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New campaign highlights how to enjoy Swansea this summer

With summer and the school half-term on their way, Swansea Council has launched its Summer to Enjoy drive to highlight ideas for things to see and do.

Half-term runs from May 29-June 2.

Council cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies said: “With holidays on the horizon, there’s no better time to discover what’s on offer in Swansea Bay.

“Whether it’s outdoor concerts, parks, beaches, outdoor attractions, history trails or cultural venues we’ve got it all.

“Many of our attractions can be enjoyed from now until the end of the summer.

“There’s lots planned for people to fully enjoy 2023!”

Council-managed outdoor attractions such as Blackpill Lido – with paddling pool and water features, the Singleton Park crazy golf and boating lake and a fellow crazy golf course at Southend Gardens are already proving popular this season.

Meanwhile, the Swansea Bay Rider land train offers a scenic and memorable trip along the prom.

The historic Oystermouth Castle boasts stunning views, hosts fun events and offers volunteer opportunities.

The council also manages a number of free-entry cultural venues that run family-friendly events at weekends and throughout the school holidays.

They include the city centre Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, where the popular His Dark Materials exhibition has been extended until July.

The Dylan Thomas Centre plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Under Milk Wood’s first full stage performance this half-term. The venue’s free family workshop on June 2 will see visitors create their own mini clay houses and shops inspired by the play’s sea-town of Llareggub. For the rest of the week there are self-led activities and a new temporary exhibition.

Nearby is the free-entry Swansea Museum – the oldest museum in Wales. Half-term and the summer are also good time to visit the council’s network of community libraries and the Civic Centre’s Swansea Central Library.

There are many other free and low-cost ways to enjoy Swansea’s great outdoors. The area is home to top-quality parks and beaches, including three with blue flag status.

Summer events – alongside the council’s attractions – are highlighted in the Summer to Enjoy printed brochure, available to pick up free at many city locations.

The city’s summer of entertainment includes a number of high-profile events. They include:

· Swansea International Jazz Festival – runs from June 16-19 and presents high-quality local and international artists and bands.

· The Wales Air Show – this free-entry event takes to the skies on July 1 and 2, with breathtaking aerobatic displays, vintage planes and state-of-the-art military aircraft.

· The Hollywood Vampires – with core members and cultural legends Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Aerosmith´s Joe Perry, together with guitarist Tommy Henriksen, play Swansea Arena on July 7.

· The World Triathlon Para Series and IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea are a must for sports fans and take place on July 15 and July 16 respectively.

· Three days of top tunes over one weekend at Singleton Park – featuring Madness (July 21),the Ministry of Sound Classical (July 22) and Tom Grennan (July 23).

· Theatre fans of all ages can enjoy outdoor performances planned for Oystermouth Castle – Twelfth Night on August 9 and Peter Rabbit on August 10.

· Top class music in August with Sam Ryder at Singleton Park on August 18 and dance festival Escape there on August 19.


· Website: www.enjoyswanseabay.com

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