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.



Saturday & Sunday 22nd/23rd June

The Great British Food Festival 

Margam Country Park - 25mins drive from our B&B


The Great British Food Festival comes to Margam Park

The perfect recipe For a fun, foodie, family day out!

So why do so many of our visitors come back every year?

Is it for the fantastic food and drink? Delectable delights and tasty treats from our wonderful street food vendors and amazing artisan producers. To polish up their culinary skills with our free Chef Demos? Or, to get stuck in with the Bake-Off stars on our free, interactive Bake Stage? Or maybe, it’s our cocktail of niche bars, with their tempting tipples, ready to enjoy?


Perhaps it’s for the memorable moments, soaking up the atmosphere, chilling to some fabulous live music, sampling the Cake-Off creations, being entertained by the (slightly crazy) Men v Food warriors, all the while enjoying the stunning surroundings of some of the country’s most beautiful stately homes? Oh and yes, we do make sure their children are blissfully amused, and the dog can come too!


Don’t forget you can get free food festival ticket if you enter our ‘Cake Off’!


But that’s just what we think! Come along, take a big bite of the action and see if you agree!!


Saturday 8th June to Sunday 14th July

Swansea Bay Rider

Runs along Swansea prom from mumbles to Blackpill and back - Blackpill is a short drive from our guesthouse


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

8th June - 14th July


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

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



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.




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.


Wednesday 21st August

Gangsta Granny - Outdoor Theatre

Oystermouth Castle, Oystermouth - 10mins drive from out guesthouse


The stunning grounds of Oystermouth Castle will once again play host to Outdoor Theatre this August, one of the most popular events of the year, with 2 spectacular performances! One of which will be David Walliams's fabulous Gangsta Granny!






364 Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3UL



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