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Friday, 21 October 2016

Halloween Events and Things to do in Pembrokeshire during October Half Term 2016



Schools break up for half term today.  Whether you're a local or holidaying in Pembrokeshire during the October break take a look at this post to see what's on offer during this week.   This is a long post as there are lot of activities planned in the shire.  

Scroll down and you will first find activities on each day of the week but keep on going as there are lots of activities that are on throughout the week and all week long:




Saturday 22nd October


Welsh Wildlife Centre


A selection of craft activities available for children: choose from creating wildlife masks, decorations, cushions, coasters and keyrings!  Activities are suitable for ages 3+. These activities are self led so may require parental support.

10am - 4pm
£2 per activity
Visit The Welsh Wildlife Centre for information.
Read about our Half Term Visit to the Welsh Wildlife Centre.


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Sunday 23rd October

Welsh Wildlife Centre


A selection of craft activities available for children: choose from creating wildlife masks, decorations, cushions, coasters and keyrings!  Activities are suitable for ages 3+. These activities are self led so may require parental support.

10am - 4pm
£2 per activity
Visit The Welsh Wildlife Centre for information.
Oriel y Parc is celebrating the coming of autumn with a Harvest Food Fayre bringing a feast of seasonal delights with an array of stalls containing local produce.
Roald Dahl themed chocolate workshop with Wickedly Welsh Chocolate 11am-12pm in the Discovery Room and live Music from The Shooting Counters 11am-12pm & 1-2pm

For information please contact Katie on 01437 720392 or email katiew@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk

10am-4pm


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Monday 24th October


Welsh Wildlife Centre


Decorating Apple Bird Feeders



Decorate your own wooden apple bird feeder. from 11am and 2pm to have a go at creating a funky feeder for your feathered friends!
This activity is suitable for ages 4+. Booking is recommended, please call 01239 621600 to reserve spaces.
11am and 2pm
£4 per child


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Torch Theatre
Marty MacDonalds Toy Machine

A brand new show for 2016 featuring the voices of CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher & Nicole Davis as Pongo the Pig & Molly-Moo the Cow – from the team who brought you Marty MacDonald’s Farm!


2pm


Adult £8.50 Child £7.50 Family £28


Visit Torch Theatre for more information. 



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Castell Henllys

The Age of Adventure

Travel back  to ancient times to hear stories of strange adventures. Be the hero or heroine of these tales. Would-be warriors, hunters and princesses are welcome! 
11am - 4pm
£1 per activity + admission
Visit Castell Henllys for more information.
Read Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort to find out about our day there.

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Tuesday 25th October



Scolton Manor


Beastly Biscuits:  Decorate beastly, bone chilling biscuits in the manor House Kitchen.  Book in advance.
11.30am and 2.30pm 
£2 per child plus entrance fee

Book:  01437 731328


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Oriel y Parc


100 Years of Roald Dahl
With so many amazing stories and characters to choose from, this arty workshop is a feast for the imagination. Including three creative challenges each inspired by a different story, be prepared to make something really special to take home.
Children must be accompanied by an adult

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 01437 720392
1pm-3pm
Children £2


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The Welsh Wildlife Centre
Make some brilliant bat pegs and spider webs in this craft session.  This activity is suitable for ages 4+
Booking is highly recommended for this activity, please call 01239 621600 to reserve spaces.
11am and 2pm
£3 per child

Join Den Vaughan from the Teifi Bat Group on a fascinating bat walk around Teifi Marshes.  Suitable clothes and footwear are required.  Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Please call 01239 621600 to reserve spaces.
6.15pm
Adult £5 Child £3


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Colby Woodland

Survival @ Colby


Come down to the woods today and join National Trust's Chris Harvey-Jones for a 2 hour woodland survival session at Colby and learn how to survive in our woods. Try your hand at shelter building, fire lighting, trail marking, Tracking, distress Signals, basic survival camp cooking, camouflage and concealment and much more.
Age 6+
11am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm

£5 per child plus entrance fee (Adult £6 Child £3 Family £16.50 +Gift Aid optional)

Call 01834 811 885 to book.


