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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
3.15pm
Blacksmith Demonstration
Smithy
Puppets shows weekends and school holidays

 

*(additional charge applies for craft workshops )

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

Annual Events 2016

 

 

Pirate Week

Saturday 13th - Sunday 21st February

10am - 5:30pm

Come aboard for a swashbuckling event!

Leave the scurvy landlubbers behind and set Course for a fun-filled week of pirate-themed events at The Gower Heritage Centre! Take to the seas of your imagination in our inter-active stories, but beware Davy Jones locker. train to be a Pirate. Or maybe ye can find yourself a spot of treasure in our treasure hunts. With gold panning, bouncy castle, craft activities and swashbuckling movies held in Wales' smallest cinema, La Charrette and of course the oppertunity to cross swords with infamous Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Charlotte Duberry! This is one only to miss if ye have been swallowed by a Whale! Standard entrance fee applies. Captain Jack will not here on Friday 19th February as unfortunately he has a date with the executioner, don't worry he has promised to escape and will be with us the rest of the week.

Easter Fun

Saturday 26th March - Sunday 10th April

10.00am - 5.00pm

Follow the White Rabbit to The Gower Heritage Wonderland, for a most important date! Meet Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit (our special Easter Bunny) and join in with a whole host of egg-tivities! Don a pair of Bunny ears for the egg and spoon races and even the spoon, tea cup, tea spoon and egg races!! Bounce along in our Great Bunny Sack Race! And if after all that you need a drink, then there is always time for tea, and you can have tea and lots of fun at The Maddest Mad Hatters tea party you will ever attend, with stories and games galore! There is even a Mad-Hatters hat compertition, so bring your Easter Bonnets and Mad Hat's for our Mad-Hatters Hat Parade, if you didn't bring your own do not despair, you can make one in our craft room (additional charge applies) along with a whole host of other easter crafts!! You can even follow Alice on a special egg-tastic treasure hunt. There are also animal handling and feeding sessions with our animal carers, and our speacial Easter Quiz to find all of our naughty run away rabbits and win a prize. So hop along and have a very merry day of Easter Madness!

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

 

Gypsy Jazz Swing Guitar Festival

Saturday 26th March

For one day and one evening only at the Gower Heritage Centre with headlining International band Irene Ypenburg GYPSY SWING BAND.

John Rijsdijk on lead guitar and Christiaan van Hemert on Violin. Also on the line up are the AFTERNOON IN PARIS Hot Club Jazz Outfit, and the amazing STEVE WILLIAMS TRIO kicking things off in the afternoon.

There will also be some Special Guests coming along, musical workshops and not forgetting the Djanjo Reinhardt Hot Club Jam Session where anyone can join in. There will also be Food and Craft stalls, Cheese, Wine, Craft Beers, our own Mill Produced Cider, along with Eurofusion Food Stall with Chendore Doxsey, and a musical instrument pop up shop.

The price includes all this and a Super Day Out For All The Family at Gower Heritage Centre based around a 12th century flour mill powered by a working water wheel with historic craft workshops and museum together with Animal Park, Woollen Mill, Tea Rooms, Medieval Display Room, Adventure play area, Fish Pond, Puppet Theatre, Eggucation centre and much more!

Don't forget to fit in a relaxed walk to Gower`s Famous Three Cliffs Bay. For more info call in and see us or phone on 01792 371206:

Adults Ticket Price day only £ 6.80 up until 5.30 pm.

Day and evening tickets £12.50

or just evening after 5.30 pm is £6.80.

Childrens and Senior tickets £5.80 day only.

Evening £6.00. and all day and evening £11.50

Cheese & Cider Weekend

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May

Saturday 10.00am till late

Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm

 

Tasters from a large selection of locally made cider and cheese. As well as the range of real ciders we have our own, traditionally made cider, pressed on our 120 year old cider press and fermented in oak casks.There will also be stalls with local produce. Visitors will be able to sample and enjoy some of the best cheese and ciders Wales as to offer..There will also be advise on how to make your own apple juice and cider and a chance to see a traditional 1890s travelling cider press on site along with a great line up of live music all weekend with some festival favourites coming back again this year. Live music provided by our immensely talented local acts. Soak up the atmosphere, fine food and drink this May!

Stalls Include

Carmarthenshire Cheese

Snowdonia Cheese

Dillys Kitchen

Mamgus Kitchen

Mumbles Pate

If you are interested in a stall please contact Sarah on 01792 371206

Gower Good Food Festival

Sunday 29th & Monday 30th May

10.00am - 5.30pm

The Gower Heritage Centre has been holding successful foodie events for years now, and the Gower Good Food Festival is no exception. Back for its fifth year, the festival is back by popular demand, and this year will be held from Sunday 29th May to Monday 30th May. The event will play host to some of the areaís very best local producers, giving them the chance to showcase their delicious homemade produce. Foodies wonít want to miss out on the chance to sample the wares

Itís not all just about sampling tasty food though, as there will also activities to take part in, including guided tours of the mill and animal feeding sessions Ė the latter of which is sure to appeal to the youngest of visitors. Thereís something for everyone at this family-friendly event, even blacksmith and glass blowing demonstrations and the chance to get crafty in workshops for pottery and making hand-puppets(extra charges apply). For some retro fun, keep an eye out for Punch & Judy shows.

