Top 10 Halloween Events South Wales 2023

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It’s the spookiest time of the year and South Wales has a host of exciting Halloween events for all ages. From ghost tours to haunted houses, there’s something for everyone who wants to experience a thrilling Halloween. Get ready to have a spooktacular time with our guide to the Top 10 Halloween Events South Wales 2023

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1. Halloween at Fonmon Castle

Get ready for an amazing day and night of family fun this Halloween at Fonmon Castle. One of the highlights in their seasonal calendar of events with loads of spooky fun for all ages. Halloween at Fonmon Castle is back by popular demand!

Marvel at the special effects of The Horror Magician with his book of spells, be brave and take on the challenge of The Scare Run or head to Horror Farm for sinister sights and a truly spooky night!

For younger members of the family and those easily scared there’s still plenty of seasonal activities to enjoy. Take a a stroll through the spooky trail in The Skeleton Gardens or Dino Haunted Woods. Then, listen to ghost stories from the castle on the Halloween Story Trail.

There’s also a Halloween themed menu to try a spooky snack from and live music.

This event often sells out quickly so it is essential to book in advance  to secure your tickets. It is split into both daytime and evening entertainment. Please not Age 16+ yrs only for The Scare Run as it is designed for an adult audience.

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Fonmon Castle the home of Jurassic Wales - Dinosaur Attraction.
Fonmon, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, Barry CF62 3ZN

Opening Times

Halloween Daytime events 28th-31st October 2023 10am-3pm
Halloween evening events 14th-31st October 2023 5pm-9.30pm

Pricing

Daytime Adults: £12, Child £10 Under 3s go free
Evening Adults and Children £14.50

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pumpkin carving

2. Pumpkin Carving at Tredegar House

The annual Pumpkin Carving event returns to Tredegar House this Autumn. This National Trust property is a lovely place to wander around during in October with gardens full of all the different colours of the season. See how many coloured leaves you can spot-amber, yellow, red or brown?

Pumpkins and tools are provided at the pumpkin carving activity. All you need to do is bring your imaginations and get carving!

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Tredegar House
Coedkernew, Duffryn, Newport NP10 8YW

Opening Times

28th-31st October 2023

Pricing

Normal National Trust admission prices apply

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3.Cantref Adventure Farm Pumpkin Festival

Cantref Adventure Farm has a fantastic selection of family friendly activities for Halloween 2023 and is another event back by popular demand. Tickets are often snapped up the moment they appear on sale!

Take a trip on the spooky swamp boat ride, perfect your wand skills at wizard school and see fun performances at Mr Ev’s Halloween Show! You can also enjoy marshmallow toasting and a bubble party.

Best of all, all children get a free pumpkin. So, make sure to head over to the Cantref Adventure Farm pumpkin patch and select your favourite. You can even make it your own special pumpkin hunt. A wonderful experience for all the family this upcoming Halloween.

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Cantref - Adventure Farm in South Wales
Upper Cantref Farm, Cantref, Brecon LD3 8LR

Opening Times

Sat & Sun 7th and 8th October 2023
Sat & Sun 14th and 15th October 2023
Sat & Sun 21st and 22nd October 2023
Saturday 28th-Sunday 5th November 2023

Pricing

Tickets need to be booked in advance

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Outdoor cinema

4. Halloween Cinema Margam Country Park

You are in for a spooky night of family fun watching ghost stories on the big screen at Margam Park’s outdoor cinema events. Watch Halloween classics such as Hocus Pocus and Ghostbusters.

Then, why not enjoy some light snacks and hot drink refreshment from the food traders and bar? Perfect to warm up on an October night. Margam Park recommends bringing a chair or picnic blanket to make sure you’re comfortable and cosy!

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Margam Country Park
Port Talbot SA13 2TJ

Opening Times

Sat 21st October- Tuesday 24th October 2023
From 5pm

Pricing

Call 01639 881635 to book

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5. Museum Nights St Fagans

Enjoy a spooky evening with a trail for children around the museum buildings. Do you dare knock each door to find what ghosts and spirits lurk in the dark? There’s also creepy crafts, lantern making and potion stirring-spooktastic!

A fair and market will be open and refreshments can be purchased on the night from Gwalia Green. A magical Autumn night for all the family.

