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Don’t get stuck in a Crimbo-Limbo!

Keep the Christmas excitement going with this Bucket List of things to do

When Santa has visited, presents are opened, and the turkey has been eaten; it’s really important you don’t get stuck in the Crimbo-Limbo!

The period between Christmas and the New Year can be a lull for some, but there are many great venues in Swansea to explore, and keep the festive excitement going. Lots of these can be short duration visits, so why not create your own mini BUCKET LIST to tackle in a day. Here are our Top 10 great ideas to fill your family with excitement, entertainment, exploration, interaction, and education, and all are within a 5 minute walk of each other!

Plantasia Tropical Zoo

Whatever the weather, you can explore one of the UK’s most unique Indoor Zoos. With over 40 species of animals, housed in a warm and cosy tropical living rainforest, it is the perfect place to visit this festive season. To discover your adventure with crocodiles, meerkats, monkeys, and more, visit:

A Lau Banded Iguana with an illustrated santa hat on it's head, sitting on a branch. Plantasia Tropical Zoo logo top right

Flashpoint – Crazy Climb

Full of festive energy to burn? You’ll find Flashpoint – Crazy Climb opposite Plantasia Tropical Zoo at Parc Tawe in the centre of Swansea! There’s something for all ages – and it’s a perfect way to burn off a few of those delicious minced pies!

A girl climbing a climbing wall

Ninja Warrior

Unleash your inner crimbo ninja at Ninja Warrior UK , Parc Tawe, Swansea! Inspired by ITV’s hit show, you can conquer obstacles, jump, swing, and take on the famous Warped Wall. Perfect for family fun and fitness.

a child hanging from hoops on an assault course

Tenpin Bowling

Hit a festive strike at Tenpin Swansea! Bowling, one of the original social networks, has been weaving its way into families and friendships for generations. From birthday parties to first dates, it holds a special place in our hearts. At Tenpin Swansea, bowling takes centre stage,and you can experience the joy of bowling by visiting for more information.

a girl holding a bowling ball in the air, in front of bowling lanes

Odeon Swansea

Had your fill of festive films on TV? Take your movie marathon to the big screen at Odeon cinema for the ultimate cinematic delight in Parc Tawe, Swansea. Check out what’s on at ODEON Swansea and enjoy £5 cinema tickets all day every day* as a myODEON member when you book online:

a screen shot of a Odeon cinema sign

Swansea’s Waterfront Winterland

Celebrate the season at Swansea’s Waterfront Winterland! Open until 2nd January 2024, immerse yourself in the ultimate winter experience. Glide across the ice rink, enjoy the thrill of fun fair attractions, and indulge in festive delights at the Alpine Village food and drink area:

A photo of a winter wonderland funfair & ice skating rink

LC Swansea

Experience the thrill of Wales’ largest waterpark at the LC2! Dive into the excitement with a brilliant wave machine, interactive area, lazy river, famous slides, and much more. Come and swim at

A photo of an indoor swimming pool and slides

Swansea Museum

Discover the enchanting history of Swansea at Wales’ Oldest Museum, a captivating treasure trove that unfolds the city’s past. Explore a diverse collection of objects, from Swansea’s historical artifacts to intriguing items from Wales and beyond—such as an Egyptian mummy and a traditional Welsh kitchen. Delve into the festive spirit with ever-changing temporary exhibitions. Uncover the wonders at

Artefacts in a glass cabinet and on the wall at Swansea Museum

The National Waterfront Museum

Journey through the festive tales of Wales’ industrial prowess and innovation spanning the last 300 years at the museum. Uncover the holiday spirit within their vibrant calendar of events:

a group of people looking at exhibits in a museum

Cinderella at the Grand Theatre

Step into the enchanting world of Cinderella at the Grand Theatre, Swansea—just a short 15-minute walk from our zoo! Delight in this magical pantomime and make it a memorable addition to your festive adventures within easy reach of our tropical haven:

a poster of the Cinderella pantomime at the Grand Theatre, Swansea

Create your festive BUCKET LIST, and enjoy Swansea this December!

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