Half-term 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 2023 for lots of ideas:
When is Pembrokeshire’s October Half-Term?
Pembrokeshire Half-Term is from Saturday 28th October to Sunday 5th November 2023 (check individual schools for INSET Day dates)
- 1. Pumpkin Picking in Pembrokeshire
- 2. Haunted Halloween at Manor Wildlife Park
- 3. Spooky Halloween at Folly Farm
- Something spooky will be happening at Folly Farm…join them if you dare…mwahahaha.
1. Pumpkin Picking in Pembrokeshire
Halloween falls at the beginning of the half-term this year (2022). So the first weekend of half-term will be 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 2023 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 of October to the 5th November for a haunting half-term, there will be a whole host of ghostly activities, fun for all ages 👻
From 28th October look out for “trick or treat” envelopes around the park…
🗣️Terrifying Animal Talks
👣Jack O Lantern Trails
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: Manor Wildlife Park
Read more posts about Manor House Wildlife Park: Diary of the Evans-Crittens at Manor House Wildlife Park (I need to write an updated one!)
3. Spooky Halloween at Folly Farm
02 October – 05 November2023 (*the card hunts will only run from 28 October to 05 November)
Something spooky will be happening at Folly Farm…join them if you dare…mwahahaha.
Folly Farm will be giving the farm a bit of 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! Keep your eyes peeled for some pumpkin animals hidden around the farm and a spooky photo opportunity too!
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: £23.95, Child: £21.95, Toddler: £14.95, Over 65: £21.95, Family: £88 Registered carers: Free with valid proof. Entry is free for season pass holders
Read more: Spooky Halloween at Folly Farm
Read more posts about Folly Farm: Diary of the Evans-Crittens at Folly Farm
4. Spooktacular at Oakwood Theme Park
21st-22nd, 29th-31st October & 28th October-3rd November 11am – 7pm
Ride All Day. Scream All Night!
Getting ready to haunt you this Halloween- Uncle John’s house and Witch Hunt are back and Clown Saws is new for 2023…..get ready for the scare!!!
Join Oakwood as they explore what daunting horrors, lurk around the corner? Where witches roam and the faint whispers of haunted moans can be heard, will you venture into the dark delights of Spooktacular?
A fang-tastic adventure awaits for the whole family, who dares to attend Spooktacular 2023!!
(Spooktacular attractions open from 4:30pm)
Rides open until 4pm: Crocodile Coaster, Dizzy Disk, Hooks House of Havoc, 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, Cauldrons, Aerodrome, The Sights of London and Jolly Roger
Watch the preview video:
This year’s live-action Spooktacular attractions are and “Witch Hunt”. “Uncle John’s House” and “Clown Saws”.
Price: Adult (age 13+): £37.40, Juniors (3-12): £28.90, Students: £29.75, Pensioners: £28.90, Toddlers: Free, Carers: Free (with valid proof). Save money by buying tickets online in advance. Season passes available.
👻 FRIGHT FOR 4 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE! 👻
Any 4 Day Passes for £80 including all Spooktacular Attractions!
Read more posts about Oakwood Theme Park: Spooktacular at Oakwood Theme Park
Read more: Evans-Crittens at Oakwood Theme Park
5. Halloween Half-Term Fun at Scolton Manor
Saturday 21st October – Sunday 5th November 2023
Halloween half-term fun at Scolton Manor
Pumpkins are available to buy at Scolton Manor too!
Children’s Activity Packs
Creepy Crafts & Autumn Activity Pack
Keep your little ones entertained both indoors and outdoors with our quizzes, trails and crafts.
Activity pack and creepy crafts included in the normal manor house admission charge for children.
Available daily between 11am and 4pm.
(Adults £5.50, Concessions £4.50, Children £3.25, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £15, under 4s free.)
This Halloween make your very own scarecrow in the Walled Garden at Scolton.
Wooden posts and straw filler for the scarecrows are provided, and you’ll need to bring old clothes and the other things needed to make your wonderful creations. So, why not reuse some old things and repurpose them as something new as part of this Halloween happening?
