Events in Swansea: parks & gardens

Clyne in Bloom

Location: Clyne gardens - show a couple of minutes by car along the sea front from our b&b

1st to 31st May

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

 

Botanics in Bloom

Singleton Park - just a 20mins walk up the seafront from our bed and breakfast

1st - 31st August

 

Enjoy the gardens at their most stunning during the August peak! 9am - 6pm

 

The Botanical Gardens house one of Wales’ premier plant collections, with spectacular herbaceous borders and large glasshouses.

 

 

 

British Bird of Prey Centre

The British Bird of Prey Centre is a specialist collection of British raptors, focusing on the welfare and conservation of our native species of birds of prey.

 

The new centre is based in the National Botanic Garden of Wales, so you can visit us during your day in the Garden.

 

Our aim is to give everyone the opportunity to interact with and learn about the birds of prey that can be found here in the UK and, in doing so, inspire communities to ensure their longevity.

 

Daily Flying Displays Timetable

11.30am – Flying Display (45 minutes)

 

1pm – Owl Flying & Talk (30 minutes)

 

2.30 – Flying Display (45 minutes)

 

3.30 – Conservation Talk (30 minutes)

 

Saturday 13th to Sunday 28th April

Animal Magic

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Wednesday 17th April

Hwyl at the Garden

National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our guesthouse

 

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!

 

Thursday 18th April

Great Glasshouse Guided Tours

National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our hotel

 

Enjoy a guided tour around the magnificent Great Glasshouse in the company of our wonderful volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

 

This spectacular dome is the largest single-span great glasshouse in the world!

 

Designed by Norman Foster and Partners, the Great Glasshouse is poised on the Welsh landscape like a giant raindrop.

 

It houses some of the most endangered plants on the planet which come from six areas of the world: California, Australia, the Canary Islands, Chile, South Africa, the Mediterranean Basin.

 

The tours are FREE, normal entrance fees apply

 

Saturday 20th April

Hard Hat Tour

National Botanic Gardens, carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our guesthouse

 

Come and join a member of the Project team on a hard hat tour of the lake restoration work.

 

You will also find out more about the history of Sir William Paxton’s fabulous historic parkland and get an update on the progress of our Regency Restoration Project. Come and see the amazing changes that have already taken place!

 

A two hour tour starting at 11.00am from the Western entrance of The Great Glasshouse. Please wear appropriate footwear as the terrain is uneven in places.

 

Space are limited so please book your place with manon.williams@gardenofwales.org.uk or phone 01558 667178

 

Tuesday 23rd April

Great Glasshouse Guided Tours

National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our hotel

 

Enjoy a guided tour around the magnificent Great Glasshouse in the company of our wonderful volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

 

This spectacular dome is the largest single-span great glasshouse in the world!

 

Designed by Norman Foster and Partners, the Great Glasshouse is poised on the Welsh landscape like a giant raindrop.

 

It houses some of the most endangered plants on the planet which come from six areas of the world: California, Australia, the Canary Islands, Chile, South Africa, the Mediterranean Basin.

 

The tours are FREE, normal entrance fees apply

 

Wednesday 24th April

Garden History Tour

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

 

Join our guided tour and discover more about the Garden – from the swashbuckling 17th century Middletons to Sir William Paxton’s magnificent mansion, come on a 45 minute exploration of our history.

 

Commencing from the Western Entrance of the Great Glasshouse at 2pm.

 

Usual entrance fees apply

 

Thursday 25th April

Great Glasshouse Guided Tours

National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our hotel

 

Enjoy a guided tour around the magnificent Great Glasshouse in the company of our wonderful volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

 

This spectacular dome is the largest single-span great glasshouse in the world!

 

Designed by Norman Foster and Partners, the Great Glasshouse is poised on the Welsh landscape like a giant raindrop.

 

It houses some of the most endangered plants on the planet which come from six areas of the world: California, Australia, the Canary Islands, Chile, South Africa, the Mediterranean Basin.

 

The tours are FREE, normal entrance fees apply

 

 

 

Saturday & Sunday, 11th/12th May

Botanic Gardens Wales Holistic & Wellness Charity Fayre

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

 

Absolutely delighted to be presenting this Spring 2 day event at the Botanic Gardens Wales.

With beautiful surroundings to relax in and wonder through.

We are delighted to bring for you the chance to experience treatments from our holistic therapists and healers. A fabulous day for your MInd, Body and Spirit.

There are also a myriad of stalls to browse for that certain something ,browse natural handmade organic Crafts, Gifts, Crystals, Jewellery and much much more.......for that certain something to boost your energy and the environment you live in.

 

Join us to refresh, rejuvenate and recharge !

 

There will be a raffle to help raise funds for the charity.

Prizes to be drawn on the day.

Notification for winners can be done via contact details.

 

All enquiries welcome email:

botanicgardensfayre@gmail.com

 

In this increasingly difficult world counselling and other therapies are becoming a necessity to function for many alongside orthodox medical care for mental and emotional balance.

This is a charity event not only to provide you with the tools and experiences to improve your health and wellbeing but to raise funds and awareness of the need for support for the growing number of people born with varying degrees of Aspergers who are particularly struggling with the modern world as it is now.

Action for Aspergers specifically provides counselling for children and adults with the condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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