Things to do over autumn half term
Half term is on the way, which means you can spend a whole week having fun with your family and friends. But what’s going on in Swansea for you to do? There is plenty going on in the city for you to enjoy, whether that’s Halloween themed workshops or a family fun day out! With something for everyone, we’ve found out what’s going on over the week.
With Halloween falling in the autumn half term, there’s plenty of ghastly events to get stuck into. At Swansea Central Library, you can enjoy crafts, activities and even a spooky film. On 30th October, libraries all across Swansea are holding events; make sure to find out what your local library is doing! The Glynn Vivian is also holding an event on this day for the family, where you can make your own Halloween costume with recycled materials, watch a film and boogie at a disco at the end. This is a free event, however a £3 donation is suggested.
The Swansea Bay Rider is also being transformed into a ghost train for two nights, travelling from Southend Gardens to Blackpill Lido. Once you’ve looked out for the ghosts and ghouls, you can take a trip to Oysermouth Castle, where you can learn some of the gruesome history it has to offer. Take a tour around (if you dare) and finish the night with a delicious hot chocolate that will be waiting for you at the end.
The Grand Theatre
So, you’ve had your scares from all of the Halloween fun, so what else is there to do for the rest of the week? The Grand Theatre are holding a number of shows that are perfect for the children. You can start the weekend off watching Milkshake! Live on 26 October, starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals. Horrible Histories also comes to the stage, with the Awful Egyptians and Terrible Tudors!.
At the National Waterfront Museum, there are events going on all throughout the week to learn new things while having fun. Join them for their Moon Trail, where they will be celebrating 50 years since the moon landing with some mind-blowing moon facts. If there are any Science fanatics in the family, the Swansea Science Festival will be the event for you – it's Wales’ largest one and there’s even an appearance by Mr Bloom! You can also learn what to do with all those pesky rubber bands you find around the office, with an event to teach you how to make innovative crafts with them. At Swansea Museum, there’s a Halloween Workshop where you can learn how to make your own creepy crawlies.
We can’t wait to hear about all the fun things you did over autumn half term!