Spooky Treats to Eat at Edie’s Cafe
Check out the spooky eats and treats on offer (see above) in Edie’s Tea Room during the Halloween half-term!
Enquiries / bookings: 01437 731667
Will you be able to spot all the pumpkins on Scolton Manor’s trail? The Pumpkin Trail is available from the Station Shop between 10am and 4pm daily and costs £1.50 per trail.
Read more posts about Scolton Manor: Diary of the Evans-Critten at Scolton Manor
6. Half Term Events at Welsh Wildlife Centre
27th October – 5th November 2023
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 Hunt and Make a Mini Beast House, Crafty Afternoon, Decoupage a Tea Light Candle Holder and Owl Pellet Dissection.
There is also a self-led Halloween Potion Quest from 25 October – 29 October 2023. Halloween/Nos Galon Gaeaf Quest is a self-led outdoor activity to find special ‘ingredients’ for a potion.
Costs £5 and includes activity with map, mask and soft toy prize.
Price: Activities usually £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: Half-Term Activities at Welsh Wildlife Centre
Read more posts about Welsh Wildlife Centre: Diary of the Evans-Crittens at Welsh Wildlife Centre
7. Halloween Fun at Pembroke Castle
22nd October -3rd November 2023
Head to Pembroke Castle during October half-term and you’ll be in for a spooky day out.
Half-Term Halloween Fun (Children in fancy dress enter free!)
Spooks, Spectres and Witches
22nd, 24th, 26th, 28th, 30th October and 2rd November
Over October Half Term, Pembroke Castle will be offering free Halloween tours for children! Their 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 their 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!
Gunpowder, Treason & Plop
21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th and 31st October and 1st and 3rd November
Over the October Half Term, Pembroke Castle will be offering free tours for children! Join castle guide, Isla, as you learn gruesome facts about crime and punishment in the 17th century. Learn about Guy Fawkes, and the castle’s own character convicted of treason, John Poyer. Learn how to spot a witch, and what happened to criminals! Visitors are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes, although make sure you wrap up warm!
Suitable for all ages, but will include walking around towers and climbing stairs. No booking is necessary, and ‘Gunpowder, Treason & Plop’ is included in the admission price, or with your annual membership.
‘Gunpowder, Treason & Plop’ will take place at 11:30 and 1:30 & 3:00 on selected days during October Half Term.
Price: Adults: from £9.00, Seniors: £7, Children (3-15): £7, Under 3’s: Free, Disabled/Carer: £7. Season passes are available (and cost just one gift-aided admission for locals- bring proof of address).
Read more: Half Term Halloween Fun at Pembroke Castle
8. Halloween at Carew Castle
28th October – 5th November
A week packed with fun, fiendish, family activities! Check times and dates of individual activities.
Lots of activities including:
👻Ghost hunt (£2 per child plus admission)
👻Family-friendly Halloween Ghost Tour ( £8.50 Adult, £6.50 Child. Ages 5 + Booking essential)
🏚️Creepy Mill: A Haunted House Experience (free with admission)
🧚 Halloween Hi-Jinks with the Forest Fairy Friends! (£5, Booking essential)
🧙♀️Room on the Broom Storytelling Workshop (Booking essential. £2 plus admission)
🧛LIVE-ACTION ADVENTURE: The Storymaster’s Tales: The Shadow of The Vampire (£6 ages 7+ Booking essential)
Read more: Halloween at Carew Castle
Read more posts about Carew Castle: Diary of the Evans-Crittens at Carew castle and Millpond
Adult (17+): £7
Child (4-16): £5
Concession (65+ or student with student card): £6
Family ticket (two adults and two children): £20
Annual Pass/Carew Resident/Wheelchair User/Carer: Free
9. Spooky Surprises at Picton Castle Gardens
26th -31st October 10am – 5pm
Picton Castle Gardens is the perfect place to enjoy a family-friendly day out to celebrate Halloween, with 60 acres of woodland gardens and The Welsh Owl Garden & Zoo to explore, there are plenty of spooky surprises around every corner. They will be joined all week by a face painter, who will be located in the heritage centre, and on 31st October they will have a musical performance by Jen Biddle’s Theatre Group in the story tree.
