20 Best Things To Do In Swansea Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Swansea

There are lots of cool things to do in Swansea! From beaches to apes and water fun, your family days out will have plenty of variety. 

Let’s start off by visiting the National Waterfront Museum! We know what you’re thinking: “A museum, really? Is this something the kids will really enjoy?”. The answer is “YES” - the National Waterfront Museum is not only super family-friendly and interactive, but it also regularly hosts great child-friendly events and activities, so it’s definitely worth visiting (or revisiting). 

The beaches in this part of Wales are renowned for being stunning, so it makes sense to include a visit to one in your day’s itinerary. Langland Bay Beach is five miles out from the centre and holds Blue Flag Awards. The sand is soft and the waves are popular with surfers, swimmers and those who are just looking for a paddle!

If you fancy taking in a different view of Swansea Bay, take a walk on Mumbles Pier or go on a journey of the whole coast with Gower Coast Adventures. Watch birds take flight and see where they nest and, if you’re lucky, you may even spot dolphins playing in the distance.

With your explorer hat on go towards the centre to visit Plantasia – a tropical jungle right in the heart of the city where you can discover plants that grow in the depth of the rainforest, see monkeys, insects, snakes and more and wander through diverse climates.Speaking of monkeys, your little ones will go ape for the furry residents at the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary.

Swansea family days out wouldn’t be complete without a trip to LC Waterpark, which has three zones of aqua-based fun and activities making it the biggest indoor waterpark in South Wales. There are thrill rides both for adults and older kids, as well as pools for the smaller ones. The famous Board Rider will have you testing your balance as you attempt not to get wiped out! Once you’re out of the pool you could even try to scale the huge 30ft-climbing wall.. No wonder, LC Swansea is one of the best indoor water parks in the UK!

Find your perfect day out

Girl bowling at Superbowl UK

Superbowl UK Swansea

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Bowling’s totally up your alley? Head out to Superbowl UK Swansea where 14 state-of-the-art ten pin bowling lanes await. Once the family competition...

Tenpin Swansea

Tenpin Swansea

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Get ready for lift off with a visit to Tenpin Swansea. It’s a bowling experience that is totally out of this world! Grab your little astronauts and t...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Swansea

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

If your little ones love all things space related or jungle exploration, the cinema can give you all that, and more. Jump into movie magic at Vue Swa...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Swansea

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

From the tippy top of Mount Everest to the deepest valleys beneath the Atlantic Ocean, see the world through the silver screen at ODEON Swansea. With...

Girl with bug at Plantasia Swansea

Plantasia Swansea5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Come and explore this unique tropical haven of wonderful plants and animals situated in the heart of the city, from insects, reptiles, fish and monke...

Girls under sprinkler at LC Waterpark in Swansea

The LC Swansea

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

Splash, dive and surf your way to The LC Swansea. This premier leisure destination on the doorstep of the Gower will have you diving in deep into a w...

Kids looking for clues on The Swansea Treasure Trail

The Swansea Treasure Trail5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Swansea
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

There's lots of fun and adventure to be had for all the family on the Swansea Maritime Quarter self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. Kids...

Family interacting with screen at National Waterfront Museum in Swansea

National Waterfront Museum

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A unique and captivating experience lies in wait at Wales's newest national museum! The National Waterfront Museum offers stacks of fun and imaginati...

Families on trampolines at Toots Play Centre and Balloon Emporium in Neath

Toots Play Centre and Balloon Emporium

  • Neath
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Toots have 6 slides, a multi level soft play frame with ball pit and loads of other classic features well delivered, plus a bouncy castle, trike trac...

Staff in foam pit at Limitless Trampoline Park in Swansea

Limitless Trampoline Park

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Welcome to Limitless – the only trampoline park in Swansea, who pride themselves on providing a safe, clean and fun environment for children and adul...

Couple picnicking at Singleton Park in Swansea

Singleton Park

  • Swansea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Singleton Park is home to a boating and lake plus crazy golf, adventure playground, botanical gardens and a museum, so there's plenty to do here if y...

Indoor go karting at Skidz Karting in Swansea

Skidz Karting

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Skidz Karting have currently got two tracks, one for the petrol karts and one for the electric kids' karts. These karts are electrically powered vehi...

Families at Blackpill Lido in Swansea

Blackpill Lido

  • Swansea
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Blackpill Lido is an outdoor water park with a paddling pool, splash pad, children's dry play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities! Loads to do...

Girl on slide at Playzone Indoor Soft Play Centre in Swansea

PlayZone Swansea

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Playzone is a modern play area that's bursting with family fun, with multiple levels of kids play equipment, children's laser gun games, and dedicate...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Aberavon Beach

  • Port Talbot
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Kids love to run wild? Head down to Aberavon beach in South Wales, one of Wales longest beaches that stretches out nearly 3 miles long, your little o...

Clear day at Langland Bay Beach in Swansea

Langland Bay Beach

  • Swansea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Langland Bay Beach just around the headland from the pretty Victorian seaside village of Mumbles lies the wide golden sands and rock pools of Lang...

Man walking across ladder at Go Ape Margam

Go Ape Margam

  • Port Talbot
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

What do you picture when dreaming of a weekend away in manor house? Probably not zooming down zip wires or dropping from six metre high platforms! Go...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Caswell Bay

  • Bishopston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re in South Wales and looking for a great sandy beach, then head down to Caswell beach, with it’s long stretch of shore, your little ones will...

Person rock climbing at Dynamic Rock in Swansea

Dynamic Rock

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

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...

Girl doing gymnastics at Neath Afan Gymnastics Centre

Neath Afan Gymnastics Centre

  • Neath
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Neath Afan Gymnastics Centre has been established since 1996 and offers the only full time dedicated gymnastics training facility in the Borough of N...

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