Puppet shows take place at the following times during school holidays and weekends only!
12.00pm 1.30 & 3.30pm
*(additional charge applies for craft workshops) We reserve the right to alter times and activities due to factors beyound our control.
Annual Events 2018
Follow the White Rabbit to The Gower Heritage Wonderland, for a most important date! Meet Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit (our special Easter Bunny) and join in with a whole host of egg-tivities! Don a pair of Bunny ears for the egg and spoon races and even the spoon, tea cup, tea spoon and egg races!! Bounce along in our Great Bunny Sack Race!
And if after all that you need a drink, then there is always time for tea, and you can have tea and lots of fun at The Maddest Mad Hatters tea party you will ever attend, with stories and games galore! There is even a Mad-Hatters hat compertition, so bring your Easter Bonnets and Mad Hat's for our Mad-Hatters Hat Parade, if you didn't bring your own do not despair, you can make one in our craft room (additional charge applies) along with a whole host of other easter crafts!! You can even follow Alice on a special egg-tastic treasure hunt. There are also animal handling and feeding sessions with our animal carers, and our speacial Easter Quiz to find all of our naughty run away rabbits and win a prize. So hop along and have a very merry day of Easter Madness! You may need to bring your pyjamas as you will be 'egg'hausted by the end of your visit!
Learn to Spin in 2018 Beginners Hand Spinning & Finishing with Ffibrau Y Gwyr - Fibres of Gower
SATURDAY 14th APRIL 2018 10.30 - 4.00pm
- Hand spin your own locally sourced, pure wool yarn! FULL DAY SATURDAY 14TH APRIL 2018 10.30 - 4.00PM
A beginner’s workshop for those who have never tried the pure bliss of spinning their own yarn on a drop spindle. Includes all materials and tuition in basic hand spinning and finishing techniques. With all materials and a drop spindle supplied during this workshop you will spin and then finish your very own ball of pure wool yarn.
We source our Ryeland fleece on Gower and what better setting for spinning your unique yarn than the Woollen Mill at the Gower Heritage Centre. Drop spindles have been used in hand spinning for centuries and are incredibly versatile and widely used by hand spinners today.
Why not come along, meet us, and experience a full day of relaxed spinning and we reckon by the end, you’ll be hooked! We will teach you the skills to be able to produce your own hand spun yarn at home.
Maximum of 4 people per tutor. Maximum 8 spaces available.
Drop Spindle for use during the workshop
Carded Ryland Wool
Equipment to allow you to finish your yarn and wind into a ball.
Free entry into the Gower Heritage Centre
A tour of the Woollen Mill and its history
Refreshments (tea & coffee)
Please bring a packed lunch or alternatively there is a café on site serving a variety of fresh food and local produce. ?
Awesome introductory offer! £48 per person
4 places remaining! Book now to avoid disappointment!
please email Rachel or Tasha - email@example.com to book a place.
Love cheese? Love cider? Then the Cheese & Cider weekend is the food festival for you! From Saturday 5th May to Sunday 6th May 2017, the Welsh Cheese and Cider Festival will be taking over Gower Heritage Centre, offering visitors a wide selection of locally produced, award-winning cheeses, ciders and perries from Wales. Back for the seventh year, this tasty festival is set to be bigger and better than ever. As well as being able to sample and enjoy some of the best cheese and cider that Wales has to offer, visitors will be able to browse through stalls of local produce.
There will be a variety of ciders to sample, including Gower's own Mill House cider, as well as a traditional 1890s travelling cider press - keep an eye out for the apple press demonstrations. Throughout the weekend you can look forward to various stalls . The Mill Tearooms will be serving a wide range of Welsh classics such as the ever-popular Welsh cream tea, available all day. A bar and barbecue will also be available, so whatever you fancy, you're sure to find something superb to indulge in. There'll be live music and open mic sessions over the weekend, as well as plenty of demonstrations including those from blacksmiths and glass blowers.
Visitors old and young are sure to enjoy the Punch & Judy puppet shows and animal feeding sessions. If you're feeling really creative, why not take part in a craft workshop? Throw a pot on a pottery wheel or make a hand puppet to take home with you.
