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Things to do in South Wales this October Half Term

Category - Hotel
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 2 hour spooky tour will take you through the wooded lanes, visiting the historic buildings and hearing the spine chilling tales that have occurred at what is said to be Wales' most haunted museum.

Dates: 3-4, 17-18, 24-25 October
Cost: £16.00 per ticket (Minimum age 12)
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.

Wednesday 30th October 2019 - 18:00 - Hocus Pocus ( 92 mins, PG)

Wednesday 30th October 2019 - 20:00 - Scream - (101 mins, 18)

Thursday 31th October 2019 -  10:00 - The Addams Family- (99 mins, PG)

Thursday 31st October 2019 - 14:00 - E.T The Extra Terrestrial - (121 mins, U)

Thursday 31st October 2019 - 12:30 - The Nightmare before Christmas(76 mins, PG)

Friday 1st November 2019 - 20:30 - Friday the 13th [1980] - (95 mins, 18)

Saturday 2nd November 2019 - 18:00 - The Craft (105 mins, 15)

Sunday 3rd November 2019 - 18:00 - The Lost Boys ( 98 mins, 15)

Sunday 3rd November 2019 - 20:00 - The Sixth Sense ( 130 mins, 15) 

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

Big Draw at Cynon Valley Museum

Cynon Valley Museum

Find your best colouring pencils and draw out stories and their characters along with the finds from Cynon Valley Museum. Listen carefully to the stories and let your imagination run wild with the spell binding tales!

Dates: Thursday October 31st , 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM  
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 26th October to Sunday 1th November
Cost: Included in the cost admission - Cost: £7pp, Family of 4 £27, Family of 5 £33, Under 2s go free. Half price concessions for disabled & carers with proof of PIP/DLA. Dogs on leads at all times. 
Heol Penybryn, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF83 1NG


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