With summer fast approaching, you may be wondering how you can fully enjoy Swansea Bay this year. Now that the sun is making frequent appearances and getting us all in the summer staycation mode, it’s the perfect time to take a look at our summer event guide and start planning your summer!
Friday 2nd June – Sunday 4th June. A weekend of 70s, 80s, 90s music fun for all the family spread over 3 days at the glorious Oystermouth castle.
With a fairground and children’s stalls, a perfect weekend of fun for all the family. Tickets from £10 – Don’t miss out on an epic weekend!
Looking for a concert to enjoy in Swansea?
Celebrate with BBC National Orchestra of Wales as they close their current season on Friday 2nd June with a cracking concert that all music lovers will enjoy! Conducted by the award winning Ryan Bancroft, with soloists Alice Neary (Cello) and Rebecca Jones (Viola), hear vibrant music by Mozart, Strauss and Welsh composer Grace Williams.
Our Enjoy! readers can buy tickets for £7 using code NOWYOU. Students and 26 and under £5
June at the Brangwyn includes something for all music fans from classical music to rock.
The month begins with BBC NOW’s Season Closing Concert, WHIMSICAL | SPRIGHTLY | FANCIFUL on 2nd June and continues with the Brangwyn’s monthly Lunchtime Organ Recital (6th June) and Tea Dance (7th June).
Then, get ready to don your headphones and dance the night away on 10th June with 90’s Silent Disco including the songs of Britney Spears, Oasis and Eminem.
Two choirs join us this month. The Annual Gala Concert from Morriston Orpheus Choir and Friends takes place on 17th June, hosted by the incomparable Wynne Evans. On 24th June, you will be guaranteed to get Saturday Night Fever when Valley Rock Voices bring their contemporary sound to the Hall performing everything from the Bee Gees to Stormzy!
“If you go down in the woods…” Surely it should be castle? For Saturday 3rd June is the day that Teddy Bears Picnic at Oystermouth Castle.
Bring a picnic and your own special teddy bear to enjoy a fun day at the castle. Haven’t got a bear? Don’t worry, we will have a few teddies for you to adopt for the day.
Get more from your visit by joining the Friends of Oystermouth Castle for one of their guided tours to gain a glimpse into medieval life and reveal stories of long ago. Every Wednesday and Friday, also Sunday in school holidays, 11.15am and 2.15pm.
Menter Iaith Abertawe’s festival, Gŵyl Tawe, will return this year on Saturday the 10th of June to a new location at the National Waterfront Museum. The festival will feature performances from the best of the Welsh language music scene including Adwaith, Sage Todz and many more, as well as a variety of activities for all the family.
The festival is completely free to attend and will run between 10:00am and 20:00pm.
Join us at the National Waterfront Museum this June for a wide range of fun events and activities! Get creative with our Print-Tastic Make and Take on 1st and 2nd.
Enjoy Welsh music and culture during Gwyl Tawe on the 10th or sing along at our Come to Sing session on 17th. Share a meal made from home grown produce under the stars at the GRAFT Supper evening on the 16th; and calling all bookworms to come and explore our Book Swap event between the 17th-18th.
There’s something for everyone this June!
Swansea International Jazz Festival is back 15th – 19th June with a line-up packed with legendary performers and familiar favourites.
You really don’t want to miss the 2023 Festival concert series which includes:
Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas’ play for voices, had its premiere on stage at the Poetry Center in New York on 14th May 1953. To celebrate this 70th anniversary, the Dylan Thomas Centre is staging a temporary exhibition featuring objects from the collection which illustrate some of the ways the play, set in the fictional Welsh town of Llareggub, has been interpreted over the years.
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm, 14 May – 28 January.
Inspired by rarely seen photographic archives from people who recorded the change from troubled town to hopeful city, Twentieth Century Swansea presents Swansea Museum’s collection of artefacts and ephemera displayed alongside photographs that provide a fascinating little glimpse into the city’s century of change.
Until end 2023
Get ready for half term fun with Sport and health! Enjoy outdoor activities for all ages with instructor led walks, Zumba and much more.
There are lots of fun activities planned for half term, including a NEW kid’s triathlon camp, balance bikes and more. To find out more about what’s happening with Sport and Health this June head to our website!
Have you had a chance to visit our fantastic Outdoor Attractions yet?
They’re the perfect way to spend a sunny day.
You could hop on a Pedalo at Singleton Park’s boating lake – swan,
or dragon or car – the choice is yours! Have a game of crazy golf at the park or try a rematch at Southend Gardens.
Or why not pay a visit to Blackpill Lido – our fantastic free outdoor water park with paddling pool and water features and children’s play area.
There’s also the Swansea Bay Rider land train which makes for a truly memorable way to take in the sights as you travel along the Prom.
Choo, choo! Looking forward to seeing you.
There’s only one month to go until Wales Airshow, Wales’ largest free event. On July 1st and 2nd you will be able to witness flying aerobatics by the Red Arrows (supported by DS Automobiles at FRF Motors Swansea), the Typhoon Display Team, Team Raven, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and the recently announced Tigers Parachute Display Team and a Wildcat Helicopter.
Alongside the aerial excitement there will be a variety of ground displays for you and all the family to enjoy such as military displays, a funfair, replica planes and live music throughout the weekend.
You can now also pre-book your parking space with a range of parking options, including Park and Ride.
Visit www.walesnationalairshow.com/information/parking/ for more information.
Swansea is set to host another week of world class sport in summer 2023, with the World Triathlon Para Series returning on 15th July and IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea on 16th July. We’ll also see the return of the week-long Para Sport Festival from 10th – 16th July. We want everyone to enjoy these events and therefore in order to safely facilitate these events, a number of temporary road closures, traffic diversions and parking restrictions will be in place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July. All details can be found here.
We hope that you will come along and support the athletes and also, a huge shout- out for those who are taking part! Good Luck!
Outdoor theatre returns to Oystermouth Castle this summer, with official sponsor holidaycottages.co.uk.
There will be two performances to choose from, which one will you choose…?
Will it be Shakespeare’s classic Twelfth Night, Wednesday 9th August at 7.30pm; Peter Rabbit, a family favourite perfect for summer holiday fun, Thursday 10th August at 2pm – or both!
Book your tickets today!
A shiny medal, a t-shirt to wear with pride or the fantastic feeling when you cross the finishing line. These are just some of the reasons why thousands of people enter the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k every year.
With monthly emails providing top-training-tips, and spectator encouragement on the day, you’ll have plenty of support from the time you sign up.
So, whether it’s just having a goal to train for, running for your chosen charity or aiming for a PB, make 2023 the year you give the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k a go. We look forward to cheering you on!