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Swansea’s popular Blackpill Lido re-opens

Blackpill Lido

The lido is one of the best-loved free attractions on Swansea prom and is a destination for families throughout the summer.

But it’s not the only grand time out on offer to city residents this half-term. There’s lots of other things going on to ranging from the re-opening of the Dylan Thomas Exhibition and outdoor fun with ParkLives to crazy golf and brand new pedalos at Singleton Boating Lake.

Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for investment, regeneration and tourism said: “It’s great news the lido and other attractions are returning for the summer season now the pandemic restrictions are easing.

“It’s a great sunny attraction and we want every visitor to enjoy it safely. That’s why the lido will be re-opening with banners and posters reminding visitors of safety guidelines.”

The lido re-opened for its summer run on May 29 and it has been refilled with chlorinated water and the fountains and features will operate daily 9am-5pm until the end of September unless otherwise publicised.

Also re-opened are the city’s two crazy golf courses at Southend Gardens, Mumbles, and the Singleton Boating Lake next door to the pedalo attraction.

And the half-term line-up for the free-of-charge ParkLives initiative includes adult sessions such as companion cycling, Zumba and circuits, while youngsters can try their hand at paddle boarding, dodgeball and multi-sports activities.

Culture fans should not feel left out thanks to a range of newly-minted exhibitions at the freshly re-opened Glynn Vivian Art Gallery featuring Welsh Kathryn Ashill, Anya Paintsil and Dafydd Williams along with free activity packs which can be picked up by younger visitors.

As well as that the Dylan Thomas Exhibition is offering new adventures for children with a new animal treasures hunt on the Children’s Trail.

Swansea Libraries will also be offering online story times for younger readers as well as its Click and Collect service, while walk-in browsing is still available at 16 of its venues.

If you are thinking of heading to Glynn Vivian or the Dylan Thomas Exhibition or want to join in with ParkLives you must book in advance but all tickets are free.