The Gower Society Youth
We run monthly activities for 4-16 year olds around the Gower Lordship. These activities aim to introduce new ways for children to explore and engage with the Gower countryside. All activities are free, funded by The Gower Society, and based at a different location each month. They range from river dipping and butterfly hunts to woodland adventures and pirate days.
The list of Gower Society Youth activities below is updated regularly so please check for changes. All activities will also be published in the Gower Society programme and on the Gower Society web site. http://www.gowersociety.org.uk
We have started a Gower Society Youth Facebook page. It is a members only page so to see photos of the activities and what is going on so find us on Facebook and like our page.
Gower Society Youth has also started an older section for 11+ called
|Fossil Hunting (Saturday 17 March 2018)||Enquire now|
Saturday March 17th 12.00 pm
Park on the side of the road down to Rotherslade Bay or if you feeling energetic park in Langland Bay and walk around on the coast path.
Meet Dawn Thomas of Nature Days a little earlier than usual to catch the low tide, at the top of the steps down to the beach at Rotherslade. Learn how fossils are made and then explore the rocks looking for real fossils. We will take rubbings of any we find and identify how old they are. You will then be able to make your own fossil out of plaster of Paris to take home.
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|River and castle (Saturday 21 April 2018)||Enquire now|
MEET 2pm – 4pm at Parkmill Shepherds shop car park. SA3 2EH.
Discover the stories of Pennard castle and explore Pennard river. We will walk down next to the river looking at all the meanders. Then do some fishing at the mouth. We will then climb up to the castle, explore the remains and hear the legend of Pennard castle. Suitable for families.
Take the South Gower road (A4118) to Parkmill past the Gower Inn and through the narrow bit of road. Park either at the Three Cliffs Bay field car park, Shepherds shop, or the Gower Heritage Centre – all of which charge. If the Three cliffs car park is open turn left into the field. Or turn right into Shepherds shop car park and onwards towards the Gower Heritage Centre then cross the South Gower road and follow the footpath to the bridge.
|Address of activity: Shepherds, Parkmill, Swansea, SA3 2EH||View the location|
|May Day Fete (Monday 07 May 2018)||Enquire now|
May Day fete. There will be maypole dancing, Morris dancing, crowning of the May queen all on Reynoldston green. Refreshments will be avail but why not bring a picnic and your family.
The Reynoldston village green will be transformed into a May Day fair. There will be maypole dancing, Morris dancing, crowning of the May queen. Make your own May queen crowns. Bring a picnic and a picnic blanket and we will have a May Day picnic on the Lower Green, if wet it will be in Reynoldston village hall. There will be refreshment stall as well as games and storytelling.
Meet at 2.00 pm on Reynoldston lower green, in Village hall if wet. Grid Ref: 481 900
Follow the B4271 over Cefn Bryn down the hill into Reynoldston. After the narrow bit turn right to the lower Green. There is parking outside the village hall – follow the road past the church round to the right, and outside the church.
|Address of activity: Reynoldston lower green, Reynoldston, Swansea, west glam, SA3 1AA||View the location|
|Father’s day trip fishing (Saturday 16 June 2018)||Enquire now|
Meet by the flag on Port Eynon beach at 2pm in time for the sea to uncover its bountiful store room!
In this year of the sea and on father’s day why not spend some time with your father or family trying to fish, or just listen to the waves and explore rock pools. Suitable for families.
Directions: Follow A4118 South Gower road to its very end. Park in the car park –pay and display, and meet by the wall on the beach front.
|Address of activity: Port Eynon beach, Port Eynon, Swansea, West Glam, SA3 1NN||View the location|
|Mini-beast hunt (Saturday 21 July 2018)||Enquire now|
MEET at 2pm – 4pm on the top of Cefn Bryn Reynoldston.
Explore the heathland and ponds of Cefn Bryn and the mini beasts living there. Come and see the amazing pond life, bush crickets and grasshoppers living in the habitats. Use butterfly nets and fishing nets to catch these beautiful animals and look closely at them using magnifying glasses. Suitable for families.
Take the left hand turn after the cattle grid at Cillibion off the B4271 North Gower Road. Follow the road up on to the top of Cefn Bryn. Park in the car park on the right hand side.
|Address of activity: Cefn Bryn, Reynoldston, Swansea, West Glam, SA3 1BR||View the location|
|Gower Society Youth Camp (Saturday 22 September 2018)||Enquire now|
MEET 10am Parc le Breos Campsite car park. SA3 2HA
Start to set up tents in the field which sides onto the car park from 10.00 am.
The family camp will take place at Parc le Breos scout camp running from 10.00 am on Saturday 27th September until 12.00 noon on Sunday 28th September. This event requires booking in advance so please contact me for a kit list, you will need to bring your own tents. We do have access to some for borrowing if anyone needs one, and parents will have to stay.
Learn how to set up a tent, cook on an open fire, camp craft and fun and games outdoors with other families. Camping costs £3 per person, booking required. Open to all who wish to camp with their families.
Directions: Follow the signs to Parc le Breos Trekking centre at Parkmill. Pass the car park for the Heritage Centre and follow the road for ¾ of a km. On your left is the car park opposite some large pine tree and a gate. We will be camping on the shed site, same place as last year, just through the fence adjoining the car park. Not up the valley of Green Cwm.
|Address of activity: Parc le breos , Parkmill, Gower, Gower, Swansea, West Glam||View the location|
|Woodland foraging (Sunday 21 October 2018)||Enquire now|
Meet 2.00 p.m. at Parc le Breos Campsite car park. SA3 2HA.
Find out about the edible plants found in a woodland habitat in autumn.
Suitable for families.
Directions: Follow the signs to Parc le Breos Trekking centre at Parkmill. Pass the car park for the Heritage Centre and follow the road for ¾ of a km. On your left is the car park opposite some large pine tree and a gate. We will meet by the picnic benches.
|Address of activity: Parc Le Breos scout camp site, Parkmill, Swansea, west glam, sa3||View the location|
|Christmas Crafts (Saturday 24 November 2018)||Enquire now|
It’s time to start the Christmas season with some relaxing crafts. Why not start your Christmas cards early or just sip mulled wine and watch the children create incredible models, decorations and other Christmas craft. This is always a popular event so please join us for some mince pies and festive cheer.
Follow the A4118 past Parkmill. The Car Park is on the left at the top of the hill. Penmaen Hall is through the gate which says “Private no parking”.
|Address of activity: Penmaen, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA3 2HJ||View the location|
All Activities will take place whatever the weather, so watch that sky and dress appropriately. Bring a snack and a drink as you get really hungry having this much fun!
Hope to see you at an activity soon.