2018 is just flying by before our eyes!
Yes, it’s the Easter Holidays already! We know just how hard it can be to keep the whole family entertained so we thought we would put together an activities blog to keep your little ones busy this Easter!
(We’re sure you adults will love the events too! Happy child = Happy parent!)
1. The Big Easter Egg Hunt Of Swansea
Come and join us in Swansea City Centre on Saturday 31st March between 11am and 4pm for our Big Easter Egg Hunt of Swansea. The Easter Bunny is sad! He has lost his password for the Big Heart of Swansea App and he needs your help to find it!
Join us at The Grand Theatre from 11am to get your first clue and hand in your Easter Egg designs (click here for details of our Design Your Own Easter Egg Competition and the chance to win a holiday courtesy of Leisuretime)
Solve the clues and discover the 7 GOLDEN EGGS hidden around Swansea City Centre to discover the Easter Bunny’s missing password
Each child will receive a prize at the end of the hunt with 5 lucky winners receiving a Marvellous Magnificent BIG HEART Easter Egg courtesy of Thorntons
Full terms and conditions can be found here
2. Design your own Easter Egg Competition
All you have to do is collect your Egg Design Template from any of the participating businesses listed (or download it here), get arty with your own design and return to The Grand Theatre Reception by 2 pm Thursday 5th April.
The Prize: 2 day trip for a family (maximum 2 adults and 2 children) on a Leisuretime Safari, Choc and Steam trip (Selected dates throughout 2018)
Full details and terms and conditions can be found here
3. Ten Pin Bowling
Ten Pin is offering a special Schools out ONLINE package for 6 to keep everyone entertained and fed this holiday! The package includes 2 games of bowling and a burger for adults and children!
This offer is only valid from Monday – Friday until 5PM during Easter holiday
Prices: £8.70 per child & £11.20 per adult Click HERE to book now!!
46 Worcester Pl, Swansea SA1 1JQ
Every Sunday Lazerzone turns into Kidzone from 10:30AM – 12noon and is only for under 16s! Let the children explore the dark adventure of Lazerzone!
Price: Minimum of 3 games £7.50!
5. Cinema & Co
17 Castle Street, SA1 1JF Swansea, United Kingdom
We know just how temperamental the weather can be in Wales. So why not make some plans for the cold and wet days! Cozy on down in one of our favoritee places in City Centre! Their unique set up allows families to hire wooden crates with cushions and blankets to cwtch up with the family!.
Here are the Children’s events taking place:
Mrs Doubtfire & Pizza 30.03.2018 – 6PM
Don’t forget you can enjoy a FREE Tea or Coffee with every cinema ticket purchased by showing your Big Heart of Swansea App/ Card!
6. Brontosaurus Vegan Lifestyle Store
Unit 23B, Swansea Market, Oxford Street, Swansea, SA13PQ
Brontosaurus are offering a range of vegan chocolate Easter eggs and they just look delicious! They have lots of peanut butter eggs from The little Vegan Bakery but if peanut is not your thing don’t worry! They are also stocking cream and caramel varieties….
Parc Tawe, Swansea SA1 2AL
From the 3rd – 5th April you can take part in exotic animal rescue at Plantasia. There will be 4 sessions a day at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:13pm. This is the perfect interactive educational animal show for your little ones! They will get the opportunity to meet some friendly rescue animals such as smuggled tortoises, stowaway insects and giant reptiles. These animals grew too big for the average home!
Price: £4.50 per Child ( Under 3 Free) £5.50 per adult.
Dinosaurs in the Jungle
There will be lots of fun-filled workshops with games, a dinosaur dig to discover amazing fossils and a new baby dinosaur hatching egg mini show!
The perfect opportunity to meet Chop the Raptor, Trixie the Triceratops and Bradley the Brachiosaurus!
Price: £7 per child ( Under 1 free ) £9 per adult
31 The Kingsway, Swansea SA1 5LE
Breakout Swansea can keep the Brains working this Easter Half Term! In teams of 2-6 you need to find the clues, solve the puzzles and work as a team to escape!
For more information and to book online click HERE
Oystermouth Rd, Swansea SA1 3ST
On March the 31st Slimbusters will be coming to the LC Swansea!! Slots available are 1:30PM until 3:00PM and 3:30PM until 5:00
Price: £5 Entry per child
Age: Only for children aged 5 or over and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
10. National Waterfront Museum
Oystermouth Rd, Swansea SA1 3RD
Smugglers Map Egg Trail
Join the National Waterfront Museum from the 30th March – 15th April from 10am – 4pm every day. You can Eggsplore every nook and cranny of their galleries to track down hidden eggs!
On the 30th March for a one-off Easter special family day out pop down to the Waterfront Museum. There will be lots of cool crafts for the kids, live music and a fun gallery trail!
