Easter Holidays

Hello everyone,

Tomorrow is Good Friday and I am sure many of you are looking forward to the ester break, so I thought I would let you know about things to do in and around Swansea during Easter that you may be interested in.

  1. Bowling

While taking a break from university why not let your hair down and go bowling. There are a number of deals for students and children (if you have them). When I was looking around I saw that to Eat and Play on Mondays to Thursdays for adults it costs £9.99 and for children it is £7.49. You can book online and if you have a Swansea loyalty card you can enjoy a Buy One Get One Free offer. So it you fancy a bit of fun and entertainments maybe consider bowling (especially as a student you could get a great deal).

  1. Lazerzone

If you are in the area for bowling, just up the road on Castle Street you can play Lazerzone for just £4.00 per game. I have never actually been but I will strongly consider it over the Easter break. From what I hear it has all the fun of paint-balling but without the pain!

  1. Waterfront Museum

This is museum located near Swansea Marina is always worth a visit. The exhibits change regularly and there are lots of interactive displays (which are not just for kids!)


  1. 1940s Swansea Bay

If you fancy going to a museum that is a bit different, 1940s Swansea Bay is worth a visit. It is a small family run museum which is a passion project for the family. It has lots of memorabilia and information about Swansea bay and the surrounding area throughout the 1940’s. There is even a mock-up of a series of shops that would have been found in Swansea during the 1940s. This is well worth a visit and the owners are really friendly and knowledgeable.

  1. Gower

As the weather brightens up and it gets warmer, the Gower becomes even more spectacular and there are so many places to visit and go for walks. I would strongly recommend going to the Gower at some point because it is truly beautiful and there are a number of places to go. For example I have enjoyed visiting Pennard Castle, Three Cliffs Bay, the Mumbles, Oystermouth Castle, Bracelet Bay, Limeslade Bay, Rhosilli Bay, Langland Bay, Caswell Bay, Oxwich Bay and Port Einon. As you can see I have been to the Gower a lot and never get tired of it. I find it particularly good when I am a little stressed and bogged down with work; walking along the coast really gives me a chance to clear my head and decompress.

  1. Lliw reservoir

Another place that I visited recently which I would recommend is Lliw Reservoir. This is a small drive from Swansea but is a really peaceful place. You can park for free and there is a nice walk around the reservoir. Once you have done the walk there is a little tea shop which has a good range of cakes and food for a very reasonable price. This is a nice place to visit especially if you want to get out of Swansea but do not fancy going to a city or big town.

  1. Behind the scenes tours of the Swansea Grand.

I came across this and thought it would be interesting. On the 22nd April you can pay to have a guided tour around the Swansea Grand. The tour lasts between 60 and 90 minutes and gives you an insight into the inner workings of a theatre. I know that I would be interested in this as I always like to know how things are made and how they work (I confess I watch the behind the scenes on DVDs sometimes). The cost of this tour is £5 for adults and £3 for children. This is something a bit different but may be well worth a go.

I hope these ideas have given you some ideas on what you can do over Easter if you happen to be in Swansea. Additionally, if you want to know what is going on more locally, the Swansea council website gives a lot of details on things happening around Swansea. So if none of my ideas have any appeal, I encourage you to have a Google and see if there is anything else that appeals to you.

I am going to take a break for a week or so. Happy Easter everyone and enjoy the break. Thank you for reading!

Joanna Wolton

I am a PhD student in the Centre for Innovative Ageing within the College of Human and Health Sciences. I hope this blog is insightful and gives you some tips and information about what it is like to be a student living in Swansea.

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