What's On

Daily Timetable

Time
Activity
Venue

All Day

 

Quiz - Pick up a quiz sheet & pencil at reception
Inside Centre

All Day

Visit our Medieval Re-enactment room and Long hall

Above sandpit play area Long hall in Animal park

All Day

Colouring Fun. Show off your colouring skills
Treehouse Pottery
All Day
Throw a pot, make a clay model or paint a plate with our resident potter. Ask at Reception *
Tree House pottery Ask at Reception
All Day
Make a hand puppet, fairy wand , pirate hat and lots more *
Puppet Theatre

11:00am
2.00pm

Guided tour around Mill workshops.
Starts at Water wheel
11:00am
2:00pm
4.00pm
Help Feed our Ducks & Fish.
Help feed our Goats.
Feed the Animals.
Animal Park
3.30pm
Blacksmith Demonstration
Smithy

 

*(additional charge applies for craft workshops )

We reserve the right to alter times and activities due to factors beyound our control.

Annual Events 2015

January

 

St Dwynwens day

re-enactment

24th and 25th January 2015

10.00am - 5.00pm

Learn all about the Welsh Valentine St Dynwen and her true story of unfulfilled love.St Dwynwen the 5th Century Welsh Saint popularly known as the Welsh Valentine. St Dwynwen was a beautiful Welsh princess whose tragic story of unfulfilled love became a legend and inspiration to all those seeking friendship and true love.

 

Ray Brown Spiritual Healer

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th of January

by appointment only

www.raybrownhealing.com

Please ring 01792 371 206 to book.

 

February

 

Gower Bluegrass Present an evening with Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones

Saturday 7th of February

7.30pm

Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones are old-time musicians and inspired tunesmiths. They are married - in life and music. When they play, their instruments and voices blend like two forks of the same river. Southern song-duets and soaring fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo tunes comprise their diverse concert sets. They play with ease, spontaneity and vitality. While rooted in the traditional sounds of older players, this duo stays true to their own muse. Carl's honest songs can make your heart ache. Erynn's spirited fiddling can enthrall. Together Carl & Erynn's expressive, musical meanderings can transport the soul. Best of all, they bring the listener along with them on their musical journey.

A unique occassion to experience authentic old time and Applaachian music

An intimate gig in the cosy atmosphere of the Gower Heritage Centre Tearooms.Tickets £10 per person includes traditional Welsh Cawl.

Please ring 01792 371206 to book.Limited tickets available.

 

 

Pirate Week!

Saturday 14th February to Sunday 22nd February 2015

10.00am - 5.30pm

Arr me hearties. School's out and it's School Holidays, so come along and join the Gower Heritage Centre in an action packed week that will include:

Meet Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew

Free Adventure Bouncy Castle

Interactive Story Telling

Sword Fighting

Face Painting

Pirate Themed Crafts

Fancy Dress

Treasure Hunts

Swashbuckling Movies in La Charrette - Wales' Smallest Cinema,

Meet some real parrots

Gold Panning and more....

 

March / April

 

Barn Dance & Auction

Saturday 28th March

2.00pm

£7.00 admission children free in evening

Hosted by Gower Power Co-operative

 

Easter Fun

 

Saturday 28th March to Sunday 12th of April

10.00am - 5.30pm

There will be lots of activities to keep the children happy including -

Meet Alice and the Mad Hattter

Egg and spoon races

Duck Races*

Meet the Easter Bunny

Animal handling and feeding sessions with our animal carers

Visit our eggucation incubation centre and if you're lucky you could see some chicks hatching!

Bunny races- Don a pair of bunny ears and hop into a sack and bounce to the finish line

Easter Bunny Quiz -see if you can find all of the naughty run away bunnies

Pottery and craft Workshops*

Puppet shows

Daily guided tours of the mill and blacksmith demonstrations, will also be taking place .

You may need to bring your pyjamas as you will be 'egg'hausted by the end of your visit!

*additional charge applies

 

May

 

Cheese & Cider Weekend

 

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th of May

10.00am - till late

The Welsh Cheese and Cider Festival offers visitors a wide selection of locally produced, award winning cheeses,ciders and perrys from Wales. There will also be stalls with local produce . Visitors will be able to sample and enjoy some of the best cheese and cider Wales has to offer. There will also be a variety of ciders such as our very own Gower produced cider called the Mill House cider along with many more. There will also be advice on how to make apple juice or cider and there will be a traditional 1890s travelling cider press on site with apple press demonstrations taking place. Our Mill Tearooms serving a wide range of Welsh classics and not forgetting the popular Welsh Cream Tea, which will be served all day.

If you would like to have a stall at this event please ring Sarah on

01792 371206

 

Gower Good Food Festival

 

Sunday 24th & Monday 25th of May

10.00am - 5.30pm

The event will be host to some of the very best local producers in the area who will be showcasing their delicious homemade produce.Producers include Dillys Kitchen,Mumbles Pate,Cefn Gwlad Meats , J & L Cakes and Chendore.

