October Half-Term – Things to do & Places to go
Oct 10, 2016
Autumn is well and truly here… leaves are crunchy and it’s getting chilly AND it’s almost Half-term holiday!
We’ve got a brilliant list of things to go and places to go this October Half-term…
A great place to take little ones to play with lots of toys, games, activities, and enjoy a bite to eat and drink too!
Also, you can join them for their Halloween party where you can wear fancy dress, play games, have fun and eat delicious food! It is a ticket-only event so places are limited. Tickets only cost £5! The event takes place on 31st October at 5:30pm. Please purchase at the till or reserve by phoning (01792) 653688 or emailing inf[email protected]
2. LC Swansea – Play
As well as Wales’ biggest indoor waterpark, The LC’s 4-storey aquatic themed interactive play area will keep children entertained for hours! LC Play is perfect for all ages, especially younger children who aren’t quite tall enough for the water slides and climbing wall. Plus, parents can relax in the seating area just feet away from the LC Coffee Shop serving hot & cold drinks and snacks.
Open 10am-6pm (until 8pm on Fridays), 7 days a week.
- Superheroes: A Weekend of fun celebrating National Children’s Day – Saturday 22 October & Sunday 23 October
Face painting, Treasure Hunt, Spiderman climb & more. Wear your favourite superhero outfit and get a kids go FREE voucher to the Waterpark.
- Halloweenies – Friday 28 October, 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm – £5
Join LC for fun & games, fancy dress competitions, spooky music, a visit from Tommy & 1 hour in the Play area. Call 01792 466500 to book your space.
Animal Antics: Taste of Halloween
Meet, greet and eat some creepy crawlies if you dare! Enjoy some Halloween fun at our ever popular Animal Antics show.
Pre booking is essential.
- Roald Dahl: Imagine That – Saturday 22 October 2016, 1pm & 3pm – Free
Meet Alf: a colourful, captivating character who LOVES to read. Join him on a magical adventure as he explores some of Roald Dahl’s most intriguing stories. This lively interactive show will unlock your imagination and sense of fun.
Help us make beautiful Rangoli patterns using colourful powders and learn about the different symbols. Rangoli is a Hindu art used to decorate homes and bring good luck during festival time.
- Half-term Movie: The Jungle Book (PG: 2016) – Sunday 23 October, 2.30pm – Free
The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don’t have his best interests at heart.
- Half-term Movie: Finding Nemo – Wednesday 26 October, 10.30am – Free
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
- Halloween Spooky Funday – Saturday 29 October, 12pm – 4pm – Free
Join us for an unmissable day of spooky fun in our mysterious Museum setting! Hear ghostly tales, make creepy crafts, meet some unusual characters and discover whether you are in store for a trick or a treat after completing our ghoulish trail!
- Half-term Movie: Zootropolis 3D – Sunday 30 October, 2.30pm – Free
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
- Behind The Scenes Tour: Saturday 22 October, 10am – Tickets: Adult £5.50, Child £3.00
Take a Swansea Grand Theatre Tour and get an insight into the theatre’s history, shows and some of the stars who have performed on the legendary Grand stage. All tours start at 10.00am and will last approx 60 – 90mins.
For a full list of What’s On and Ticket Information, visit their website: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/grandtheatrewhatson
Get ready for a laser adventure at Laserzone Swansea!
Kidszone is every Sunday 10.30am – midday. Ages 8 – 16. £7.50 for 3 games. Book in advance as spaces are limited.
Opening Times for School Holidays: Monday – Friday, 11am – 10pm.
No pre-bookings available between 11am-4pm Mon-Fri – Just pop in to play!
In this real life experience you have 60 minutes to escape out of a locked room, rooms? In teams of 2-6 you must find the clues, solve the puzzles and work together to escape.
They recommend that only children ten years old upwards play due to the complexity of the puzzles. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
With Toys R Us Layaway, you can reserve now and pay later!
How does it work?
