It’s half-term here in Pembrokeshire! Whether you’re a local or visiting on holiday there are plenty of things going on to keep families entertained. Take a look at our post, things to do in Pembrokeshire during half term for lots of ideas:
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1. Pumpkin Picking in Pembrokeshire
Halloween is fast approaching so half-term is a great time to pick up your perfect pumpkin. We are spoilt for choice here in Pembrokeshire and there are a number of Pembrokeshire Pumpkin Patches you could choose from, including Heatherton, Windsor Farm, Good Hook Pumpkins, Greenacre Pumpkin Patch, Pembrokeshire Pumpkin Farm and Steynton Farm. Read our post, Pumpkin Picking In Pembrokeshire to help you decide which to visit.
There’s lots more to do at Heatherton too- take a look: Halloween at Heatherton
2. Haunted Halloween at Manor Wildlife Park
SPECIAL OFFER: KIDS GO HALF PRICE
Join Manor Wildlife Park from the 19th October to the 3rd November for a haunting half-term, there will be a whole host of ghostly activities, fun for all ages 👻
🐛Beastly Bug Handling
🎃Carve a pumpkin
Free entry for season pass holders
*Offers only valid with on-line purchases and with a full paying adult
Price: Adult: £17.95, Child: £15.95 (but half price this half term), Concession Adult: £15.95, Concession Child: £14.95, Registered carers: Free with valid proof. Entry is free for season pass holders.
Read more: Haunted Halloween at Manor Wildlife Park
Read more posts about Manor House Wildlife Park: Diary of the Evans-Crittens at Manor House Wildlife Park
3. Spooky Halloween at Folly Farm
23 – 31 October 2021
Something spooky will be happening at Folly Farm…join them if you dare…mwahahaha.
Folly Farm will be giving their fairground side stalls a Halloween makeover and you can take part in their popular Scarecrow Trail and card hunts – both of which give you a chance to win prizes! And keep your eyes peeled for our singing pumpkins!
Bring your little monsters to Folly Farm. It’s going to be wicked!
If any of your little devils would like to get into the spirit of things with some spooktacular fancy dress then they’ll be rewarded with some sweet treats on arrival…no tricks!
Price: Adult: £19.95, Child: £17.95, Toddler: £12.95, Concession Adult: £17.95, Concession Child: £15.95, Registered carers: Free with valid proof. Entry is free for season pass holders
Read more: Spooky Halloween at Folly Farm
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4. Spooktacular at Oakwood Theme Park
16th – 17th & 23rd – 31st October 2021 | 11am-7pm
Ride All Day. Scream All Night!
Getting ready to haunt you this Halloween with 4 chilling horror mazes…..get ready for the scare!!! (Spooktacular attractions open from 4:30pm)
Please note that from Saturday 23rd October 2021 we will require all guests to wear a face covering in the Spooktacular scare attractions (unless medically exempt or under 12 years old).
Rides open until 4pm: Crocodile Coaster, Dizzy Disk, Hooks House of Havoc, Moon Landing, Neverland Chase, Skull Rock, The Lost Boys Adventure, Tinks Flying School, Speed, Treetops, Pirate Ship, Waterfall, Boating Lake & Snake River Falls.
Rides open until 7pm: The Creepy Crawler, Megafobia, Bobsleigh, Witches Brew, Spooky 3D, Aerodrome, The Sights of London, Jolly Roger, & Drenched (opens from 2pm)
Watch their preview video:
This years’ live-action Spooktacular attractions are “Alone”, “Dismantled”, “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” and “Witch Hunt”.
Price: Family ticket: £107.50, Adult (age 13+): £35.50, Juniors (3-12): £23.75, Concessions: £27, Toddlers: Free, Carers: Free (with valid proof). Season passes available.
Read more posts about Oakwood Theme Park: Spooktacular at Oakwood Theme Park
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5. Horrible Halloween Freaky Family Fun Days at Scolton Manor
27th – 31st October 2021
The Scolton Manor House is beginning to look eerie- come this half term and Tour the ‘Malevolent Manor’!
Picture Yourselves In Haunted Sets For A Scary Selfie
Meet Spectres, Spooks & Phantoms
Visit The Ghastly Graveyard
Scream In The Spider’s Lair
Price: Adults: £8, Children: £6, Family (2 adults & 2 children): £25
Read more posts about Scolton Manor: Diary of the Evans-Critten at Scolton Manor
There are also Adults Only Fright Nights taking place this half term during the evenings.
