Half-term runs from October 28 to November 5.
Council cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies said: “With a holiday on the horizon, there’s no better time to discover what’s on offer in Swansea Bay.
“Whether it’s outdoor events or indoor cultural venues, parks and beaches, we’ve got it all.
“Many of our attractions and events can be enjoyed either free or at low cost.
“There’s lots planned for people to fully enjoy this half-term!”
Free family fun day Spooks in the City is an annual big hit with families.
This city centre event is due to take place on Saturday, October 28, from 11am-4pm. Its new venue for this year is St David’s Place, next to the former Iceland store and within sight of the award-winning Copr Bay bridge.
The event will feature some frightfully good fun including a movie-inspired performance, face painting, spooky stories and live entertainment by Swansea dance schools.
There’ll be free fun rides and a chance to learn a well-known dance – with a mass performance to follow at 3pm.
Halloween events are also planned within the historic setting of Oystermouth Castle.
On Saturday, October 28, the family-friendly Halloween trail will feature witches, wizards and the White Lady of Oystermouth.
A ticketed event aimed at under-12s, it features trails that start every 15 minutes from 11am-4pm.
On Tuesday, October 31, the castle is set to host its MediEVIL night. Guided tours – starting every 20 minutes from 5.30-10pm – will be packed with scary surprises.
A ticketed event aimed at over-11s and those not of a nervous disposition, it features unsettling spirits and creepy characters.
Council-managed indoor attractions will prove popular as always. They run family-friendly events throughout the year.
They include the city centre Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, the Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Museum – all free entry.
Half-term is also good time to visit the council’s network of community libraries and the Civic Centre’s Swansea Central Library.
There are many other free and low-cost ways to enjoy Swansea’s great outdoors, including fantastic beaches and local parks.
Half-term is due to finish on a high note with Swansea’s biggest annual fireworks display.
This returns to the St Helen’s sports ground on Sunday, November 5, and tickets starting at just £2 for the movie-themed family spectacular are already selling well.
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