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.
Does anything say Autumn more than a day spent at a pumpkin patch? This is a spectacular one near Moylegrove, which is open every weekend throughout 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, Halloween experience, and a bale trail to keep the kids entertained.
Folly Farm & Zoo itself is well worth a visit all year round, and during October, the fairground gets 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. You can even return again for FREE that week, if you validate your ticket on your departure.
For October Half Term, Pembroke Castle will be offering free halloween tours for children! Let the Witchfinder General guide you around this awesome castle, and learn lots about the history of Pembrokeshire’s ghouls along the way. A fantastic way for the whole family to get involved in a truly spectacular setting.
Get up close with the wildlife at Manor Park! Choose to walk through the park at your own pace and take it all in, or book an experience with a particular animal, from red pandas to rhinos!
Carew Castle is putting on a whole host of different Halloween events over the course of October half term this year, including Ghost Tours, Story Master’s Tales, and Hi-jinks with forest fairies. Find out more and take your pick here!
Alongside the usual Prehistoric activities at Castell Henllys, this Iron Age Fort gets more haunted than usual from Sunday 22nd October to Sunday 5th November! The Trick or Treat trail allows you to do some ghost hunting of your own, with prizes if you find them all.
For fun for the whole family with a lightly competitive twist, head to St Davids Escape Rooms. With two choices of activity, and the option to split into teams to see who is fastest, this is a few hours that the family will be talking about for a while to come!
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.
Oriel Y Parc is the tourist information centre and gallery at the top of St Davids, and is always a go to for great half term activities. We’ll update once the details are out there, but think Halloween Treasure Hunts, Craft Workshops and more!
Book a landing on Ramsey Island with Thousand Islands and discover this incredible RSPB Nature Reserve usually seen from the sea, with the land under your feet! With it’s red deer, many bird specias and of course the seals and their pups, explore the 3.5 mile walk around the island at your own pace before catching the boat back to the mainland.
If you’re visiting with slightly older children (or those that aren’t easily spooked!) then Oakwood is the place to be to get your thrills. The theme park transforms into a Halloween fest, with terrifying creatures and spooky rides at every turn.
Pembrokeshire Llama Sanctuary offers 2 – 2.5 hour walks with your very own llama as a companion. Take a guided walk through beautiful woodland, listening to waterfalls and spotting birds overhead, all at the leisurely pace of a llama. A once in a lifetime experience!
Think you know it all about this glorious corner of the world? Try walking with Steve! His knowledge of the area mean a guided walk is a great way to explore local wildlife and history. You’ll learn so much that you will be fact swapping for days afterwards!