Summer is in full swing, school is out, and it’s going to be a Summer to Enjoy!
Read on to find out what’s going on in Swansea Bay over the few weeks, enter our competition to win a huge bundle of prizes and don’t forget you can head out and enjoy our pretty parks and beautiful beaches all day every day for free!
Outdoor Theatre returns to Oystermouth Castle this summer! Peter Rabbit takes centre stage on August 9 at 2.00pm and you can enjoy the Shakespeare classic Twelfth Night as the sun sets in the grounds of this idyllic location on August 10 at 7.00pm. Tickets are available now. With thanks to our official sponsors www.holidaycottages.com
If you love fairy tales and history, you will enjoy the Princes and Princesses Day at Oystermouth Castle on Monday 28 August, 11am – 4pm.
Why not dress up as your favourite royal character to explore the medieval castle? There’ll be fun activities for you to enjoy, and plenty of music and storytelling to add to the wonderful atmosphere.
Normal admission charges apply, and the castle will remain open until 5pm.
Also, don’t miss the Guided Tours to learn more about the hidden histories of Oystermouth Castle!
Join us at the National Waterfront Museum this August for a wide range of fun events and activities! Help us raise the roof at the Museum this National Play Day on 2 August, with circus skills, live music, arts and crafts and much more. Use your design and building skills to complete the XLWales challenges every Thursday in August.
You can also make and take your own windmills and shadow puppets at our make and take sessions. Or join us as we go pirate crazy at the Pirate Party on 13 August! And if there aren’t enough hours in the day for you to enjoy a visit to the museum, we will be extending our opening hours until 7.30pm every Thursday where you can try your hand at hand printing or enjoy a light bite at the café.
There’s something for everyone. Discover more on our website.
Sport and Health have got a great summer planned, with lots of activities for kids to get involved in, including four Us Girls summer camps and four Street Games sessions. Alongside the regular timetable, there’s lots to look forward to! Follow Sport and Health on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.
For those not so sunny days remember our fantastic cultural venues and libraries run many free activities throughout the holidays so call in or look online to see what’s on offer.
The Dylan Thomas Centre has free, drop-in, tutor-led ‘Holiday Memory’ workshops on August 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Among other activities available at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery this summer there’s the chance to join in a series of free creative ‘I Can…’ workshops, including painting, printing and sculpture.
Swansea Museum also has plenty to offer: garden games are back and starting July 27 there will be a free workshop every Thursday from 10am to 1pm. The museum’s chill out room will be open as well and there are games to play, colouring to do and books to read.
Contact your local library to see what free activities they have on offer this summer – regular weekly activities include Lego club and story and craft sessions.
The summer holidays are here and what better time to give our fantastic outdoor attractions a go? You could hop aboard a pedalo at Singleton boating lake or have a game of crazy golf at the park. If you fancy a rematch, there’s more crazy golf available at Southend Gardens.
Don’t forget there are some great savings to be had at these attractions with the Passport to Leisure scheme.
There’s also the free-of-charge outdoor waterpark at Blackpill Lido with paddling pool and water features – what better way to cool off in the sun?
After three years away the Swansea Campaign for Real Ale is delighted to bring back the Swansea Bay Beer and Cider Festival to the Brangwyn Hall between August 31 and 2 September!
We’ll have three bars full with over 100 real ales from all over the UK, and another with over 50 real ciders and perries. Iechyd da!
Great news, the free bus service is back for the summer! Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from Friday 28 July to Monday 28 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.
A shiny medal, a finisher t-shirt to wear with pride and that fantastic feeling when you cross the finishing line – faster or maybe for the very first time! These are just some of the reasons why thousands of people enter the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k every year.
You’ve got until the end of August to sign up, what are you waiting for, give it a go!
Want to win a £100 Quadrant voucher, a family ticket to Plantasia, a Swansea Market hamper, a family ticket for the LC in Swansea, a family ticket for an outdoor attraction of your choice AND a goodie bag and half term tickets for Sport and Health activities? Enter our competition now!