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Castell Henllys

Tribal Warriors

Could you be a Celtic warrior? Here's your chance to have a go! Learn the skills and art of Iron Age warfare. Expect an energetic day of fun activities for all ages! 

11am - 4pm

Entrance plus £1 per activity.


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Wednesday 26th October

Welsh Wildlife Centre

Make an adorable pine cone owl in this craft session.  Booking is highly recommended, please call 01239 621600 to reserve spaces.
11am and 2pm
£3 per child


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Castell Henllys

Haunted Henllys

Are you brave enough to meet the ghosts and spirits of those who lived at Castell Henllys over 2,000 years ago? Keep your eyes, and ears, open! Who knows who , or what, may be lurking in the woods! Not for the faint hearted!! 

Ghost walks at 11.30am and 2pm

£1 per activity + admission. 

Celtic Celebrations

Samhain - the ghostly Celtic Halloween

11am

£1 plus admission 

John Muir Award Family Discovery Days

John Muir was the father of National Parks. His legacy is that we should discover, explore, conserve and share the wild places around us. This new family award encourages you to do just that. These sessions at different locations in the National Park will introduce you to the John Muir family award, explain how it works and give you some hints and tips to get you started on your own, fantastic John Muir Adventure.

1.30pm -4.30pm 

Free plus admission


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Thursday 27th October


Folly Farm


Family Fun day at Folly Farm


Enjoy craft activities, face painting and games with a Halloween Hoot's theme.


10am - 5pm (entrance price applicable)



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Scolton Manor


Beastly Biscuits at Scolton Manor:  Decorate beastly, bone chilling biscuits in the manor House Kitchen.  Book in advance.
11.30am and 2.30pm 
£2 per child plus entrance fee

Book:  01437 731328


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The Welsh Wildlife Centre
 Meet Pant Glas birds of prey selection of awesome owls.   Take part in clay modelling sessions where you can create your own creepy creatures or even base your model on one of the owls!

 Booking is recommended, please call 01239 621600 to reserve spaces. Booking is not required to see the owls and entry is free.

11am and 2pm

£3 per child

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Pembroke Dock Library

Baby Rhyme Time

A halloween special.

10.30am

Free


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Stackpole 

50 Things Autumn Challenge

Stackpole have a selection of fun to tick off in the last "50 things" event of the year.

11am - 3pm

£2


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Castell Henllys


Tales of Adventure


Sit around the fire and listen to tales of adventure from the distant past. Local storytellers will keep you spellbound as they weave their stories of myth and legend.

11.00 and 2pm

Entrance Charge


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Pembroke Castle


Join Ghost Finder General, Howard, on an after-hours ghoulish ghost tour around Pembroke Castle, as he tells you a selection of our ghost sightings and poltergeist happenings from our 900 year history of sudden death and disaster. Meet us at the Gatehouse before 5.30pm because the gates will then be locked!

The tour will last about an hour and a half, and is for ages 7 and up.
 Halloween costumes are encouraged, but please wear warm outdoor clothing and suitable footwear - our tower's staircases are a chilling place at night! A torch is essential as you can only see ghosts with the help of light!
5.30 pm
£5


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Friday 28th October
The Welsh Wildlife Centre


Decorate your own ceramic pumpkin tea light holder.  Each holder comes with 1 LED tea light. Suitable for ages 3+



Booking is highly recommended, please call 01239 621600 to reserve spaces.

11am and 2pm

£3

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Tenby library


Spooky stories, creepy crafts and terrifying treats.  Suitable for ages 4-11.  Contact Tenby Library on 01437  775151 to book.


5.30pm - 7pm


Stackpole


Halloween Lantern Making and Spooky Trail


Make your own willow lantern and follow our spooky trail around the woods.


