Things To Do In Swansea (Abertawe)
Being the second-largest in Wales, the city & county of Swansea is renowned for its epic nightlife on the Wind Street and the SA1 area, making it a happening spot, you can’t afford to miss! Home to Dylan Thomas, a poet and known for the Swans from the Premium League, Swansea’s market is one of the largest covered shopping space in Wales with nearly 100 stalls, ranging from jewelry to leather items to fresh local produce and represents a balanced combination of urban culture and the coastal vibe at its classiest best! Here’s a snapshot of all the things you can do in Swansea.
Abseiling’s all about descending from a rock or any other vertical surface by using a double-edged rope coiled around one’s body and fixed at a high point. Descend South Wales in a captivating style with the Gower Activity Centres, where you’ll find some of the best beaches, coastlines and clifftops with beautiful backdrops for your abseiling & climbing adventures. Considered one of the most beautiful locales in the UK, Swansea got some amazing natural spots with the option to explore Abseiling both indoors and outdoors.
One of the largest indoor waterparks in Wales, with a world-class gym as well, the LC Swansea has an indoor surf machine, a 30 feet climbing wall, a multi-purpose sports & exhibition hall, a 4 story interactive play area, ideal for varied indoor activities under one roof. It’s 2 story gym has over 180 Technogym stations with picturesque sights of the city and a spa too that offers a tranquil ambiance after a long day.
A large hothouse open to the public in the retail park of Parc Tawe, Swansea, Plantasia is one of the best tourist attractions in the city. From going on a captivating adventure through a rainforest to meeting the animals up close & personal to becoming familiar with a wide variety of exotic and rare plants, the entry to Plantasia is £7 for adults and £5 for kids above the age of 3, while the family pass is for £21. You can also explore the rope bridge through a canopy or visit the beautiful waterfall there.
National Waterfront Museum
An integral part of Amgueddfa Cymru, National Museum in Wales and ERIH’s anchor, the National Waterfront Museum represents the industrial and innovation development of Wales over the last 300 years. Inclusive of a new slate and a glass building that’s been made a part in addition to the existent Grade II listed warehouse, the new museum brings together a significant portion of ancient artifacts along with modern technology from the likes of multimedia presentations and interactive touchscreens, also making it accessible to the visitors as well is one of the first galleries to feature British sign language and multilingual voiceovers across all interactive content. The museum holds multiple collections pertaining to retail, transport, technology and maritime.
The Langland Bay Beach is a family-friendly beach that has an amazing coastal clifftop walk along the Caswell Bay and is also known as one of the most popular surfing beaches that meets the European Blue Flag Award standards. The beach’s also popular for its green canvas beach tents that were set up annually from April through September. It is also the spot for innovative sports activities like fiberglass canoeing, skateboarding & surfing. Then, there’s the Port Enyon Beach Bay, a community & village situated on the Gower Peninsula‘s far southern tip. The Brandy Cove’s a small beach in comparison, set at the end of a valley and accessible via a walkway from Caswell Bay or Bishopston through some steep cliffs. Exposed to low tides, the Brandy Cove has legends of supernatural phenomena associated with it, which is why visitors frequent it too.
Considered one of UK’s pioneers in Survival in the Wilderness and Bushcraft Training Dryad Bushcraft’s aimed at providing and imparting traditional crafting skills and exploring the latest techniques or equipment from across the globe to ensure a protective, enjoyable and long-lasting adventure in the wilderness, both for individuals and groups alike. You can expect to learn cooking fish on a stick, using the catapult as a hunting tool, making a sycamore twig whistle, obtaining water from ice and snow or kayak fishing and more.
Placed strategically on the Gower Peninsula, Swansea Watersports have a variety of outdoor activities customized from easy to the adrenaline rushing adventures inclusive of jet skiing, windsurfing, powerboating, sailing and kayaking. You can explore basic/beginner level stand up paddling to professional lessons as well with Gower Activity Centres for all ages and levels of experience.
Clyne Farm Centre
Spread over 80 acres of picturesque woodlands and pastures overseeing the Mumbles Cape and the histrionic wide span of the city of Swansea, the Clyne Farm Centre has some of the best views and family-friendly space for outdoor adventures, different accommodation options for holidays, weekend gateways, with all the modern conveniences a guest would need. The Challenge Valley, close by is ideal for adventurous and exciting activities that include horse riding along the beach, archery, indoor climbing, gorge walking and more.
The cultural heritage of Swansea reflects on its past and future, with its proud history and illustrious past touching all walks of life. With an assortment of cultural and social engagements through the city, a major chunk of the artistic side of the county & city includes exhibitions, musical performances, plays, public events and venues like the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Museum, the Grand Theatre, the Taliesin Arts Centre, Local arts and theatre groups, churches and choirs, etc. Most of the less formal cultural events can be accessible in community venues and include dance & theatre conducted by social groups, clubs, the media and individuals and are usually free to attend.
The BBC Proms in the Park is one of the most popular family and music events enjoyed and appreciated by the masses. The proms in the park are actually a stunning annual finale of 2 months of music-making at the BBC Proms, with the popular celebrations spilling from Royal Albert Hall, London and multitudes of people collecting at venues across the country to be a part of the incredulous event.