Gower Society Youth

We run monthly activities for 4-16 year olds around the Gower Lordship. These activities aim to introduce new ways for children to explore and engage with the Gower countryside. All activities are free, funded by The Gower Society, and based at a different location each month. They range from river dipping and butterfly hunts to woodland adventures and pirate days.

The list of Gower Society Youth activities below is updated regularly so please check for changes. All activities will also be published in the Gower Society programme and on the Gower Society web site. http://www.gowersociety.org.uk

We have started a Gower Society Youth Facebook page. It is a members only page so to see photos of the activities and what is going on so find us on Facebook and like our page. Gower Society Youth has also started an older section for 11+ called Gower Adventurers These sessions will involve children being left with a leader. The aim is then to teach the young people skills to help them become better explorers and discerning users of the countryside.

Contact Nature Days if you would like to become a member of GSY's Gower Adventurers.

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May day Fete - 01/05/2017 (Archived)

There will be maypole dancing, Morris dancing, crowning of the May queen and traditional games all on Reynoldston green. Bring a picnic and your family.

MEET 2pm-4pm, Reynoldston Lower Green SA3 1AB
Directions: Follow the B4271 over Cefn Bryn down the hill into Reynoldston. After the narrow bit turn right to the lower Green. There is parking outside the village hall – follow the road past the church round to the right, and outside the church.

Fossil hunting. - 14/03/2020 (Archived)

Sat March 14th 2020 Fossil hunting.

Gower Society Outdoor Ed activity.

Learn how fossils are made and then explore the rocks looking for real fossils.  We will take rubbings of any we find and identify how old they are. You will then be able to make your own fossil out of plaster of Paris to take home. Make sculptures in the sand of the extinct animals found in the fossil record. Suitable for families.

CONTACT Dawn Thomas 01792392919 dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com

MEET 2pm – 4pm Rotherslade Beach at the bottom of the steps down to the beach.

DIRECTIONS: Park on the side of the road down to Rotherslade Bay or if you feeling energetic, or there is no room, park in Langland Beach and walk around on the coast path.

Grid Ref: 610 873

Survival special. - 22/02/2020 (Archived)

Sat 22nd February 2020 Survival special. Gower Society Outdoor Ed activity.

Meet 2pm – 4pm Millwood, Penrice.

How good are you at surviving in the woods? Follow clues into the woods.  Learn some basic survival skills. Can you build a shelter, light a fire, find water and cook food on the fire?

Suitable for families. Older children can have a go at more advanced skills.

Directions: Follow A4118 towards Port Eynon.  Take the turning for Penrice just after the turning for Oxwich.  Go down the hill and park on the right in the lay-by for Mill wood.  We will be going through the gate with the carving of an owl and a squirrel.

Grid Ref: 493 882

CONTACT Dawn Thomas 01792392919 dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com

Christmas Cookery, Crafts and Quiz - 17/11/2019 (Archived)

Get in the festive mood with this Christmas craft session. Masses of craft materials will be available for you to make Christmas cards, decorations and let the festive juices flow. Relax to the sound of Christmas music with mulled wine and mince pies.

MEET 11am – 1pm, Penmaen Village Hall SA3 2HJ

Directions: Follow the A4118 past Parkmill. The Car Park is on the left at the top of the hill. Penmaen Hall is through the gate which says “Private no parking”. If the car park is full we also are allowed to park through the gate on the grassed area opposite the houses of Tor View. It must be against the hedge bordering the road.

Seal Watch! - 19/10/2019 (Archived)

We will walk down to the causeway and undertake rock pooling and some seal watching. Please wear suitable shoes with good grip which you don’t mind getting wet. You are welcome to bring binoculars. Suitable for families.

MEET 2pm-4pm, Rhossili NT car park beside shop. SA3 1PR

Directions:
Follow the A4118 until the turn off at Scurlage. Turn right on to the B4247 and follow the road all the way to the end at Rhossili. Park in the car park, there is a charge, and meet on the cliff path outside the National Trust shop.

Gower Society Youth Camp - 14/09/2019 (Archived)

MEET 10am Parc le Breos Campsite car park. SA3 2HA

Start to set up tents in the field which sides onto the car park from 10.00 am.

The family camp will take place at Parc le Breos scout camp running from 10.00 am on Saturday 14th September until 12.00 noon on Sunday 15th September. This event requires booking in advance so please contact me for a kit list, you will need to bring your own tents. We do have access to some for borrowing if anyone needs one, and parents will have to stay.
Learn how to set up a tent, cook on an open fire, camp craft and fun and games outdoors with other families. Camping costs £3 per person, booking required. Open to all who wish to camp with their families.

Directions: Follow the signs to Parc le Breos Trekking centre at Parkmill. Pass the car park for the Heritage Centre and follow the road for ¾ of a km. On your left is the car park opposite some large pine tree and a gate. We will be camping on the shed site, same place as last year, just through the fence adjoining the car park. Not up the valley of Green Cwm.

Environmental art - 13/07/2019 (Archived)

We will be walking down to Rhossili beach to do some beach-combing and create some environmental art on the beach. Suitable for families.

MEET 10am – 12pm. Rhossili NT car park beside shop. SA3 1PR

Directions: Follow the A4118 and B4247 all the way to Rhossili. Park in the National Trust car park, there is a charge. Walk past the toilet block and meet by the benches outside the National Trust shop.

Pre Father’s day hike up Rhossili Down - 15/06/2019 (Archived)

Climb up Rhossili Down and see the great view and follow a circular route to visit some of the history on the top. Wear good sturdy shoes or boots and bring a drink and snack. Suitable for families.

MEET 2pm – 4pm, St Mary’s Churchyard car park. SA3 1PL

Directions: Follow the A4118 and B4247 all the way to Rhossili. Park in the National Trust car park, there is a charge. Walk back down the road towards the church. Go through the gate, through the graveyard and out the other side. Meet beside the gate.

Walk around Lliw valley reservoir - 27/04/2019 (Archived)

We will be undertaking a walk alongside the lower LLiw valley reservoir up to the upper reservoir. The route back is down a slightly inclined, paved path suitable for pushchairs and scooters, if you think your children will struggle coming back. Suitable for families.

MEET 2pm – 4pm. LLiw valley Lower Reservoir car park. SA5 7NH

Direction: Leave the M4 at junction 46 following the signs to Felindre and the brown Country Park signs. As soon as you see the Felindre village sign turn right along Hoel Penfidy to follow the Lliw reservoirs signs. Follow the road for about 1 mile and turn left into the main gate for the reservoir. (The Water Works entrance is on the right) which, after half a mile brings you to the car park.

Walk around Lliw valley reservoir - 27/04/2019 (Archived)

We will be undertaking a walk alongside the lower LLiw valley reservoir up to the upper reservoir. The route back is down a slightly inclined, paved path suitable for pushchairs and scooters, if you think your children will struggle coming back. Suitable for families.

MEET 2pm – 4pm. LLiw valley Lower Reservoir car park. SA5 7NH

Direction: Leave the M4 at junction 46 following the signs to Felindre and the brown Country Park signs. As soon as you see the Felindre village sign turn right along Hoel Penfidy to follow the Lliw reservoirs signs. Follow the road for about 1 mile and turn left into the main gate for the reservoir. (The Water Works entrance is on the right) which, after half a mile brings you to the car park.