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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 2014

July

Pirate Week

Saturday 26th - Sunday 10th (August) 10.00am - 5.30pm

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

Meet Black Beard Captain Jack Sparrow

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

 

 

August

Country Games Day

Wednesday 13th 10.00am - 5.30pm

Have you ever played "INKY PINKY", "DUCKSTONE" or tried your hand at "GURNING" and "HORSESHOE THROWING" Let us show you how to entertain your kids using some old fashioned country customs. You will be amazed at how much you can enjoy yourself without having to use a computer game consol! Visitors can also go on a treasure hunt to find the hidden brandy of Mr Will The Mill the former owner of the who was reputed to hide smuggled brandy in his Mill to supply the local village. Oh yes and Inky Pinky - well that involves a lot of egg smashing - and Duckstone - this is Gower's version of the French game of Boules - and if your going Gurning you must bring your camera!!

 

Beach Fun Day

Wednesday 20th 10.00am - 5.00pm

All the fun of the beach come rain or shine. With lots for the whole family to enjoy including sandcastle competitions, limbo competitions, beach themed craft, beach themed cartoons in Wales' smallest cinema La Charrette, beach themed colouring and more!

Medieval Fun Week

Saturday 23rd - Sunday 31st 10.00am - 5.00pm

Learn about Medieval life with our resident Medieval re-enactment group 'Brodyr Baeddwen', see Medieval clothes equipment, have a go at some Medieval crafts, meet our knight, lady and jester and lots more!

September

Gower Bluegrass Music Festival

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th 10.00am - 10.30pm

Now in its tenth year, the event keeps on attracting many bluegrass musicians from the South Wales area and also from further afield across the Severn Bridge. During this year's 3 day event, bluegrass enthusiasts have the opportunity to play in open picking sessions and participate in the instrumental workshops. Those who prefer to listen & watch the performances can enjoy the afternoon and evening concerts which will feature bands from the Welsh and British.

Artists include

Hatful of Rain

Blossom Hill

Jaywalkers

Chris Moreton

A & E String

Grass Snakes

Brandywine Cloggers

Shoostring

Whitefern Mountain String Band

Garth Mountain Boys

Maria Wallace & Guests

Ticket Prices

Friday Evening - 5.00 Adults / 4.00 Concessions

Saturday Day until 6.00pm 6.45 Adults / 5.45 Concessions

Saturday Day & Night 17.00 Adults / 13.00 Concessions

Saturday Night from 6.00pm Adults 12.00 / Concessions 10.00

Sunday Day 6.45 Adults / Concessions 5.45

All Weekend 25.00 Adults / Concessions 22.00

01792 371206

October

Big Apple Weekend

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th

Cider making demonstrations using apples from our own orchard .Using a traditional 150 year old working cider press.

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

 

Halloween Parties

Wednesday 29th

Thursday 30th

Friday 31st

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Our annual Halloween party night returns with lots of spooky goings-on including a spooky disco, screaming competitions, fancy dress competitions for adults and children, dancing competitions, pumpkin carving, bat hunts, story telling and more. This event sells out quickly so pre booking is essential.

Adults £5.60

Children / Concessions £4.60

Family Ticket £21.00 ( 2 adults plus 4 concessions )

Children aged 2 years and under

Discount for seaon ticket holders


November

Satruday 15th & Sunday 16th
Viking re-enactment

Get the children interested in history and join us as we travel back to the year 986 and witness the struggle between Viking raiders sailing from their ports in Ireland to claim rich farmland in Wales. Will the Viking leader Sweyn Forkbeard conquer the native Welshmen defending their homes, or will he convince them to join forces with him to fight their common enemy the Anglo-Saxons to the west? Watch the warriors from both sides fight and train for battle throughout the weekend and you can even try on the armour to discover how you would have fared! Take part in a Build-Your-Own-Longboat Race and listen to stories of fearless Vikings and Gods. You can try your hand at making Viking jewellery, weaving, cooking and wine making. Also, watch as the jeweller casts molten metal to make jewellery using a cuttle fish!

Christmas Craft Fayre

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd 10.00am - 5.00pm

Come and Buy that perfect Handmade Gift in time for Christmas! With a wide variety of locally handmade items, 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.

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

December

Father Christmas Arrives

Come and see Father Christmasevery weekend in his grotto which has been transformed into a magical castle .Father Christmas is arriving at 11:00am and will be in his grotto until 4:30pm every weekend . Tell him what you want for Christmas and receive a gift. Children can also have a go at the Christmas tree trail to win a prize, and there are craft workshops, puppet shows, animal feeding, and lots more. Real Christmas trees for sale with free local delivery.

Entrance charge applies.

 

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 £3.80 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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