A visit to Swansea Bay – #SwanseaBayMoments

If you follow me on social media will notice that all my updates last weekend were peppered with the hashtag #swanseabaymoments.  We were invited by Visit Swansea Bay to spend a family weekend in Swansea Bay exploring & celebrating just a smidgen of what the area has to offer this Spring and creating and sharing our very own #SwanseaBayMoments.

I will write about each of our #SwanseaBayMoments separately otherwise this post will go on forever but I thought I’d give you a little overview of our adventures to whet your appetite.

The journey from Manchester to Swansea Bay is lengthy to say the least and we knew it would take us somewhere in the region of around four hours.  This was always going to be a challenge with three little ones but we figured apart from anything else it would be good practice for our drive to France in the Summer!

To make the most of our weekend Dave took the Friday off work which meant we were able to set off on Friday morning and take a steady drive down rather than rushing down after work and having to go straight to bed.  We left our house at about half ten, knowing that Amy wasn’t 100% and hoping that we didn’t live to regret our decision!  We stopped about half way for a toilet stop and some lunch but otherwise the journey was relatively uneventful – there was some traffic on the M6 (which is hardly surprising) however from door to door the journey took about six hours.

We had hoped to visit Swansea Museum or National Waterfront Museum on Friday afternoon however by the time we finally arrived they were closed so we just checked in to our hotel for the weekend, Swansea Waterfront Hotel and relaxed for a bit before our evening meal in the hotel restaurant.

On Saturday morning we were up and about relatively early, as you would imagine with three children in a hotel room, and went straight up to the Gower Heritage Centre to experience what they had to offer.  The afternoon saw a visit to Mumbles with a walk down the pier and a quick play on the sand before we made our way to National Waterfront Museum.  Saturday night saw us taking in the incredible views of Swansea Bay and enjoying our evening meal at Grape & Olive.

Having already peeped in the windows of The LC on Saturday afternoon, Ben and Chloe were extremely excited about their morning’s swim and soft play!  We followed this up with lunch at Cafe TwoCann before making our way home.  We actually managed the drive home in 4hrs 15 with no stops thanks to some long sleeps going on in the back!  Swimming is definitely the way forward before a long car journey!Check back soon to read about our #SwanseaBayMoments in more detail!

*Disclaimer – We were invited so spend a weekend in Swansea Bay as guests of Visit Swansea Bay.  All thoughts and opinions remain our own*

1 Comment

  1. February 25, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    Looking forward to reading your posts, we love the area and can't wait to go back! xx

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