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things to do in the february half-term

February half-term is fast approaching. There are many activities on offer for children in and around Swansea during this period.

Whether you’re looking for something energetic or a more calming activity, we hope you find something suited to you and your family.

winter of wellbeing

The Welsh Government has launched ‘Winter of Wellbeing’, where you can join in a range of FREE activities during this winter. The following activities will also be going ahead throughout half-term and we’re sure you won’t want to miss out on them. While staying at home and chilling out is much needed at times, taking a few hours of the day to go to one of these events to meet other children or families, while taking part in fun activities, could be a nice change to your usual routine.

Cycle activities at BikeAbility Wales

This cycle session will be held to support families, individuals and groups who are new riders.

Location: Dunvant Rugby Club, Killay, Swansea

Date: Tuesday 22 February

Time: 2 – 3pm

Ages: 2-25 year olds

For more information, please email [email protected] or visit their website: bikeabilitywales.org.uk

Tel: 07584 044284 / 07968 109145

Sketty Park Dodgeball Club

A fun, physical activity where you can meet and socialise with others while burning away a lot of energy.

Location: Sketty Park Community Centre, Heather Crescent, Swansea

Date: Wednesday 23 February

Time: 4 – 4.45pm

Ages: 7-11 years olds

For further information, please email [email protected]

One Hear Drummers

Rhythm and Play – African Drumming, Samba Drumming, Making and playing, Junk Drumming, Movement & Sound experiments, and Rhythm-based games.

Location: St Catherine’s Church Hall, Gorseinon, Swansea

Dates include: 21st, 22nd, 23rd February

Suitable for anyone under 25 and/or parents.

For further information, please contact Mark Cutliffe at [email protected] or visit the website oneheartdrummers.org.

Oxfordshire Outdoors

Activities include: Orienteering, Den Building, Bush Craft Activities, Coastal Walking, and Rock Climbing in Gower.

Location: Kilvrough Manor Outdoor Education Centre, Parkmill

Dates: 24th & 25th February

Ages: suitable for primary school children in Years 5 & 6

For further information, please contact the Centre Manager on [email protected]

All Sewn Up Wales

All Sewn Up Wales is offering mini taster sewing workshops for children, with activities including cross-stitch, sewing and embroidery to learn new techniques and improve dexterity, general skills and wellbeing.

Location: Upper Killay Recreational Hall

Date: 26 & 27th February

Time: two sessions each day: 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30-4pm

Ages: 6+ years. Suitable for all abilities; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

For further information, please contact [email protected] or visit www.allsewnupwales.co.uk. Please note, booking is essential.

Aber Taiko – Japanese Group Drumming

Japanese drumming workshops for children and young people to learn about the art form, and its place in Japanese culture; how to approach the drum; and how to play. Activities include learning a simple rhythm and experience the feeling of playing as a group and listening to all of the sounds.

Location: Gors Community Hub, Heol-Y-Gors, Townhill

Date: 27 February

Time: 11am-12pm

Ages: suitable for all children and young people

For further information, please contact [email protected]

Rubba Bubba with Sara

Little Socials

A lovely opportunity to meet new parents and for your little ones to interact with their peers. There will be various sensory stations available, a chance to explore, a snack and a hot drink for the parents too.

Location: Penllergaer Sports & Social Club

Date: Monday 21 February

Time: 11am – 12pm

Age: 0-2 years

Location: Penllergaer Sports & Social Club

Date: Wednesday 23 February

Time: 10am – 11.30am

Age: 0-2 years

Little Socials Pre-School

Location: Penllergaer Sports & Social Club

Date: Wednesday 23 February

Time: 12 – 1.30pm

Age: 2-4 years

Participants must live within Swansea.

For more information visit rubba-bubba-with-sara.class4kids.co.uk/ or call 07840 305339.

EYST – Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team

Three trips during February half-term.

Ages: suitable for 0-25 years (including family members for younger age groups)

Activities include Go Karting Trip, Indoor Rock Climbing, Trip decided by attendees, PlayStation 5

For further information, please contact [email protected]

Half-term glow stick party – CanDo Connect CIC

Open to anyone aged 10+ with an Additional Need and their siblings. Please note parent/ carers must be present in the hall when the session is running.

Location: Townhill Community Centre

Date: Thursday 24th February

Time: 6pm

For more information or to book on, visit: glow stick session 24/2 | candohub

Air Assault UK Ltd

Nerf Gun sessions, where all equipment is supplied. Come along and enjoy!

Location: Various (The New Lodge, Gorseinon; Morriston Memorial Hall; and Penllergaer Sports and Social Club)

Date: 21st, 22nd and 28th February

Ages: 6-11 years

For more information and to book, please contact Martin on 07706 998574 or email [email protected].

JP Dance Company Swansea

Free dance sessions available.Sessions include Street Dance, Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Acro and competition training. New starters are welcome! Suitable for ages 3-16 years.

Dance classes available from beginner to advanced.

Location: Meadowview Sports Complex, Townhill, Swansea

Date: 22-26 February

For more information, please contact Jessica Phillips at [email protected] or call 07368 377198.

Gowerton Cricket Club

A variety of cricket skills for 5-16 year olds. A maximum of 16 can attend each session. Young people of all ability levels from beginners to skilled can attend.

