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There's lots going on across South and West Wales, and most things are just a bus ride away!

Take away the pain of parking, sit back, relax and explore with First Cymru. 

We've highlighted some great places to go and sights to see from Pembrokeshire to Cardiff - just decide where you'd like to go and check out our journey planner!

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Step into a magical zoo world through a giant tree in Swansea City Centre. Discover a rainforest wonderland, including a below-ground zone with creepy crawlies, a forest floor with a 12ft Python, leaf-cutting ants, and a colorful fish-filled pond. Explore the Arid zone with Meerkats, Beaded Lizard, Bearded Dragon, and endangered Egyptian Tortoise.

Climb to the canopy for the chilled-out Oscar the Green iguana, playful marmoset monkeys, leopard cats, and talkative Macaw, Rainbow! Don't miss the crocodiles at Fort Crox, where you can even feed them for an unforgettable experience. Plantasia Tropical Zoo offers over 40 animal species and a mesmerizing day out.

Mumbles Pier

This 835ft structure has dominated Swansea Bays landscape for over 100 years. Currently the Pier is halfway through a dramatic multi-million pound renovation project.

The Pier is one of Swansea’s most iconic and recognisable landmarks. Steeped in a rich history the Pier conveys a triumph in Victorian Architecture. The Mumbles Pier is one of only six surviving iron piers in Wales and is currently Grade II listed.

Swansea Arena

Swansea Arena is a 3,500 capacity live music, conferencing and events venue. It is the landmark feature of Swansea’s new Copr Bay district. Copr Bay comprises the arena, new independent restaurants, city centre apartments, a 1.1 acre coastal park (the newest Swansea park since Victorian times), two multi-storey car parks, and a stunning pedestrian and cycle bridge over Oystermouth Road, providing seamless passage from the revived city-centre to the marina and on to the beach and coastal path beyond.

The Arena is run by Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and is expected to hold up to 160 performances across music, comedy, e-sports, sport and conference events for an estimated 230,000 visitors each year.

Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle offers tremendous views from its rocky promontory overlooking Milford Haven. The circular rooms and nearly 80-ft-high keep, built by William Marshall in the 12th/13th centuries, showcase medieval military architecture.

The gatehouse, with a complex barbican and three portcullises, stands as a mighty defense. Remarkably, Pembroke is the only castle in Britain built over a natural cavern, known as the Wogan. Historically significant, it was the birthplace of Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch. During King Charles I's reign, the castle faced attacks from both Royalists and Roundheads.


Located in Cardiff Bay, Techniquest offers two floors of mesmerizing models, marvellous machines, and interactive displays. Experience launching a rocket, virtual surgery, real-life earthquake, and the force of a hurricane!

With over 100 exhibits linked to space, the environment, chemistry, biomedical science, and world issues, there's something for all ages. Use an XTAG to record your activities and delve deeper into the science. Explore the largest gift shop in the Bay for puzzles, books, and science kits.