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Summer holiday blog 11 Jul 10 2017

The summer holidays are nearly upon us, I’m sure lots of you will be on the lookout for new places and events to visit and keep the whole family occupied. So we have a few suggestions to keep your diary filled over the next 6 weeks of things you can do in Swansea City Centre!! (Some of which are completely FREE)

1.Dinos R Us @ Toys R Us

Parc Tawe, North Dock, Swansea SA1 2AS

On the 25th of August between 10:00-17:00Hrs, Dinos R Us will be visiting Toys R Us! This is going to be the perfect day out for any dinosaur fan! For just £3 you can:

  • Meet Spike the large Spinosaurus
  • Meet Chip the velociraptordino
  • Meet Trixie the triceretops
  • Feed and touch the Dinos
  • Search for Dinosaur bones in their large pit
  • Have a go in their large dinosaur dig


Appearances by Spike the Spinosaurus will be made for 15 minutes each hour throughout the day!

Unfortunately, this event is for children aged 3+

For more information please visit the Toys R Us website.


2. National Waterfront Museum

Oystermouth Rd, Swansea SA1 3RD

Teddy Bears Picnic- 20th July- 10AM-2:30 PM

-Don’t forget to bring along your teddy bears and for extra fun, you can dress up as your favourite children’s TV character!

exploding-water-showExploding Water Science Show– 22nd July- 1PM & 3PM

-Can we squash it? Explode it? What happens when you boil water in space? We find out all this and more!

National Playday 2017– 2nd August- 12:30PM-4:00PM

-The day will look back at how children’s play has shaped Swansea over the past 100 years!

Pirate Day- 19th August– 12:00PM-4:00PM

– Join us going pirate crazy this weekend with lots of activities and crafts!

3 cool things to make with K’NEX– 25th– 29th July- 12:30PM-3:30PM

-Come SONY DSCand join XL Wales during the school holidays for some fun challenges!

The cost of all these events is nothing! Can you believe it their absolutely FREE!

For more information please click HERE


3. Odeon Swansea

Parc Tawe, High St, Swansea SA1 2BA

odeon-placerA special value screening will take place every day when schools out for summer with Odeon Kids!

  • 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!

You can share our Odeon Kids screening with the whole family (P.S- Even the adults can enjoy!!)

PS- Half price Pic N Mix combo at Wilko between 27th July- 31st July & 24th of August- 28th August! Pop down and save yourself some pennies!!

For more information, times or to book online please visit:


4. Swansea Museum

Victoria Rd, Swansea SA1 1SN

Egyptian writing and crafts workshop– 30th July- 10:00AM-4:00PMswanseamuseam

This event gives the opportunity to learn how to write your name in hieroglyphics and get messy by making a model Egyptian Shabti in clay.

This event is FREE! Educational fun which won’t cost you a penny!

For more information please v:


5. Cinema & Co

17 Castle Street, SA1 1JF Swansea, United Kingdomcinema and co 3

Kids Club- A Bugs Life- 22nD July- 4:00PM

Kids Club- UP- 30th July- 4:00PM

cinema and co 2This really is a hidden gem for Swansea. In their high street space, they have a unique 50 seater Cinema! They really have made use of their space as not only is it a cinema but also a gallery! They have also squished in a bar selling snacks, wine and award winning beers!


Email: [email protected] OR have a look at their Facebook page for all other films and updates – Cinema & Co.

6. Swansea Grand Theatre

Singleton St, Swansea SA1 3QJ
 Wonderland- 24th– 29th July – 7.30PM. Thurs & Sat matinee 2.30PM  

-An inspirational musical.” New York Times.

Ticket: £18.00- £43.00

(PS opening night has a 2 for 1 offer available!)

High School Rocks- 22nd August- 11:00AM & 3:00PM

-Join the high-energy, interactive production featuring the very biggest hits from all the High School Musicals plus School of Rock and Glee!

(Perfect for all the little actors and actresses)

HighSchoolRocksPortRedTickets: £13.50 & £15.50

The Gruffalo- 29th – 30th August -Tues 1.30PM & 4.30PM Wed 10.30AM & 1.30PM

-Join Mouse on his daring adventure in the musical adaption of the classic picture book! Gruffalo_1

Tickets: £12.00


For more information and to book tickets online please visit:



7. Lazerzone

46 Worcester Pl, Swansea SA1 1JQ

Kidzone is every Sunday- 10:30AM- 12noonlazerzoneee

Get ready for a big adventure at Swansea’s laser area!

Ages 8-16 £7.50 for 3 games!Book in advance as limited spaces available!!


For full details please click HERE!!


8. Plantasia (Parc Tawe)

609 N docks, Swansea SA1 2AL

Animal Zone-1st– 3rd August– 4 Shows a day 10:30AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM & 3.15PMLearn about the Amazon Rainforest, the sort of animals that would inhabit this region and come face to face with reptiles and invertebrates such as theplantasia iconic green Iguana, a Boa Constrictor and a green Anaconda!