Location: Gowerton School Sports Hall

Date: 21st – 25th February (four sessions daily)

Times:

  • 10-11am: 5-16 years (girls only)
  • 11am-12pm: 5-8 years
  • 1-2pm: 9-11 years
  • 2-3pm: 11+

For further information, please contact Dean Mason on [email protected] or 07976 056733.

Gymnastics & Fitness

Location: Aberavon Leisure & Fitness Centre

Date: Tuesday 22February

Time: 5.15 – 6pm

Ages: 8 – 11 years

To book visit www.celticleisure.org or call your local centre on 08000 43 43 43.

Tag Rugby

Location: Neath Sports centre

Date: Monday 21 February

Time: 4 – 5pm

Ages: 5 – 9 years

To book visit www.celticleisure.org or call your local centre on 08000 43 43 43.

Mind & Body Yoga

Location: Pontardawe Leisure Centre

Date: Monday 21 February

Time: 4.30 – 5.30pm

Ages: 11-16 years

To book visit www.celticleisure.org or call your local centre on 08000 43 43 43.

Indoor Cycling

Location: Pontardawe Leisure Centre

Date: Tuesday 22 February

Time: 4.15 – 5pm

Ages: 14+ years

To book visit www.celticleisure.org or call your local centre on 08000 43 43 43.

Junior Fight Fitness

Location: Pontardawe Leisure Centre

Date: 24 February

Time: 4.30-5.30pm

Ages: 11-16 years

To book visit www.celticleisure.org or call your local centre on 08000 43 43 43.

Shine Drama Workshops

Drama Sessions for children that build wellbeing and develop confidence, problem solving, team work and literacy skills.

Location: Cockett Community Centre, St Peter’s Terrace, Cockett, Swansea

Date: Wednesday 23 February

Ages: The first session will be for 2 – 3 year olds. The second session will be for 4 – 8 year olds.

For further information, please contact [email protected] or call 07853 258872.

Family Flow Yoga

Location: St Pauls centre Aberavon

Date: Thursday 24th February

Ages: 5 – 8 years

Time: 4.15pm – 5pm

Ages: 9-11 years

Times: 5 – 5.45pm

Skate sessions

Location: Exist Skate Park

Date: Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 February

Ages: 10 and under who are beginners

Times: 12 – 1pm

Ages: Open session

Times: 1 – 3 pm

Rhythm & Play

Rhythm and play sessions provide young people and families with the opportunity to join in with drumming, play, movement, making and creating with one heart drummers. All equipment is provided, and there will be plenty of help to ensure that everyone has a fun time and can get involved.

Location: Melincryddan Community Centre, Neath

Date: Wednesday 23 February

Time: 4 – 5pm

Location: Pontardawe Arts Centre

Date: 24th & 25th February

Time: 10am – 12pm

For more information contact: [email protected]

Tel: 07455 677711

Freestyle Skiing

For those who already have the ability to ski why not hit the nearest slopes and enjoy a freestyle skiing session for free! If this would interest you or someone you know be quick to book using the number below and secure your place.

Location: Pembrey Ski and Activity Centre

Date: Tuesday 22nd February

Time: 6-7pm

Ages: 14 – 17 year olds

Time: 7.30-8.30pm

Ages:  18 – 25 year olds

To book or for more information contact: 01554 834443.

Mumbles Pier

There will also be a number of activities that you and your children can join in at mumbles pier.

Seaside theme rock painting

Date: Monday 21 February

Time: 12 – 4pm

Cost: Free

Your child will be able to design their own seaside theme rock which they can take home or add to our seaside display for everyone to enjoy. Booking is unavailable for this event and is run on a first come, first served basis.

Kids Club

Date: Tuesday 22 February

Time: 10:30am

Cost: Free

A perfect way opportunity for your child to meet other kids and have fun! The session will be filled with energy busting activities for your child to enjoy. Booking is unavailable for this event and is run on a first come, first served basis.

Encanto Dance Party

Date: Wednesday 23 February

Time: 12pm

Cost: £7.50

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to dance with Mirabel before taking part in Encanto themed crafting.

To book tickets to dance along visit: Encanto Dance Party – Mumbles Pier (mumbles-pier.co.uk)

Messy Crafting

Date: Thursday 24 February

Time: 12pm – 4pm

Cost: Free

You can avoid your own home getting messy and let them do the cleaning up. This is the best way to get creative in their messy crafting workshop. Booking is unavailable for this event and is run on a first come, first served basis.

Magic Show – Simon Sparkles

Date: Friday 25 February

Time: 2pm & 3pm

Cost: £2

An amazing, fun packed, magic show that your whole family will be able to enjoy, and a great way to end the half term week. To book tickets for the magic show, visit: Simon Sparkles Magic Show – Mumbles Pier (mumbles-pier.co.uk)

Holiday Club – LC Swansea

At the LC, they are aware of the struggles that parents go through when it comes to finding things for the kids to do during half-term, especially if they need to work. As a result, they are offering a variety of activities to keep children safe, active and healthy throughout the week.

Ages: 5 – 12 years

The holiday club will run daily throughout the February half-term, where kids will be able to take part in the following activities:

  • Waterpark (over 8s only)
  • Climbing wall
  • Play area
  • Sports
  • Fun and games

You can book online using the link here: February Half Term at the LC| freedom leisure (freedom-leisure.co.uk)

Enjoy the half-term, there’s plenty to do!

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