Events in Swansea: children & families

Clyne in Bloom

Location: Clyne gardens - show a couple of minutes by car along the sea front from our bed and breakfast.

May 2017

Clyne in Bloom is celebrated every year during May when the award winning rhododendrons and azaleas of Clyne Gardens are in full bloom and at their most magnificent. As a plant lover this is one place I always reccommend. But it is also good for all the family as there is space to play, trees to climb, a brook to play pooh sticks and ducklings on the pond.

http://www.swansea.gov.uk/clyneinbloom

 

 

Saturday 13th to Sunday 28th April

Animal Magic

National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our B&B

 

Talk to the animals

It’s animal magic this Easter from Sat 13-Sun 28 April at the National Botanic Garden of Wales where you can get up close and personal with Farmer Huw’s younger livestock – lambs and chicks. There’s fun and games and lots of arts and crafts action to suit all ages.

 

And Tropical Inc. returns to the Garden with their stunning and exotic menagerie!

 

The meerkats will return along with a selection of snakes, tarantulas, a porcupine, a skunk, a parrot and much more. It is very much a fun-for-all-the-family show presented by Tropical Inc’s Steve Rowland.

 

It is a chance for mums, dads and the kids to get up close and personal with a whole variety of exotic animals with shows on April 13-16 and 24-25 April at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm in the Garden’s marquee.

 

With two flying displays every day that take place at 11.30am and 2.30pm and a daily owl show at 1pm you can enjoy the wonderful British Bird of Prey Centre!

 

You can also be amazed and dazzled by Folly Farm’s favourite illusionist and conjurer – the magical Luke Jugglestruck on April 20-21. Plus Cinema under the Stars on Saturday night (13 April), too! And if that’s not enough the world famous Quack Pack are back doing their thing from April 19-22.

 

Saturday 13th to Sunday 28th April

Easter Fun!

Gower heritage Centre - 20mins drive from our hotel

 

Down the Rabbit Hole with Real Tea! Tea Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter! Book on for this very special Easter treat! A special party with Alice and the Mad Hatter with real tea, cakes, sandwiches and more! Have a chatter with the Hatter! Play some games. And have a sing and a dance with Alice. Its sure to make your Wonderland dreams come true!

 

It's Easter everyday at The Gower Heritage centre this half term week! And we are off to Wonderland! Meet the White Rabbit, Alice and the Mad Hatter! Join in with the fun and games on a mad-capped Inter-active Tea Party Story Adventure! Wear your Easter bonnets, mad hats, or wonderful wonderland costumes for the mad hat Fancy Dress competition! Bounce along to the bunny races and of course prepare to get silly for our eggstra special egg and spoon chase. And Quick before the tick tock of the white rabbits clock runs out, how about following Alice on a special treasure quest for some tasty treats? There will be Easter quizzes, Easter crafts and an eggsplosion of other eggtivities! Standard entry fee applies.

 

 

Sunday 14th to Tuesday 16th April

Meerkats

National Waterfront Museum - 30mins drive from  our hotel

 

Tropical Inc. returns to the Garden with their stunning and exotic menagerie!

 

The meerkats will return along with a selection of snakes, tarantulas, a porcupine, a skunk, a parrot and much more. It is very much a fun-for-all-the-family show presented by Tropical Inc’s Steve Rowland.

 

It is a chance for mums, dads and the kids to get up close and personal with a whole variety of exotic animals with shows on April 13-16 and 24-25 April at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm in the Garden’s marquee.

 

 

There’s an extra £3 charge for the meerkat shows and visitors are urged to book in advance to ensure they can get to enjoy another helping of animal magic. Call 01558 667149 to book your tickets.

 

The Garden is open from 10am to 6pm (last entry is 5pm).

 

For more information about this and other events at the Garden, call 01558 667149, visit https://botanicgarden.wales or email info@gardenofwales.org.uk

 

Monday 15th to Monday 22nd April

Craft it, Sow it Grow it!

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our hotel

 

Cost: Free

 

Suitability: Families

 

Pop in to decorate a plant pot and sow a seed ready for the summer

 

12.30 - 3.30

 

Monday 15th to Sunday 28th April

Big Heart of Swansea's Easter Maze

Castle Square, Swansea - 25mins walk from our bed and breakfast

 

This Easter holidays, Big Heart of Swansea has a special surprise in the city centre.

 

Children are invited to come and find their way through an Easter maze and win some chocolate eggs from the Big Heart Easter bunnies.

