It’s Raining, It’s Pouring! What Are We Going To Do In Swansea?

If you follow our Dragon posts then you will know there is plenty of outdoor activities to do in Swansea. We love the stunning beaches in and around the area in particular! But what do you do when the heavens open and it chucks it down? Well, not to worry, we have the solution with these indoor activities in Swansea.

See Some Hieroglyphics



The Egypt Centre at the University of Wales Swansea in |Singleton Park is a great day out for those interested in the Pharaohs and pyramids of ancient Egypt. Admission to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is free too!

Most of the 5,000 items on display here were collected by a pharmacist, Sir Henry Wellcome. And the others come from locations such as the British Museum and private donators. So if you are looking for an authentic Egyptian experience brimming with history head over to the Egypt Centre for an educational experience.

Make and Taste Delicious Chocolate



For a tasty afternoon trip book into the Chocolate Factory at Kingsway in the Swansea West Industrial Park. Tour around one of Wales’ leading chocolate factories and see how the delicious treat is made. Learn about the history of chocolate and of course enjoy a taste of the many different types they make at the factory. Yum!

Read a Poem



Born in Swansea, in 1914, Dylan Thomas was a Welsh writer and poet who became hugely famous in his short lifetime. If you would like to learn more about the wordsmith pay a visit to the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea city centre.

This is a permanent exhibition so is open all year round chronicling the life and times of the literary giant. Or for even more fun why not attend the annual Dylan Thomas Festival?

Play With Lasers



Lasers are cool right? Well, play with them in a safe and fun environment right in the city centre next to Swansea castle. Laserzone is a high-tech, live action laser game which is played over the multi-level themed play arena. There are special effects such as fog, laser beams and pulsing music for an exhilarating experience like no other.

Anyone over the age of 7 can play and groups of up to 30 can battle it out at any given time. So strap on your body armour and pick up that laser gun and protect that base!

Watch a Show



A 5 minute walk from the Dragon Hotel is the drama-filled Swansea Grand Theatre, the perfect place for a show after dinner. This is a cultural gem in the middle of the urban city with many live events and shows held every week. The Swansea Grand Theatre plays host to around 450 performances every year in its auditorium and another 200 in its purpose built Arts Wing.

So whether you are after dance or drama, a show from a touring company or a local production the Swansea Grand Theatre is a great place to start.

There is always plenty to do in Swansea, whatever the weather. For more rainy day activities ask a member of staff or ask us on Facebook!


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