Four things for families to do in Swansea this week

With the summer holidays in full swing parents across Swansea may be frantically searching for activities to keep the children entertained.

If you’re sick of soft play, and trips to the park, it might be time to rethink next week’s social calendar.

Thankfully housing association Pobl’s Penderi Green Regeneration project is working with a host of local partners to bring engaging, exciting and eco-friendly events to Swansea this summer.

Here’s just a few of the family friendly sessions which are running across Penderi next week …

Forest school

Forest School with Carys Lovering will be in session from August 3rd.

Parents and children will be shown how to create willow crafts, wands and necklaces by whittling, wool crafts, natural prints and also enjoying nature-based games.

The sessions run from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 3pm, with further classes on August 10th, 18th, 24th and September 1st.

For more information contact

Art for All: Mary Hayman

Are your little artists ready to unleash their creativity this summer?

Local artist Mary Hayman will be holding a relaxed and fun art class for all ages at Blaen-y-Maes Drop in Centre on August 4th from 3.30pm to 5pm.

Visitors will get the chance to create drawings and collages of all the fresh vegetables grown at the centre. For more information contact

Farm playscheme

And it’ll be fun at the farm on August 5th

Swansea Community Farm is set to kick off its Farm Playscheme days from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm.

Children and parents can enjoy campfires, mud adventure play, arts, den building and much more.

All children must be signed in by an adult, and under 8s must be accompanied.

For more information contact

Woodland and wellbeing

Small Woods Wales is leading ActifWoods Woodland and Wellbeing sessions from 10.30am to 1pm on August 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.

As part of the activities families will get the chance to create woodland crafts, explore the outdoors, and take part in wellbeing activities together in the fresh air.

Families should meet at the Cadle Mill entrance to Penllergare woods, and the session will run from 10.30am to 1pm. For more information contact or Nico on 07902523567.