Posted: Sun 29th May 2016

Seasonal Outdoor Attractions Among Half-Term Fun In Swansea /
This article is old - Published: Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Swansea’s seasonal outdoor attractions are back open from this weekend. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Blackpill Lido, the Bay Rider land train, the boating lake at Singleton Park and crazy golf at Southend Gardens are all reopening on Saturday May 28 in readiness for the peak summer tourism season. Swansea Council is behind these attractions. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

FootGolf, a new activity run by Global Sports Futures in partnership with Swansea Council, is also now available at the former pitch and putt course at Ashleigh Road. The first links course of its kind in the UK, Swansea FootGolf is a combination of football and golf, where participants use a football to aim for larger holes on the course. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

These and many other outdoor attractions are among the fun that’s on hand over the Whitsun half-term break from school. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Other activities include African-themed animal antics events at Parc Tawe’s Plantasia from Tuesday May 31 to Thursday June 2. There will be four shows a day, featuring creatures like tarantulas, giant snails and millipedes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Swimming and roller-skating are among the many activities available at the city’s network of Active Swansea leisure centres in Bishopston, Cefn Hengoed, Morriston, Penlan and Penyrheol. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A number of events are also taking place at the Dylan Thomas Centre, including free drop-in sessions on Wednesday June 1, Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3 from 10am to 4pm that will feature books, crafts, writing activities, puppets and costumes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Regeneration, said: “Our seasonal outdoor attractions are always popular with both residents and visitors to the city, so they will no doubt be enjoyed yet again by many thousands of people over coming months. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“FootGolf is also proving very popular so far on Ashleigh Road, giving Swansea people access to a fun activity that’s taken the USA and South America by storm in recent years. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“These activities will add to all the other events that have been arranged over the Whitsun half-term break to give parents and children lots of choice, helping keep boredom at bay.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Other activities over the half-term break include free play sessions led by Swansea Council’s play team at Cwm Level Park, Polly’s Park in St Thomas, Three Crosses, Gendros and Blaenymaes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A show called Dinosaur Zoo is coming to Swansea Grand Theatre on Wednesday June 1 and Thursday June 2, a craft event for children is taking place at Oystermouth Castle on Wednesday June 1, and several events are taking place at city libraries. They include a magical story time session at Oystermouth Library on Wednesday June 1, a cats story and craft session at Penlan Library on Wednesday June 1, and a birds of paradise event at Oystermouth Library on Friday June 3. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A seashore safari is also being held at Rhossili Bay on Sunday June 5. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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