For a unique opportunity to experience vibrant culture in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the region of Swansea Bay is not to be missed. The ‘Waterfall Country’ of Mumbles offers some of the finest coastline on the Gower Peninsula. Whether you’re looking for holiday homes, glamping, touring holidays, chalets, lodges or cottages, the range of holiday parks in Swansea on our website has something to suit everyone.
Swansea has fantastic family facilities and plenty of fun things to do. LC Waterpark is a thrilling day out with a wave pool, volcano bay and a lazy river. There’s even the Boardrider experience where you can try your hand at indoor surfing too. Plantasia Tropical Zoo is a wonderful animal experience – you can even book to feed the crocodiles. This immersive zoo is focused on conservation and preservation, and you’ll see endangered species like axolotls, crested geckos and the Egyptian tortoise.
The National Waterfront Museum is a love letter to the past 300 years of Welsh industry and innovation. Combined with maritime history from the area, this museum includes seasonal exhibitions as well as permanent displays and experiences. Swansea also delivers a spectacular site for botany lovers too. Clyne Gardens is famous for its rhododendrons and has a varied collection of habitats including bog garden, wildflower meadow, azalea gardens and heather beds.
Swansea is hugged by exciting coastline that provides plenty to do. Gower Peninsula is 70 square miles of raw and unspoiled beaches including Rhossili, Oxwich Bay and Llangennith. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is teaming with local marine wildlife including razorbills, porpoises and seals. There is a 39-mile coastal path from Swansea to Gower which is perfect for cycling and walking.
Mumbles Pier is a treat for those who like to find treasures in independent boutiques. This characterful pier is a Grade II listed building, opened in 1898 and is everything you’d expect from a traditional seaside pier – including an exceptional ice cream parlour. Try your hand at the arcades, go bowling and at the end of the pier you’ll find the RNLI Lifeboat Station.
Swansea is a diverse city with attractions and eateries to suit all tastes and interests. The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery has a growing collection of beautiful artworks from the last century and is a delight itself after being founded in 1911. Shop for goodies in Swansea Market is a large glass and iron building which has over 100 stalls that sell local delights like cockles and dishes made from seaweed gathered from North Gower.
Under 10 minutes’ walk from Swansea station is Swansea Castle. Now only remains, it has protected the city centre since the 1100s. It looks out onto the river Tawe and once protected the harbour below. It has distinctive features such as the parapet, which is remarkably similar to those found in the palaces of St Davids and Lamphey.
Experience the warm and welcoming hospitality of Wales. Swansea is the perfect family holiday getaway with something for everyone. You will find a mix of activities to suit any type of holiday – whether it’s a fun family stay or a romantic getaway. Browse a range of excellent parks in the area, offering holiday homes, glamping, touring and camping, chalets, lodges and cottages.