Spooky season is upon us and soon it’ll be time for Halloween! Halloween this year falls on a Monday, so expect lots of events taking part over the weekend prior. As usual I’ve done loads of work in compiling all the events I could find that are family friendly and taking part for Halloween 2022 in Cardiff and South Wales.
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Events are separated out into Cardiff, South Wales and then Further Afield, then organized in date order and then alphabetically for the same date. Please leave a comment if I’m missing something and always check direct with the event organizer about details and tickets before travelling.
Halloween in Cardiff
Lil Monsters Halloween Festival at DEPOT Cardiff – 16th October
Join Mini Ravers and go clubbing with your kids at this halloween themed afternoon festival. Includes Halloween themed characters, face painting, glow sticks, giant balloons, bouncy castles and more. For more information or to book tickets visit Mini Ravers.
Halloween Festival at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, Penarth – October 22nd, 23rd, 26th & 27th
“You are invited once again to join us for Calan Gaeaf Halloween at Cosmeston Country Park, 2022. Experience a spooky night of family fun. This Halloween, you and all your family can visit the park for this exciting after dark experience. Thousands of lights will illuminate Cosmeston Medieval Village and the surrounding trees. Special effects and petrifying performers will test your nerves as you tour the Medieval village. Traditional Fairground, Hot and Cold Refreshments and Entertainment for all the family.” For more information and to buy tickets, visit Cosmeston Halloween Festival. We’ve personally booked this one!
Pumpkin Patch at Cefn Mably Farm Park – 22nd October to 31st October
Cefn Mably Farm Park (which I’ve reviewed before) is holding a Pumpkin Patch for 2022. Buying a normal ticket gets you access to the Pumpkin Patch. You can buy tokens at reception for the pumpkins, and there will be autumnal activities running. For more information see Cefn Mably on Facebook.
AZ Elite Halloween Party, Llanishen – 28th October
Join us and come dressed in your best customer, games, disco and prizes! Visit AZ Elite on Facebook for more information.
Spooky Halloween Party at Parc Play, includes a separate SEN session – 28th & 29th October
Parc Play in Cardiff are holiday a spooky halloween party in the evening of 28th and 29th. They will also have a special SEN halloween themed party earlier in the day on the 29th October. For more information visit Parc Play.
Halloween Afternoon Tea at Future Inns, Cardiff Bay – 29th October
Future Inns are hosting a spooky inspired afternoon tea, including a meet and greet with Cruella Devil and Maleficent, as well as other entertainment. For more information visit Future Inns.
Half Term Halloween Trail at St Fagans National Museum of History – 29th October to 6th November
“Boo!! It’s Halloween!! Keep your little goblins and witches amused this half term with our Halloween Trail. Pick up your trail and follow the clues to find the pumpkins hidden around the museum. Draw in the pumpkin faces, look for the letters by the pumpkins to crack the creepy code then head back to the museum shop to collect your prize.” Entry to St Fagans Museum is FREE (£6 parking or £30 annual pass). For more information visit Half Term Halloween Trail.
Parent and Child Halloween Special – Make Spooky Soaps and Candles at Lark Design Make, Whitchurch – 29th & 30th October
Lark Design Make says “This fun 2.5 hour activity will involve making & packaging 4 soaps & 2 candles ready for Halloween – we have lots scents and additions to make them extra spooky!!!” For more information visit Lark Design Make.
Descendants Halloween Brunch at The Coal Exchange – 31st October & 1st November
Visit the Coal Exchange this Halloween – “Our Grand Hall will transport to you to the town of Auradon to feast on all your can get buffet, enjoy some truly wicked performances and learn the ropes as the Wicked Teens new recruits. In attendance: Mal, Evie, The Evil Queen & Maleficent.” Definitely one for fans of Disney’s Descendants movies. All three movies are available to view on Disney.
Children’s Halloween Disco at The Village Inn, Pentwyn – 31st October
Join The Village Inn for a Children’s Disco with party games, prizes, mascots, bubble machine and balloon modelling. Find more information on Facebook.
Halloween Half Term Children’s Pumpkin Flower Arrangement Workshop at St Fagans Village Hall – 31st October
The Market Garden is hosting a “Creative fun event in the Halloween half term. Fancy dress optional, all materials and tuition provided for each child with the help of a adult to create a fabulous flower arrangement pumpkin.” Visit Facebook for more information or to book.
