Central Library on August 10 and 11 between 11am and 7pm to discover a range of exciting augmented and virtual reality experiences for all the family to enjoy.
Explore your area’s untold stories through a virtual map, take part in immersive StoryTrails walking tour.
StoryTrails is part of ‘UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK’, a ground-breaking UK-wide celebration of creativity in 2022.
Fingers and toes crossed that this warm weather will stay for the summer to enjoy the outdoor attractions along the prom. Why not have a game of crazy golf, take a ride on a dragon or swan on the boating lake and have a splash at Blackpill Lido? You can even take a trip on the Swansea Bay Rider Land Train.
Why not head to Oystermouth Castle this summer and discover (or rediscover) the hidden histories of the Castle with one of their experienced volunteer guides from the Friends of Oystermouth Castle. On bank holiday Monday put on your favourite princess dress and get your wooden swords ready for a day of walkabout meet and greets with your favourite fairytale characters, with music and storytelling throughout the day.
This summer, why not get creative at the Dylan Thomas Centre? You can create your own comic book characters, make postcards and keepsake notebooks, invent a travel board game, or write and illustrate your own summer story in a series of workshops inspired by Dylan’s radio broadcast, ‘Holiday Memory’, which tells the story of a memorable August bank holiday in Swansea.
Also yours to enjoy at the Dylan Thomas Centre are the ‘Holiday Memory’ self-led activities, ‘Dylan’s Animals’ children’s trail through the exhibition that explores the writer’s life and work, and performance-based guided tours of Dylan’s Swansea with Fluellen Theatre. What’s more, the team are taking the Young Writers’ Squad on tour throughout the city with Swansea Libraries!
What better place to chill out with the kids this summer than The Market Garden at Swansea Market. Come rain or shine, there’ll be activities to keep the little ones busy whilst you enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat. As a dog-friendly facility, you can even bring the pooch!
Every Tuesday and Thursday there’ll be something in store, from workshops to face painting and playtime in The Market Garden.
Come enjoy and explore the National Waterfront Museum during our extended opening hours every Thursday from 21 July – 1 September.
With the museum open until 9pm every Thursday you’ll have extra time to meet for coffee, explore the exhibitions, learn about Wales’ industrial past at the museum and also have a go at rope making and letterpress printing on the oldest working iron printing press in Wales.
Enter our summer competition for the chance to win a Kodak Mini Shot Instant Camera! You can snap all the fun times you’ll be having this summer in Swansea and print them instantly!
The Kodak Mini Shot 2 Retro allows you to shoot and print snapshots anytime and anywhere! Print them directly from the camera or connect it to any mobile device via Bluetooth to print from the photo gallery quickly and effortlessly.