If you would like to have a stall at this event please ring Sarah on

01792 371206

 

 

June

 

Coracle Weekend

 

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st of June

11.00am - 3.00pm

See this traditional Welsh boat being put through its paces. Learn about the history of the coracle and the story of Prince Madoc and his brave trip across the Atlantic. Watch fishing displays and have a go yourself.

 

 

July

 

 

Pirate Week!

Saturday 25th July - Sunday 2nd of August

10.00am - 5.30pm

Arr me hearties. School's out and it's SchoolHolidays, so come along and join the Gower Heritage Centre in an action packed week that will include:

Meet the Pirates

Free Adventure Bouncy Castle

Interactive Story Telling

Sword Fighting

Face Painting

Pirate Themed Crafts

Fancy Dress

Treasure Hunts

Swashbuckling Movies in La Charrette - Wales' Smallest Cinema,

Meet some real parrots

Gold Panning and more....

 

 

August

 

Country Games Day

Wednesday 12th August

10.00am - 5.30pm

No games Consoles or televisions here! Country Games day is packed full to the brim with traditional country games. Ranging from contorting your face in our gurning competition to the messy game of inky pinky. Puppet shows with Punch and Judy and hunt for Will the Mills hidden brandy!

 

Beach Fun Day

Wednesday 19th August

10.00am - 5.30pm

The Gower Heritage Centre brings you all the fun of the beach come rain or shine. With lots for the whole family to enjoy including

 

Free Bouncy Castle

Traditional Punch & Judy puppet shows

Sandcastle competitions

Limbo competitions

Beach themed crafts

Cartoons in Wales' smallest cinema La Charrette

Quizzes and more!

 

Medieval Fun Week

 

Saturday 22nd of August to Sunday 30th of August

10.00am - 5.30pm

Learn about Medieval life,see Medieval clothes, equipment, potions and cures, have a go at some Medieval crafts, meet our knight, lady and jester and lots more!

 

 

September

 

Gower Bluegrass Festival

Thursday 10th September - Sunday 13th September

The annual Gower Bluegrass Festival attracts many bluegrass musicians from the South Wales area and also from further afield across the Severn Bridge.Open picking sessions and instrumental workshops.

Musicians include

Kentucky Cow Tippers

New Essex Bluegrass Band

The Grass Snakes

Acoustic Bridge

Hog Ranch

Chris Moreton

Whitefern Mountain String Band

More to be announced

 

 

October

 

Big Apple Weekend

Saturday 10th October 10.00am till late

& Sunday 11th October 10.00am - 5.00pm

Cider making demonstrations using apples from our own orchard . Watch traditional cider making using a 150 year old working cider press. A variety of local ciders, real ales and local produce stalls.

Other events include:

Live music

Stalls including J & L Cakes

Swansea Jack & the Sea Monster Puppet shows

Animal feeding sessions

Guided Tours of the Mill

Blacksmith demonstrations

Glass blowing demonstrations and have a go workshops including blow your own glass bauble with Rogan glass * additional fee applies to take part in workshop

Woollen Mill spinning and weaving demonstrations

Visit Wales smallest cinema La Charrette

Crafts including pottery, hand puppet making and plate painting *additional fee applies

Entry Fee Applies

To book a stall please contact Sarah on 01792 371206 or email reception@gowerheritagecentre.co.uk

 

Halloween Party Nights

Thursday 29th October, Friday 30th October & Saturday 31st of October

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Pre-booking essential

Our annual Halloween party nights return with lots of spooky goings-on including

Spooky disco

Swamp dip

Screaming competitions

Fancy dress competitions for adults and children

Dancing competitions

Pumpkin carving

Bat hunt

Ghost hunt

Spooky story telling

 

This event sells out quickly so pre booking is essential. Between 6 - 9 pm Please ring for ticket prices 01792 371206

 

November / December

 

 

Viking Weekend

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November

10.00am - 5.00pm

Viking themed fun for all the family!

 

Christmas Craft Fayre & Father Christmas arrives

 

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November

10.00am - 5.00pm

Come and Buy that perfect Handmade Gift in time for Christmas! With a wide variety of locally handmade items,J & L Cakes,real Christmas trees for sale and free entry to the craft fayre there will be something for everyone, including hot mulled wine and cider available from our Tearooms and Bar.

Father Christmas will be here in his Grotto every weekend from 11.00am till 4.30pm up until the 24th of December.(additional charge applies)

To book a stall please contact Sarah on 01792 371206 or email reception@gowerheritagecentre.co.uk

 

 

For more information or to book tickets for forthcoming events contact the Gower Heritage Centre between 10am and 5pm on 01792 371206 or email reception@gowerheritagecentre.co.uk

We cater for schools and educational trips, starting from as little as £4.00 per person. See our Schools page for full details. If you are a teacher and you would like to make a preliminary visit please call us on 01792 371206 we'll be happy to help.

 

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