Summer is now long gone and winter is on its way. But that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Here’s our pick of things to do in Swansea throughout the next few months.
Mumbles Oyster and Seafood Festival 2014 – 16th to 19th Oct
(image: Visit Swansea Bay)
This October sees the annual return of the Mumbles Oyster and Seafood Festival at Southend Gardens, Mumbles, Swansea. Last year saw live music, cooking demonstrations and talks from top chefs and the organisers are promising this year will be even bigger and better than ever before. We for one can’t wait!
Ghostbusters in the City – 31st Oct
Halloween 2014 will be celebrated with style, as from 10am to 4pm the city centre will be filled with ghost busting activities. This free day out is fun for all the family and will include a Ghostbusters live show at 11am, 12pm and 1pm. As well as the show there will be a pumpkin carving competition for the chance to win a great prize. And don’t forget to dress up because you may also win the best costume competition at 3pm. Expect to see the following throughout the day:
Swansea Castle Courtyard
- Ghostbusters shows at 11am, 12pm, 1pm
Oxford St and Swansea Market
- Make your own slime
- Pumpkin rodeo, games and freaky face painting
- Gruesome grub activities
- Pumpkin parade
- Ghostbusting hunt and prizes
- Tricks, treats and top tunes from Nation Hits!
Swansea German Beerfest 2014 – 25th Oct
On the evening of the 25th October Swansea will be filled with all the fun and excitement of an Oktoberfest. There will be plenty of beer to sample in traditional steins, as well as live oompah music, bands and magicians to keep you entertained. Make sure to try the schnitzel, sausages and pretzels too! They’ll be served by people in traditional mädchens. Tickets are £15 on the door.
Waterfront Winterland – 14th Nov to 4th Jan
Pay a visit to Swansea’s award winning Christmas attraction this festive season and enjoy the wonders that lie in store outside the Waterfront Museum. Take to the floor on one of 2 ice rinks, experience the thrill of the Sky Ride and the rest of the funfair, or say hello to Father Christmas in his grotto. There’s plenty to see and do here for all the family.
Christmas Craft Fayre – 22nd and 23rd Nov
Parkmill down the Gower will be the location of all things artsy this November. The Gower Heritage Centre will have a Christmas market, selling plenty of local produce and handmade craft pieces. And this event is free to attend all week! See, there’s plenty to look forward to in the run-up to Christmas! There’s never a dull moment in Wales’ second biggest city.