If you're in need of some attractions that what will keep the kids' interest and yours as well, you're in luck, as Swansea is home to a number of attractions and activities that make a great destination for visitors of any age. A few highlights include...

The Chocolate Factory -- essential for the chocoholic, a visit to the chocolate factory includes an hour-long tour that features a history of chocolate and a demonstration of how their chocolates are made. A cafe on the premises offers a number of chocolate-inspired treats. Reservations are recommended for tours, as they book early. You can book via phone (01792 561617) or email (bookings@ thechocfactory.com). Cost of a tour is £4.50 for children and £6.00 for adults.

The Gower Heritage Center -- this historical park centers features a working 12th century water mill. Craftspeople demonstrate a variety of rural arts, including weaving, blacksmithing, and woodworking. The park also features indoor and outdoor play area, and a number of animals just waiting to be fed. The heritage center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Price of admission is £3.95 for adults, £2.80 for seniors and children 5 and over, children under the age of 5 are admitted for free. There is also a family ticket option for £12.80, which allows entrance to 2 adults and up to 4 children.

Mumbles Pier -- bowling, arcade games, a private beach, and a number of restaurants and cafes make Mumbles Pier a great destination for the entire family. The pier is also home to Winter Gardens, an indoors ice skating rink where for a minimal fee you can rent ice skates and get your skate on.