Youngsters aiming to be a prince or princess for a day can have their very own castle to match if they head along to Oystermouth Castle next weekend.
Princes and Princesses will be able to play out their dreams and fairy tales in a proper medieval castle and learn a little bit more about what went on there back in the days of Norman knights and the Lords of Gower.
The Prince and Princesses Day is just one of a number of history-in-the-making events going on at the castle over the school summer holidays.
A Traditional Skills and Crafts Day on Bank Holiday Monday, August 27, will also entertain visitors, who will be able to see and join in some of the crafts and activities that kept a real medieval castle in top shape.
Every Wednesday in August, children will be able to hone their crafty skills at drop-in workshops where they can make their own medieval crowns, tiaras, badges or bookmarks. The workshops go on from 11am to 3.30pm and are suitable for children aged between three and 11. Entrance to the workshops costs £1 per child plus normal castle admission fees.
Oystermouth Castle is one of the most evocative in Wales, unmissable on its mound overlooking Mumbles. It features artwork from the 14th Century, a 30-foot high glass bridge and private staircases leading from vaults to rooms once used as banqueting halls.
Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Major Projects, said: “The council works hard alongside the Friends of Oystermouth Castle, not just to maintain the historic attraction but also to arrange a number of family-friendly events every summer.
“Many thousands of people visited Oystermouth Castle last summer to enjoy a selection of activities, so we’re hopeful 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.”
Oystermouth Castle is open 11am-5pm daily, until 30 September.
Have a look at swansea.gov.uk/oystermouthcastle for more information on the castle and upcoming events.
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