10 feel-good things in Swansea city centre
Jan 13, 2022
To help you kick those January blues, we’ve pulled together an ultimate “Don’t Be Blue” list of things to make you smile across Swansea city centre.
- ‘Pip-Me-Up’ Smoothie
A health kick in fruity, delicious form. Coffee #1’s ‘Pip-Me-Up’ ice-cold blend smoothie is perfect for the ultimate refreshment. Get your smoothie to sit in or to takeaway, you’ll be supporting an independently owned local business either way. It’s a win-win!
- Dog Furiendly Swansea
Grab a coffee with your pooch at Social Bean, BaseKamp, SIX, Founders & Co, or The Market Garden at Swansea Market. These dog friendly venues offer the perfect space to relax, have a hot drink, and enjoy taking your furry friend out for the day.
- ‘Zero Problems’ Mocktail
Doing Dry January? Let your worries slip away when you sip on Peppermint’s ‘Zero Problems’ Mocktail, with Pineapple Juice, Lemon Juice, Blackcurrant Syrup & Watermelon Syrup. Stay alcohol free and get your tasty treat at Peppermint this month.
- Movies at the Cinema
Think comfy leather seats, freshly popped popcorn, and the all-famous Tango Ice Blasts. Get some escapism and laugh along with the latest blockbuster films like Spiderman: No Way Home, West Side Story, and our childhood friend Clifford the Big Red Dog.
- Shop local at Swansea Market
The local market traders will always make you smile at Swansea Market on top of the amazing products and produce they sell. These businesses run through multiple generations of families, and the market traders were even voted best in the UK by WalesOnline!
- Try the Master Blaster at the LC2
There’s nothing that de-stresses you or relaxes you more than going for a swim, but to add the fun to it… try the Master Blaster at Swansea Leisure Centre! A rollercoaster style slide that blasts riders on a rubber ring uphill on jetted water, allowing you to ride the wave all the way around the waterpark. Why not take the plunge and try their thrilling water slide!
- Watch the Swansea Arena twinkle
Wander down to the arena, the newest addition to Swansea city centre, and watch the lights sparkle and glow on the 360° screen in the evening. Don’t forget to book your tickets for its unmissable shows coming soon!
- Vintage Revival
Embrace the decades and shop at our local vintage shops – Flamingo’s Vintage, RAVS at Founders & Co, Hobos, and L.P Vintage in the Picton Arcade.
Whether your style is 60s mod, 70s retro, or 90s nostalgia, the selection of clothes at these vintage shops is unmatched. Some of them even do vintage kilo sales, giving you the chance to bag the best buys at extra cheap prices.
- Superbowl Arcade
Get your game on at the new Superbowl Arcade next to Vue Cinema. Take the kids or embrace your inner child and fill up your coin pots with pennies to try for prizes on the penny arcade slots.
- 90-year-old artist’s exhibition
Take a step back and admire the beautiful paintings of 90-year-old local artist, Jimmy Prosser, at The Quadrant’s pop-up gallery near the New Look entrance. Jimmy paints the stunning local hotspots we’ve all seen around Gower and Swansea city centre, bringing our vibrant city to life through his artwork.