Ageing Well Festival 2023

The Dementia Hwb, along with a number of other charities, will be at the Ageing Well Beach Festival on the 12th August 2023. This free event will take place on the beachfront outside The Secret Bar and Kitchen between 11am and 5pm and is aimed at over 50s to build social connections and friendships. There will be live music, beach activities and information stalls. The event is weather permitting so do keep an eye out for any updates!

After the success of the beach day last year, the organisers listened to feedback to change the date of the festival from a weekday to a weekend, so that more people could attend. To keep up with Swansea’s Ageing Well activities, you can sign up for the newsletter here.

Organisations at the Festival

There will be several organisations at the festival, such as:

  • Action for Elders in Swansea run a Social Hub, exercise groups, walking groups and a Tea and Chat social group inclusive to people of all abilities. Sign up is required and more information can be found via the website.
  • Sadies Butterflies is a transgender support group. that is free to join, that run weekly LGBTQ+ social cuppa and chat sessions in different Swansea locations. Further information can be found via their Facebook page.
  • ‘Switched On’ Energy Awareness Hub that can offer free, independent and unbiased support regarding energy efficiency and payment support run by a team of trained volunteers. There is also a resource pack available via the website.

And many more!

To see the full list, please view the image of the posters attached.

Live Music

There will be a range of live music playing throughout the day between 12pm and 5pm, for more information please see below:

Where to find us

The Aging Well Beach festival will be taking place next to The Secret Bar and Kitchen, for additional information please see below.


The closest car parks are listed below, please note individual parking charges apply:

Recreation Ground car park, Mumbles Road, SA2 0AT

Baths car park – Swansea, St Helens Road, SA1 4PQ


Swansea Council are running free bus services between Friday – Monday from Friday 28th July to Monday 28th August. Journeys must start before 7pm to be eligible. There are a number of services that leave the Quadrant Bus Station that travel via St Helens, for more information on bus service times visit the link: First Bus | Bus Tickets, Timetables & Journey Planning | First Bus or enquire with the station.

Need additional support? You’re not alone…

The Hwb will also be open on the day of the festival between 11am and 3pm, as well as our telephone and email support service. We also have our Safe Haven carer service, which is available to assist anyone with dementia who may become overwhelmed while in the City Centre and need a quiet space to collect themselves. The Safe Haven carers will also be company for a cared for person, while their carer is accessing information or support while at the Hwb.