LEGENDS, creepy creatures and crafty fun will all be on the line-up at Oystermouth Castle this month.
The castle, sitting high on a hill in Mumbles has been a tourist attraction for generations of youngsters and their parents and has recently re-opened for the 2019 season.
And Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, sees one of the great Arthurian legends – the Sword in the Stone – given a hilarious twist or two in a special mini family-friendly parody.
The Sword in the Stone – A Parody features some of the finest moments from the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, whose legends were being told from around the 12th century when Oystermouth Castle was first built. Performances will take place at 11.30am and 3pm.
Robert Francis-Davies, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism, said: “The council works hard alongside the Friends of Oystermouth Castle to maintain this historic attraction and to arrange family-friendly events.
“Many thousands of people visited Oystermouth Castle last year to enjoy a range of activities; we hope that a similar figure will follow suit this year. The castle offers a first class visitor experience that’s as fun as it is educational and boosts tourism in Swansea too.
“It’s great to see such a packed programme of events in this special year, as Swansea celebrates its 50th anniversary as a city.”
And when the half-term holidays come at the end of May there’ll be more to look forward to at the Castle starting on May 25 with Creepy Creature adventures hosted by Geraint ‘The Snakeman’ Hopkins.
Those brave enough will be able to handle some of the snakes, spiders and lizards if they dare but everyone will be able to learn about the conservation and welfare of these fascinating creatures and be entertained by the many fascinating tales of Geraint and his companions.
Returning on May 29 and continuing every Wednesday during school holidays will be the ever-popular Crafty Fun for Children events with three to 11-year-olds welcome to drop by between 11.30am and 3.30pm to make their own medieval crown or princess tiara.
Normal admission charges apply for events, plus £1 per child for crafty fun.
The Castle is open to the public from 11am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday from until September 29 and – for the first time – every weekend in October. It will be closed on Mondays except Bank Holidays.
For more information about Oystermouth Castle and upcoming events, visit swansea.gov.uk/oystermouthcastle