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Things To Do & Days Out near Swansea
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The Swansea Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
The Swansea Treasure Trail Take the kids on a self-guided treasure hunt and solve the clues as you explore the quayside and Maritime Quarter of Swansea - can you solve the mystery?
Plantasia (< 1 mile)
Plantasia From insects, reptiles, fish and monkeys to bananas, pineapple plants, prickly cacti and giant bamboo: Plantasia has it all! Feel like a proper explorer with crazy plants and a variety of climates!
National Waterfront Museum (< 1 mile)
National Waterfront Museum Where the technology of today puts the past at your fingertips, we tell the story of industry and innovation in Wales now and over the last 300 years. Explore our industrial and maritime heritage via cutting-edge, interactive technology as well as traditional displays.
Tenpin Swansea (< 1 mile)
Tenpin Swansea is a bowling centre located in Parc Tawe. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, 1 American Pool tables, 2 English pool tables and Amusement Arcades catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
LC Waterpark (< 1 mile)
LC Waterpark Make waves in our fantastic family-friendly Waterpark, an exciting network of pools, rides and slides including the one-of-a-kind Boardrider. Plus visit our aquatic themed interactive Play Area which will keep young adventurers entertained for hours. Newest feature: Volcano Bay!
Toots Play Centre and Balloon Emporium (< 1 mile)
Toots Play Centre and Balloon Emporium Multi level adventure play frame with 6 slides, loads of features and dedicated toddler zone, plus new indoor ice skating rink.
Singleton Park (2 miles)
Singleton Park Park with a boating lake, a 18 hole crazy golf course, a childrens adventure playground and the Egypt Centre where you can see lots of Egyptian treasures.
Playzone Indoor Soft Play Centre (3 miles)
Playzone Indoor Soft Play Centre Classic multi level adventure play with slides, tunnels, rope swings, walkways and bridges, plus a vertical drop slide, laser game and dedicated toddler zone.
Skidz Karting (3 miles)
Skidz Karting Swansea's only indoor karting track with karts for all ages and abilities and tracks to challenge all types of drivers from 4 years onwards.
Blackpill Lido (3 miles)
Blackpill Lido Outdoor water park with a paddling pool, childrens play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities amongst other facilities along Swansea Prom.
Gower Coast Adventures (4 miles)
Gower Coast Adventures Their aim is to provide a breathtaking, interactive tour of the South Gower Coast, to watch birds, porpoises, seals and even occasionally dolphins at play in their natural habitat.
Langland Bay Beach (5 miles)
Langland Bay Beach A sandy beach with rocky outcrops, very popular for swimming, surfing and families, and offers summer lifeguard cover. Holds Blue Flag and Seaside Awards.
Dynamic Rock (5 miles)
Dynamic Rock Their youngest club starts at 8 years old, learning the basic skills and moves in a friendly, safe environment with full supervision and instruction.
Neath Afan Gymnastics Centre (6 miles)
Neath Afan Gymnastics Centre Is a fun, friendly activity centre where children of all ages are encouraged to love activities for life. Develop Agility, Balance, Coordination and Discipline for a healthy, active lifestyle. Improve fundamental movement patterns and core stability for ALL SPORTS. Fully qualified coaches, fantastic...
Gnoll Estate Country Park (7 miles)
Gnoll Estate Country Park 240 acres of woodland and open space including water features and ruins to explore, visitors' centre and 2 playgrounds, picnic spots and pitch and putt course, plus orienteering or geocaching opportunities!
Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall (8 miles)
Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall Set in a steep gorge, this place demonstrates the power of water and its impact on industry. It has the largest electricity-generating waterwheel in Europe, a stunning waterfall, and to get the most for kids ask about their tracker packs.
Gower Heritage Centre (8 miles)
Gower Heritage Centre Visitor attraction and rural life museum based around a working 12th century water-mill with craft shops, craft activities, old fashioned games arcade, sandpit area, adventure playground, soft play area, tractor play area, an animal farm plus Wales' smallest cinema!
Llanelli WWT National Wetland Centre (9 miles)
Llanelli WWT National Wetland Centre This wetland centre gets you up close and personal with loads of wildlife, feeding the birds, canoeing on the water, cycling or spotting in hides as well as four different play areas for big and little ones to let off steam.
Go Ape Margam (10 miles)
Go Ape Margam The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Margam Country Park (10 miles)
Margam Country Park 1000 acres of countryside with a deer park, visitors' centre, lake, castle, orangery, narrow gauge train, farm trail, Fairytale Village and adventure playground!
The PlayKing (10 miles)
The PlayKing Extensive adventure facility offering areas for babies, under 5 and over 5s, with standout features like the Double Sky Glide, Giant Interactive Ball Pool and slides. Also offer bowling and go karts with new longer hours!
South Wales Miners Museum (10 miles)
South Wales Miners Museum Children can experience the dark room where there is no natural light, emulating the conditions underground. Cap lamps and helmets can be tried on and your imagination can enhance your experience of a time now very distant. This is a must see attraction in Afan Forest Park.
Afan Forest Park (10 miles)
Afan Forest Park Great open space for all things cycle-able, base yourself at the visitor centre to go hiking, mountain biking, or an old fashioned family adventure. Take bears to hide!
The LEC (11 miles)
The LEC Cool laser tag combat game for over 7s, played with harmless infra red weaponry in an atmospheric and futuristic arena! Stay stealthy and hit the targets before they hit you, be they the enemies' base camp or your mum!
