Why Swansea’s Alpine Village closed for the whole of the weekend

Swansea’s festive Alpine Village is now open following the sudden closure over the weekend.

It was announced on the same day that the  Christmas attraction was supposed to open that it will be closed for the whole of the weekend.

However, at the time Swansea Council nor Sayers Events were able to provide any additional information about what had prompted the mystery closure.

The council have now confirmed the reasons behind this.

A spokesman said: “We received updated public health advice from the office of Wales’ Chief Medical Officer so were in discussions to ensure people’s safety and that the attraction was fully in line the latest advice.”

It is anticipated that the giant wheel, children’s reindeer ride, funfair games stalls and takeaway food area will open over the next few days
(Image: WalesOnline/ Gayle Marsh)

It was announced on Tuesday that Ice walks that were due to be part of the Christmas attractions in Swansea and Cardiff will not open because of coronavirus.

Cardiff and Swansea councils issued a joint statement saying that the decision had been made following public health advice received from the office of Wales’ Chief Medical Officer.

Anyone who has booked and paid for a slot on an ice walk will receive a full refund from the organisers.

The Alpine Village is a new attraction introduced in the city as an alternative to the usual Waterfront Winterland.

The seated food and drink area opened on Monday and will continue to open as follows:

  • Term time weekdays: 2pm – 10pm
  • Weekends and School Holidays: 12pm – 10pm
  • Christmas Eve: 11am – 7pm
  • Christmas Day: Closed
  • Boxing Day: Closed
  • New Years Eve: 11am – 10pm
  • New Years Day: 12pm – 7pm

It is anticipated that the giant wheel, children’s reindeer ride, funfair games stalls and takeaway food area will open over the next few days.

WalesOnline – Swansea