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Summer of fun coming for Swansea

Swansea’s Oystermouth Castle.

A BIG summer of fun awaits Swansea residents and visitors as attractions and businesses look to build on a busy Easter.

Major events and a range of popular venues are among the things already catching the attention of local families, visiting groups and individuals.

They range from big-name concerts in Singleton Park to art gallery exhibitions and from spectacular beaches and parks to venues such as the LC and Plantasia.

Major returning events planned for the summer include the Wales Airshow and IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea.

Ironman Action from an IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea.

Those offering the fun include Swansea Council’s Enjoy Swansea Bay team and a range of other organisations and businesses including pubs, restaurants and hotels.

Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration, events and tourism, said, “It was good to see families enjoying the area over Easter – even though the weather could have been better.

“With attention now shifting to the warmer, drier months, the council and many others are preparing to offer people a lot more fun indoors and outdoors.

“I applaud the work of all those in the cultural and tourism sector who do so much to make Swansea a great place to visit and in which to live.”

Airshow Action from a Wales Airshow, Swansea.

Council-run venues include: Dylan Thomas Centre, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Grand Theatre, Brangwyn Hall, Swansea Museum and libraries.

Council-run attractions include: Blackpill Lido – open from May 4; Crazy golf at Southend Gardens and Singleton Park – open now; Oystermouth Castle – open now and with live theatre planned; Singleton Boating Lake pedalos – operating now; Swansea Bay Rider Land Train – operating now.

SingletonGolf Crazy golf at Singleton Park, Swansea.

Forthcoming events with council support include:
Enigma Variations, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Brangwyn Hall – April 12
Swansea International Jazz Festival – June 13-17
World Triathlon Para Series Swansea – June 22
Wales Airshow – July 6-7
IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea – July 14
James Arthur, Singleton Park – July 18
Classic Ibiza, Singleton Park – July 19
Let’s Rock Wales, Singleton Park – July 20
Peter Pan, outdoor theatre at Oystermouth Castle – August 7
Romeo and Juliet, outdoor theatre at Oystermouth Castle – August 8
Admiral Swansea Bay 10k, Swansea Bay seafront – September 15

Singleton Gig Live music in Singleton Park, Swansea.

Other summer attractions and events include Take That at the Swansea.com Stadium on June 6, the new big wheel which is already open at Mumbles Pier, top quality shows at Swansea Arena and the Making Waves RNLI Cymru exhibition at the National Waterfront Museum from June 22.

More: www.visitswanseabay.com

10k Action from an Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.