During your stay you might wish to take your children (or yourselves) to the cinema or theatre. We therefore thought a bit of local information like this might help you plan your stay.


Swansea's main cinema complex is the Odeon [UCI] at Parc Tawe, City Centre - 25 mins drive.


Llanelli has a cinema too, Theatre Elli at Station Road, around 30 mins drive.


Port Talbot has the Apollo Cinema, at Princess Margaret Drive, on the seafront in Aberafan, Port Talbot. This is a great little theatre.


Finally, the Swansea University's Taliesin Theatre has films showing including lots of subtitled films and a diverse mix of theatre productions also.

See whats happenning on the film scene at http://www.empireonline.com/


Swansea's main threatre is the Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, city centre. Grand Theatre: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/grandtheatre (map)

We recently watched Oliver there and it was great. For real 'West end' standard, you will need to visit the Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay (65 mins drive), or Bristol Hippodrome (1 hr 20 mins drive). However these both put on some great shows and having watched Miss Saigon at the Wales Millenium Centre, and Starlight Express at Bristol we can recommend these. Also try Cardiff New Theatre.

Concerts / Music / Art Galleries / other general

As well as some of the above the Millenium (Rugby) Stadium, Cardiff International Arena (CIA) as well as the St Davids Hall, Cardiff also have some great events including classical or pop concerts, plays, and conventions, etc

National Waterfront Museum: http://www.waterfrontmuseum.co.uk (map)
Swansea Museum:
http://www.swansea.gov.uk/swanseamuseum (map)
The Dylan Thomas Centre:
http://www.dylanthomas.com (map)
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery:
http://www.swansea.gov.uk/glynnvivian (map)
1940s Swansea Bay:
http://www.1940sswanseabay.co.uk (map)


Shopping in Swansea city centre: http://www.swanseacitycentre.com


Swansea University: http://www.swan.ac.uk
The Egypt Centre: http://www.swan.ac.uk/egypt
Wales National Pool: http://www.walesnationalpoolswansea.co.uk
Mumbles: http://www.mumbles.co.uk
Gower Coast Adventures (boat trips): http://www.gowercoastadventures.co.uk (Brill boat trips round Gower coast)
Gower Peninsula guides:
http://www.explore-gower.co.uk or http://www.enjoygower.com
Rhossili Visitor Centre: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-rhossilivisitorcentre.htm



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