6. Half Term Events at Welsh Wildlife Centre
27th – 29th October 2021
Over the school half-term holidays, the Welsh Wildlife Centre have an exciting range of outdoor nature activities and indoor craft events to keep you happy, whatever the weather!
Activities include Mini Beast Champions, Make a Bug/Bird house, Autumn Nature Walk and Nature Art. There is also a self led Halloween Quiz Trail from 29th to 31st.
Price: Activities £4 each, booking required plus parking fee (FREE car park for members and residents living in the SA43 and SA37 postcode areas – please bring proof of residency and fill in a short application form (otherwise parking is £4 for all day))
Read more posts about Welsh Wildlife Centre: Diary of the Evans-Crittens at Welsh Wildlife Centre
7. Spooky Fun at Pembroke Castle
23 – 31 October 2021
Head to Pembroke Castle during October half-term and you’ll be in for a spooky day out.
Activities will include:
- Dress up – Children in Halloween costume will enter for free.
- Pumpkin Hunt – search out the jack-o-lanterns hidden around the castle grounds.
- Enjoy the Skelfie Trail – take a selfie with the skeletons that are occupying the castle for the week.
- Enjoy the spooky decorations placed all around the castle.
In addition to this the usual free guided tours will be available at 11:15, 13:00 & 14:30.
Read more: Half Term Halloween Fun at Pembroke Castle
8. Halloween at Carew Castle
23 – 31 October
A week packed with fun, fiendish, family activities!
Lots of activities including:
Horrid Histories: Ghosts of Carew of Carew
Horrid Histories: Crime and Punishment
Price: Skeletal Trail: £1 plus admission (AdultsL £6.50, Children (4-16): £4.50, Concessions: £5.50, Family ticket: £17.50, Annual Passes Available)
Read more: Halloween at Carew Castle
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9. Picton Castle Gardens Family Halloween
23 – 31 October
The team at Picton Castle love celebrating Halloween and the gardens are full of Autumn Colours and falling leaves perfect for a seasonal woodland walk.
The event will mostly take place in the gardens, with plenty to keep the little ones occupied, including trails and puzzles, and as always The Welsh Owl Garden & Zoo will have handling sessions with their creepiest of crawlies.
The gardens will be decorated with pumpkins galore, and don’t forget to dress up in your spookiest outfit, there will be a photo competition to determine the most petrifying little Pictonite!
There will be a free goody bag for all children, don’t forget to pick up yours at the ticket office!
No pre-booking is required, just turn up and pay at the ticket office!
Price: Adults: £9, Seniors: £8, Children: £6, Families: £27 (2 adults & 2 children). Season ticket holders and under 5s: FREE
Read more: Picton Castle Gardens Family Halloween
10. Crafty’s creepy Castle at the Torch Theatre Plus Half-Term Films
Crafty and his friends return to the Torch Theatre this Halloween with a spooky treat for all the family. The legendary crow with the cult following has entertained audiences throughout the UK, along with Sally the Scarecrow, in a variety of colourful children’s stories. This Halloween, the team behind Marty MacDonald’s Farm and The Santa Shows brings you the spookiest Trick or Treat show ever.
Price: £11.00 Adult, £9.00 Child and £35.00 for a family ticket
Half-Term Films at the Torch Theatre
The Torch Theatre are also showing family films during half term. The Addams Family 2 is on from 25th October to 7th November. Paw Patrol: The Movie will be shown from the 25th – 29th October.
Book Tickets here: https://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/cinema
11. Last Chance to Visit Hilton Court Gardens
Closing after half term
We love a day out at Hilton Court Gardens- walking through the magical woodlands and playing in the fairytale houses. We will be so sad to see it close to the public after half term. Try and squeeze in one last visit if you can and look out for special events in the future. We are especially going to miss seeing Willow, the gorgeous dog.
Price: Adult: £4.10, Concessions: £3.60, Child: £2.50 (12-17), Child: £1.50 (4-11), Children under 4 are free.
Read more: Visiting Hilton Court Gardens
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12. Spooky Halloween Trail and Half Term Crafts at Oriel y Parc
25 – 31 October
Come and hunt out the Halloween spooky props around the centre and grounds of Oriel y Parc and find the answer from the cryptic clues. You may even discover what goes bump in the night!