-Learn about the Amazon Rainforest, the sort of animals that would inhabit this region and come face to face with reptiles and invertebrates such as the iconic green Iguana, a Boa Constrictor and a green Anaconda!

Tickets: Child £4.50 Adult £5.50 (Children under 3 go FREE)


Dinosaurs in the jungle- 15th 17th August– 3 Sessions per day 10:30AM, 12:30PM &2.30PM-

plantasiaaa– Join the hunt for dinosaurs in their tropical rainforest paradise and once you’ve met the dinosaurs you can carry on exploring Plantasia!

Tickets: Child £6.00 Adult 8.00 (Children under the age of 1 go FREE)

All tickets must be booked in advance and are not refundable. Plese visit the website for more information and to book tickets-

10. Swansea Quadrant

The Quadrant, Swansea SA1 3AD

Pop up Park- 15th– 25th August- 11:00AM- 3:00PM

-Visit the Quadrants pop up park to take part in FREE activities for children including arts, crafts, music and storytelling!
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For more information on the quadrant shopping centre and their events please CLICK HERE! 



11. Breakout Swansea

31 The Kingsway, Swansea SA1 5LE

Do you fancy a challenge this summer?
Why not make the kids use their brain in Breakout Swansea! breakoutlive

In teams of 2-6, you must find the clues, solve the puzzles and work together to escape!

Breakout Swansea has given us an exclusive discount! 

Receive 10% off any booking made online- Use code **BIG-HEART-BREAKOUT-SWANSEA**

For more info and to book online please click HERE 

12. The Mad Cow

mad cowUnit 2 Castle Arcade, Castle Street, Swansea, United Kingdom

Whilst you’re in Swansea why not try one of the funkiest drinks in town!

Discover the place which will turn your favourite chocolate bar into a mad milk shake.

Milkshakes are really just the starting point at Mad Cow ( They also sell real fruit mad smoothies and yoggies)

To have a better look yourself why not visit their FACEBOOK! 

13. LC2

Oystermouth Rd, Swansea SA1 3ST

Take a little trip to Wales biggest indoor Waterpark! The kids will absolutely love it there with hours of fun packed activities!

Don’t forget to check the times for the indoor surf machine the legendary board rider! lc22

Click HERE to view prices and times!


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14. The Gamer’s Emporium

8 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LE    

Are you interested in board games, card games or miniature war games? 

Did you know that for just £2.50 you can visit the gaming room and play all day, with access to their store library of over 100 board games! 

The Gamer’s Emporium are there to help you too! So if you’re new to gaming, don’t worry you’ll still be made to feel at home. They operate a family-friendly policy in store, and kids from 13 years old can attend unaccompanied. 

Check out their FACEBOOK for more planned events (They have lots going on for everyone!)


15. The Crepe Vine

4 Whitewalls, Swansea.  SA1 3AA 

Why not treat your little gems to Swansea’s biggest… Crepe Vine! the crepe vine

Crepe Vine is an affordable treat that the whole family will absolutely love.

The patisserie is crammed with sweet delights including their signature menu item MEGA MUFFIN FREAKSHAKE and Little Welsh Deli pasties for those who prefer savoury!

Visit the Crepe Vine Facebook page for lots more imaged which will get you licking your lips… mmmmm…


16. Child-friendly food places in Swansea City Centre

If you’re looking to treat your whole family to a meal in Swansea. We’ve got you covered.

In a recent blog, we looked into the best deals, food and discounts!

Why not take a read by clicking HERE 

Prepare to have a mouth watering trip which has your taste buds tingling for days!!

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17. Places to Shop & Eatdownload-app-today

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!


18. Unit nineteen

19 Little Wind Street, Swansea, United Kingdomunit 19

Family Fun: Festival of Play– 2nd August- 10:00-12:00

The wonderful Swansea based Dynamix Coop (their tagline is SERIOUS FUN!) will be running the sessions and this week’s theme is Festival of Play – a host of different activities bringing the outdoors indoors with a festival type vibe.
Family Fun: Space to Play– 9th August- 10:00- 12:00

The wonderful Swansea based Dynamix Coop (their tagline is SERIOUS FUN!) will be running the sessions and this week’s theme is Space to Play – build your own play space in Unit Nineteen. Design, build and help shape your own space.

Both events are two hours of family play session for £4 per child (special family rates – £6 for 2 children and £8 for 3+ children). No charge for accompanying guardians. Suitable for ages 4-11.


For more information please visit Unit Nineteens Facebook page! 


The information provided in this blog is gathered from third party sites and was correct at the time of posting.  We (Swansea BID and Big Heart of Swansea) cannot be held responsible for any mis-information and/or cancelling of events.  We advise that you contact any third parties for clarification of information (including terms & conditions, opening times, dietary requirements, general business information etc.) to avoid any confusion.   The above information does not form an affiliation with these businesses nor does it form a recommendation of services and/or products. 

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