October half term is just around the corner! While Pembrokeshire’s natural playground of beaches, coast path and wide-open spaces are all still on the table, here are some other fantastic things to do this year.

 

PEMBROKESHIRE PUMPKIN PATCH

Does anything say Autumn more than a day spent at a pumpkin patch? This is a spectacular one near Moylegrove, which is open every day from 23rd – 30th October. As well as choosing which pumpkin you’re going to carve this Halloween from their varieties (it’s not just the orange ones here!), there is a woodland play area and Halloween grotto to keep the kids entertained.

 

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FOLLY FARM SPOOKY HALLOWEEN

Folly Farm & Zoo itself is well worth a visit all year round, and from the 23rd-32st October, the fairground is getting a spooky makeover, so you can get into the Halloween spirit! There’s also their fantastic Scarecrow Trail and card hunts, which have the added excitement of prizes to be won.

 

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PEMBROKE CASTLE

For October Half Term, kids go free on Halloween tours of Pembroke Castle! As well as learning about the ghostly sightings that have occurred around the castle and having fun getting spooked, the tour will leave the whole family knowing a bit more about the differences between the various terms used by the resident ‘Witch Finder General!’ Warm Halloween costumes are encouraged!

 

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Picton Castle – ESCAPE ROOMS, HALLOWEEN, OWL GARDEN & ZOO

There are loads of fun events going on at Picton Castle this October Half Term, and it’s well worth a visit. Their fantastic Mansion of Mystery Escape Rooms have a new addition this year, The Spy School, so get a team together, solve the clues and get out in 60 minutes!

Picton Castle always celebrates Halloween in style, and this year there are trails and puzzles in the gardens, and creepy crawly handling sessions in the Owl Garden & Zoo. All rounded off with a hot chocolate at Maria’s Cafe. Perfect!

 

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Carew Castle – Halloween Hi-jinks, Skeleton Trail & Fireside Tales

Carew Castle is putting on 3 different Halloween events over the course of October half term this year. On the 24th October, drop in over the course of the day to search for different skeletons hidden all over the castle, and take a break to listen to Fireside Tales with a costumed storyteller in the Lesser Hall. On the 27th October, the Forest Fairy Friends will be getting up to Halloween Hi-jinks as they prepare the forest for winter, with an interactive workshop. There’s no need to book for any of these events!

 

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CASTELL HENLLYS AT HALLOWEEN

Fancy meeting some real ghosts? Haunted Henllys is the place to do so on the 29th October! You will enjoy a walk through the beautiful woodland, before coming to the Iron Age village and meeting the ghosts of the villagers who lived there over 2000 years ago. They have a lot to say, and you will leave having learned loads about how people lived then! There’s also a spooky pumpkin trail where you can do some ghost hunting of your own.

 

Llys y Fran

Once you’re all Halloween-ed out, Llys Y Fran Lake is a beautiful, peaceful place to relax. Take a walk or cycle around the lake, or take part in the many water activities they have there, as well as land-based fun like archery. It’s free to enter and dog friendly. There’s also an adventure playground!

 

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WILD LAKES WALES

Try something new and go wakeboarding at Wild Lakes Wales. Kids and adults alike will love it, but fair warning, they may not be able to stop talking about the memories made here for a long time! Complete beginners can book a lesson, or the more experienced can book a day pass to improve their skills. This is an experience that’s not to be missed.

 

TORCH THEATRE

Before your journey home, head to the Torch Theatre for a Trick or Treat show titled ‘Crafty’s Creepy Castle’ at 2pm on Sunday 31st October. It’s perfect for children aged 2-7, dress up is encouraged and there will be plenty of singing along involved! Ideal for tiring the little ones out before a drive home.

 

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