Crunchy leaves, colourful landscapes, darker evenings and a nip in the air – it can only mean one thing, autumn has arrived in Swansea Bay and the Enjoy team are preparing to light up the darker months with lots of exciting events! Read on to find out what’s coming up this October.
Join on Saturday 28 October from 11am as St David’s Place, Swansea (near the former Iceland shop) is transformed into a spooky spectacular!This FREE event will feature ghoulish good fun including themed entertainment, face painting, free fun rides and live shows from Swansea dance schools.
There will also be the chance to have your picture taken next to the (parked up) Swansea Bay Rider land train which has been given its very own spooky makeover for the season.
Feel free to don your spookiest fancy dress for the occasion – we can wait to see you, it will be truly terrorific!
The spooky way to see the bay… dare you ride the ghost train?
Experience a chilling ride this Halloween as the Swansea Bay Land Rider takes a spooky journey along the promenade. The popular land train will receive a creepy make-over on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 October, dress up in your best Halloween outfit and ride the ghost train!
Train departs from Blackpill Lido, there are five time slots and the journey takes approx. 30mins, book your ticket now.
Spooky Cooky Fun at the Castle
On Saturday 28 October join the not so scary spooks for a family-friendly Halloween trail – there’ll be witches, wizards, and even the White Lady of Oystermouth. Dress to impress. £5.00 per child (1 adult free if accompanying child, other adults in the group £2.00). Children under 2 enter free. No pre-booking or advance tickets required, purchase at the gate.
MediEVIL night at Oystermouth Castle
It’s All Hallows’ Eve, are you brave enough to enter Oystermouth Castle?
You never know who you might bump into, the residents are restless, but your guide will keep you safe… Or will they? Join us for a guided tour of the castle during the dark hours on Halloween.
Tuesday 31 October, slots from 5.30pm to 10.00pm. Suitable for ages 12+ and those not of a nervous disposition! Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets.
Classic rock and enchanting evenings await you at the Brangwyn in October. You’ll be shouting “Don’t Stop Me Now” at Queen by Candlelight on 6 October and racing like a “Bat Out of Hell” to Meatloaf by Candlelight on 28 October. Don’t miss the free organ recital by Swansea’s William Reynolds on 10 October.
We welcome the Introbiz Swansea and West Wales Business Show on 26 October, with speakers, seminars, and presentations showcasing the best from the city and region.
Experience the passion and power of flamenco with Art of Believing by Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company on 13 October – an evening of music, singing and dancing. Join us on 20 October for a spectacular mix of circus, carnival and clubbing from Europe’s biggest touring Halloween show, Festival of the Dead.
Don’t be a Dursley, come along to The Spectacular Music of Harry Potter on 29 October, featuring music from all eight films performed by the sensational International Film Orchestra.
Book your tickets now and join us for an unforgettable October at the Brangwyn.
2023 marks the 70th Anniversary of both Dylan Thomas’ death and the first performance of Under Milk Wood. To celebrate the occasion, the Dylan Thomas Society and the Thomas Hardy Society have come together to coordinate The Beginning – A Sense of Place (27-29 Oct), a two day conference in Swansea. The weekend will feature talks, tours, live readings and even spam and marmite sandwiches! Dylan fans will not want to miss this special weekend.
October half term at the Dylan Thomas Centre is always full of great things to do, as we celebrate Dylan Thomas’ birthday with a range of fun and free activities. We’ll have autumn-themed creative self-led activities, a brand new leaf trail around our ‘Love the Words’ Exhibition, and a drop in family workshop on Friday 3 November from 1 – 4pm. While you’re visiting, don’t forget to view our current temporary exhibition, which explores Dylan’s ‘play for voices’, Under Milk Wood.
The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will host a Halloween Family Day on Tuesday 31 October with workshops including spooky animation, mask making and face painting! Book your place now. There is also an adults needle felting workshop on Saturday 28 October and Glynn Vivian at Night returns on Thursday 26 October with the opening of the latest exhibitions – part of Artes Mundi 10. This free evening will feature art and craft workshops, performance, live music, a bar and café!
It’s the perfect time to get active. No matter how much you do, physical activity is good for your body and mind. We have a range of activities taking place over the summer for all ages. To find out what is going on in your area please visit our webpage or follow us for regular updates on our social media pages. We look forward to seeing you soon.