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Easter Timetable 12th - 27th April

All Day Activities

Easter Egg Hunt
Find the Easter eggs hidden around the Centre, bring one to reception to claim your prize.

White Rabbit Hunt
Pick up a clue sheet and pencil at reception and find the bunnies that are hiding around the Mill.

La Charrette
Easter themed cartoons in Wales' smallest cinema La Charrette.

Bouncy Castle
Come and spring on our bouncy castle on the stage in the Main Courtyard.


All Day


Pottery Workshop - make an Easter basket from clay , or throw a pot on the wheel*
Treehouse pottery

All Day

Easter Colouring .Test your colouring skills and enter our Easter colouring competition.

Treehouse pottery


All Day

Craft Activities: Make a hand puppet*, fairy wand*, stick puppets, bag decorating* and lots more* .
Puppet Theatre


Guided tour around Mill workshops.
Starts at Water wheel
Help Feed our Ducks & Fish.
Help feed our Goats.
Meet our Chicks.
Feed the Animals.
Animal Park


Join the Mad Hatters Tea Party and meet Alice


Egg and spoon race

Front Courtyard

Meet the Easter Bunny
Main Courtyard


Punch & Judy Show followed by puppet making/ and Craft workshop*
Puppet Theatre
Duck race. Purchase your ducks from reception and enter them into the race to win a prize. *
Starts at the Animal Park gate
Egg & Spoon Race followed by Bunny race. Hop into a sack and bounce like the Easter bunny to the finish line.
Front Courtyard near reception
Blacksmith Demonstration


*(additional charge applies for craft workshops )

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

Annual Events 2014


Easter Fun

Saturday 12th - Sunday 27th 10.00am to 5.30pm

Over Easter a giant white rabbit is making a visit to the Gower Heritage Centre in Parkmill. There will be lots of activities to keep the children happy including meeting the Mad Hatter and Alice , egg and spoon races, Easter egg hunts and 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! Also compete in our bunny race. Don a pair of bunny ears and hop into a sack and bounce to the finish line. Try our Easter Bunny Quiz and see if you can find all of the naughty run away bunnies. There will be daily Pottery Workshops and Puppet shows.

Enter a duck in our daily duck race or have a go at carding and spinning in our Woollen Mill. Daily guided tours of the mill will also be taking place .You may need to bring your pyjamas as you will be 'egg'hausted by the end of your visit!


Cheese & Cider Weekend

Saturday 10th May 10.00am to 10.00pm

& Sunday 11th May 10.00am - 6.00pm

The Welsh Cheese and Cider Festival offers visitors a wide selection of locally produced, award winning cheese including Blaenafon , Snowdonia and Carmarthenshire along with cider and perry from Wales including Old Monty Cider. There will also be stalls with locally produced jams and chutneys from Estelles Gower Goodies .Mumbles Pate will be here along with Fire & Ice and their award winning cider sorbets . 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.

Live music from Rocky Road , Mock Thee Knot ,

Ian James , Ian Charles , Captain Cat and The Sailors and 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.

Gower Good Food Festival

Sunday 25th & Monday 26th May 10.00am - 5.00pm

The event will be host to some of the very best local producers in the area who will be showcasing their delicious homemade produce.

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


Dylan Thomas' War: The Pacifist, The Propagandist and the Swansea Blitz Saturday 7 June, 2014

Start / Finish point:
Full tour - The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, SA1 1RR; Talk & screening only - Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Gower, SA3 2EH
Times: Full tour - 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm;
Talk & Screening only - 5.00 pm - 6.45 pm
Ticket price: Full tour - 17; Talk & Screening only - 8

A pacifist and terrified of conscription, Dylan was disturbed by the Second World War. Migrating between London and west Wales throughout, he worked on propaganda films as well as crafting some of his darkest, saddest literature. Dylan Odssey will explore war-torn Swansea, through the sites of streets ravaged by bombs to the places which survived, examining the devastating loss of the 1930s Kardomah Gang haunts. Writer Nigel Jenkins and historian and critic Professor Peter Stead will explore the effect of this on Dylan's psyche and writing. The day ends with a screening of some of his propaganda films in Gower Heritage Centre's La Charrette, a cinema within an old train carriage. You can join us for the talk and screening alone if you wish.

For further information, see or download the brochure here. You can book tickets online here, or by completing the booking form in the brochure and sending it to: Literature Wales, Fourth Floor, Cambrian Buildings, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5FL, or by telephoning Literature Wales: 029 2047 2266.

Coracle Weekend

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd

Learn about the Welsh fishing boat which has been used for nearly 3,000 years on the waterways. Find out how coracles are made and watch displays and fishing demonstrations during the weekend.


Gower Dance Festival


Friday 11th , Sat 12th & Sunday 13th 10.00am - 10.00pm

Exhibition of local traditional dance and music


Please ring 01792 371 206 for tickets


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




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!


Gower Bluegrass Music Festival

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th 10.00am - 11.00pm

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.


Autumn Fayre and Cider making

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.


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


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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