15-20 minute walk from our Guest House
Plantasia – Large greenhouse of topical plants, with Koi Carp to feed, and an animal corner with monkeys, snakes, lizards and various creepy crawlies (sometimes butterflies).
Swansea Museum – A very interesting small museum. For children there is information on the Red Lady, the bones of some dinosaur age creature I can’t begin to pronounce and a real Egyptian Mummy.
National Waterfront Museum – Large, modern with lots of interactive displays. Often has additional events and activities.
LC2 – Great water park. It has several pools, a lazy river ride which pulls you around in its current, wave machine, water flumes – enclose, open and one to ride on with a rubber ring. A family ticket, 2 Adults and 3 children, is about £20 for a two-hour session.
LC2, Adrenalin night – Usually there is an addtional charge to pay for the board rider on top of pool entrance – but Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening after 6pm it’s included. Get there at the start on the session and get your name on list ASAP.
LC2 2 for 1 Tuesdays – send a text and one out of two gets into the water park for free.
LC2 – Soft play, climbing wall and sports centre.
In addition to the waterpark this sports complex offers a lot of activities for children.
Other Areas of Swansea and Gower
Singleton park Boating lake (5 minutes by car or 20 minute walk) – This one is for the children, peddle boats, crazy golf, and a large (*outdoor play area), right next to the pub on the pond which does good meals.
Clyne in Bloom
Location: Clyne gardens - only a couple of minutes by car along the sea front from our bed and breakfast or about a 20-minute walk.
Clyne in Bloom is celebrated every year during May when the award-winning rhododendrons and azaleas of Clyne Gardens are in full bloom and at their most magnificent. As a plant lover this is one place I always recommend. But it is also good for all the family as there is space to play, trees to climb, a brook to play pooh sticks and ducklings on the pond.
1940s Swansea Bay Museum (15 minutes by car). A museum all about life and Swansea during the 1940s and World War 2. The photos show just want a large part of the town centre was raised to the ground due to bombings and the fires that followed. Children can also dress up in costume.
Gower Beaches (varies, 20 minutes to 1 hour by car) – Take your pick there are loads to choose from and more beautiful than I can describe. Lots of information and leaflets in the bar. The Gower Explorer bus service takes you to many of the splendid beaches and it is a one-day ticket allows you to see several locations at one price. Timetable and maps available in the bar of our guest house.
Gower Heritage Centre (20 minutes) – Lots to do here, working watermill, ducks and fancy chicken, craft workshops, puppet theatre and lots more, good for all the family. You can also get here on the Gower explorer bus but always check the return times before setting off. Web site: www.gowerheritagecentre.co.uk
Gower Castles (varies, 20mins to 1 hr by car) – 1 customer staying here spent a whole week just looking at the castles! These can also be reached on the Gower Explorer bus service. Among the best known are Oxwich, Weobley and Pennard. Oystermouth castle is just around the bay and is worth walking around if you are going to Mumbles. Just north out Swansea/Gower we have Laugharne and Kidwelly.
Limitless Trampoline Park - Lots of fan which all ages can enjoy. There are different sessions for different age groups. Just a little way from the town centre.
Area around Swansea
All traveling times are from our guest house by car
National Wetland Centre (40 minutes) – A lovely relaxing walk around the ponds and lakes and lots of type of birds and other wildlife to see. There are also organised activities like pond dipping.
The Dragons at Caerphilly Castle - 30mins drive from our B&B
In 1268 de Clare started construction on the biggest castle in Wales — second only to Windsor in the whole of Britain. Massive walls, towers and gatehouses were combined with sprawling water defences to cover a total of 30 acres. Today it is a great place to visit. Children love the animated dragons.
Margam Park (20 minutes) - A whole day out as there is lots to do and many special events. There is a miniature railway, adventure playground, Orangery and Mansion house with picnic areas and lakes.
Egypt Centre – On Swansea University Site, a 20-minute walk from our guest house.
Small but very interesting with some really old artefacts, but only open Tuesdays to Saturdays during the university term.
Dan-yr-Ogof Caves (35 minutes) – Best Caves in the UK, also Shire horse centre and indoor play area. Also, an iron age village and lots of very large model dinosaurs. One of the best family days out in the area. You can get there by bus. You need the Beacon bus, number X63, from Princess Way (in Swansea town centre) which takes one hour to get to Dan-yr-Ogof Caves. Timetable available in our bar.
St Fagans, Museum of Welsh life (40 minutes) – Ask me about this one, don’t pass it by it is not a museum as we know it. Large outdoor “museum” showing real buildings of different centuries, all relocated to this 100-acre site. We love it. It is a whole day out for free! Leaflets and information available.