Halloween in South Wales
Daytime and Twilight Pumpkin Picking at Vale Pick Your Own, Vale of Glamorgan – 1st October to 31st October
Get your pumpkins ready to carve with daytime and twilight Pumpkin Picking at Vale Pick Your Own, located in Bonvilston just outside of Cardiff.
Halloween at The Meadows Farm Village, Caerphilly – 15th October to 31st October
Visit The Meadows Farm, an animal farm park just outside Cardiff which offers both traditional farm animals, and some exotic animals such as meerkats, racoon dogs, wallabies, lorikeets and reptiles. Their special Halloween ticket will include pumpkin picking, Halloween Hunt and activities in their covered activity area. An ice rink is also on site at extra cost. Visit The Meadows for more information
Pumpkin Festival at Cantref Adventure Farm, Brecon – 22nd & 23rd October, 29th October – 6th November
“Looking for a pumpkin patch near me? At Cantref it is so much more than pumpkin picking. We have lots of fun activities to keep the kids entertained all day including Pumpkin Launching, Pumpkin Carving, Wizard School, Mr Ev’s Show, Bubble Party, Tractor Ride, Pet Handling, Marshmallow Toasting, Spooky Boat Ride and Carnival Games.” For more information visit Cantref Adventure Farm.
Halloween on the Gower, Gower Fresh Christmas Trees, Swansea – 22nd October to November 6th
At Gower Fresh Christmas Trees they have spooky experiences in the Halloween Barn, with various monsters, showers, Pumpkin Carving, Fairground rides and feeding reindeer. Find out more information at Halloween on the Gower.
Halloween Themed Scavenger Hunt at The Old Library, Caerphilly
Treats, prizes and more at this Halloween themed Scavenger Hunt held at The Old Library, Caerphilly. This is their Facebook page for more information.
Little Scare-lings at Dobbies Garden Center, Swansea – 27th to 30th October
“Children are encouraged to come wearing their scariest fancy dress costume and will get stuck into terrifying treats before taking part in some frightfully fun activities. They’ll perfect their startling scare and learn all about the horrors of Halloween and monster plants, before creating their own monster plant pot to take home.” For more information visit Little Scare-lings.
Fancy Dress Halloween Party at Top Club Abercynon – 28th Octobeer
“Wear your scariest costume and enjoy a disco and party games There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the fancy dress plus a prize for the best carved pumpkin competition.” £5 per child. Reserve tickets here.
Free Workshop – Halloween Bunting at Re:Make Newport – 29th October
RE:MAKE Newport is Wales’ first permanent repair and reuse space. On 22nd October they will be holding a craft workshop to make Halloween Bunting. Suitable for age 5+. Free workshop, but reserve your spot.
Halloween at Fonmon Castle – 29th October to 6th November
Halloween at Fonmon Castle has two different events, daytime visits (aimed at toddlers and young children) which includes all the usual things at Fonmon Castle plus costumed characters, spooky disco, photo opportunities, stories and more. The evening attraction “Night Scare Trail” is also safe for children of all ages and includes snakes and tarantulas, owl handling, magician, haunted woods and horror farm and more! For more information visit Fonmon Castle.
Creepy Crawly Encounters at The Willows Garden C entre, Usk – 29th October to 31st October
There are several sessions a day (booking is essential) at The Willows Garden Centre in Usk where you can see and even handle lots of unusual live creepy crawlies! This garden centre also has a soft play that will be open as normal. Check them out on Facebook.
Halloween Half Term Family Trail at Mountain View Ranch, Caerphilly – 29th October to 6th November
“Come and enjoy a Spooky Family Adventure Trail at Mountain View Ranch including the Witch’s House, Spider Wood, Pumkin Trail, Zombie Forest and all our usual favourites like the Jumping Pillows, Soft Archery, Tree Houses, DOUBLE Zip Wire, Vomit Comet, BIG BIG Swing and of course our awesome Gruffalo Trail!!” For more information view Mountain View Ranch on Facebook.
Puddles Spooktacular Party, Bedwas Community Hall – 29th October
Puddles Sensory Play are hosting a Spooktacular Halloween Party at Bedwas in South Wales. Includes games, prizes, photo shoot and fancy dress. For more information visit Puddles Sensory Play.
