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Summer of fun at castle for all the family

FUN events and activities are taking place at Oystermouth Castle this summer to help keep children entertained.

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The programme kicks-off between 11am and 4.30pm on Saturday with an Archaeology Fun Day where, thanks to storytelling sessions with Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust, visitors will be able to learn about the legendary tale of how Swansea's medieval 'Hanged Man' William Cragh was hanged twice for his crimes in 1290 and miraculously came back to life.

The GGAT team will also be brewing up some genuine medieval invalid recipes while members of the Heritage Metal Detecting Club will also be on hand to share their specialist skills and some local finds. Guided tours of the castle will be available throughout the day.

The following Saturday (July 29) will see a fun filled day of storytelling, puppetry and dragon processions as part of the ever popular Dungeons & Dragons Day.

There will be plenty to entertain the whole family with have-a-go circus skills and a traditional Punch and Judy show at Junior Jester Day on Saturday August 5.

August 19 will see a day of Traditional Skills and Crafts within the castle grounds.

Then on Monday August 28 youngsters are invited to dress up as their favourite character and join in the Prince and Princesses family fun day, including music, fairytales, face painting and lots of crafty fun to keep little hands busy.

Also every Wednesday throughout the school holidays there will be Summer Crafty Fun for Children in the castle with a chance to make your own mediaeval crown, princess tiara, badge or bookmark. Suitable for children aged 3 to 11 years - drop in any time between 11.30am and 3.30pm.

Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Major Projects said: "Our summer fun days at Oystermouth Castle are always popular with families and many return time and again to take part.

"With its rich history and stunning views, visiting the castle also gives visitors the chance to learn about Swansea's fascinating heritage at the same time."

The castle is open 11am to 5pm daily.

Have a look at www.swansea.gov.uk/oystermouthcastle for more information.


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