11am and 12.30pm


Child: £6


Call 01646 661425 to book.



Castell Henllys

Fairy Tale Fun

Meet a wood nymph who'll teach you how to make a fairy headdress or a wizard's wand. Join her on a walk through the woods to gather the materials.

11.30am-1pm and 2pm-3.30pm

£3 per session + admission.

Star Gazing

Have the night skies changed since the Iron Age? Find out at our Dark Skies star gazing event. Experts will be on hand to tell you about the different constellations visible in the night sky. Gaze through one of the telescopes to see the wonders of the Universe. Listen to an astronomical talk or learn how to take your own photographs of the night sky. Refreshments available in the café.

7pm-10.30pm


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Saturday 29th October 

The Welsh Wildlife Centre



A range of craft activities available for children including Halloween owl decorations, charm bracelets, spooky scratch art pictures and spider finger puppets. Suitable for ages 4+. Each activity is self led so may require parental support. Booking is not required for the activities.


10am -4.30pm 

£2


Hunt for pumpkins containing letters hidden around the reserve and solve the anagram to win a prize!   Suitable for ages 3+. Booking is not required.

10am-4pm
£3 per entry


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Fishguard Library

Spooky Art Session.  All ages welcome.

10am - 12pm 


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Haverfordwest Leisure Centre

Halloween Party

Fun, games and tantalizing treats.  Ages 4-11.

4.30pm - 6pm

£4.50 members £6 non members

Phone to book:  01437 776676


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Colby Woodland

Halloween Lantern Making and Spooky Nature Trail

Join in Halloween Lantern making, then use your lantern to help guide yourself around the spooky nature trail. Find all the answers and claim your small prize.

Drop in 11.30am-3.00pm

£3 per child plus admission charges ((Adult £6 Child £3 Family £16.50 +Gift Aid optional)

Call 01834 811 885 to book.


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Castell Henllys


Haunted Henllys

Are you brave enough to meet the ghosts and spirits of those who lived at Castell Henllys over 2,000 years ago? Keep your eyes, and ears, open! Who knows who , or what, may be lurking in the woods! Not for the faint hearted!! 

11am - 4pm Ghost walks at 11.30am and 2pm

£1 per activity + admission. 

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Pembroke Castle


Join Ghost Finder General, Howard, on an after-hours ghoulish ghost tour around Pembroke Castle, as he tells you a selection of our ghost sightings and poltergeist happenings from our 900 year history of sudden death and disaster. Meet us at the Gatehouse before 5.30pm because the gates will then be locked!

The tour will last about an hour and a half, and is for ages 7 and up.
 Halloween costumes are encouraged, but please wear warm outdoor clothing and suitable footwear - our tower's staircases are a chilling place at night! A torch is essential as you can only see ghosts with the help of light!
5.30 pm
£5

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Sunday 30th October



The Welsh Wildlife Centre





A range of craft activities available for children including Halloween owl decorations, charm bracelets, spooky scratch art pictures and spider finger puppets. Suitable for ages 4+. Each activity is self led so may require parental support. Booking is not required for the activities.

10am -4.30pm 

£2




Pumpkin Quiz Trail and Prize

Hunt for pumpkins containing letters hidden around the reserve and solve the anagram to win a prize!   Suitable for ages 3+. Booking is not required.


10am-4pm
£3 per entry

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Southwood Estate


Follow our spooky Hallowe'en trail into the woodlands and around the farm, and get stuck in with seasonal creative activities. 

11am - 4pm

Free entry, £2 per trail.

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Pembroke Castle



Join Ghost Finder General, Howard, on an after-hours ghoulish ghost tour around Pembroke Castle, as he tells you a selection of our ghost sightings and poltergeist happenings from our 900 year history of sudden death and disaster. Meet us at the Gatehouse before 5.30pm because the gates will then be locked!

