The spooky season has arrived, so why not gather all your favourite ghouls and monsters together for some terror-ific Halloween events in South Wales?
From seasonal films at unique cinema experiences to ghost tours and pumpkin picking, there is plenty to sink your teeth (or fangs!) into this Halloween season. Check out the types of Halloween events you can join in with at various places around South Wales and plan a spook-tastic day out.
Craft something creepy at Tredegar House, Newport.
To celebrate Halloween weekend, Tredegar House are bringing back their pumpkin carving workshops. Halloween is the perfect time to show off your creativity by personalising your pumpkin – will it be smiley, spooky or silly? Tredegar House provide everything you need, so just turn up on the day with your artistic hat on, ready to let your imagination run wild.
£4 per person. Normal admission fees apply.
When: Friday 29th October –Sunday the 31st of October 2021
Book here: Pumpkin carving workshop | National Trust
Haunted happenings at Skirrid Mountain Inn, Abergavenny
For those of you who love the real spooky element of Halloween, this is the event for you. Haunted happenings are running a ghost hunt at the Skirrid Inn in Abergavenny, which is the oldest, and many would say most haunted pub in Wales. With history dating back to the Norman Conquest this building has seen over 182 executions and some believe witchcraft during its long history. The hunt will last for seven hours from 8pm to 3am, slamming doors, loud footsteps and even hushed voices await you on your ghost hunts here – are you brave enough to enter and discover its secrets?
Where: Llanvihangel Crucorney, Abergavenny NP7 8DH
When: Saturday the 23rd October 2021
Pumpkin Picking at Pencoed Fach Farm, Blackwood
There are many farms across Wales offering pumpkin picking this spooky season and it’s something the whole family is sure to enjoy. This organic farm in the Caerphilly borough is already getting their pumpkins ready. There’ll be loads in the fields and some pre-picked for you to enjoy. The fun starts at Pencoed from the 15th of October.
Where: Hoel Y Cefn, Bedwellty Rd, Blackwood, NP12 0BQ
Seasonal Cinema Showings at Margam Park
If ghost hunts are not for you then a spooky Halloween cinema may be a great way to still enjoy the scary season. Showing a range of Halloween films from Goosebumps to Rocky Horror picture show, Margam Country Park in Port Talbot is putting chills into autumn. Tickets are on sale now and this drive-in-cinema will open during October half term. The big Screen will be in the East lodge car park and VIP tickets to park in the front two rows cost £30 with all other tickets costing £25.
When: 27th of October – 30th of October
Where: Margam County Park, Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