What’s On October Half Term

Hallowe'en spooktaculars are popping up all over Pembrokeshire this October Half-term. Ghost walks in castles, Iron Age forts and in Tenby’s cobbled streets, Zombies!

There are many firm favourites in the half-term calendar offering family-friendly events every day of the holidays. Take a look at the Carew Castle, Castell Henllys, Welsh Wildlife Centre, National Trust and National Park websites for a full list of half-term events.

Welsh Wildlife Centre

Put the Welsh Wildlife Centre on your calendar this half-term, with daily events taking place including: Make your own wildlife mask, paint a ceramic tealight holder plus Hallowe'en and autumn crafts.

Ghost Hunts and Fireside Tales

Carew Castle is home to many ghosts! Keep your eyes peeled for spooky sightings as you explore creepy corridors and terrifying towers, find all the ghosts and receive a fiendish prize…. Or settle around the fire in the Lesser Hall as a costumed storyteller recounts spooky tales and stories of brave knights and beautiful princesses.

Oriel y Parc

A spooky Hallowe'en trail will take place every day at Oriel y Parc – join the Hallowe'en treasure trail around the centre and receive your spooktacular goody bag as your reward. Daily from 10am

Iron Age Adventure

Visit the Iron Age at Castell Henllys and travel back to ancient times to hear stories of strange adventures. There are fun days for would-be Celts, fairies and wizards. Events taking place every day during half-term.

All Things Tudor

Head over to the Tudor Merchants House in Tenby. Dress up, play 15th century games and have a go at pomander making. Open daily 11am-5pm.

Thursday 26th to Tuesday 31st October

Spooktacular at Oakwood

Take a ride to face your phobias, get lost and spook’d up in our mazes and walk the park if you dare. There is also something for the families with Halloween shows, face painting and trick or treat fun! From 10:30am to 5:30pm 

Friday 27th to Saturday 28th October

Big ‘double’ bang Weekend in Saundersfoot

A weekend filled with Halloween themed delights plus a fun-fair on the harbour. On SATURDAY night there are TWO amazing two free fireworks displays  6:30pm  Little Bang and at 8:00 pm Big Bang. Friday & Saturday night will have the Spooky Bat Trail, funfair and pumpkin competition with winners being announced on Saturday night

Saturday 28th to Monday 30th October

Lantern Workshops

This year’s ‘River of Light’ will happen on Tuesday 31st October. In the lead up to the procession Span Arts will be running a series of workshops at The Lab, Haverfordwest, where you can make your own lantern for the procession, it’s free and open to everyone. All workshops are drop-in 10:30am-4pm. For details visit the Span Arts website.

 Saturday 28th October

Pumpkin Patch Day at Farms for City Children

Head to Lower Treginnis Farm, St Davids for their annual pumpkin harvest with scrumptious food, spooky stories, fancy dress, face painting and much more! A ghoulishly great Hallowe'en fun-day is waiting for you. The fun begins at 10am and entry is free!

All funds raised will help them to bring more inner-city children to beautiful Treginnis for a week of muck and magic!

Pumpkin Patch day

Saturday 28th October

Spooktacular Bites Back at Oakwood

DON’T MISS Spooktacular Bites Back – a scare fest evening with the scare factor turned up a notch or two, not for the faint hearted! From 5:30pm onwards…

Saturday 28th October

Zombie Walk in Tenby

All dead are welcome as we start our Zombie Walk at Tenby Cemetery and walk into town to join up with the trick or treat Halloween trail, followed by a Hallowe'en disco. Fun begins at 4pm and is suitable for all ages.

Zombie walk Tenby

Sunday 29th October


The Snooty Fox, Martletwy is hosting charity fireworks complete with live outdoor music, a children’s Hallowe'en party, a bouncy castle, funfair and fire spinners. Park and ride is available from Oakwood, tickets start at £3. Doors open at 5.30pm with the fireworks display at 8pm.

Monday 30th October

After-hours family ghost tour at Pembroke Castle

Join ghost finder general, Howard, on an after-hours ghoulish ghost tour around Pembroke Castle. Meet us at the gatehouse before 5.30pm because the gates will then be locked! The tour is for ages 7 and up, and they ask children to stay close to their parents and grandparents at all times, as adults tend to scare easily!

Monday 30th October

Catwalk Batwalk

Welcome to Small World Theatre’s famous Hallowe'en inspired costume-making workshop for young people that culminates in a fantastic catwalk show for friends and family! Suitable for ages 8 to 16years. Booking essential 01239 615952

Catwalk Batwalk

Monday 30th October

Bushcraft at Stackpole

Have a go at bushcraft with our drop-in day of activities at Stackpole. Learn the basics of woodland survival with our rangers. No need to book, just drop by. 

Tuesdays 31st October

Rivers of Light Lantern parade

Ghost Town is the theme of this year's River of Lights lantern parade; a celebration of Pembrokeshire's county town highlighting the true spirit of Haverfordwest. Join 100's of people to watch this magical event or make a lantern at one of the workshops and participate!

lantern parade

Midnight Ghost Tour at Pembroke Castle

Ghost finder general, Howard, leads a special midnight tour for adults only around Pembroke Castle's creepy passageways, gloomy towers and spiral staircase. Meet at 22:15 before the gates are locked!

Lantern making

Head to Colby Woodland Garden for Hallowe'en lantern making, then use your lantern to help guide yourself around the spooky nature trail. Find all the answers and claim your small prize. From 11am, booking essential 01834 811885

Creepy Cookery at Scolton Manor

Children can hone their culinary skills making creepy cuisine including petrifying pumpkin soup and scary skeletons, before enjoying a well earned lunch! Suitable for ages 6-11 years, costs £20 per child, which includes lunch and goodies to take home. Parental supervision is not required. From 10am – booking essential 01437 731328

Spooktacular Hallowe'en Party at Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm

Think Fright Night in the Tropical Bug Zoo, Bug-Tastic Bites from Grub Kitchen, Spooky Games, Fancy Dress & More! From 4:30pm

Wednesday 1st November

Ghostly tales

See the Tudor Merchant’s House after dark and listen to chilling 15th century tales by candlelight – over 16’s only. Bookings 01834 842279

Thursday 2nd November

A Strange New Space.

Did you know that Astronauts get taller in space? That our solar system is around 4.6 billion years old? A completely original one woman show, A Strange New Space melds physical theatre with stunning puppetry and original music. Details and tickets from Span Arts

Friday 4th November


Tenby’s Annual Firework Display is taking place on Friday 4th November at the rugby grounds in Heywood Lane. 

Haverfordwest Rugby Club is also hosting their Bonfire and Fireworks Display on the 4th – tickets start at £2 and the fireworks start at 7.15pm

Sunday 5th November


Milford Haven's event will take place at the Mackerel Quay, Milford Haven Marina from 4:30-8:30pm plus music and entertainment

Nevern fireworks will be held at The Trewern Arms with a bonfire and fireworks display from 7.30pm. You might even win a prize if you opt to enter into the Best Dressed Guy competition! Refreshments will be available.

St Florence sports field will have fireworks, bonfire, music and entertainment as well as a bouncy castle plus a barbecue and bar! Tickets must be bought in advance from a range of places in St Florence including the shop and school. Park and ride is available from Manor House Wildlife Park.

What a fun filled, action packed half term!

And remember, if the kids need to run wild or whatever the weather we’ve got it covered in Pembrokeshire.

 This was my first visit to this part of the world, and I thought it was superb.  
Bill, Liverpool

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