Let’s face it, before we blink an eye, August 2014 bank holiday is almost upon us and we might still have very little pencilled into our weekend schedule. Whether you have young kids at home, fancy a great time out with friends, or you're a bit of a culture vulture or active type, Swansea has it all. Here are our top five events for this August Bank holiday, in no particular order of excellence...
1) FAMILIES Dungeons and Dragons Day
On Saturday 23 August there’s a Dungeons and Dragons Day at Oystermouth Castle. The event describes itself as an 'adventurous day of dragon puppetry and storytelling with Alchemy'. The very full itinerary includes ‘Meet the Baby Dragons’, ‘Dragon Tales’ and ‘Dragon Parade’.
2) CULTURE VULTURES Guided Tour - Dylan Thomas
Like the sound of performance art delivered guided tours? If yes, Guided Tour–Dylan’s Swansea may well be for you on Sunday 24 August. Fluellen Theatre Company will deliver this lively tour of Dylan’s central Swansea. It starts from the Dylan Thomas Centre and includes Dylan Thomas Square, The Three Lamps, the site of the Kardomah, Castle Square and ends in the No Sign Wine Bar.
3) THEATRE LOVERS – Mediaeval Action at Oystermouth Castle
There’s a something for everyone at the Mediaeval Heritage Day on Sunday 24 August. The main attractions are mediaeval storytelling, special arts & craft sessions, guided tours and a fascinating artefacts exhibition, discovered by locals at the castle. By Monday 25 August you might wish you could re-enact your lovely weekend. You could travel back in time to meet mediaeval characters that likely graced rooms of the castle at Living History Day.
4) REAL ALE CONNASEURS Swansea Camra Annual Beer and Cider Festival
If you are in the position to kick-start your weekend on Thursday 21 August, you can catch the beginning of this 3 day event, Swansea Camra Annual Beer and Cider Festival. With over 100 real ales and ciders available at Brangwyn Hall, Thursday to Saturday late doors will see an array of live bands. Food will be available (hot/cold), plus a souvenir glass and programme thrown in.
5) KIDS AT HEART – Swansea Prom
An obvious choice is the beautiful Swansea Bay coastline. If you’re a big kid at heart, Swansea Prom has a range of attractions coupled with the spectacular 5 mile stretch. The connecting land train can take you to pedalos at Singleton Boating Lake, golf at Ashleigh Road Pitch & Putt and Blackpill Lido.
Further details on this and other events are at Enjoy Swansea.
Enjoy your bank holiday weekend!