Croeso is a two-day festival celebrating all things Welsh held in Swansea’s city centre Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February.
This year’s event will feature the best of local Welsh culture including:
Head to Swansea’s Castle Square to hear the wonderful sounds of Welsh music before moving to Oxford Street where you can sample the best of Welsh food, drink, and handcrafted goods. Don’t miss the cooking demonstrations!
With music, poetry, and live entertainment you’ll find plenty of Welsh culture to enjoy at Croeso. You can even say ‘Shwmae!’ (Hello!) and immerse yourself in the Welsh language, there’ll be plenty of help for those learning (or contemplating) Welsh.
Host: Helen Enser Morgan
Saturday 25 February Busking Stages
When you’re visiting the 2023 Croeso festival, make sure to pick up a competition flyer and follow the Croeso Trail to win some great prizes!
Hidden in various venues across the city centre are different Welsh-themed images.
Find and note all 8 with your contact details and you could win a prize bundle containing family pass to Buzz Trampoline Park, a family pass to Plantasia, 2 tickets to a Swans football match
(Swansea V Middlesbrough) and a Plantasia cuddly soft toy monkey!
Every completed entry will also receive a goody bag courtesy of Original Cottages includes a FREE child entry ticket to Plantasia Tropical Zoo. Return your completed form to the First Cymru double decker bus on Castle Square to enter the prize draw and to claim your goody bag.
Come join Menter Iaith Abertawe in the Cwtsh Marquee to learn more about opportunities to enjoy the Welsh language in the Swansea area. A big welcome to all – whether you’re a fluent Welsh speaker, learning the language, or just curious!
As well as an opportunity to learn more about other Welsh language events on the horizon, there will also be opportunities to browse a selection of Siop Tŷ Tawe’s gifts & books and learn more about the courses available via Learn Welsh Swansea Bay Region.
There will be a chance to meet Mr Urdd and Magi Ann, and Cymraeg i Blant will be offering Story and Song sessions as well as information about further opportunities for families to enjoy the Welsh language together. Expect games and pop-up entertainment over the course of the day!
Croeso carries on into the evening! Swansea Council have teamed up with Swansea Music Hub, Menter Iaith Abertawe and venues across Swansea city centre to present Croeso Nightworks, two nights of live Welsh music.
Supported by Food and Drink Wales
Cooking Demonstrations supported by Castell Howell