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Swansea’s exotic world of plants and animals...


Come and explore our unique tropical haven of wonderful plants and animals situated in the heart of the city. From insects, reptiles, fish and monkeys to banana plants, pineapple plants, prickly cacti and giant bamboo – Plantasia has it all, and is perfect for that unique family day out, no matter what the weather! Plants Both our tropical and arid climate zones house a fabulous range of unusual plants from around the world. As well as exotic fruits discover how other luxurious food is grown, with amongst others cocoa, vanilla and coffee all on display. It’s not just food - learn where perfume, rubber, panama hats and soap get their roots from – literally! There are Animals also beautiful flowers and unique desert You can also get up close plants such as the century plant which to some amazing animals. blooms every 100 years and Our endangered cotton-top tamarin provides the ingredients monkeys are a real sight, each with for tequila. their own unique ‘hair-do’. If you’re brave enough you can also get up close to a Burmese python, iguanas, chameleon, bearded dragon and tarantula. We also have plenty of creepy crawly insects and an aquarium containing various species of fish including the feared piranha (although these are in a tank on their own!).

Gift Shop & Coffee Shop Once you manage to tear yourself away from the beautiful plants and animals, why not relax in our friendly coffee shop? We serve a wide range of food & drink that includes 37 flavours of hot chocolate and cakes to delight. You can also browse around our Special Events fabulous gift shop for a perfect memento Throughout the year, of your visit including books, jewellery, we hold a variety of fun and educational toys and cuddly educational activities for all the animals of all sizes. family to enjoy. During every school holiday you can join us for events such as interactive animal shows, storytelling, art & craft, treasure trails Birthday Parties and lots more! Due to popularity, Enjoy a unique birthday booking in advance is party experience you will never highly recommended. forget. The package includes an exciting animal theme trail around the hothouse and wildlife room, an exciting private room for up to 2 hours, fabulous party food, fun animal masks for the children and unique party invitations.


Wedding Photography Don’t let the bad weather dampen your big day. With its breathtaking backdrops and stunning scenery, come rain or shine, Plantasia is the perfect venue for your special wedding pictures. Group Visits We welcome all types of groups and recommend that you call ahead to book your visit. Feel free to stroll around at your leisure with the self guide trails or book a special guided tour. Schools are also welcome. Visit our website for a detailed programme of workshops, which are in line with the National Curriculum.

How’s the weather? Our amazing plants have also provided the Visit the set of perfect backdrop for national Doctor Who TV weather broadcasts with Our lovely animals were in for a presenters wandering through real treat earlier this year when they the hothouse where it’s took part in some ‘time travel’. The usually summer time all tranquil hothouse was transformed into year round. a futuristic hub, from which a whole planet could be terra-formed! That was the scene for ‘The Doctor’s Daughter’ episode of the BBC’s popular 4th series of Doctor Who, when the Doctor ends a war between the humans and scary fish monsters! The cast enjoyed their visit and met some of our friendly animals.


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How to find us You can find us right in the heart of the picturesque city of Swansea located at the Parc Tawe complex next to Toys ‘R Us. From the M4, leave at Junction 42, follow the A483 into Swansea. As you enter Swansea follow the signs for Parc Tawe. There is parking next to Plantasia and you can easily reach us on foot from the city centre. We are less than a 10 minute walk from both the train and bus station. Opening Times & Visitor Information Plantasia is open everyday from 10am to 5pm (apart from Mondays in December & January). Last admission is 4.30pm.

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Plantasia in Swansea