Stalls include -

Suzy Truffles

Yo Cart

Dusty Knuckle Pizza

Dillys Kitchen

Mumbles Pate

Carmarthenshire Cheese

Little Valley Bakery

Cefn Gwlad Meats

Mamgus Kitchen

Gluten Free Bakery

Little Black Hen

Cefn Gwlad Maets

Naturally Kind Food

Malabar Aaanaa

Sue & Phil Coggan- with a selection of smoked ribs and beef brisket

 

If you are interested in a stall please contact Sarah on 01792 371206

Ukulele Festival of Wales

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th June 2016

A two day Ukulele Festival.Headline bands with supporting acts. Stalls, Workshops, Jamming area, also Open mic sessions. The Gower Inn has also kindly agreed to host our "Friday Evening Festival Taster" which will kick off our mighty new festival weekend. Guaranteed fun strum so don't forget to bring your uke..

Line up

Pete Moss

The Porthcawl Ukele Band

Michael Adcock

Percy Copley

Plucking Fourstrings

Fflip Fflops

The Ukelele Uff & Lonesome Dave Trio

Gary Phillips Amigos Trio

Capatain Cat & The Sailors

The Ukoholix

Eddie Cromie

Chonkinfeckle

Flee Bitten Boy

 

Workshops

Singing and Harmony - Roland Emmanuel

Ukele - Gary Phillps

Strumming Techniques- Michael Adcock

Workshop Fee is £10 and is payable at the Festival

For further information please visit - www.ukulelefestivalofwales.co.uk

Tickets available from Derricks Records

 

Pirate Weeks

Saturday 23rd July - Sunday 7th August

10am - 5:30pm

Come aboard for a swashbuckling event!

 

Leave the scurvy landlubbers behind and set Course for a fun-filled week of pirate-themed events at The Gower Heritage Centre! Take to the seas of your imagination in our inter-active stories, but beware Davy Jones locker. train to be a Pirate. Or maybe ye can find yourself a spot of treasure in our treasure hunts. With gold panning, bouncy castle, craft activities and swashbuckling movies held in Wales' smallest cinema, La Charrette and of course the oppertunity to cross swords with infamous Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Charlotte Duberry! This is one only to miss if ye have been swallowed by a Whale! Standard entrance fee applies.

Country Games Day

Wednesday 10th 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. Traditional tales Molly Whuppie and Young Kate will be brought to life in our Inter-active storytelling sessions. Puppet shows with Punch and Judy and hunt for Will the Mills hidden brandy! Holiday fun.

 

Beach Fun Day

Wednesday 17th August

10.00am - 5.30pm

Come rain or shine The Gower Heritage Centre will brings you all the fun of the beach. Meet Miranda the Mermaid and take an adventure in your imagination in our inter-active stories from the deep, with games, challenges and lots of activities along the way. Its a fabulous day of fun for 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 much much more! So put on your best pair of shades, grab a bucket and spade and make your way to Gower Heritage centre today!

Medieval Fun Week

Gory Gower

10.00am - 5.30pm

Saturday 22nd August - Sunday 28th August

Travel back in time at The Gower Heritage Centre today and experience a day of Medieval Madness, where we will be putting the Gory back into the Gower, and having a whole lot of old fashioned fun! There will be lots to do for the whole family. Did you know that Mice were put on trial? We do and you can find out why and much much more about the mad medievals on our mad-capped medeival quiz. Meet the Lady Elizabeth, Hiss, boo and cheer in our inter-active tales straight out of medieval legend, including the famous Robyn the Hood. Dare to join in with our Great Crime and Punishment quiz, beset with all sorts of Gory challenges along the way. With Knights training, dragon slaying, and fancy dress, there are many chances for you to have a legendary day of fun and to win special favour's (prizes) from reception.

Bluegrass Festival

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September

 

Returning for its 12th year the event has gained in reputation and continues to attract musicians from South Wales and further afield across the Severn Bridge. Bluegrass enthusiasts have the opportunity to take advantage of our open picking sessions and participate in our instrumental workshops.

Line up TBC

gowerbluegrass.co.uk

 

Big Apple Weekend

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October

Itís that time of year where we descend upon the orchard, pick our apples and man the press. Come see us make cider from fresh cider apples using our 120 year old cider press. Sample various local ciders including our own and taste some freshly pressed apple juice.Our cider makers are at hand to answer questions you may have.

Local produce stalls and live music Crafts and activites for children

Stalls Include

Mamgus Kitchen

Carmarthenshire Cheese

 

If you are interested in a stall please contact Sarah on 01792 371206

 

Halloween Party Nights

Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th & Monday 31st October

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Pre booking essential

Why not spend Halloween in one of the most haunted spots in Gower. The three nights are host to a spooky disco,dancing competitions,fancy dress competitions, scary story telling in our haunted mill cottage, swamp dip, halloween crafts and pumkin carving(additional charge applies), bat hunts, ghost hunts and more ! Parents are invited to dress up as well as children.

Pre booking only early booking advised.

Bar,BBQ and Tearooms open

Viking Weekend

Saturday12th & Sunday 13th November

Climb aboard your longship and set sail for the Gower Heritage Centre to meet The Dragons of the Sea, The Vikings! Become a part of action in the inter-active stories of Thor, Sirgaurd and the Dragon and one of the fiercest of all the Vikings, Ragnor! Learn how to battle like a Viking in Viking training, and join in with Our Great Viking Challenge. With quizzes and crafts and much much more, this will be a day even Thor's mighty father Odin wouldn't want to miss!

 

 

Christmas Craft Fayre & Father Christmas arrives

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November

10.00am - 5.00pm

The Gower Heritage Centre is celebrating in style with its very own Christmas market featuring a range of local produce and crafts. Entry to the Gower Heritage Centre and the Christmas market will be free all weekend.

Father Christmas will be here every weekend until the 24th of December

Additional charge applies to visit Father Christmas

If you are interested in a stall please contact Sarah on 01792 371206

 

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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