- Shop in-store and find all the items you require, Pay a 20% deposit at the till… You will have 4-12 weeks to pay the balance in your own time. Relax, they’ll keep your items so you little ones can’t find them
2. Collect your shopping! Once the final balance has cleared, simply return to the store and pick-up your items
9. Vue Cinema – Mini Mornings
From £2.49 per ticket for adults and children, every morning in school holidays!
The BFG: Saturday 22nd October – Sunday 30th October. Around 10am.
Finding Dory: Saturday 22nd October, Monday 24th October – Saturday 29th October. Around 9.45am.
The Secret Life of Pets: Saturday 22nd October – Saturday 29th October. Around 10am.
Please visit the website for up to date films and times (Remember to select ‘Swansea’ as your cinema): http://www.myvue.com/minimornings
Magical worlds come to life before your eyes every Saturday, every Sunday and every day when school’s out. And tickets cost just £2.50 each for little people and grown-ups alike. Here are a selection of films and times.
Finding Dory: Saturday 22 October – Thursday 27 October, 10.15am.
Pete’s Dragon: Friday 28th October – Sunday 30th October, 10.00am.
The BFG: Saturday 22nd October – Thursday 27th October, 10.30am and Friday 28th October – Sunday 30th October, 10.15am.
The Secret Life of Pets: Saturday 22nd October – Monday 24th October, 10.00am and Friday 28th October – Sunday 30th October, 10.30am.
Please visit the website for up to date films and times (Remember to select ‘Swansea’ as your cinema): http://www.odeon.co.uk/kids/
11. Free Halloween Event at Quadrant Shopping Centre
Saturday 29th October, 11am – 4pm – FREE
Get ready for some Halloween fun at The Quadrant with the charity Guide dogs! They will be hosting some spooky craft activities including making ghost finger puppets, lolly crawling spiders, spooky masks and even a ‘make yourself a mummy’ competition! There will also be a face painter on hand to create your Halloween look! Make sure you don’t miss out as the charity will be bringing their guide dogs dressed in Halloween attire as well!
12. Spooks in the City
The Ghoul School Gates will be open with Spooktacular School Entertainment LIVE on stage at Castle Square, kicking off with school assembly and hilarious lessons running throughout the day on Saturday 29th October.
10:30am / 11:30am / 12:30pm Taste some creepy cuisine with Miss Cackle on The Wave Stage
11am / 1pm / 3pm Ghoul School Glee Club flashmobs
3:15pm Trick or Treat Trail and Swansea’s Scary Sing-a-long Parade
4pm After school Film club
4pm – 7:30pm Swansea’s biggest Ghoul School Halloween Disco
13. Halloween Spooktacular! – Saturday 29 October
Join us at the centre of Swansea Market from 10am to 4pm for FREE family Halloween fun.
There’ll be a Ghastly Ghost-hunt with a FREE toffee apple for every ghost-hunter, Gruesome Grub-making activities and spooky face painting.
Following on from the success of the recent British Science Festival, Oriel Science in partnership with Swansea University will be putting on some exciting half- term hands-on workshops.
The Oriel Science gallery, Princess Way, Swansea, SA1 5HE will be open daily from Saturday 22nd October to Sunday 30th October, between 10am and 4pm.
As well as the current Story of Time exhibition, there will be a daily programme from Monday 24th – Friday 28th October of hands- on workshops for younger visitors offered by S4, the Swansea University Science for Schools Scheme, including:
- Goo! – exploring non Newtonian fluids (and glitter)
- Boats that Float: a fun, interactive workshop on forces and motion. Be prepared to get splashed!
- Fantastic feathers: how do birds fly? What are feathers for? A hands-on biology, ecology (and colouring) workshop.
In addition, Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) will be hosting a workshop daily from Saturday 22nd October to Sunday 30th October where children will be able to build their own Jaguar 2D cars and race them down a Formula 1 track at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.
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! For a list of offers and information about where you can pick up a card, take a look on our website: