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 to Sunday 19th May

Swansea Bay Rider

Runs along Swansea prom from Mumbles to Blackpill and back - Blackpill is a short drive from our B&B


The Swansea Bay Rider is a 72 seater land train, which runs along Swansea promenade, from Blackpill Lido, Blackpill, to Southend Gardens, Mumbles, and gives passengers a spectacular view of the beautiful Swansea Bay.


Running Times

11 – 19 May, Saturday & Sunday


Blackpill: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Mumbles: 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm


Hopper Prices

Standard £5.25

Concession £4.20

PTL £3.15

Family £12.60

You can buy your ticket on the train.



The Swansea Bay Rider is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Dogs are allowed on the train if on a lead and under control.


The Swansea Bay Rider is weather dependent and will not run if conditions are poor.


Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th May

Madagascar The Musical 

Swansea Grand Theatre - 10mins walk from our bed and breakfast


Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score.


Join  Alex  the  Lion (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry),  Marty  the  Zebra,  Melman  the  Giraffe,  Gloria  the  hip  hip  Hippo  and,  of  course,  those  hilarious,  plotting  penguins  as  they  bound  onto  your  stage  in  the  musical  adventure  of  a  lifetime.  


Based  on  the  smash  DreamWorks  animated  motion  picture,  Madagascar  -  A  Musical  Adventure  follows  all  of  your  favourite  crack-a-lackin'  friends  as  they  escape  from  their  home  in  New  York's  Central  Park  Zoo  and  find  themselves  on  an  unexpected  journey  to  the  madcap  world  of  King  Julien's  Madagascar.


Alex  the  lion  is  the  king  of  the  urban  jungle,  the  main  attraction  at  New  York's  Central  Park  Zoo.  He  and  his  best  friends  -  Marty  the  zebra,  Melman  the  giraffe  and  Gloria  the  hippo  -  have  spent  their  whole  lives  in  blissful  captivity  before  an  admiring  public  and  with  regular  meals  provided  for  them.  Not  content  to  leave  well  enough  alone,  Marty  lets  his  curiosity  get  the  better  of  him  and  makes  his  escape  -  with  the  help  of  some  prodigious  penguins  -  to  explore  the  world.


Filled  with  outlandish  characters,  adventure  galore  and  an  upbeat  score,  Madagascar  will  leave  audiences  with  no  choice  but  to Move It, Move It.


6.30pm each evening. Mats - Wed 1.30pm, Thu 1.30pm (Relaxed Performance) & Sat 1.30pm






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.


event promises to add something really special for evening visitors to enjoy. Anyone who’s ever seen hot air balloons by night will know what an amazing sight they are.


Airshow After Dark















A UNIQUE summer’s evening of music, action and airborne excitement is set to transform the sky above Swansea this July.


For the first time, hot air balloons and night-flying aerobatic teams will be gathering to party over Swansea as part of the Wales Airshow weekend.


The special event from 8.30pm on July 6, which will also feature music from 1969, is being staged to help celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary and the show is expected to be really exciting.


“The hot air firing balloons will be spaced out and tethered along Swansea beach and we’ll also have the Fireflies Display Team – two display aircraft with fireworks firing off their wings – doing a night-time stunt show.


“Also planned is a night-time jump by the Tigers parachute display team, one of our Wales Airshow regulars.”


On the ground there will be live music nostalgically taking people back to the late 60s to celebrate some of the sounds topping the charts in the year that Swansea was first designated as a city.




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