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Summer Holiday Activities

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Enjoy holiday activities in Swansea this Summer

The summer holidays are here and there's loads to enjoy in Swansea; from sport to crafts, there's something for everyone. Take a look at the holiday activities on offer from our venues:

For the latest on events and attractions in Swansea you can visit our external website - Enjoy Swansea

Active Swansea

This Summer holiday you'll find loads of fun activities in all of our Active Swansea leisure centres

IPC Athletics European Championships 2014

Tickets now on sale for IPC Athletics European Championships

The IPC (International Paralympic Committee) Athletics European Championships are coming to Swansea! Being hosted at the Swansea University International Sports Village between 18-23 August 2014, this is the first time the event has been held in the UK.

Tickets are on sale now

Come and watch this sporting event, as 600 athletes from 40 countries look to add to their medal collection.

The prices range between £3.00 -£7.00 and are available online from www.swansea2014.com, in person or over the phone at Swansea Tourist Information Centre on 01792 637300 and Penyrheol Leisure Centre on 01792 897039.

The event is being delivered by Swansea University, Swansea Council, Disability Sport Wales, British Athletics, Welsh Athletics and supported by Welsh Government.

For more event details visit www.swansea2014.com

Glynn Vivian

Art with Friends
Supported by the Friends of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
A series of workshops examining the role of the artist during World War I using works from the Glynn Vivian collection. The workshops will offer creative skills in poetry, graphics, printmaking and drawing. The work will be presented in the form of a collaborative book.

Choose which workshop you want to attend.

Glynn Vivian Road Show
Glynn Vivian Offsite will be visiting Swansea communities as part of our exploration into the Richard Glynn Vivian bequest and the Gallery's collection.
It is an opportunity for local residents to join in with art workshops, use our handling collection and gain expert advice from conservators and researchers.
Come along to a summer Glynn Vivian Road Show and meet our Gallery team for a fun afternoon of activities.

Grand Theatre

This summer the Grand Theatre has a number of great shows for the whole family!

Milkshake Live! - Monday 4th August

What The Ladybird Heard - Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th August

Scooby-Doo - Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd August

Swansea Museum

Throughout July and August Swansea Museum has lots of great workshops to keep your creative little ones busy, from medal making to puppets and cartoons! You can look around the exhibitions at the museum too - just look out for the Mummy!

Find a full list of the workshops on offer here

Cwmdonkin Park

Come and Play in the Park with the City and County of Swansea's Play Team!
Fantastic play sessions for children.
Everyone is welcome, under 5's must be accompanied by an adult.
No booking necessary.

Session Times:
July: 25,  11am - 1pm
August: 1 / 8 / 15 / 22 / 29, 11am - 1pm

Oystermouth CastleImage depicting Oystermouth Castle

The castle is host to a packed calendar of events this summer, with something on offer for all ages. Whether it's getting arty with Arts and Crafts events, finding out if you have what it takes to become an Archaeologist, or even meeting some baby dragons!

You can find a full list of events for the castle this summer here.

Swansea Prom

Swansea Prom, with its range of attractions coupled with the spectacular 5 mile stretch of Swansea Bay, is full of fun-filled activities for everyone this Summer. 

Come and enjoy the swan and dragon pedalos in Singleton Boating Lake, a round of golf at Ashleigh Road Pitch & Putt, or let the kids play at Blackpill Lido and Southend Gardens, all connected by the Swansea Bay Rider land train. 


Big Screen Castle Square

Theres a special treat for the little ones this summer, with two of the biggest films coming to the Big screen at castle square - Frozen on Swansea's Big Screen and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Holiday Play Schemes

A number of Play Schemes are available throughout the Summer holidays, Click the links below to find out which ones are best suited to you!

Holiday Care, Open access Play Scheme and Activities information

Play Schemes


For all the little ones out there who love nothing more than exploring their gardens, Plantasia is the place to be this summer holidays! You can learn all about Africa, home to some of the wildest animals the world has to offer, or you can find try out some tropical tastes, or even get up close with some creepy bugs - if you dare!

Animal Antics: Africa
5/6/7 August
10.30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3.15pm

Creepy Crawlies and Tropical Tastebuds
19/20/21 August
10.30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3.15pm

Due to popularity, pre-booking is essential.

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