If you are interested in a stall at this event please contact Sarah on 01792 371206
Gower Gin, Carmarthenshire Cheese & Caws Cenarth Cheese, Mumbles Pate, Pembrokeshire Goats Cheese,The Welsh Company, Blaenavon Cheese & Old Monty Cider.
Band Line Up
Balkaneers, Soul Skunks, Mudskippers, Cosmic Smiles, The Jack Dawgs, James Rees, Celtic Guitar, The Backroom Band, Men of Sweynes Eye, No Obligation, Hashtag Acoustics & Andy Tamlyn Jones
The Gower Heritage Centre has been holding successful foodie events for years now, and the Gower Good Food Festival is no exception. Back for its fourth year, the festival is back by popular demand, and this year will be held from Sunday 27th May to Monday 28th May. The event will play host to some of the area's very best local producers, giving them the chance to showcase their delicious homemade produce.
Foodies won't want to miss out on the chance to sample the local wares. It's not all just about sampling tasty food though, as the organisers have also lined up an array of activities to take part in, including guided tours of the mill and animal feeding sessions - the latter of which is sure to appeal to the youngest of visitors.
There's something for everyone at this family-friendly event, even blacksmith and glass blowing demonstrations and the chance to get crafty in workshops for pottery and making hand-puppets. For some retro fun, keep an eye out for Punch & Judy shows.
If you are interested in a stall at this event please contact Sarah on 01792 371206
Dough to Go Pizza, Cento Angeli, Carmarthenshire Cheese, Eccentric Gin Company, Gower Gin, Gower Seafood Hut, Babita's Spice Deli, Caws Cenarth Cheese, Dillys Kitchen, Mumbles Pate, Little Black Hen, Ele's Little Kitchen, Seoul Food, Oscars Kitchen, Real Biltong, Ice 18, Pembrokeshire Goats Cheese, Coco Bean Brownies, Little Valley Bakery & Completley Caked.
This event will be held over 3 days at the Gower Heritage Centre. It will be our 3nd year celebrating this great instrument and its awesome community. You can expect quality artists, workshops,open mic sessions, jamming areas, singalongs, stalls and much more...
Line up so far......
Abbey Road Ukes
Amigos Gypsy Orchestra
Dead Mans Uke
Digga Digga Duo(Brazil)
Manitoba Hal Brolund(Canada)
Porthcawl Ukulele Bandits
The Elderley Brothers
The Hedge Inspectors
Friday 7pm - 11pm - Adults £8 - Concessions £7
Saturday Day & Evening -Adults £20 - Concession £18
Sunday 11.00am - 5.30pm - Adults £10 - Concession £9
All weekend - Adults £33 - Concessions £31
Come aboard for a swashbuckling event! Leave the scurvy landlubbers behind and set Course for a fun-filled week of pirate-themed events at The Gower Heritage Centre! Take to the seas of your imagination in our inter-active stories, but beware Davy Jones locker. train to be a Pirate. Or maybe ye can find yourself a spot of treasure in our treasure hunts.
With gold panning, bouncy castle, craft activities and swashbuckling movies held in Wales' smallest cinema, La Charrette and of course the oppertunity to cross swords with infamous Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Charlotte Duberry!
This is one only to miss if ye have been swallowed by a Whale!
Standard entrance fee applies
COUNTRY GAMES DAY
Wednesday 8th August
10.00am - 5.30pm
No games Consoles or televisions here! Country Games day is packed full to the brim with traditional country games. Ranging from contorting your face in our gurning competition to the messy game of inky pinky. Traditional tales Molly Whuppie and Young Kate will be brought to life in our Inter-active storytelling sessions. Puppet shows with Punch and Judy and hunt for Will the Mills hidden brandy! Holiday fun.
BEACH FUN DAY
Wednesday 15th August
10.00am - 5.30pm
Come rain or shine The Gower Heritage Centre will brings you all the fun of the beach. Meet Miranda the Mermaid and take an adventure in your imagination in our inter-active stories from the deep, with games, challenges and lots of activities along the way. Its a fabulous day of fun for whole family to enjoy, including Free Bouncy Castle, Traditional Punch & Judy puppet shows, Sandcastle competitions, Limbo competitions, Beach themed crafts, Cartoons in Wales' smallest cinema La Charrette Quizzes and much much more!