Easter Sunday Movie: 1st April 2018
Mary Poppins the forever classic film will be shown at 2pm! Let your children and yourself view the magical tail of Mary Poppin coming down the chimney on an umbrella bringing fun and magic into everyone’s lives!
Toddler Time Monthly Movies: 4th April 2018
This months FREE toodles screening will be showing The Little Mermaid! This event is exclusively for preschool children and their parents or carers. Plus you can get a free half-price hot drink from the Museum Cafe! Take the toddlers ” Down under the sea” and sing along to the classic songs!
Print a Pirate Poster
Take the kiddies back in time and let them try to print a poster on a magnificent Stanhope printing press! Posters will be inspired by the famouse Welsh pirate Black Bart! Ahoy Matey! This event will take place from the 3rd April – 8th April between 12:30pm – 3:30pm!
The National Waterfront will be celebrating the arrival of the Man Engine in Swansea a little earlier! Pop in and design and construct a robot using XL Wales K’nexs! This event will be taking place from Monday 9th April – Sunday 15th April (Expect Thursday due to Man Engine’s appearance!) Please click HERE to visit the XL Wales website for times & how to book tickets!
Easter Sunday Movie: 15th April 2018
Enjoy one last treat this Easter holiday with the whole family! Despicable Me 3 will be shown at 2:30 PM where the kids can watch Gru meet his long lost twin Dru who wants to plan one last criminal heist!
All events are FREE
More information can be found on their events page! Click HERE to view!
11. Swansea Grand Theatre
Singleton St, Swansea SA1 3QJ
A spoonful of Sherman will be brought to life from the 5th April – 7th April at 7.30pm. Saturday matinee 2.30pm!
Give the older children a lesson on your favorite TV tunes! Let them experience the classic music that once filled our screens! From Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Jungle Book. The perfect family night out where you can sing until your heart’s content!
Price: £13.00 – £23.00
12. Dylan Thomas Centre
6 Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR
The Dylan Thomas Centre will be hosting lots of self- led play this half term! Activities will include Spring themed writing activities, making mini-comics, ‘ Dylan’s animals’ puppets, games, crafts and dressing up costumes!
Drop in at the following times:
29/03/2018 – 04/04/2018 10am – 4pm
05/04/2018 10am – 2pm
06/04/2018 – 11/04/2018 10am – 4pm
12/04/2018 – 10am – 2pm
13/04/2018 – 15/04/2018 – 10am – 4pm flffd
13. Glyn Vivian Art Gallery
Family Film Club
Every Tuesday during halfterm the Gallery hosts a FREE film screening! It starts at 10:30 am and ends at 12:3pm on the 3rd and 10th of April!
The event is totally FREE but you do need to book in advance!
4th April 2018 11am – 3pm
Pop in with the whole family to get creative! Create a map of yourself using a range of different materials and techniques to show how you feel! You can also create Placards and banners to show everyone what makes you smile in this world! Last but not least Mask making using recycled materials!
11th April 2018 11am – 3pm
The whole family is invited to create giant paintings! Yes, that’s right GIANT! Get in your creative mood and make paintings which will pop off the page!
Don’t forget to wear your old clothes
More information can be found on their website HERE!!
Swansea City Centre
Man Engine Cymru will be visiting Swansea on April 12, 2018!!
Man Engine is the largest mechanical puppet which has ever been made in Britain! The puppet will be carrying our a short tour of Wales important industrial heritage locations!
The tour will start at National Waterfront Museum at around 11AM!!
Then at 2:15PM Man Engine will begin his journey through City Centre making his way to Hafod-Morfa Copperworks
The perfect opportunity to educate our little ones on the past industry we have on our doorstep!
15. Vue Cinemas
York St, Swansea SA1 3LZ
Why not take your little people to the cinemas this Half Term and let them enjoy the BIG experience ( At a little cost 😉 ). Mini Mornings take place EVERY Saturday & Sunday and every day during the school holidays.
Maya the bee: The honey games will be shown for Vue’s mini morning event from Tuesday 10th April – Friday 13th April at 10 AM! Coco will then be shown on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April.
Price: £2.49 for both adult & child tickets.
16. Odeon Cinemas
Take the little ones down to Mini mornings at Odeon cinemas to spend some quality time on the Big screen!
You can watch big adventures, far-far-away lands and unforgettable characters at Odeon. (This really is the place to let your imaginations run WILD)
Odeon will be showing ” Ferdinand” from the 10th April – 12th April at 10AM!
Coco will then be shown from the 13th April – 15th April at 10AM!
Price: All tickets are £3.25
Fore more information please click HERE to visit their website!!
17. Mad Hatters Tea Party – Footlight’s Cafe ( Swansea Grand Theatre)
18. Places to Shop & Eat
Swansea City Centre has so many great shops and places to eat. Why not do some discovering and trying a few places you’ve never been to before? And don’t forget there are dozens of discounts you can benefit from when using your Swansea Loyalty Card!
Don’t have a card? No problem! Download our app from Apple App Store or Google Play!