GSYA Programme

Gower Society Youth Action. Our aim is to encourage young people living in or visiting The Lordship of Gower to enjoy, understand and enhance the natural environment.

Gower Society Youth (GSY) membership provides a programme of free activities and newsletters for children and their responsible adults.

Please note that for all the following listed young people’s events, that the young people must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. All the events are organised and led by Dawn Thomas – a most experienced leader and communicator.
To contact Dawn Thomas, please ring 01792 392919.

Saturday, 16th March. MINDFULNESS IN THE WOODS

Meet 2:00pm at Moorlakes wood scout camp site. Fairwood common next to old runway for airport. Look for the flag. Through the gate.  Follow runway and then boundary fence to entrance.
Ever wandered aimlessly just enjoying the sound of the trees the feel of the dappled sunlight on your face, the crunching leaves under your feet.  Time to turn off and tune into the power of the woods to just ground you and let you enjoy the wonder that surrounds you.  We will be experiencing a range of mindfulness activities, all suitable for children and adults. 
Suitable for families with children.
Contact Dawn Thomas. Tel: 01792 392919 dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com

Saturday 27th April. WALK AROUND LLIW VALLEY RESERVOIR 

Meet 2:00pm Lliw valley Lower Reservoir car park, SA5 7NH
Directions: 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.
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.
The activity lasts approximately 2 hours. Suitable for families with children. 
Contact Dawn Thomas Tel: 01792 392919
dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com

Monday 6th May. MAY DAY FETE

Meet 2:00pm 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.
There will be maypole dancing, Morris dancing, crowning of the May queen and traditional games all on Reynoldston green. Also as usual a selection of Gower foraged refreshments. Bring a picnic and your family.  
The activity lasts approximately 2 hours. Suitable for families with children. 
Contact Dawn Thomas Tel: 01792 392919
dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com

Saturday 15th June. PRE FATHERS’ DAY HIKE UP RHOSSILI DOWN

Meet 2:00pm 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.
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.
The activity lasts approximately 2 hours. Suitable for families with children.
Contact Dawn Thomas Tel: 01792 392919
dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com

Saturday 13th July. ENVIRONMENTAL ART

Meet 10:00am 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.
We will be walking down to Rhossili beach to do some beach-combing and create some environmental art on the beach.
The activity lasts approximately 2 hours. Suitable for families with children. 
Contact Dawn Thomas
Tel: 01792 392919
dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com

Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th September. AN INTRODUCTION TO CAMPING

Meet 10:00am Parc le Breos Campsite car park, SA3 2HA
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 trees 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.  
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.
Suitable for families with children. 
Contact Dawn Thomas Tel: 01792 392919
dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com