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St. Fagans National Museum of History
Cardiff CF5 6XB

Opening Times

29th-31st October 2023

Pricing

£14 per child £11 per adult

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Pumpkin patch

6. Billy Bob's Farm Pumpkin Patch

There are a variety of places in South Wales to visit for pumpkin picking but Billy Bob’s makes it into our top 10 for their extra special pumpkin patch experience. The pumpkin patch itself is pretty impressive and there are lots of other seasonal fun to enjoy too!

The pumpkins can be found in a field surrounded by beautiful Monmouthshire countryside and there’s loads of different types and colours to pick from! You can enjoy a scarecrow trail on the way to select your pumpkin or just head straight to the patch. There are also a variety of pumpkins to pick from in the Billy Bob Farm’s spooky barn.

The spooky barn has a a range of Halloween fun to enjoy including colouring, pumpkin carving and face painting. You can also meet some of the animals from the farm and on certain dates enjoy Halloween movie nights.

No Pumpkin Patch visit is complete without getting that Instagram worthy shot but don’t worry at Billy Bob’s there’s plenty of fun photo opportunities and they love to see little ones turn up in their spookiest costumes!

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Billy Bob's Farm Llangybi
Usk NP15 1NJ

Opening Times

10am-6pm
Sat & Sun 7th and 8th October 2023
Sat & Sun 14th and 15th October 2023
Sat & Sun 21st and 22nd October 2023
Sat & Sun 28th and 29th October 2023
Monday 30th October 2023

Pricing

1 ticket = 1 car
£10 per car

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7. Trick Or Treat Treasure Hunt Parc Slip Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve on a special Halloween trail for children. You can collect your Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt sheet when you arrive from the cafe. Then, make your way around the reserve finding clues to help you make a word. Once you have the answer don’t forget to hand your sheet in to claim your free treat.
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Parc Slip Visitor Centre and Cafe
The Nature Centre, Fountain Rd, Aberkenfig, Tondu, Bridgend CF32 0EH

Opening Times

10am-3pm 25th-29th October 2023

Pricing

£5 per child

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Barry Island Dark Run

8. Barry Island Dark Run

Raise funds for Ty Hafan and celebrate Halloween too by taking part in Barry Island’s Dark Run. Run, walk or jog the route with family and friends as you take in the views around this famous seaside town.

For the 2.5K fun run everyone is encouraged to wave glow sticks and a spooky surprise waiting for you as you pass by Barry Island beach huts. Areas of the route are lit up and have live music entertainment. Fancy dress is welcomed. So, run in your favourite Halloween costume or neon and get ready for a fun filled experience!

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Barry Island
Barry Island Barry CF62 5AJ

Opening Times

Registration for the race starts at 5.45pm. The race starts at 6.30pm. Friday 13th October 2023

Pricing

Entry tickets tickets start at £6.13

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9. Halloween Ghost Trains Blaenavon Railway

The popular ghost trains return for 2023! Get ready to be spooked as you board the specially decorated Halloween train at Blaenavon Heritage Railway.

Be warned! On the platform there’s a few scary characters lurking. You don’t know who is creeping around! Fancy dress welcome.

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The Railway Station, The Furnace Sidings, Blaenavon NP4 9SF

Opening Times

Friday 28th -Monday 31st October 2023

Pricing

Tickets to be released soon

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Harry Potter Studio

10. Family Ghost Tours Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Perfect for teens in the family take a family ghost tour of Llancaiach Manor and check for paranormal activity. Take in the eerie atmosphere of the manor after dark and hear stories of spirits and ghostly activity. This is suitable for children aged 12-16yrs.

For younger children there is a Halloween Potions Workshop. Kids will feel like Harry Potter or Hermione Granger for the day as they mix up a bubbling concoction!

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Llancaiach Fawr Manor
Trelewis, Nelson, Treharris CF46 6ER

Opening Times

Family Ghost Tour Monday 31st October 2023 and Friday 10th November 7.30pm-9pm
Halloween Potions 1st November 2023 10am-12 noon

Pricing

Potions £15
Family Ghost Tour from £16.42

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We hope you’ve found a fun Halloween event for all your family in our Top 10 Halloween events South Wales 2023 guide.

Are you looking for even more spooky fun? Then, you might like Halloween Face Paint Ideas, Easy Halloween Crafts or Halloween Cookie Recipes. 

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