The Welsh museum festival offers a variety of events in museums across Wales. Events include science, crafts, lectures and conservation sessions.
Head to The Silver Mountain Experience near Aberystwyth is famous for some top Halloween action.
There’s a great mixture of events, depending on your ‘prepared-to-be-scared’ level – from not-so-scary fancy dress and ‘Trick or Treat trails starting from 22 October – 6 November for a terrifying ‘Terror Mountain’ for over 12s (21, 22, 27 – 29 and 31 October 2022).
Here is a list of Welsh museums that one can visit to enjoy the spookiest month of the year:-
Halloween at Gwrych Castle
There’s all the fun of the day and an illuminated trail during the nighttime. To make the extra night special, there’s The Haunted House, where you can access the sleeping quarters last used by the I’m A Celebrity Campmates.
Encounter ghouls, ghosts and spiders in the bonus spooky Halloween Zones. This will be an additional cost payable on the day if you enter! Buy Tickets for The Haunted Castle and Spooktacular Funfair.
Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire
Head to Carew Castle & Tidal Mill in Pembrokeshire for family fun, with events including fireside tales, family-friendly ghost tours and Halloween hi-jinks with the forest fairy friends.
Halloween Trains, Bala
Be prepared to be scared! All aboard the Halloween Trains on Llyn Tegid Bala Lake Railway. Two special services will run at 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm from Llanuwchllyn to Glan Llyn. Feel free to dress up!
Picton Castle Gardens
Have some half-term fun with Be-Witched at Picton Castle Gardens. Cast a spell with the garden trail, master the malevolent maze and enjoy crafts and activities. On 30 and 31 October, only enrol in a potion-making class.
Half-term Halloween Trail, St Fagans
For children aged 4+, there’s a Half term Halloween trail at St Fagan’s. Look for clues around the museum, including a bar of chocolate or a non-dairy treat. Fees apply.