It’s almost time to dig out your scariest costume and pick the perfect pumpkin for Halloween at the end of the month! Scare yourself silly with the best spooky events in the Brecon Beacons…
Newton House Twilight Tours (Family Friendly)-26th, 27th and 31st October.
Are you brave enough to experience the magic and mystery of Newton House after the sun goes down? Dress up and join us on our torchlight tours of Newton House; the National Trust’s most haunted property in Wales.
Discover the magic and mystery of Newton House and enjoy the atmosphere of Newton House after the sun goes down. This is our family friendly tour which lasts approximately 1 hour. Age 6+. Tickets: £7. More here.
Halloween at Dan Yr Ogof Caves-27th October-1st November
Keep 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!
Pontypool and Blaenavon Heritage Railway Ghost Train – 27th to 31st October
Trains are running from our Spooky Furnace Sidings station at regular intervals from 4pm through to 9pm. All our visitors are encouraged to dress up in their spooky clothes (but not essential). Be prepared to be scared! Pre-booking is not available for this event, please pay at the ticket office on the day. Top tip: to save time, please have the correct money ready. We do take Credit/Debit cards but a cash transaction will be quicker, especially as this will be a busy event. More here.
Harry Trotter And The Pumpkin Patch – 27th October – 4th November 2018
(Please note: Pumpkin Carving & Fancy Dress Competition – 27th October – 31st October)
Put on your scarf, wrap up warm and fly over to Harry Trotter’s Wizard School at Cantref for some magical fun this October Half Term. Hop aboard the Cantref Express through Platform 9 and 6/8 to driving past the spooky forest,continue on your journey to marvel at the talking pumpkins and complete your wizard training at Wizard School with the star attraction Harry Trotter himself!
Take a walk to see the Pumpkin Patch, remember your camera to capture the moment. You can also get stuck in and carve your pumpkin before taking home to enjoy your creative delight. (Purchase a pumpkin from the barn together with a carving kit and tealight for £3.50) A day at Cantref Adventure Farm is always a full fun day, but this October half term, we promise it will be more fun than ever before!!
Halloween Bingo, Dress the Mummy,Pin the Nose on the Witch, Skeleton building & much more!!! 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 Frightfully Fun Treasure Hunt! so get your thinking caps on & follow the clues around the farm! Buy Tickets.
Spooky Halloween Day at Blaenavon Ironworks-28th, 29th and 31st October.
Join in a Halloween-themed trail for a day of thrills and chills! With a prize for the first 150 to complete our spooky trail through the Ironworks. £2 charge per trail. More here.
The Trail of Spookiness reappears at Tretower – Hhhhaaapppy Halloween!- 29th-31st October
It’s that time again; time for the bats, the rats and the creepy-crawlies to emerge from their hidey-holes and join the ghosts in making a Trail of Spookiness around Tretower Court. Bring your youngster to test the trail, but BEWARE – you may yet see the White Lady walk along her balcony…More here.
Spooky Afternoon Tea at the Old Railway Line – 29th & 30th 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 sandwiches before enjoying a scary story and venturing through our Halloween Walkway. There will also be a prize for the best child’s fancy dress and party bag for each child to take home! More here.