The tour will last about an hour and a half, and is for ages 7 and up.
 Halloween costumes are encouraged, but please wear warm outdoor clothing and suitable footwear - our tower's staircases are a chilling place at night! A torch is essential as you can only see ghosts with the help of light!
5.30 pm
£5
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Throughout the week 


Pembroke Castle

Monday 24th October to Sunday 30th October

Spooks, Spectres and Witches


Over October Half Term, Pembroke Castle will be offering free Halloween tours for children!  Our expert guide, Howard, will take you and your children on a tour of the Castle, and spook you with tales of witches, wizardry and ghostly sightings.  Ever wondered what the difference is between witches, wizards and warlocks?  How about ghost and poltergeists?  Let our resident Witch Finder General tell you all as you discover what lurks in the shadows of our towers, staircases and dungeons!  Visitors are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes, although make sure you wrap up warm!
Suitable for all ages.  No booking is necessary, and 'Spooks, Spectres and Witches' is included in the admission price, or with your annual membership.
The Halloween tours will take place as follows:
Monday 24 October - Thursday 27 October at 11:15 and 13:30.
Friday 28 October - Sunday 30 October at 13:30 only.
Adult £6 Child £5 Concession £5 plus optional gift aid


Creepy Cookies & Cupcakes

Decorate a Halloween treat!

26th October - 30th October

This October Half Term, once inside the castle, children can decorate and take away their own creepy cupcake or cookie in the castle café for just £1!  This will run from Wednesday 26th- Sunday 30th October at 15:00 each day.  Spaces are limited and work on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Monday 24th October to Saturday 29th October

Pembrokeshire Libraries


Drop in Craft Session


Drop in Halloween Craft Sessions at Haverfordwest, Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock libraries during library hours.


Drop in Halloween Craft session also at St David's Library on Tuesday and Thursday.

Hunt the Pumpkin

Fishguard Library

Take on the Halloween Treasure hunt and win a Chocolate Pumpkin during library hours.


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Torch Theatre

Trolls 3D (U)

Sunday 23rd October, Monday 24th October, Friday 28th October, Saturday 29th October

From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls.  

Various times, check website,

Adult  £6.40 Child  £5 Family £25


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Tuesday 25 October – Saturday 29 October 


Picton Castle


Frightfully Good Half Term


 Head to Picton Castle where it is said monsters lurk in the 40 acre gardens, and there will be Halloween craft workshops and spooky tours with a magical twist. No sacrificing of animals, or offerings of fruits and vegetables to the spirits, just lots of glue, sparkle and family fun – with of course, the opportunity to dress up which we actively encourage!


from 10.00am until 5.00pm


Adult £8 Child £6 Families: £25 under 5's free


Visit Picton Castle for more information.



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Carew Castle


Saturday October 22nd – Sunday 30th October

Carew Castle is home to many ghosts! Keep your eyes peeled for spooky sightings as you explore creepy corridors and terrifying towers, find all the ghosts and receive a fiendish prize….

10am – 2.30pm

£1 per sheet plus normal admission


Saturday 22nd October – Monday 24th October, Saturday 29th October , Sunday 30th October

Settle around the fire in the Lesser Hall as a costumed storyteller recounts spooky tales and stories of brave knights and beautiful princesses.
Included in normal admission. Ages 4+. Children must be accompanied.
2.30pm - 3.30pm

Tuesday 25th October  - Friday 28th October

Ghouls just wanna have fun at Carew Castle this half term! Mischief and mayhem abound with fangtastic activities and games. Wear a spooky costume for a costume competition at 3pm!
 11am – 3pm
Normal admission plus £2.50m for activities.


Thursday 27th October – Friday  28th October 
A opportunity to meet a variety of birds of prey at the castle …why not hold a bird for just £1?
11am – 4pm 

Thursday  27th October -  Monday 31st October
Join a spooky tour of the Castle. Keep your eyes peeled as you listen to murderous tales and stories of ghostly sightings; you never know what you might see…
 4.30pm – 5.30pm
£5.00 Adult, £4.25 Concession, £3.50 Child. Ages 5 and over only.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL 01646 651782
Wear warm clothing, bring a torch.
To book places (where recommended) please call 01646 651782 or email enquiries@carewcastle.com.