Follow the Scary Door Trail!
Check out the ‘creepy’ crawlies!
Get lost in the spider maze!
Get crafty in the haunted house!
Enjoy the decorated gardens!
Find the bats hidden inside the castle!
Normal admission applies for this event:
Entry to the gardens, castle and Welsh Owl Garden & Zoo is included. Pre-booking is not necessary, and there is no extra charge for any activities (with the exception of the face painter). Season pass holders can access the event free of charge.
The Welsh Owl Garden & Zoo schedule for the week will be as follows:
11am- Flying display
1pm- Otter talk and feed
2pm- ‘Creepy’ crawly handling session
3pm- Flying display
Please note, these activities will all take place within the owl garden on site.
For any further information or questions regarding accessibility, please call 01437 751326.
Price: Normal admission applies: Adults: £12, Seniors: £11, Children: £7, Families: £34 (2 adults & 2 children). Season ticket holders and under 5s: FREE
No pre-booking is necessary, just turn up in your creepiest costume and pay at the ticket office (Try not to scare the ticket office staff too much…!)
10. THE MIDNIGHT MISSION at the Torch Theatre Plus Half-Term Films
Showing from Monday 30th October
In an old house in Switzerland, portraits of world-famous writers Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and John Polidori have started behaving very strangely…
Join Agents Kahlo and Dali of the Company of International Artists to work against the clock and sometimes against logic itself to solve the mystery.
Spot clues, test your mettle and investigate historic evidence to uncover the truth. Is the house haunted, and if so, why..?
Interactive playable family theatre with nods to spoof horror and a broad streak of quirky comedy from award-winning theatre company Brave Bold Drama.
Age Guidance: The show is best suited to those aged 6+ due to the pace of the storytelling and deductive element, as a playable theatre show. The show contains no baddies or blackouts.
Price: Child: £8.00 Adult: £10 Family: £32
Read more: Torch Theatre
There’s a Monster in Your
SHOWING FROM THU 02 NOV
Tom Fletcher’s interactive adventures for big imaginations are leaping from page to stage, as the beloved ‘Who’s in Your Book?’ series makes its debut as a brand-new musical show.
A group of performers are preparing to start their show, but quickly discover they are not alone on stage. Little Monster wants to be part of the fun too! With an invitation to his friends, Dragon, Alien and Unicorn to join him, you can expect comedy and chaos as they help to create a magical show, learning about the joy of books and friendship along the way.
A high-energy 50-minute adventure featuring lively original music, this show is the perfect introduction to live theatre.
Expect plenty of playful fun for your littlest ones as their favourite characters come to life in a show that is packed with interactive moments to enjoy together.
There’s a Monster in Your Show… and he can’t wait to meet you!
Price: Child: £12.00 Adult: £14 Family: £48
Read more: Torch Theatre
Half-Term Films at the Torch Theatre
The Torch Theatre are also showing family films during half term. Look out for Trolls Band Together and Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie,
Don’t forget about their Sunset Cinema screenings of ‘Hocus Pocus’ and ‘The Blair Witch Project’.
Book Tickets here: https://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/cinema
11. Halloween Fun at Clerkenhill Adventure Farm and Frizbee Golf Course
Clerkenhill are now open weekends 10am-5pm and are open all week during October half term.
Clerkenhill will be having a Halloween Fun Weekend on Sunday 29th and 31st October.
- Halloween Haunted House Tour with Spooky Surprises
- Spooky Stories and Games
- Find the Hidden Spooks
- Fancy Dress
- Haunted House
Normal Opening Times 10am- 5pm
Hope to see you there if your brave enough!!
Price: Adult: £10.25, Concessions: £9.50, Child (over 2): £9.50 Children under 2 are free (season tickets are available).
Read more: Visiting Clerkenhill at halloween
Read more posts about Clerkenhill: Coming soon!
12. Spooky Halloween Trail and Half-Term Crafts at Oriel y Parc
25th October – 5th November, 9.30am – 5pm
The Lost Potion Trail
Wednesday 25th October – Sunday 5th November
£3 per child, includes a special prize!
