The Local Community

If you are considering moving to the area, you will find a wide variety of groups, organised events and regular meet ups, such as coffee mornings, themed parties, social walks, movie nights and many more.

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Swansea has a huge range of activities for you to get involved with – everything from practical crafting workshops, relaxing yoga sessions, and art exhibitions, to the more surprising, like pumpkin picking and bottomless brunches! Whatever takes your fancy.

Community-led and larger-scale seasonal events include Swansea Council Fireworks Display on Bonfire Night; lots of spooky events on Halloween; the Waterfront Winterland – Swansea’s magical winter experience; and the annual Swansea Christmas Parade – a favourite with old and young alike. There are also a whole host of sport events; events for children, and food and drink events which take place throughout the year, find out more here.

If you’re looking for something on a grander scale, Swansea Arena has a whole host of events, from Broadway shows and musicals, to comedy shows and pop/rock concerts. Find out more here. Meanwhile, other arts and performance venues offer something more intimate – venues like The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Grand Theatre, and the Taliesin Arts Centre.

Sports fans will be interested to know that Swansea is lucky to be home to Wales National Pool, which caters for many types of swimming and has a diverse portfolio of aquatic sports, ranging from absolute beginners to international standard.
Golf fans are also well supported, with courses in Clyne, Pennard and Morriston, as well as Pontardawe.

The Stadium opened in 2005 to provide a home to Swansea City AFC (The Swans!) and Ospreys Rugby whilst giving Swansea a facility to be proud of. The 21,000-seat stadium has become one of the foremost sporting venues in the country. As well as two sporting teams, it now regularly holds international sporting fixtures as well as numerous sell-out music concerts.

Whether you want to try an activity for the very first time, are looking to improve your skills and abilities or are already a fully competent athlete, Swansea has something for you. Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, power-kiting, beach volleyball and a variety of other beach-based activities.

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Neath Port Talbot

The close-knit communities within Neath Port Talbot also host a range of large and small-scale events designed to bring people together. These include chat and craft sessions in Port Talbot, Welsh Learner tuition in Glynneath, Wild Tots events in Briton Ferry, and a monthly market in Port Talbot.

As for smaller group events, Neath Port Talbot offers many different workshops to choose from. Whether you are interested in photography, IT, art and many more, there is a workshop to get stuck into. Find out more here.

For those of you with children looking to connect with other parents, there are loads of activities, groups and social gatherings for the whole family to enjoy and make friends.

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