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.



Friday 17th November to Sunday 7th January

Waterfront Winterland

Maritime Quarter, Swansea - 20mins walk from our hotel


Waterfront Winterland kicks off the festive weekend when it opens on Friday 17 November. Open until 7 January, it’s a ‘must-pay-a-visit’ attraction for all the family with ice skating, Santa’s Grotto, funfair and festive food.

You came in your thousands to enjoy Swansea’s award winning winter attraction last year and we’re hoping our 12th year will be the best yet, as Museum Park (in the grounds of the National Waterfront Museum) will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland once again.

Enjoy ice skating on the Admiral ice rink and children’s rink; visited Santa’s Grotto, and experience the festive family funfair, delicious foods from the Alpine dining cabins and the Big Wheel!

Waterfront Winterland really is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas in Swansea.

Opening Times


Friday 17 November 5pm – 10pm

Weekends (Sat 18 Nov to Sund 31 Dec) 10am – 10pm

Weekdays (Mon 20 Nov to Thurs 21 Dec) 12 noon – 10pm

Friday 22 December to Friday 5 January 10am – 10pm


Christmas Eve 10am – 4pm

Christmas Day closed

Boxing Day 12 noon – 7pm

New Year’s Day 12 noon – 7pm

Sunday 7 January 10am – 7pm


Saturday 18th November to Sunday 24th December

Santa’s Grotto and the Elves Workshop

Mumbles Pier, Mumbles - 10mins drive from our hotel


Why not visit Father Christmas at our Grotto and even pick your very own present from our Elves Workshop. Each child will get to vista Santa in his Grotto following which they will go in the Elves Workshop where they can pick any present they desire from the array of beautiful toys we have on offer. If you want whilst your there why not grab your own Reindeer Sprinkles or Christmas Eve Cookies ready for the big day!

Ticket: £7.95 (per child accompanying adults do not need to purchase tickets for this event)

To pre book your tickets please visit our website alternatively tickets can be purchased from the ticket office on the day.


10am - 6pm


Saturday 18th November to Thursday 21st December

City Centre Grotto

Princess Way, Swansea - 25mins walk from our B&B


Located on Portland Street near Castle Square,Santa will be taking up residence in his Grotto on Portland Street from 18 November to 21 December to grant Christmas wishes and spread festive cheer!

The little ones will be greeted by Santa’s Elves before meeting Santa himself. All visitors to the grotto will receive a Christmas gift. There will also be an opportunity to have a photo taken with Santa.



£4.75 (PTL £4.25) per child to see Santa.

£5.75 (PTL £5.25) per child to see Santa and have a photograph.

Monday – Friday

12 – 5pm

Saturday and Sunday

11am – 5pm


Sunday 19th November

Swansea’s Christmas Parade and Lights Switch-On 

Swansea city centre - 20mins walk from our guesthouse


Marching bands, magical floats, festive film characters, giant Christmas inflatables, dancing elves and of course Santa himself will be making a special appearance in the Swansea Christmas Parade.

Starting at the Dylan Thomas Centre, the route will continue up Wind Street, High Street and down Orchard Street. The Parade will then head to the Kingsway where Santa will stop for a short while to turn on the Christmas lights before heading down the Kingsway.

Come along, cheer and wave at Santa as he travels through the city centre and switches on the Christmas lights. All children (big and small!) will certainly be in the festive spirit after a magical evening at the Swansea Christmas Parade and Lights Switch-On.



















364 Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3UL



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