So put on your best pair of shades, grab a bucket and spade and make your way to Gower Heritage centre today!
MEDIEVAL FUN WEEK
Saturday 18th - Sun 26th August
10.00am - 5.30pm Travel back in time at The Gower Heritage Centre today and experience a day of Medieval Madness, where we will be putting the Gory back into the Gower, and having a whole lot of old fashioned fun! There will be lots to do for the whole family. Did you know that Mice were put on trial? We do and you can find out why and much much more about the mad medievals on our mad-capped medeival quiz.
Meet the Lady Elizabeth, Hiss, boo and cheer in our inter-active tales straight out of medieval legend, including the famous Robyn the Hood. Dare to join in with our Great Crime and Punishment quiz, beset with all sorts of Gory challenges along the way.
With Knights training, dragon slaying, and fancy dress, there are many chances for you to have a legendary day of fun and to win special favour's (prizes) from reception
GOWER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September
11.00am till late The annual Gower Bluegrass Festival attracts many bluegrass musicians from the South Wales area and also from further afield across the Severn Bridge.Open picking sessions and instrumental workshops.
Line up to be announced
GOWER CIDER FESTIVAL
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th October
10.00am - late
The Welsh Cheese and Cider Festival offers visitors a wide selection of locally produced, award winning cheese, cider and perry from Wales. There will also be stalls with locally produced chutneys, pickles and arts and crafts on offer. Visitors will be able to sample and enjoy some of the best cheese and cider Wales has to offer. There will also be a great variety of ciders such as our very own Gower produced cider called the Mill House cider along with many more.
There will also be advice on how to make apple juice or cider and there will be a traditional 1890s travelling cider press on site with apple press demonstrations taking place. There will also be a Gower roast and BBQ along with the Mill Tearooms serving a wide range of welsh classics; and not forgetting the popular Welsh Cream Tea, which will be served all day.
Caws Cenarth Cheese & Carmarthenshire Cheese
If you would like a stall at this event please contact Sarah on 01792 371206
HALLOWEEN HALF TERM FUN
Saturday 27th October - Sunday 4th of November
10.00am - 5.30pm
We at the Gower Heritage Centre love Halloween so much that we have decided to dedicate the whole Half Term week to it! Join us from 10am - 5:30pm daily where you can enjoy a fun filled day of spooky activities!
Join Magenta the witch at school for spooks for all things that go bump in the night! There's plenty to learn about magic and mystery and how to give a good fright! Can you handle the pace of a broomstick race or become the scary monster under the bed? Then join us at the school of spooks, but be careful not to lose your head..
Pumpkin carving, Spooky Pottery & Craft activities, colouring competitions, quizzes and lots more.. Be sure to pop in and say BOOOOO!!
HALLOWEEN PARTY NIGHTS
Monday 29th October
Tuesday 30th October
Wednesday 31st October
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Pre booking only
Why not spend Halloween in one of the most haunted spots in Gower. The three nights are host to a spooky disco, dancing competitions, fancy dress competitions, scary story telling in our haunted mill cottage,spook school, swamp dip, halloween crafts and pumpkin carving (additional charge applies), bat hunts, ghost hunts and more!
Parents are invited to dress up as well as children. Bar, BBQ & Tearooms open throughout
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November
10.00am - 5.00pm
Join us for a Viking battle and lots more ...............
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE & FATHER CHRISTMAS ARRIVES IN GOWER
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November
10.00am - 5.00pm
The Gower Heritage Centre is celebrating in style with its very own Christmas Market featuring a range of local produce and crafts. Entry to the Gower Heritage Centre and the Christmas market will be free all weekend.
Father Christmas will be here every weekend until Sunday 24th of December Additional charge applies to visit Father Christmas
If you are interested in a stall please contact Sarah on 01792 371206
Father Christmas will be here every weekend until Monday 24th of December
Additional charge applies to visit Father Christmas
For more information or to book tickets for forthcoming events contact the Gower Heritage Centre between 10am and 5pm on 01792 371206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We cater for schools and educational trips, starting from as little as £4.00 per person. See our Schools page for full details. If you are a teacher and you would like to make a preliminary visit please call us on 01792 371206 we'll be happy to help.