Family Attractions and Activities in gower

Gower is often described as a giant outdoor playground luring families to indulge in its natural and man-made attractions year on year. There’s so much to see and do, all within a reasonable drive time, come rain or shine. Choose from a plethora of leisure centres, cinemas, pools and seafront amusements, or for the more adventurous, learn to ride a horse, fly a plane, skydive, ski, drive a go kart, climb up very high trees and shoot arrows.


Activity Centres / Areas

The LC, waterpark, soft play, indoor climbing, sports and leisure centre located in Swansea city centre. 01792 466500.
Plantasia, indoor botanical garden with a variety of animals: 01792 474555
Gower Heritage Centre, rural crafts and children’s activity centre and museum. 01792 371206
Mumbles Pier, Pavilion Cafe and family amusement centre. 01792 365200
Singleton Boating Lake in Singleton Park, pedal boats, crazy golf and children’s play area open during spring and summer. 01792 635142
The Chocolate Factory, Fforestfach, see the chocolate melting, squirting and spinning.  01792 561617

Cinemas & Ten Pin Bowling

Ten Pin Bowling, Parc Tawe, Swansea. 0871 221 0000.
Vue Cinema, Swansea. 08712 240240
Odeon Cinema, Parc Tawe, Swansea. 0871 224 4007.

Swimming Pools & Lidos

Wales National Pool, lane and leisure swimming, Sketty Lane, Swansea SA2 8QG
01792 513513

Blackpill Lido, Blackpill, outdoor paddling pool, play area and picnic facilities.  017932 635436

Boat & Train Rides

Gower Coast Adventures, scenic boat trips around Gower. 01792 348229 or 07866 250440
Swansea Bay Rider, 72-seater land train running along Swansea’s promenade throughout spring and summer.  01792 635436

Shooting, Paintballing, Archery

Perriswood Archery & Falconry Centre, Penmaen, Gower. 01792 371661
Team Force Paintball and Air Rifle shooting, outskirts of Swansea. 01792 772311

Horse riding

Clyne Farm Centre, Mayals. 01792 403333
Parc le Breos, Parkmill. 01792 371636
Pilton Moor Livery, Rhossili. 01792 446317

Go Karting

Skidz Karting, Swansea. 01792 580927

Fun in the sky

Swansea Airport for pleasure aeroplane and helicopter flights, learn to fly a plane, and tandem skydiving.
Skydive Swansea, 01792 207035
Cambrian Flying Club, 01792 205688. Gower Flight Centre, 01792 298599
Heli-Air Wales, 01792 202250


Pembrey Country Park, dry ski slope and toboggan run in a national park, 15 minutes from North Gower. 01554 834443

Family Day’s Out (within 30 mins to 1.5 hours drive time)

National Show Caves of Wales including Dinosaur Park, Abercrave, 01639 730284. Margam Country Park including Go Ape, Port Talbot, 0845 643 9215. National Wetlands Centre, Llanelli, 01554 741087.