Children’s Halloween Party at The Green Lady pub, Caerphilly – 29th October
Celebrate Halloween with a children’s fancy dress disco from Roly Poly entertainment. More information on Facebook.
FREE Kids Halloween Party at The Lewis Arms, Tongwynlais – 29th October
Kids Halloween party with disco, games, sweets, fancy dress and it’s FREE ENTRY! For more information visit Facebook.
SW20’s Halloween Party at Greenmeadow Community Hall, Cwmbran – 29th October
Spooky Party and Disco at SW20’s Halloween Party. More information or book on Facebook.
Halloween Party at Funtastic Children’s Soft Play, Caerphilly – 30th October
Two sessions of Halloween parties including DJ and Disco, Fancy Dress competition and a Lunch Box, as well as access to the amazing soft play. Book tickets here.
Malificent’s Manor Halloween Ball at Miskin Manor Hotel, Hensol – 30th October
Malificent, Cruella, Mother Gothel and Spiderman will be providing entertainment, along with buffet, games, disco and fancy dress. Photo opportunities and Facepainting. Buy tickets here.
Mini Monsters and Little Ghosts Party with Mr. Marvel at Amelia Trust Farm, Rhoose – 31st October
Join children’s entertainer Mr. Marvel for a terrifyingly terrific disco. Different sessions suitable for different age ranges – Mini Monsters for 5 and under and Little Ghosts for age 5-10. Follow Amelia Trust Farm on Facebook for more details.
Wicked Woodland Adventure at Amelia Trust Farm, Rhoose – 31st October
Meet Amelia Trust Farm’s creepy reptiles and fantastic ferrets and have a guided tour of the wicked woodland and learn about the bats. Suitable for children aged 8 – 12. Follow Amelia Trust Farm on Facebook for more details.
Halloween Disco at Forester Walker Conservative Club, Cwmfelinfach, Newport – 31st October
A fun packed evening with games, refreshment, best costume, disco and party dances. Find more information on Facebook.
Free Workshop – Halloween Craft Day at Re:Make Newport – 31st October
RE:MAKE Newport is Wales’ first permanent repair and reuse space. On 22nd October they will be holding a Halloween craft day. This free workshop is suitable for all ages. Reserve your spot.
Halloween Extravaganza across Blaenau Gwent – 31st October
Different locations across Blaenau Gwent will have a free, unticketed event which has face painting, man on a trike, tilt walking, animal encounter, music and more.
- Gwent Shopping Centre Tredegar, 10am to 12pm
- Ebbw Vale Town Centre 12pm – 2pm
- Blaima Institute 2pm – 4pm
- Abertilly Town Centre 3pm – 5pm
Halloween Further Afield
These events are outside of South Wales, but generally within about 1 to 1.5 hours travel time, and still worth considering for a large event.
Halloween Spectacular at Wookey Hole Caves – October 22nd to 30th
Wookey Hole Caves is in Somertset near Wells, and is about a 1hour 45 minute drive from Cardiff. You can explore the extensive caves, as well as play adventure golf, visit the Enchanted Valley, Cave Daving Museum, Dinosaur Grove, soft play, and a 4D cinema. Whilst it is a bit of a drive, I’ve included it as it is a full day out as well as their Halloween Spectacular.
“This year, the Witch of Halloween has invited her sisters home for the holiday’s and you’ll find us overrun with witches. Fortunately our witches like to treat children rather than eat them! We love Halloween and like to go large! There are Halloween circus shows, spooky trails and treats for every child.” See Wookey Hole for more information.
Halloween Lights Of The Valley Train at Gwili Railway, Carmarthen – October 29th, 30th, 31st and November 2nd, 3rd, 5th.
Head to Gwili Railway in Carmarthen, about 1 to 1hour 15 minutes from Cardiff, and “Expect to see our vintage steam trains adorned with sparkling neon lights as it steams through South West Wales. Step on-board for a magical journey filled with lots of opportunities for photographs and social media posts. There will be some spooky goings-on too for those who enjoy a little suspense but these elements of the experience can be avoided if you prefer the simplicity of a beautifully-lit train ride.” Visit Gwili Railway for more information.
Spooky Halloween at Folly Farm, Pembrokeshire – 29th October – 6th November
Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire is a zoo, barn, fairground and playground all in one. This half term their fairground stalls will have a Halloween makeover, there’ll be singing pumpkins and a Scarecrow trail!