Price: £2 per trail, includes a prize
Half Term Crafts at Oriel y Parc
10 – 12 on 25, 26, 28, 29 October
Join our local Ranger for some spooky Halloween crafts. The different sessions include Spooky Spiders, Unbelievable Bugs and Making Bug Houses.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult
13. Haunted Henllys (Castell Henllys)
10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm, 25 – 28 October
Enjoy an autumnal walk through the enchanting woodland before arriving in the village itself where you will meet the ghosts of the Iron Age villagers who lived here over 2000 years ago.
These friendly tribe members will provide you with an insight into the Iron Age way of life through demonstrating ancient craft and skills at 10:30am and 11:30am. At 12pm there will be a guided tour of the village.
For an extra £2 you can follow the spooky pumpkin trail as you hunt for ghosts of Pembrokeshire’s past all around Castell Henllys. If you manage to find and get a picture on your smartphone of all of the ghosts you will receive a prize!
With your entry ticket, you have three hours to explore Castell Henllys Iron Age village and surrounding woodland but you can relax in our riverside café for as long as you like.
Please book your slots (some time slots are already fully booked).
Price: Adult (17-64): £6.50, Concession (65+ or student with valid student card): £5.00, Child (4-16): £4.50
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £17.50
Child under 4/Wheelchair User/Carer/Season pass holder: Free
Pumpkin Trail and Ghost Hunt: £2 per participant (in addition to entry ticket).
Castell Henllys are also running events including a Bushcraft Workshop, Ghost Walk and Samhain Celebrations. See their website for more details.
Read more: Events at Castell Henllys
Read more posts about Castell Henllys: Diary of the Evans-Crittens at Castell Henllys
14. Half term at Milford Haven Museum
There are lots of things for children to do at the museum in half term week. All children will get a free Activity Book. Each child will also have a Halloween goody bag (courtesy of Milford Waterfront). As well as these there is a ‘Hunt the Dragon’ competition (sponsored by the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries in Wales). The lovely little dragon has already met Simon the museum cat but it is looking for a name and a new home! Each child who enters the competition will be entered in a draw to become the dragon’s new owner.
HERE BE DRAGONS!
Price: Adults: £4.00, Children & Concessions: £3.00, Under 4s: Free
Family Ticket: £10.00 (2 adults & 2 children)
Read more: Find out more information on the Milford Haven Museum Facebook Page.
Read more posts about Milford Museum: Diary of the Evans-Crittens at Milford Haven Museum
15. Halloween Party at Queens Hall narberth
Come join The Queens Hall Narberth for lots of spooooooky fun this Autumn Half Term!
Prizes for the best carved pumpkin and fancy dress, FREE bouncy castle, disco, entertainment and party games
Bar will be open for the adults, refreshments and snacks available to purchase for the kids
Price: £5 per child, adults and under 2s free – all children to be accompanied by a responsible adult
Read more: What’s on at Queens Hall, Narberth
Things to Do in Pembrokeshire During October Half Term
As you can see there are lots of activities going on during the October half-term in Pembrokeshire. Hangar Five (trampoline park) will also be decorated for Half Term, Colby Woodland Garden is always a pleasure to visit, Phoenix Bowl and Pirate Pete’s are great fun whatever the weather and Paddle West will be running half term kid’s clubs as well as private canoe tours and rowing boat hire. Don’t forget we have the wonderful Dinosaur Park and Clerkenhill Adventure Farm in Pembrokeshire too.
Pembrokeshire on a Budget
In addition to all these paid attractions, we are also lucky to have lots of free woodland walks and beaches to explore during half-term.
Find more Free Days Out posts here.
Half-Term at Home
If you’re staying at home due to self-isolating (as we are) or hiding from the weather, you can have a cosy Halloween half-term at home. Take a look at our Spooky Film Challenge – could you watch all 20 family Halloween films?
You could also do some Halloween crafts or baking. Izzy’s been busy making Pumpkin and Sugar Skull Bunting. Take a look at our 7 ways to celebrate Halloween Half-Term at Home (swap the spooky walk for a garden bat watch if you’re isolating!).
Whatever you choose to do this half term, I wish you all a safe and happy week! Have fun all! xxx