 

10am - 4pm

FREE

 

Wednesday 17th April

Hwyl at the Garden

National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our bed and breakfast

 

Our fun-filled event for all the family is back again at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Pay the standard admission charge for the Garden, and get access to a day full of exciting activities. Designed with children in mind, this Hwyl @ the Garden event will celebrate all things Wales - including music, dance, storytelling, art and sport - as well as all the usual Garden favourites.

 

Some of the activities to enjoy on this day include:

 

- Children's Welsh clog dancing workshops: Pop on some clogs and join S4C television presenter, Tudur Philips in learning some clocsio steps.

 

- Ukulele Have a Go Workshops: Group sessions giving children the chance to learn some Welsh tunes on the ukulele whilst having lots of fun too (NEW for 2019)

 

- Rugby Fun with Rugby Tots: A chance for our younger visitors to join in with some rugby games

 

- Meet the Giant Dragon Puppet from the Small World Theatre. Children will be amazed by the dragon who will be happy to pose for some selfies with them! (NEW for 2019)

 

- Family Storytelling Walks: Join Nick Brunger for a walk around the Garden whilst listening to some wonderful tales from Wales

 

- Scarlets Rugby: Join in with some rugby activities with the Scarlets and meet the team's mascot, Cochyn who will be around to say hello and for photos

 

-Toddler Stories & Songs: Come along to these sessions dedicated to toddlers and younger children - gather around for some informal storytelling and singing!

 

- Virtual Reality Experiences: Try out the special virtual reality goggles and dive with Dolphins and fly like a Kingfisher with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, who'll also have some marine themed activities too (NEW for 2019)

 

- Make a Souvenir on the Potter's Wheel: Children (and adults) can have a go at making their own souvenir of the day on the potter's wheel with expert guidance from Yoka from Siramik. (Additional charge)

 

- Paint your own pottery with Gwili Pottery, have a go at painting a item of your choice as a gift to take home. (Additional Charge)

 

- And all the Kids' Usual Garden Favourites: Explore the Great Glasshouse, visit the British Bird of Prey Centre, discover the Fairy Woods, have some fun in the Adventure Playground, spot the butterflies in Plas Pilipala (the Butterfly House), climb the giant tree roots in the Ghost Forest...

 

And what's more, when you pay for your visit, you'll get a boomerang ticket, giving you the chance to come back again for free within the following week - giving a chance to discover more of the Garden during the Easter school holidays!

 

Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April

The Big Museum Easter Trail

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our bed and breakfast

 

Family Easter trail.

 

Solve the clues and follow the trail around the Museum, then head back to the start to claim your egg-citing prize!

 

10am - 3pm

£3.50, No advance booking needed for this event - pay at the desk on arrival, then collect your trails from the activity station.

 

You can also hop on over to our other Easter trails at St Fagans National Museum of History & National Museum Cardiff.

 

Limited availability each day - first come, first served.

 

Suitability for children aged 4+

 

We are grateful to People's Postcode Lottery for their support.

 

Sunday 21st April

Easter Bunny Hunt and Crafty Fun

Oystermouth castle, Oystermouth - 5mins drive from our guesthouse

 

Pop along to the Castle on Easter Sunday for an Easter Bunny word search hunt, followed by Easter crafts.

 

Easter Bunny Hunt 11am-12pm – or until the prizes run out!

 

Crafty Fun between 12pm-4.30pm

 

Normal admission charges apply.

 

Sunday 21st April

Easter Sunday Movie: Mary Poppins Returns (U, 2018)

National waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our hotel

 

See the sequel to the popular classic – free.

 

Practically Perfect in Every Way. Decades after her first visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings along with Michael’s children through a hard time in their lives.

 

2pm

 

Tuesday/Wednesday, 23rd & 24th April

How to make a cloud in a Jam Jar…and other cool experiments!

National waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our Bed and breakfast

 

Suitability: Age 7+

 

Join award winning CBBC science communicator Jon Chase as delves in to the mysteries of other cool weather phenomenon and explains the secret of making a cloud in a jam jar!

 

11.30 - 3.30

 

Book your place via Eventbrite. Bookings open on 1st March.

 

 

 

Saturday & Sunday 6th and 7th July

Wales National Airshow

Across Swansea Bay - right outside our B&B

 

If you've never been before then make sure 2019 is the year you go along to the Wales Airshow.

 

Breathtaking aerobatic displays, state-of-the-art military aircraft, and vintage planes from the past will thrill tens of thousands of visitors in Swansea Bay on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7- and it's all free of charge.

 

Last year the attendance record was off the chart and for 2019 it'll be even bigger with even more exciting air display teams and entertainment.

 

 

 

 

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