Read on to find fun family activities and even some free downloadable Easter activity sheets! Let’s take a look at what’s happening in Swansea this Spring.
Our outdoor attractions are open again (March 31st) after the winter and offer an ideal way to have fun while making the most of the great outdoors.
You could hop on a pedalo at Singleton Park – swan or dragon, the choice is yours!
Why not try some crazy golf while at the park and if you fancy a rematch in a different venue there’s Southend Gardens in Mumbles which also features a children’s play area, tennis courts and bowling pavilion.
If you fancy a splashing time then there’s Blackpill Lido with paddling pool and water features (opens 29 April) and don’t forget the famous Swansea Bay Rider Land Train which offers an especially scenic way to take in the sights.
Discover the story of industry and innovation in Wales at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.
Through interactive technology the museum provides many snapshots of the lives of the nation’s workers, often told in their own words. In this way visitors can uncover the origins of some of our most popular and influential organisations and communities, from powerful Trade Unions and the National Health Service to Friendly Societies and the ubiquitous non-conformist chapels.
This museum also explains how Wales has seen many changes in the last fifty years, evolving from a nation where heavy industry and backbreaking work was the norm, to a country of high tech industry and commerce, cutting edge scientific research and multi-faceted tourism. As the world has changed, so has Wales.
Come and explore our interesting exhibitions and join in the fun at our many events. From THE Big Museum Easter Trail, our Easter Eggsratavaganza, make and take activities and much more, there’s something for everyone!
Open 7 days a week, with FREE entry, come along and see how three centuries of heavy industry transformed the lives of people and communities in Wales and the world.
Oystermouth Castle is also open again (April 1st) to welcome in visitors with a packed calendar of events including living history and archaeology fun days.
The castle’s location provides stunning views over Swansea Bay and offers the perfect way to enjoy the lighter days while soaking up the historic surroundings.
If you like to party and take in some top tunes then you won’t want to miss this year’s Pride event.
The free entry festival is set to take place on Saturday, April 29 at Museum Green by the National Waterfront Museum and will begin with the annual parade from Wind Street.
If you’re a music fan make sure you catch the performance by the BBC Orchestra of Wales at the Brangwyn Hall with the American Dream.
Throughout April, the DTC is running our ‘Dylan’s Favourite Sweets’ trail all around their ‘Love the Words’ Exhibition.
Dylan used to love eating sweets in the bath and wrote about some of his favourites in his stories and broadcasts. As a boy, he used to stock up at Mrs Ferguson’s sweet shop before going to see a film at the Uplands Cinema.
Inspired by this, the DTC has hidden mini jars representing the sweets throughout our ‘Love the Words’ Exhibition.
It’s fun for families of all ages, and there’s a prize for those who discover each jar.
There’s plenty to enjoy during the Easter Holidays with a free, drop-in ‘Make a mini theatre’ family workshop, inspired by our temporary exhibition ‘Dylan Thomas Live at the YMCA’ in partnership with YMCA Swansea.
The temporary exhibition, featuring objects illuminating Dylan’s teenage acting experiences in the Llewelyn Hall, YMCA, runs until Sunday, April 30. It includes programmes, posters and magazines from the Dylan Thomas Collection, from West Glamorgan Archives and from the YMCA’s own archives.
The Dylan Thomas Centre’s Volunteer group will meet to create more items to support families learning about Dylan Thomas and our Collection.
We’ll also be taking our popular creative writing workshops on tour again in partnership with Libraries.
His Dark Materials World Building in Wales – exhibition runs until Sunday, April 23.
Swansea Open 2023 – until Sunday, April 16. ‘People’s Choice’ prize will be announced on Tuesday, April 4. Visitors have until March 31 to choose their favourite.
New display – Wakelin Award Winner 2022, Ingrid Murphy – until Sunday, September 3.
Easter holiday activities
From April 1 to 7 join in a series of creative drop-in workshops for all the family, including drop-in creative sessions, with all our community groups, Saturday Family Workshops and Family Film Club.
New for April 2023 – On Sunday, April 2, join us for a relaxing start to the day with our new Beginners Yoga, followed by Art Cinema in the afternoon.
From 11 – 16 April, discover our fun family trails and self-led activities, ask our friendly team for more details.
On Saturday, April 15, join Screen Alliance Wales for our ‘Careers Day’ and find out about the potential careers available in the creative sector and how you can put your talents to work!
Gallery open 10am – 4.30pm, every day throughout the Easter holidays, April 1 to 16.
In association with the Art Fund’s ‘Wild Escape’, grab a seat in the museum’s Natural History Gallery and create a story for our creatures. You can contribute to a running group story or write an entire one of your own.
The museum is also running two free, drop in workshops from 10am to 1pm:
On Thursday, April 6 decorate your own plant pot, ready to plant your spring seeds.
On Thursday, April 13 design and make your own paper flowers that will stay colourful all year long.
And don’t forget to pick up a wildflower pack, which includes activities, fun facts, and even your own wildflower seeds to grow!
Easter story and crafts
Thursday 6th April 2.30pm-3.30pm
Dogs Trust Workshop
(suitable for ages 7-11)
Thursday 13th April 2.30pm-4.00pm
Family History Surgery
Thursday 20th April 1.00pm-4.00pm
Spring Craft Session 11th April at 2pm for ages 3+.
Monday 3rd April 11-12 – Story and Craft age 3+
Thursday 13th April 10.30-11 – Busyfeet age 3-8
Join in the fun with an active session of dance and song
Spring Story and craft
April 4th 10.30-11.30
So whether it’s a cultural trail, an outdoor trail or a history trail, there’s no better time to find the perfect one for you – Try Our Trails – what are you waiting for?