Looking For Free Things To Do with Children?

There are two events in Swansea.

On Wednesday Swansea Council will be marking National Playday with a huge event at the National Waterfront Museum between 11am and 1.30pm.

The many free activities include crafts, colouring, storytelling, music, games, sports activities, the ever popular pirate ship, book hunt and face painting.

Then on Thursday the fun moves to the big screen at Castle Square.

There will be outdoor screenings of the blockbuster animated hit The Secret Life of Pets.

It tells the story of a spoiled Jack Russell Terrier named Max who lives in a New York apartment with his owner and while she is at work during the day, he hangs out with other pets in the building

It has a U certificate with screenings at 12 noon and 4pm.

Deckchairs will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Next week the blockbuster Mary Poppins Returns will be screened at 12 noon and 2.30pm on Thursday August 15.

Elliott King, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services (Early Years), said: “We know that the summer holidays can be a fun yet expensive time for families which is why Swansea Council puts on a variety of free activities.

“We have celebrated and supported National Playday for many years and it’s always an excellent and really popular day.

“Play is how children make sense of the world around them – how they learn about themselves and what they are capable of, their place in society, success and failure and how they learn to take and manage personal risk.

“Significantly, a lack of play opportunities has been shown to have a massively detrimental impact in terms of development and social skills.

“With ever increasing pressures on children’s opportunities to play – time, parental fears, traffic, lack of play space, among many others – it has never been more important to support every child’s right to play.”

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