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James takes Poppy the VW Campervan to Oxwich Bay, Gower

Columbus Campervans owner James recently took Poppy to Oxwich Bay in the Gower, Swansea. Here he explains his passion for VW campervans.

Thanks to Andy and Seimon from Mother Bear Productions for producing this video

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Cider & Cheese Festival 2019

Gower Cider Festival 2019

Date: Saturday 4th – Monday 6th May

Time: 10am ’til late

Location: Gower Heritage Centre

Did someome say Cider?…. In October the apples were harvested, pressed, and the juicy juice put into barrels to ferment :). Now is the time to taste this traditional beverage! And what better way than to pair our local ciders with our amazing welsh cheeses! Mix all this with a day and evening of amazing entertainment, plenty of fun for all the family, Morris dancers, musicians, demonstrations and much more! It’s going to be three days of fun festivities over the bank holiday! Definitely a date for the diary!

The Gower Cheese & Cider Festival offers visitors a wide selection of locally produced, award winning cheese, cider and perry from Wales. There will also be stalls and live music until late.

Visitors will be able to sample and enjoy some of the best 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. Bar & BBQ open throughout – Wow this event sounds great, see you there!

For more information go to

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Street Food Festival 2019

Date: May 4th-6th

Location: In front of Swanseas Waterfront Museum

This sounds scrumptious, Street Food Warehouse return for a third year to Museum Park Swansea for a glorious bank holiday weekend of fantastic fresh food and delicious drinks.

The big event starts from 12 noon through till 10pm daily, an outstanding array of different food will be on offer, from fresh stone-baked pizza to gooey gourmet Mac ’n’ Cheese, and from sugary doughy Churros to crispy Arancini balls. Hungry visitors will be able to enjoy a range of mouth-watering food from all over the world alongside an ice-cold pint of local craft beer or a fresh zesty Mojito, courtesy of the Pop Up Bar Hire Company.

They also catering for vegan, gluten free and vegetarian vendors, there is truly something for everyone. As a completely free and family friendly event this is something you don’t want to miss out on if you love sampling quality food and drink in the sun.

To guarantee entry, book your free ticket here:

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15th April – Dark Sky Wales

15th April Sunday – Gower Stargazing and Planetarium

Rhossili Bunk House  17:00 – 23:00

If you’re a fan of the beautiful stars then you’ll be excited about Astronomers from Dark Sky Wales coming to Rhossili for a truly unique Stargazing experience!

Begin your evening in the company of Dark Sky Wales Astronomers as they take you on a journey of discovery within they’re digital mobile planetarium! Our astronomers will guide you around the night sky telling tales of the constellations from both Greek and Celtic perspectives, before venturing deeper into our universe revealing details of the planets, nebula and galaxies.

All you need to do is book your time slot, arrive 10 minutes before your show and then enjoy 45 minutes under the night sky. If the weather allows, Dark Sky Wales astronomers will also have telescopes set up to look at the Sun before waiting for darkness when the magic of the Gower sky comes to life!

As you can imagine we’re all excited!

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5th – 6th May 2018 – Cheese and Cider Festival

Love cheese? Love cider? Then the Cheese & Cider weekend is the food festival for you!

Gower Heritage Centre

If you every  fancy visiting the Swansea then the Gower Heritage Centre is a place not to miss, there is always something going on with lost of attractions and history for the family to discover.

Having been to this Cheese & Cider festival last year which we really enjoyed, i’m sure you wouldn’t want to miss out.

From Saturday 5th May to Sunday 6th May 2018, 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.

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17th – 25th Feb 2018 – “Pirate Week!”

Avast ye, how exciting its Pirate Week at the Gower Heritage Centre!

Come aboard for a swashbuckling event 

Join us for a fun-filled week of pirate themed events including sword fighting, treasure hunts, interactive story adventures, gold panning, adventure bouncy castle, pirate crafts, swashbuckling movies in Wales’ smallest cinema La Charrette plus lots more!

You can also cross swords with Captain Blackbeard! 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 opportunity 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!

I don’t know about you but we cant wait to visit Captain Jack Sparrow!

Saturday 17th Feb 2018 – Sunday 25th Feb 2018    Gower Heritage Centre

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1st – 2nd July – Wales National Airshow 2017

Wales National Airshow 2017

Sat 1st Jul 2017 – Sun 2nd Jul 2017

Loaction: Swansea Bay

The Wales National Air Show will return on July 1st & 2nd 2017. Breathtaking aerobatic displays, state-of-the-art aircraft and vintage planes from the past will again be thrilling hundreds of thousands of visitors in the skies above Swansea this summer.

More information available soon.  Please visit the WNAS official website for updates.

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Date:  – 15/06/2017 – 18/06/2017

Various Venues, Swansea

Swansea International Jazz Festival returns for the 4th year this summer with over 50 events taking place at 15 venues in the Maritime Quarter.

The Dylan Thomas Theatre and the Dylan Thomas Centre will host the ticketed concerts with a diverse programme of jazz along with workshops, South Wales Schools Big Band workshop and concert and free events all around the Maritime Quarter.

Last year’s events created the biggest jazz festival in Wales with record crowds attending and it is anticipated this year’s event will be the biggest yet.

View the official programme for the full line up here.

Please check the official website for further details and to purchase tickets

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23rd – 25th June – Ukulele Festival of Wales

Ukulele Festival of Wales

Gower Heritage Centre

23rd June 2017 – 25th June 2017

This event will be held over 3 days at 2 venues with Friday evening at Gower Inn Parkmill being a festival taster.

It will be our 2nd year celebrating this great instrument and its an awesome community. You can expect quality artists, workshops, open mic sessions, jamming areas, singalongs, stalls and much more…

Venues: Friday- Gower Inn, Parkmill, Swansea SA3 2EQ

Saturday and Sunday- Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Swansea SA3 2EH

For ticket prices check out the UFOW website below.

Camping: Minimum 2 nights £7.50 per night = £15.00

Motorhome: Minimum 2 nights £10.00 per night = £20.00


Ticket Hotline: Gower Heritage Centre (01792) 371206


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Location: BIRCHES FARM – BS41 9AG

For those like Columbus that simply love Volkswagens, then this is a show for you.  With hundreds of Classic and modern VW’s on display to fuel your passion this is a show not to be missed.

Bristol Volksfest is back to give you an extravaganza for the senses. A mesmerising display of the weird and wacky, delight the taste buds and whet your whistle. Sights that no Volkswagen show countrywide has seen before. Whilst you will have to wait until June to see what we have in store for you, you can check out all the action from last years event on the website,

This years show will be celebrating with a Vaudeville/Circus theme. They’ll be embracing the macabre and the weird. Fancy dress competitions, think Clowns, Burlesque, Strong Men, Two Headed Freaks, Bearded Ladies and Fortune Tellers all and everyone welcome.

We have some exciting news we’ve been desperate to announce to you all, with plenty of reasons to celebrate. Not only will 2017 see the 25th Bristol Volksfest, we have also changed the date (only by a week) and have changed venue – moving to a beautiful new location in North Somerset where we are gratefully being hosted by the lovely farmhands at Birches Farm in Long Ashton.

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