Llanelli Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Llanelli Leisure Centre Featuring a water slide which leaves the building and re-enters for splashdown! Also main and teaching swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards, and if they're still not tired a sports hall and an astro turf pitch! Wow!
Oxwich Bay Beach (11 miles)
Oxwich Bay Beach Sandy beaches with good swimming and water sports opportunities, dunes to hide behind a nature reserve with elevated walkways and two castles nearby to explore. They'll sleep tonight!
Dizzys Castle (12 miles)
Dizzys Castle Indoor adventure play facility with all the classic and contemporary features one expects, including a dedicated under 3s zone.
Wiggleys Fun Farm (14 miles)
Wiggleys Fun Farm Featuring indoor and outdoor adventure play plus toddler zone and babies' barnyard, mini racetrack, animal paddocks, pigs' corner, and woodland walks with occupied duck ponds.
Parc Slip Nature Reserve (15 miles)
Parc Slip Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust nature reserve with a variety of habitats and over 10km of safe paths where children can discover wildlife. Grasslands, wetlands and woodlands are home to many animals. There is a Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop on site.
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park (15 miles)
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park 158 acre expanse of woods and lakeland near Cross Hands with nature and cycling trails, an adventure area including wooden adventure playground, toddler playground, cafe and visitor centre!
Bridgend Miniature Railway (15 miles)
Bridgend Miniature Railway A miniature railway located in 4 acres of picturesque nature reserve, where we offer train rides behind steam, diesel and electrically powered miniature trains. We have model railways on display, as well as a steam powered traction engine.
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (16 miles)
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes An important wildlife habitat for quiet contemplation of nature... next to a series of enormous sand dunes down which you can sled!
Bryngarw Country Park (16 miles)
Bryngarw Country Park 113 acre country park with woodland, grassland, formal gardens, adventure playground and loads of water features including ponds, lakes and a river.
Rhossili Bay Beach (16 miles)
Rhossili Bay Beach Sandy and beautiful, hard to reach but worth it! Tidal Island to explore if you time it right, surfing is popular as is swimming though there is no lifeguard cover. Recent Award Winner.
Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary (16 miles)
Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary This loving sanctuary rescues and cares for many types of unwanted animals especially primates, such as chimpanzees, baboons, spider monkeys, capuchins and marmosets. Visitors can see a variety of animals and the work the sanctuary carry out to look after them.
Pembrey Country Park (16 miles)
Pembrey Country Park Loads of great things for a family day out including horse riding, dry ski slope, train ride, pitch and putt, adventure playground and the longest toboggan run in Wales!
Bridgend Recreation Centre (17 miles)
Bridgend Recreation Centre boasts an extra large leisure pool complete with hydro slide and awesome wave machine, plus a gentler beach area with baby slide. So bring everyone!
JumpINGym (17 miles)
JumpINGym Classic adventure play facility on a plus size scale: 3 epic floors of pleasing chaos with big slides and all the other physical play features kids love. Plus water park and climbing wall on site too!
Once Upon A Playtime (17 miles)
Once Upon A Playtime Play Centre with an educational focus with large 3 tiered play structure and sports area for big kids plus an area dedicated to babies and tots that offers a smaller play frame, ball pool and car track.
Sadie and Franks (18 miles)
Sadie and Franks A smaller than average main frame but bigger than average toddler zone: ideal for adventurous smalls and the quieter big jobs with loads of slides and fun features, plus reading, role play and imaginative thinking areas.
Ceramic Shack (18 miles)
Ceramic Shack A great way to explore your creativity with paint and ceramics. Create unique gifts and ornaments. A memorable visit for all ages. Just drop in and have some fun! We also do parties! Booking essential for large groups!
National Botanic Garden of Wales (18 miles)
National Botanic Garden of Wales Offering pond dipping, the adventure zone, land train, bee garden, mini farm, discovery centre, gift shop, fountains, fun and frolics in more than 500 acres.
National Showcaves Centre for Wales (18 miles)
National Showcaves Centre for Wales There are 10 attractions all included in the 1 entry ticket, and there is plenty to see and do for all ages. The 3 different caves Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave each offer a unique underground experience!
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre (20 miles)
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre is the largest childrens indoor playcentre in RCT, catering for children aged 0 to 12 years, with huge 3 level playframe, large baby area with ball pond and softplay, sports arena and party rooms.
Dare Valley Country Park (22 miles)
Dare Valley Country Park offers 500 acres of stunning countryside packed with wildlife, flora and fauna. It boasts a children’s adventure and toddler playground, nature trails, family events from magicians to willow-weaving, cosy cafe, picnic spots, camping and caravanning, outdoor sports including a climbing wall, fantasy...
Dragons Den (23 miles)
Dragons Den 2 separate multi level play frames, plus enclosed toddler area with smaller versions of the big fun, plus disco and soccer areas.
South Wales Karting Centre (23 miles)
South Wales Karting Centre They have a range of karts to suit both the novice driver or to test the more experienced, plus twin seaters so you can take a little passenger along! Minimum age 8 years.
Rhondda Heritage Park (23 miles)
Rhondda Heritage Park One of the top heritage and cultural visitor attractions in South Wales. A fun and interesting day out with Underground Experience tours, and Energy Zone Children’s Play Area to enjoy!
Bijou (24 miles)
Bijou Exciting 3 level play structure in a comfortable cafe environment, with a Play Station Corner. Plenty to keep the kids amused, while adults can enjoy free WiFi, newspapers... and relax!
Jolly Jesters Playcentre (24 miles)
Jolly Jesters Playcentre offers a multi level adventure climbing maze with fun features plus toddler version with smaller versions of the big fun.