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Things to do in South Wales this October Half Term

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Published on - 05 October 2018

There’s plenty to get up to around the Vale Resort this October half term.

Are you staying with us this half term?  If so, take a look at what you can do around the Vale Resort. Whether you’re looking for family fun or a couple looking for a thrill, our handy guide has something for everyone.

Evening Ghost Walk at St Fagans Museum

This 100 minute spooky tour will take you through the wooded lanes and past the ponds until you reach the castle where you will enter the darkened rooms and passageways to explore its ghostly history.

Dates: 25–26 October & 1–2 November
Cost: £12.50 (Adult) £10 (Junior 10-13 yr old)
Address: St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, CF5 6XB

Go Underground at Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

Venture if you dare to Cardiff Castle’s 15th century undercroft as the Halloween Cinema returns for another year and a host of horror films await.

Sunday 28th October 2018 - 18:00 - Suspiria [1977] - (98 mins, 18)

Monday 29th October 2018 - 18:00 - Hocus Pocus - (92 mins, PG)

Tuesday 30th October 2018 -  14:00 - Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban- (144 mins, PG)

Wednesday 31st October 2018 - 12:30 - The Nightmare Before Christmas - (76 mins, PG)

Thursday 1st November 2018 - 20:00 - The Nightmare on Elm Street - (89 mins, 18)

Friday 2nd November 2018 - 14:00 - Coco - (105 mins, PG)

Saturday 3rd November 2018 - 18:30 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (140 mins, 15)

Cost: £5.00 per person
Address: Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 3RB.

Spooky Science at Techniquest

October half term brings Spooky Science week to Techniquest. Have you ever seen a pumpkin carve itself, or a coin scream? Can you sit on a bed of nails without screaming, and can science be used to create potions and ghosts? Find out at the Spooky Science show. Plus, fancy dress is welcome!

Dates: Sat 27 October 2018 Sat 27 October 2018
Cost: £8.00 (Adult) £6.50 (Child 4 -15 yr old) FREE (Under 4’s)
Address: Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Build a shelter in the woods at Cosmeston

Help build a shelter in the woods, make a fire and toast some marshmallows at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park. It’s the perfect activity for the kid who loves the outdoors.

Date: Monday October 29th , 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: £5 per child (pre-paid)
Address: Cosmeston Lakes Country Park CF64 5UY

 Go Behind the Scenes at National Museum Cardiff

A whole world of wonderful wizarding treats awaits you this Halloween at the National Museum Cardiff. In this family friendly behind the scenes day there will be loads to see and do to keep your little monsters amused! Plus you can follow our experts around the galleries and find out some devilishly fun facts.

Dates: 31 October 2018, 11am - 4pm 
Cost: FREE
Address: National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP 

Solve a Murder Mystery at Cynon Valley Museum

Cynon Valley Museum

Get yourself ready for a night of drama and intrigue as you solve the mysterious death of Ronnie MacIntosh at the Cynon Valley Museum this Halloween.
Dates: Thursday October 25th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: £20 per person
Address: Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery, Depot Rd, Aberdare CF44 8DL

Strike Your Own Coin at the Royal Mint Experience

Discover the other side of the coin and discover the history of British currency at the Royal Mint Experience. Go behind the scenes to follow the journey of a coin from blank to bank in a 45-minute Guided Factory Experience.  You can watch coins being minted and you’ll have the opportunity to strike your very own £1 coin as a memento of your visit. 

Cost: £13 (Adult 16+) £10.50 (Child 5-15 yr old) FREE (Under 5’s)
Address: Royal Mint Experience Heol-Y-Sarn, Llantrisant CF72 8YT

Take Part in the Spooky Pumpkin Trail at Mountain View Ranch

Get the kids out of the house for some spooky fresh air fuelled fun!  Activities include room on the broom story read by either the witch, wizard or dragon, marshmallow toasting at creepy creek and complete the spooky pumpkin trail and get a little treat!

Dates: Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November
Cost: Included in the cost admission - Cost: £6 (Adult) £6 (Child) FREE (Under 2’s)
Heol Penybryn, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF83 1NG

Pick Your Own Pumpkin at Hendrewennol

Pumpkin Picking

Get in the spooky spirit and pick your own pumpkin at the popular Hendrewennol in the Vale of Glamorgan. Plus, for the adventurous children there’s the Green Island Treasure Trail.

Address: Hendrewennol Fruit Garden, Bonvilston, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF5 6TS 670

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