Do something different with Dad this Father’s Day
Jun 4, 2018
Pretty much every Dad out there will be expecting the usual socks, slippers and/ or wallet this Father’s Day, therefore we’ve done a bit of legwork to come up with some quirky things to do with Dad instead!
Whether it’s a free guitar workshop, admiring classic cars, learning how to Salsa, knocking out a tune on the Karaoke, Live Music, Sunday Lunch with a difference or maybe a cwtchy family film Swansea City Centre can promise a great Father’s Day!
And don’t forget, it’s FREE parking in all council-run city centre car parks on Sundays! Bonus! Click here for a list of car parks
1. Swansea Classic Vehicle Show in Swansea City Centre
Swansea City Centre – Oxford Street, Princess Way & Castle Square
- Sunday 17th June – 10.30am to 3pm
- Cost: FREE (Plus free parking in all council-run city centre car parks)
The event will streamline and build upon the good work and commitment of the Festival of Transport that finished in 2016. Oxford Street, Princess Way and Castle Square will be lined with classic and vehicles for you to admire and for Dad to reminisce about them!
The event is free to attend, so bring the family along and enjoy a day out in the city centre
2. Guitar Workshop with Libor Šmoldas at Swansea International Jazz Festival
National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth, Swansea SA1 3RD
- Sunday 17 June 2018 – 11am to 1pm
- Cost: FREE
Get Dad booked onto this FREE Guitar workshop with one of Europe’s top jazz guitarists. Besides leading Czech and European musicians, Libor Šmoldas has worked, toured and recorded with international stars such as bassists Jay Anderson and George Mraz, drummers Jeff Ballard and Adam Nussbaum, organists Sam Yahel, Ondrej Pivec and Brian Charette and legendary saxophonist Bobby Watson.
3. Dance Classes and Social Dance at Revolution
24 Wind Street, Swansea City Centre. SA1 1DY
- Sunday 17th June – 2pm to 8pm
- Cost: £5 (first 30 people through the door will get a FREE drink)
Dust off Dad’s dancing shoes and get Dad down Wind Street to Revolution for an afternoon of partner dancing. The event is brought to Swansea City Centre by Urban Tango Nights and is to promote the Swansea Dance Scene. This includes a series of 30-minute taster classes followed by a social dance including: Argentine Tango, Bachata, Blues, Foxtrot, Kizomba, Lindy Hop, Modern Jive, Quickstep, Salsa, Samba, Rock and Roll, Rumba, Waltz, West Coast Swing and Zouk.
4. Live music at No Sign Wine Bar
56 Wind Street, Swansea City Centre. SA1 1EG
- Live Music every Sunday from 9pm
Enjoy live music, fine wine and ales at No Sign Wine Bar. i’Stereo Hearts’ will be playing from 9pm
5. Sunday Lunch with a difference at The Meatery & Martini Co
12 The Strand, Swansea City Centre. SA1 2EA
- Served every Sunday
- 2 course £16.95 or 3 courses £19.95
A Sunday Lunch with a difference, where your chosen roast is served in a giant Yorkshire pudding with additional roast potatoes chopped sausage and stuff plus all dads get a bottle of IPA on Father’s Day.
Call 01792 464111 to book
6. Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at Copper Bar Swansea
38 Castle Street, Swansea City Centre. SA1 1HZ
- Served every day
- 10am to 9pm
- From £15.95
Why not treat Dad to some grub this Father’s Day! Here’s a great suggestion – Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea. Ditch the scones for a scotch egg and forget the fizz and opt for a ‘Beer Flight Board; instead!
A meatier twist on the traditional afternoon tea
Or if you can’t bring Dad to the beer, then take the beer to Dad with a Boss Brewing Co Mini Keg which can be purchased from Copper Bar for just £16!
7. Visit the ‘One Swansea’ exhibit at Swansea Museum
Swansea Museum, Victoria Road, Swansea SA1 1SN
- On display until July 23rd 2018
- 10am to 4.30pm
- FREE admission
Celebrate Swansea’s Intercultural Past & Present at Swansea Museum and see how over the past centuries, Swansea has maintained a proud record of community cohesion based on cultural, racial and religious tolerance, while with each passing generation the town and city has blended the new arrivals into its own distinctive urban identity. Part of that continuing story of cultural change is told at the Swansea Museum exhibition.
8. Karaoke at Walkabout
Wind Street, Swansea City Centre SA1 1DF
- Every Sunday
- 9pm to 2am
- FREE entry all night
Take Dad’s singing in the shower to another level and get him down to Walkabout on Sunday night to knock out some tunes on the Karaoke! You never know, he could win £50 for being the best singer! Yay! Drinks are on Dad!!!
FREE table with a bottle of bubbly for groups of 5+. Call 07469 850514 to book – tell ’em The Big Heart of Swansea sent you!
9. Watch a family film at Cinema & Co
17 Castle Street, Swansea City Centre. SA1 1JF
- Sunday 17th June 4pm -Ratatouille
- £12 per pallet*
For those who’d prefer to have a cwtch and watch a family film, then Cinema & Co is the place to go. Book a pallet for the family to chill out on, sit back and relax, just make sure if Dad nods off he doesn’t snore too loud!
We’ll let you in on a little secret too… they serve some very finely selected local brews too! Just tell Anna, that Nat from The Big Heart said so!
*A pallet seat is the size of a regular sofa, and fits 2 adults and 1 child, or 1 adult and 2/3 children.
Plenty of places to shop & eat in Swansea City Centre!
And if none of the above tickles your fancy, Swansea City Centre has many great shops and places to eat. Why not do some discovering and try 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!
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he 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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