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Things to do in Swansea

Scenic seaside location and a wealth of leisure opportunities on offer. Are you looking for things to do in Swansea? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the city.

Known for...   Swansea Bay, Swansea Castle and Dylan Thomas


Did you know...

  • The city is celebrated as the home of poet Dylan Thomas and actress Catherine Zeta Jones.
  • Swansea is Wales' second largest city.
  • In 1941, 30,000 bombs fell upon Swansea in just three nights.



 

  Attractions

Heart Of Wales Railway Line

Scenic Railway Adventures.
Swansea
Llandrindod Wells
SA1 1NU

01554820586

Recommended by David Jones, Cardiff

 

Plantasia

Tropical plant and animal haven.
Parc Tawe
Swansea
SA1 2AL

 

Swansea Castle FREE

Remains of the Braose castle dating to the late thirteenth century.
Swansea
SA1 3LH

 

The Chocolate Factory Public Tours

Chocolate Factory Tours.
Swansea West Industrial Park
Swansea
SA5 4DL

01792561617

 

Swansea Bay FREE

Comprehensive guide.
Thistlebroon Gardens
Mumbles
SA3 4HH

01792363348

 

Dylan Thomas Centre

Learn more about the famous poet/writer Dylan Thomas.
125 Samlet Road
Swansea
SA7 9AQ

01792701670

 

Oystermouth Castle

Great castle attraction.
Oystermouth Castle
Swansea
SA3 4BQ

 

Whiteford And North Gower FREE

National Trust - The quiet north Gower coast with its extensive saltmarsh and dunes.
Gower
SA3 1DB

 

Pennard, Pwll Du And Bishopston Valley FREE

National Trust - Rich in industrial heritage, caves, ancient woodland and rare species.
near Swansea
SA3 3HA

 
 

  Museums

Swansea Museum

Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales. The collections contain all kinds of objects from the past of Swansea and Wales.
Victoria Terrace
Swansea
West Glamorgan
SA1 4LS

 

National Waterfront Museum

Interactive, state of the art attraction.
Oystermouth Road
Maritime Quarter
SA1 3RD

01792638950

 
 

  Parks

Victoria Park FREE

A compact, beautiful urban park situated between the city centre and Mumbles.
Guildhall Road South
Swansea
SA1 4NP

 

Cwmdonkin Park FREE

A beautiful park situated in the heart of the city. With the perfect blend of natural beauty and excellent facilities.
Park Drive
Swansea
SA2 0RA

 

King George V Playing Fields FREE

This site is predominantly sports pitches bookable through the Outdoor Leisure Section of the City and County of Swansea.
Mumbles Road
Mumbles
Swansea
SA3 5AU

 

Dunvant Park FREE

This park offers a range of activities from the bowling green to the children's play area.
Goetre-Fawr Road
Swansea
SA2 7SG

 

Ravenhill Park FREE

This interesting park has a number of features including a basketball court and concrete amphitheatre.
Middle Road
Swansea
SA5 5AN

 

Cwmbwrla Park FREE

This big open park situated north of Swansea city centre is a great spot for stretching your legs and walking the dog.
Maesglas Road
Swansea
SA5 8BH

 

Singleton Botanical Gardens FREE

The beautiful Botanical Gardens are based in the old walled garden of Singleton Park.
Oystermouth Road
Swansea
SA2 8PY

 

Manselton Park FREE

Small urban park with mature trees, open grass areas, a playground, benches and bowling green managed by local bowling club.
St Johns Road
Manselton
Swansea
SA5 8PP

 

Clyne Valley Country Park FREE

Clyne Valley Country Park is the city's only country park. Within its 700 acres you will find a very varied landscapes.
Mumbles Road
Swansea
SA2 8EG

 

Clyne Gardens FREE

Clyne Gardens contains varied National Collections of plants set in beautiful parkland.
Mumbles Road
Swansea
SA3 5BA

 

Singleton Park FREE

Picturesque park with play areas, picnic spots, cafe and a lake you can pedalo on.
Swansea
SA2 8PY

Recommended by Georgina Basset, Bridgend

 
 

  Galleries

Elysium Studios

elysium gallery promotes the work of emerging artists by providing a solid platform from which artists can anchor themselves.
2 Mansel Street
Swansea
SA1 5SE

 

Elysium Gallery

elysium gallery is an artist led organisation run by professional volunteers who share the same vision for artists of all media.
16 College Street
Swansea
Wales
SA1 5BH

 

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Eclectic art gallery.
Alexandra Road
Swansea
SA1 5DZ

01792516900

 

Mission Gallery

Contemporary Visual arts and Crafts.
Gloucester Place
Maritime Quarter
SA1 1TY

01792652016

 
 

  Bowling

Ten Pin

Ten-pin bowling centre.
Parc Tawe
Swansea
SA1 2AX

08718733150

 
 

  Cinema

Vue Cinema Swansea

Multi-screen cinema.
York Street
Swansea
SA1 3LZ

03453084620

 

Odeon Swansea

Multi-screen cinema.
Quay Parade
Parc Tawe
SA1 2BA

03330144501

 
 

  Theatre

Swansea Grand Theatre

Popular city centre theatre. Full listings available.
St Marys Square
Swansea
SA1 3QJ

01792475242

 

Dylan Thomas Theatre

Home of Swansea Little Theatre Company.
7 Gloucester Place
Maritime Quarter
SA1 1TY

01792473238

 

Taliesin Arts Centre

Multi-purpose arts centre offering an eclectic programme.
Swansea University
Singleton Park
SA2 8PZ

 
 

  Golf

Gower Golf Club

Minutes from the M4 and Swansea, yet located on the stunning Gower Peninsula, Gower Golf Club offers a whole host of attractions for golfers and non-golfers alike.
Cefn Goleu
Swansea
South Glamorgan
SA4 3HS

 
 

  Leisure centres

The Village

Health and fitness club.
Lanngdon Road
Swansea
SA1 8QY

08448472970

 

Burns Fitness

Health and fitness centre.
35 Mariner Street
Swansea
SA1 5BA

01792459282

 

The LC

Wales' largest indoor water park and leisure complex. Great for a rainy day.
Oystermouth Road
Swansea
SA1 3ST

01792466500‎

Recommended by Georgina Bassett, Bridgend

 
 

  Water sports

Bay Divers

Learn to scuba dive.
648 Mumbles Road
Mumbles
SA3 4EA

 

Rainbow Sailing School

Learn to sail.
19 Millfield Close
Sketty
SA2 8BD

 

Wales National Pool

Indoor Swimming.
Sketty Lane
Swansea
SA2 8QG

01792513513

 
 

  Walks

Action Bikes

Cycle hire. Explore Swansea on two wheels.
5 St David Square
Swansea
SA1 3LG

01792464640

 
 

  Karting

Skidz Karting

Premier indoor karting centre.
Swansea West Business Park
SA5 4DJ

 
 

  Sport

Swansea Surf School

Learn to surf.
65 Wimmerfield Avenue
Killay
SA2 7BZ

 
 

  Paintball

Team Force

15 acre outdoor paintball centre.
Llangyfelach Road
Swansea
SA5 7PE

08452579381

 
 

  Climbing

Dynamic Rock

Indoor Rock Climbing Centre.
The Old Public Hall
Hebron Road
SA6 5EJ

01792845655

 

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