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www.waterfrontwinterland.com 22 November – 4 January in the grounds of the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea


Waterfront Winterland 2008

Real ice skating, the smell of festive food and mulled wine, Christmas music, fun fair rides, Santa’s Grotto, live entertainment and a giant wheel… that’s what Christmas is all about, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Swansea’s Waterfront Winterland.

Waterfront Winterland 2008

Back for a third year, the Waterfront Winterland is set to enthral visitors and residents once again. From Saturday 22 November right through until Sunday 4 January, the grounds of the National Waterfront Museum will be transformed into a festive land of merriment and magic. Opening times: 22 November – 4 January Monday – Friday (Until 19 December): 12noon – 10pm Monday - Friday (From 20 December): 10am – 10pm Saturdays & Sundays: 10am – 10pm Christmas Eve: 10am – 8pm Christmas Day: Closed Boxing Day: 10am – 8pm New Years Eve: 10am – 8pm Please note that the last skate on the ice rink will be an hour before closing.

fun The Admiral giant wheel will be the star of the show again this Christmas, as one of the biggest touring wheels in the UK returns to offer brilliant views across the city. Seen from miles around, climb on board the 44m wheel if you’re brave enough! A traditional carousel, our new snow storm ride and other favourites will complete the fun fair area, providing attractions for the whole family.

Skating Yes, the ice rink is back after proving to be hugely popular last year with thousands of people taking advantage of being able to skate on a real ice rink. Bring some gloves and a scarf as it gets mighty cold on there! Skating bookings and information: Phone: 01792 637300 Online: www.waterfrontwinterland.com In person: Tourist Information Centre, Plymouth Street, Swansea or why not drop in at the rink from 22 November? Pre-booking is recommended as it can be busy. Prices start from only £5 per skate. See website for further details.


Waterfront Winterland 2008

Waterfront Winterland 2008

entertainment Free entertainment will be taking place over the weekends including bell ringing, brass bands, string quartets, choirs, street entertainers and lots more. A schedule of events can be found on our website.

santa Christmas at the Waterfront Winterland wouldn’t be complete without Santa, and thanks to support from Royal Mail, youngsters will have the chance to meet Santa in his very own Grotto. The kids will have an early Christmas present, and have the opportunity to get their photo taken with Santa for a lasting memento. The Royal Mail Santa’s Grotto will be open until 23 December. Opening times and dates can be found on the website. £3.00 per child to see Santa £4.50 per child to see Santa and have a photo taken

festive food Of course, a visit to any Christmas attraction wouldn’t be the same without sampling some festive food, and here at the Waterfront Winterland, we’ll have an array of tastes to tickle your taste buds. German sausages, sweets, candy floss, and mulled wine will be just some of the smells and flavours on offer.

Photo competition We are looking for a photo to be in next year’s brochure! Whether it’s you with your friends having fun on the ice rink, a scene at the Waterfront Winterland or you eating some candyfloss - whatever it is, capture the moment and send it through to us. The winning entrant will see their photo in next year’s brochure, plus win £100 worth of vouchers. Further details and full terms and conditions can be found at www.waterfrontwinterland.com


Waterfront Winterland 2008

Whilst you’re visiting the Waterfront Winterland, why not pay a visit to the city centre? shoPping The City Centre Partnership, and local traders through Swansea Business Improvement District have joined forces to make this Christmas a special one! Whether it’s great shopping in Wales’ largest indoor market, exploring Oxford Street, or visiting one of the many independent stores, Swansea truly has a unique flavour. There is indoor shopping at both the Quadrant Shopping Centre and at Swansea Market. Here you can find quality, value and choice. Home to over 100 stalls, with traders offering fresh produce, gifts, cards, clothes, confectionery, flowers and much more...

Waterfront Winterland 2008

Come and explore Oxford Street, the City’s main pedestrian boulevard, where you’re sure to find all of the essential Christmas purchases. With over 300 shops offering a wide choice of favourite big brand names plus independent and specialist stores, Swansea city centre has a varied choice for the discerning Christmas shopper. Or why not pick up something different from our Christmas Market from 28 November to 14 December? From wooden gifts, hand crafted jewellery, novelty Christmas goods, Welsh fruit wines, liqueurs and preserves, through to stunning scenic photography… the market has a gift for all! If you fancy something a little continental, then Castle Square will see the return of the French Market from 11 December – 14 December.

Christmas Parade and Light Switch On Come and join Father Christmas and a procession of magical Christmas floats on Sunday 16 November. Join the procession from 5pm at The Guildhall as it winds its way through the city centre. entertainment The city centre will come alive with festive events and street entertainment through the Christmas period and will make a perfect family day out. For further details, go to www.swanseachristmas.com or ring 01792 476370.

Eating out and staying out Swansea City Centre is a bustling leisure destination with a mix of traditional and continental family friendly eateries, pavement cafes, pubs, clubs and entertainment venues. Along with some fine restaurants there is something for everyone....with a range to suit all budgets! Festive partygoers will discover that Swansea is a safe and friendly place to enjoy a night out. As the day comes to an end an exciting nightlife of traditional pubs, modern bars, live music, clubs and casinos comes to life!

Hearts First Santa Jog Join hundreds of Santa’s on 14 December for Swansea’s British Heart Foundation Santa Jog. Go to www.bhf.org.uk/santajogs for further details.

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2 hours Free Parking While you shop in the city centre why not take advantage of 2 hours of free parking in St David’s car park, Monday-Saturday (just make sure you have your ticket stamped in the list of shops advertised in the car park). Don’t forget that parking in council car-parks on a Sunday is free (all year round!).


Waterfront Winterland 2008

Location Waterfront Winterland is centrally located between the National Waterfront Museum and the LC. Public Transport Waterfront Winterland is a 5 minute walk from the city centre with its excellent transport links. For further information about bus and train services visit www.traveline-cymru.org.uk Park & Ride It’s quick and easy to use Swansea’s award winning Park & Ride service. It costs only £2 to park a car all day with up to four people. There are state of the art facilities at Landore, Fforestfach and Fabian Way. During the festive season Park and Ride operates 7 days a week and runs through the day from 7am to 7pm on Mondays to Saturdays and from 9.30am to 5.45pm on Sundays. For timetable information visit www.swansea.gov.uk/parkandride

Car Parking The city centre is serviced by 25 car parks offering approximately 8850 spaces either within the city centre or nearby. Council car parks in the city centre are FREE on Sundays. For visits to Waterfront Winterland we recommend St David’s Car Park, a long stay, pay on foot facility just minutes from the site. Shopmobility Swansea’s Shop Mobility Centre, based in St David’s Shopping Centre, is for anyone with mobility problems. Here you can hire electric scooters, or powered/manual wheelchairs. For further information or bookings please contact (01792) 461785. If you require this brochure in a different format please contact Marketing Services on 01792 635478. All information correct at time of going to print.


Waterfront Winterland 2008