Halloween in the Brecon Beacons, haunted pubs and spooktacular parties…

The highest mountain in Southern Britain, Pen-y-Fan

The Brecon Beacons is a great place to celebrate Halloween. Not only do we have the most haunted pub in Wales, we also have some of the darkest night skies to make your Halloween experience that a whole lot more scarier. There are some great events going on! Here’s a round up of family things to do and a few reasons to go and party this weekend….


Spooktacular fun @ Cantref for October half term-
Featuring Creepy Crawly Show on Thursday 27th October – Are you brave enough?

A day at Cantref Adventure Farm is always a full fun day, but this October half term, you can have a go at Halloween Bingo, Snap, Arts & Crafts, Skeleton building & Much More!!! Bring out your spooky ideas and get creative at Cantref Adventure Farm’s Halloween Party! October Half Term/Halloween

We’re having a Fancy Dress Competition so find your scariest costumes and give us a fright!!! Also there’s a Spooky Prize for every paying child who enters our Frighfully Fun Treasure Hunt! so get your thinking caps on & follow the clues around the farm! The Halloween Boo Barn is open & Mr Ev’s will be Spooktacular in his Halloween Show!!

The popular event of Pumpkin Launching is back too so why not enter the competition & see if you can beat your brothers & sisters, mums & dads or your grandparents!!Step on our Halloween Tractor & Trailer Ride and see if you can see anything Spooky??!! What else do you need for a full filled day? Buy Tickets

Or why don’t you host your own Halloween Party at Cantref? – £11.00 per child
Have fun with your friends with your very own spooky spectacular halloween party.

Deep underground in Dan Yr Ogof Cave our annual ‘Halloween experience’ takes place. Long before you get to the unique setting for our Halloween festivities the cries, moans of the ghosts, and ghouls can be heard echoing through the cave! Looking up you will see witches flying out of the smaller cave passageways as they make their way to Cauldron Chamber, which is the starting point for this unearthly event.
Everywhere in this section of the cave the human skulls, spiders, rats, and screeching sounds indicate that you are in another world, the underworld, where everyone’s most terrifying fantasies have suddenly become a reality!
This is one experience you will never forget, however hard you try !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 


Halloween in the most haunted pub in Wales, 
The Skirrid Mountain inn, situated in the Eastern part of the Brecon Beacons it’s one of the most haunted pubs in the UK and the oldest pub in Wales having stood for nine centuries. It is a site where 180 convicted people were hung.  There will be ghost hunting vigils and séances in small groups, experiments including glass divination, table tipping and Ouija Boardsand the use of ghost hunting equipment including EMF Meters, K2 Meters etc! For more information on the famous pub visit: http://www.skirridmountaininn.co.uk/

Halloween Party and Disco at The Swan at Hay
Saturday 29th October 2016- 8pm – 1am

Party the night away with FREE ENTRY to the Swan at Hay this halloween!!! There will be vodka jelly on arrival, Creepy Halloween Cocktails £10.00 per pitcher and Spooky Shots 3 for £5.00!! There’s also prizes for the best Fancy Dress!!

Ghost Hunts at Craig Y Nos Castle
Head to Criag y Nos castle this halloween! 
Go on  a daytime Brecon Beacons Hotel Craig y Nos Castle Fright Night in theatreevent for children, being a ‘Fright Night’ tour designed for children (even so, many children do find it too scary and decide not to complete the tour) or go on a serious Halloween Ghost Tour for the adults, complete with late bar in the Haunted Bar.

Some Tours will retire to the Haunted Bar at the end of the evening, where Lead Investigator Steve Graham will regale guests with true historical stories and the odd ghost story while your party gather around a warming log fire.

The Haunted Bar is located in one of our derelict rooms on the first floor in the centre of the castle. If you are able to organise a group of ten or more, you can create your own Ghost Tour event led by Steve Graham of The Paranormal World!!

Join in a Halloween-themed trail at Tretower Court for a day of thrills and chills!

Spooky Halloween Day


Tretower Court is a majestically preserved 14th century manor house with a ruined castle tower nearby that dates back to medieval times.
It’s so soaked in history, a few people suspect it might be haunted.  So it was no surprise when the TV series “Most Haunted”filmed an episode there and discovered a few things.  According to the guides who were working that day, the presenters “made lots of noise and all came out feeling very sad!”.  We’re quite sure you’ll be feeling more amazed than sad when you visit this quite outstanding place.

The spooky halloween trail will take participants around the Court and Castle, and everyone who completes the quiz will be rewarded with the site sticker “ Tretower C & C Halloween Trail completed!” and a goody bag of sweets.

Date-29 Oct 2016, 11am – 4pm
Prices
Adult – £6.00
Family – £16.20*
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 – £4.20
Member – Am ddim / free
Disabled and companion – Am ddim / free
*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

Halloween at Dinefwr

Torchlight tour around the basement of Newton House
There are many spooky stories of ghostly sightings, supernatural experiences and from time to time, the unmistakable aroma of pipe or cigar smoke in the butler’s pantry.

Even some of the most sceptical staff refuse to go to some areas of the house alone where as others see the spirits of the Dinefwr family as old friends.

This season there will be torchlight tours at Newton House after dark on their History and Hauntings events and Newton House Sleepover event. Book your place today if you dare. Call 01558 824512

Find more events happening at Dinefwr this Autumn here

Spooky Afternoon Tea - Friday 28th October (4pm) - Child Ticket
Spooky Afternoon Tea at the Old Railway Line Garden Centre – Friday 28th October (4pm)

Get into the Halloween spirit with our Spooky Afternoon Tea! We welcome families to join us for some delicious Halloween themed cakes and sandwiched before enjoying a scary story and venturing through our Halloween Walkway. There will also be a prize for the best fancy dress and a party bag for all children!

Puppet Soup – Halloween Puppetry Workshop For Young People at Theatr Brycheiniog
Wednesday 26th October 10am to 4pm

In this Halloween themed workshop all participants not only make a puppet but also have the opportunity to work, perform and play with puppets and learn basic puppetry techniques.

PuppetSoup are passionate about puppets and puppet theatre. We bring together traditional skills and modern techniques to create a unique flavour of puppetry that everyone can enjoy.

 

Halloween Spooktacular on Friday 28th October at Garwnant Visitor Centre
This year the event opens at 5pm, there is an aray of activities to take part in including:
– Scary Walk (starts at 5:30pm and runs every half an hour until 8:30pm) Suitable footwear to be worn and remember a torch
Halloween Arts & Crafts
– Facepainting
– Selfie Competition
– Dance performance by Fantasy Feet Dance Academy

Tickets for the scary walk are £6.00 per person this also includes free entry to the arts & crafts room. The walk is only suitable for children over 5 years old. If you are bringing children under 5 they can enjoy our fun arts & crafts room for just £2.50 per child (no charge for adults). You can tuck into our delicious offering of hot dogs, burgers and some spooky specials in the cafe.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW and can be purchased at the Garwnant Cafe. Email swatts@justperfectcatering or enquiries@justperfectcatering.co.uk if you would like to reserve tickets to pick up, tickets will be reserved for 1 week only.

Happy Halloween!

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