Important Venues in Swansea bounce back after the Pandemic

Important Venues in Swansea bounce back after the Pandemic

Swansea Council continues to fund major leisure and tourism sites to help them recover from the pandemic hit. Many visitors have flocked to these sites, thus helping the businesses grow.

Freedom Leisure, Wales National Pool Swansea (WNPS), Plantasia and the National Waterfront Museum are some of the sites that have benefited from the Council’s help.

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Let the numbers do the talking.

In the fiscal year 2022–2023 of Freedom, the number of visitors to the city centre LC and its other community leisure facilities increased by about 30% to over 1.8 million over the prior year. Revenue reached almost £8 million, up about 36%.

WNPS saw a rise in revenue of over £300,000, reaching over £1.3m.


Parkwood Leisure’s Plantasia experienced an increase in attendance from over 98,000 in 2022 to over 117,000, and income increased from over £200,000 to nearly £950,000.

The number of in-person and online visitors to the free-to-enter waterfront museum increased by around 10% to nearly 277,000.

Many venues and sites continue to face challenges in meeting energy bills and drawing visitors; however, the council is ready to extend its support to them.

Councillor Francis-Davies remarked: “We continue to be there for our leisure services partners during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis because they play a critical part in the life of our city and our local communities.”

The cabinet reviewed the Leisure Partnerships Annual Report, which examined the financial performance and visitor numbers for the city’s institutions that the council supports financially in a variety of ways for the year 2022–2023.

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Prepare for a Fun Summer in Swansea

Prepare for a Fun Summer in Swansea

Swansea is a happening place buzzing with a lot of activities for its locals and tourists. It has a lot of fun events upcoming this summer for individuals and families.

They include major performances in Singleton Park, art gallery displays, breathtaking parks and beaches, and places like the LC and Plantasia.

The Wales Airshow and IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea are major highlights that people are looking forward to.

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The Swansea Council’s Enjoy Swansea Bay team, along with several other businesses and organisations including restaurants, hotels, and bars, are organising various events.

Council cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies remarked: “The council and many others are preparing to offer people a lot more fun indoors and outdoors.

“I applaud the work of all those in the cultural and tourism sector who do so much to make Swansea a great place to visit and in which to live.”

Dylan Thomas Centre, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Grand Theatre, Brangwyn Hall, Swansea Museum and libraries are some of the council-run venues offering such fun events.

Council-run attractions include:

  • Blackpill Lido – open from May 4
  • Crazy golf at Southend Gardens and Singleton Park – open now
  • Oystermouth Castle – open now and with live theatre planned
  • Singleton Boating Lake pedalos – operating now
  • Swansea Bay Rider Land Train – operating now

Forthcoming events with council support include:

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  • Enigma Variations, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Brangwyn Hall – April 12
  • Swansea International Jazz Festival – June 13-17
  • World Triathlon Para Series Swansea – June 22
  • Wales Airshow – July 6-7
  • IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea – July 14
  • James Arthur, Singleton Park – July 18
  • Classic Ibiza, Singleton Park – July 19
  • Let’s Rock Wales, Singleton Park – July 20
  • Peter Pan, outdoor theatre, Oystermouth Castle – August 7
  • Romeo and Juliet, outdoor theatre, Oystermouth Castle – August 8
  • Admiral Swansea Bay 10k – September 15

It is time to make the most of the warmer days. both inside and outside!

Cover Photo: From Wales National Airshow.