Find the secret ingredients to help the witch finish her magical potion and collect a special prize!
Wednesday Club! Make your own Dreamcatcher
Wednesday 1st November, 11am-3pm
£3 per child, Drop-In
Join Oriel y Parc and make your own dreamcatcher using recycled and foraged materials… spooky or not!
Jackie Morris: Drawing in the Gallery
Saturday 4 November, 10am – 4pm
Free, drop-in event
Come along to the Geiriau Diflanedig – The Lost Words exhibition to meet the illustrator of this award-winning book. Jackie Morris will spend the day sharing her work with visitors in the Gallery.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult
Read more: Events at Oriel y Parc
13. Haunted Henllys (Castell Henllys)
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.
Mondays – Thursdays in School Holidays
In these sessions there will be a variety of hands-on Prehistoric activities for you to try including breadmaking. Enquire at reception upon arrival to find out what sessions will be running during your visit. Additional fee applies plus normal admission.
Haunted Henllys Trick and Treat Trail!
(Sunday 22 October to Sunday 5 November)
The veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest and ghosts have started to appear! Follow the spooky pumpkin trail as you hunt for ghosts of Pembrokeshire’s past all around Castell Henllys. A prize for anyone who manages to find and photograph all of the ghosts, or list them on a piece of paper, along with tricks and treats for you to find in our roundhouses.
£4 per person plus normal admission
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 ahead to avoid disappointment.
Price: Ad Entry prices
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £20
Child under 4/Wheelchair User/Carer/Season pass holder: Free
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
Visit Milford Haven Museum in half-term week before they close for Winter.
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
Monday 30th October
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 fruit on arrival, FREE bouncy castle, under 2s soft play, disco, magician and party games.
Featuring a magician and Crafts by Kandi, a play area for the under 2s will also be available
Bar will be open for the adults, refreshments and snacks available to purchase for the kids
Price: £6 per child, adults and under 2s free – all children to be accompanied by a responsible adult
Three time slots available. Booking essential.
Read more: What’s on at Queens Hall, Narberth
16. Attend a Fireworks Display
Bonfire Night also falls during the Pembrokeshire half-term this year. So wrap up warm and enjoy a bonfire and firework display. There are lots of Bonfire Night Displays in Pembrokeshire to choose from.
17. The Dinosaur Park Tenby
This Halloween, get your T-rex on at The Dinosaur Park!
Have a go at decoding their Dino mystery! Or get some chills from their spine-tingling spooky VR films
And hey, for all the ‘young-at-heart’ grown-ups out there: Unleash your inner child because adults pay KID PRICES from 28th Oct to 4th Nov!
Dive into the fossil hunt, join their guided dino safari, and hold tight for some ROAR-some rides. If you’ve got bones, we’ve got business!
Ticket prices: Adults£16.95
Children (age 3 – 15 years): £15.50
Toddler (ages 2 years: )£10.50
Under 2 years: FREE
Senior (60 +): £14.50
Registered Carers: FREE
Read more: The Dinosaur Park
18. Pembrokeshire Leisure Centres
Get ready for an unforgettable October Half Term! Explore all the amazing activities happening across the county on Pembrokeshire Leisure Centre’s holiday webpage.
Read more: Holidays at Pembrokeshire Leisure Centres
19. Pembrokeshire Libraries
Pop into your local library to choose a book to cosy up with during half term. Why not look for a spooky story– if you dare!
For the month of October, Pembrokeshire Libraries are also offering packs of fun Halloween activities for children to enjoy. Why not take a pack home?
Some libraries have craft spaces so you can enjoy the activities in the library.
Read more: Pembrokeshire Libraries
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) are holding a Halloween Party on 31st October, 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 holiday activity days for kids as well as private canoe tours and rowing boat hire. Don’t forget we have the wonderful Willhome Farm Barn 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. There are lots of ways to celebrate Halloween on a budget.
Find more Free Days Out posts here.
Half-Term at Home
If you’re staying at home due to illness, saving money 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
Pin this Post for later:
Read more posts about:
Where to stay Pembrokeshire