Visit Carew Castle for more information




Oriel y Parc

Saturday 22 October - Sunday 30 October


Spooky Halloween Trail

Join in with this Halloween treasure trail around the centre and grounds and receive a spooktacular goody bag at the end as your reward.

10am-4pm

£2 per entry

Visit Oriel y Parc for more information.

While in St David's you could fit in a visit to St David's Cathedral too.


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Hangar 5

Haunted Hangar Halloween Party

Monday 24th october - Monday 31st October

The Hangar has been taken over by ghosts and ghouls!   It will be transformed into the stuff of nightmares. There will be a range of activities taking place with prizes to be won.

11am -8pm (Check opening hours of day you visit). 

£10 per bounce

Visit Hangar 5 to book online.




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Anna's Welsh Zoo (Manor Wildlife Park)


Haunted Half Term



Saturday 22 October - Sunday 30 October


Manor Wildlife Park are hosting a half term full of halloween activities including face painting, activity sheets, treat stations, photo opportunities, ghost hunt, carve your own pumpkin, the horrible parade led by mummified Rosie the ring necked lemur, and vamped up Ronald the red ruffed lemur, delicious spooky treats in the cafe and a haunted house to remember.

Open 10am - 6pm


Adult: £13.95 Child £11.95 Concession:  £11.95/£10.95


For up to date information please visit: Anna's Welsh Zoo


Read Fifteen Reasons why we love Manor Wildlife Park .



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Folly Farm


Spooky Halloween


Saturday 22 October - Sunday 30 October



Something spooky is going on this week at Folly Farm, join them if you dare!

Celebrate Halloween with meet and greets, freaky facepainting and spooky prize trails and card hunts.  Spooky Halloween will take place during the whole of half term.
Open 10am -5pm every day.
Usual entrance price applies:  
Adult:  £13.95 Child: £11.95  Concessions:  £11.95 (save 10% when you buy tickets online).
For up to date information visit Folly Farm.
Read about our Fun Filled Family Day at Folly Farm.


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Scolton Manor
Saturday 22 October - Sunday 30 October
Haunting Halloween
Scary Scolton Quizzes 11am-4pm
Creepy Crafts 11am-4pm
Spooktacular Storytelling, tantalising tales at 11am, 2.15pm and 3pm (spaces limited).
Tuesday and Thursday only:  Beastly Biscuits:  Decorate beastly, bone chilling biscuits in the manor House Kitchen.  Book in advance.
11.30am and 2.30pm 
£2 per child.
Pumpkin trail 11am-4pm 
Follow the trail, work out the clues and win a prize. £1 per child.
Entrance price: Adult £3.50 Child £2.35 Family £9.35
Visit Scolton Manor for more information. 

 01437 731328
Read about our Scolton Manor Half Term Day Out.

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Tudor Merchant's House

Saturday 22nd October to Sunday 30th October


11am- 5pm

Test your Tudor knowledge!

Free but admission charges apply.


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Palace Cinema

The Palace are showing Storks, Trolls and Dr Strange over half term.  See their website for days and details. 


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Pembrokeshire Leisure Centres

Pembrokeshire Leisure Centres hold activities throughout half term in addition to swimming and fitness activities.  Take a look at the October half term timetable for your local leisure centre.  Centres can be found in Milford Haven, Haverfordwest, Crymych, Fishguard, Pembroke, St Davids and Tenby.


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Tenby Ghost Walks

Look out for Tenby ghost Walks taking place during half term too.  See the full timetable here.

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I hope you find this list helpful.  Let me know if there are any event to add to the list.

Have a great half term holiday in Pembrokeshire!

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