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 18th to Sunday 26th August

MEDIEVAL FUN WEEK

Gower Heritage centre - 25mins drive from our bed and breakfast

 

10.00am - 5.30pm Travel back in time at The Gower Heritage Centre today and experience a day of Medieval Madness, where we will be putting the Gory back into the Gower, and having a whole lot of old fashioned fun! There will be lots to do for the whole family. Did you know that Mice were put on trial? We do and you can find out why and much much more about the mad medievals on our mad-capped medeival quiz.

 

Meet the Lady Elizabeth, Hiss, boo and cheer in our inter-active tales straight out of medieval legend, including the famous Robyn the Hood. Dare to join in with our Great Crime and Punishment quiz, beset with all sorts of Gory challenges along the way.

 

With Knights training, dragon slaying, and fancy dress, there are many chances for you to have a legendary day of fun and to win special favour's (prizes) from reception

 

Saturday and Sunday, 18th & 19th August

Wales Loves Wood

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

 

The wonder of wood

Wales Loves  Wood is a celebration of trees and takes place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday August 18-19.

 

There are two days of woodcraft demonstrations, tree-climbing, family fun, music and much more besides.

 

Find out about the ancient art of wood-turning, stick-making, basket-making and willow weaving  and discover what is being done by our Regency Restoration team to restore Sir William Paxton’s early 19th century lakes and landscape.

 

The Garden’s Family Activities team will be getting families to practise the traditional rural craft of hurdle-making while the younger ones will be making their very own pine-cone dormouse. There will also be an extensive range of quality, value for money tools and machinery for sale from the woodworking tools company  Axminster.

 

Event organiser Angharad Phillips says:

 

“It will be a fabulous weekend to find out all about woodland conservation and management, and a chance to see our sustainable woodland practices in action here in our historic parkland.”

 

She added:

 

“Wales Loves  Wood  is an exciting event starring passionate people who love working with wood and trees and who will be getting together to share their passion and knowledge of wood crafts.”

 

You do not need to book this event. Normal Garden entry fees apply – Wales Loves Wood  activities are free.

 

The Garden is open from 10am to 6pm with last entry at 5pm.

 

Admission to the Garden is £11.00 (including Gift Aid donation) for adults and £9.00 for concessions.

 

Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is FREE for all.

 

Wednesday to Saturday 22nd to 25th August

Pirate Decoders

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Craft activety drop in event

 

Make a clever dial decoder to uncover Pirate fact from Pirate fiction!

 

12.30 - 3.30

FREE

 

Thursday 23rd August

Hwyl at the Garden 

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

 

Following on from the success of last year's Hwyl @ the Garden event, we're once again planning a fun-filled day celebrating all things Welsh for all the family at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

 

Pay the standard admission charge for the visitor attraction, and get access to a day full of exciting activities.

 

Designed with children in mind, this Hwyl @ the Garden event will include lots of interactive and hands-on activities including music, dance, storytelling and games - as well as all the usual Garden favourites.

 

All the exciting plans will be announced very soon, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates - as well as details of all of the other Hwyl Events that we have lined up this summer.

 

10am - 4pm

Thee event is FREE, usual entrance fees apply

 

Thursday 18th October

How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our guesthouse

 

Pigtails Productions, Polka Theatre and Oxford Playhouse present 'How to Hide a Lion' by Helen Stephens, directed and adapted by Peter Glanville and with music and songs by Barb Jungr.

 

When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down. Helen Stephens’ magical book, How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz.

 

"Comes to life with a roar." - The Guardian

"Little gem of a production... enchanting mini musical." - Children's Theatre Review

"Staying true to the terrific tale and delightful drawings, with an extra pawful of stagey sprinkles... this makes for a very classy production." - Curious Mum

 

Babes-in-arms go free. Age recommendation: 3-6

Further information on www.pigtailsproductions.co.uk/how-to-hide-a-lion

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