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
|An Introduction to camping. (Saturday 16 September 2017)||Enquire now|
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 16th September until 12.00 noon on Sunday 17th 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.
Meet at 10.00am at Parc le Breos Campsite car park. SA3 2HA
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.
Gower Society Youth Camp Kit list.
Sleeping bag – each
Sleep mat – each
Knife, fork and spoon
A picnic lunch for Saturday.
A raw jacket potato each.
Either a pack of bacon, eggs or bread or cereal,
A carrot, Swede, potato, parsnip, or leek.
Any snacks you might want during the days.
|Address of activity: Parc le Breos Camp site, Parkmill, Swansea, west glam, Sa3 2HA||View the location|
|History of Mumbles Hill. (Saturday 14 October 2017)||Enquire now|
We will climb up to the Nature Reserve and explore all the WW II remains and history hidden in the hill. Learn about the strategic position of Mumbles Hill and what historic buildings are still visible. We will also look for wildlife in this unique nature reserve.
Meet 2.00 p.m. at The Big Apple car park Mumbles.
Directions: Follow Oystermouth Road out of Swansea towards Mumbles. Drive through Mumbles and along the coast until you go through a high cutting in the rock. As you exit this turn left into the Big Apple car park. There is a charge. There is also a car park a little way further along above Bracelet Bay.
|Address of activity: The Big Apple car park, Mumbles head, Mumbles, Mumbles, Swansea, west glam, Sa3 1AA||View the location|
|Christmas Crafts (Saturday 18 November 2017)||Enquire now|
MEET at 2 pm, Penmaen Village Hall
Get in the festive mood with this Christmas craft session.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So get in the festive mood with this Christmas craft session. Masses of craft materials will be available for you to make Christmas cards, decorations and let the festive juices flow. Relax to the sound of Christmas music with mulled wine and mince pies. Finishes at 4 pm.
Directions: 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”. If the car park is full we also are allowed to park through the gate on the grassed area opposite the houses of Tor View. It must be against the hedge bordering the road.
|Address of activity: Penmaen, TOR VIEW, Swansea, west glam, 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.