A short break in Swansea

Monday, 12 August 2013

A short break in Swansea

I always wanted to live by the sea, so when it came to choosing a university, Swansea was top of my list. Now we have moved away we try to visit every once in a while, and so for our 8th Wedding Anniversary we headed off to the town where we fell in love.

Caswell Bay was our first stop. It is a small bay on the Gower, but isn't too much of a drive. After getting soaking wet in Bristol, we weren't hopeful at going surfing (well bodyboarding to be precise) with the boys but luckily the weather held out and the sea wasn't too cold.

Caswell Bay

Bodyboarding at Caswell 

The afternoon was spent in Mumbles eating ice cream in Verdi's and catching up with an old friend.

Monday we headed for a day at the caves and then headed to Langland bay - just up from mumbles to try and fly a kite and look at the rock pools. Big man was well away looking for wildlife.

Langland bay

Monday was of anniversary so we celebrated in style by taking our little men to our favourite curry house, The Viceroy. With the mess baby man made, I think they may have preferred having a load of drunk students in there instead.

The Viceroy


On our final day we headed to West Cross where they have a fabulous free splash pool and playground looking over the bay. It was bright and early and the boys had the place to themselves for the first half hour!

view from west crosswest cross splash pool

To end the break we headed to see the Gruffalo's Child in the forest of Dean for baby man. A lovely end to a lovely anniversary break with the people I love. Swansea may not be top of the list for your anniversary break, but it is our hidden gem. How do you celebrate your anniversary? Do you buy presents or do something instead?


This post is my entry to the hidden gem competition with Tuscany Now




13 comments:

Tas D said...

We always tend to just have a day out for our anniversary, and buy each other cards. It looks like you had a brilliant day out, when I went to uni I was in a big rush to get to a big city! :)

Amanda Walsh said...

Lovely pictures, looks like you had a fun day

Alison said...

It looks like a lovely beach and a fun day

Charly Dove said...

It looks like you had the best time in Caswell Bay and Mumbles. Langland Bay looks pretty special too and we would have loved The Gruffalo! What a great way to spend your anniversary. Thank you for linking up with #whatsthestory

The Reading Residence said...

Looks a great break, and a lovely way to spend your anniversary :-) Our first anniversary was Paris, and then mini UK breaks each year until children. This year, our 11th anniversary, we managed a 2 hour getaway to a local steakhouse! It was a lovely 2 hours, though.. :-)

Jaime Oliver said...

what a fantastic post honey and congratulations on your wedding anniversary x

thereandbackagainamotherstale said...

Lovely, congratulations!!

Carolynne said...

Aww such a fab set of photo's and so much crammed in to the day. Looks like a perfect day :) x Popping over from #whatsthestory x

SarahMummy said...

That looks lovely. How nice to spend some time chilling out and doing things that are special to you as a family. We celebrate our anniversary by going to London to see a show every year!

Mummy of Two said...

I've never been but it looks and sounds lovely - glad you had a great time!

HonestMum said...

Hope it wasn't too cold! Looks like a lovely day!

Jess McGlynn said...

How lovely that you make time to go back for your anniversary. We always try to go out for a meal, I think one day I'd like to go back to the place we got married as we haven't returned since our wedding night!

Emma @mummymummymum said...

Ooooh looks like great fun!