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Spooky things in Pembrokeshire this half term

Pembrokeshire Tourism - Saturday, October 21, 2017
Half term will soon be here, and as the nights draw in and temperatures cool, finding things to do to keep the family occupied can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. But fear not, we’ve found some super spooky spots for you to visit … if you dare!


Clerkenhill Adventure Farm
If you go down to the woods today, you may well find a spooky surprise! Over the weekend of 28th and 29th October, Clerkenhill Adventure Farm is the place to hunt for hidden spooks, hear the witches’ spooky stories and more! Of course, you could always enjoy a round of frizbee golf, explore the nature trails or play areas and say hello to the animals if you’d prefer not to be spooked.
Image Credit: Clerkenhill Adventure Farm



Scolton Manor
Get the kids doing some creepy cookery at Scolton Manor! Whilst you enjoy a walk around the grounds, taking in the walled gardens, nature trails and chainsaw sculptures, youngsters aged 6 – 11 can spend the morning in the manor house kitchen making all sorts of delicious treats including scary skeletons and witches broomsticks. Booking is required and the session costs £20 per child (includes lunch).
Image credit: Pembrokeshire County Council



Folly FarmAdventure Park & Zoo
Hunt for scarecrows around the farm to find clues to complete the spooky prize trail, and meet the zoo team as they tell you more about the sloths and bats. Get involved in spooky crafts and enjoy a magic show too as part of your day out. Of course, there’s plenty more to see around the park from pigs to penguins and guinea pigs to giraffes. Photo Credit: Folly Farm



Hangar5
Bounce into the themed hanger at Hangar5 this half term and join in with the games, activities and fun every day after 4pm. With a daily prize for the best dressed visitor too, you can combine fancy dress with fun, whilst those preferring something a little less energetic can enjoy a cuppa in the Hang5 café. Booking is recommended, see website for further details.
Image credit: Hangar5



Time Flies at the Longhouse
Need to entertain your Little Monsters on the 28th October? Head along to Time Flies at the Longhouse for a Halloween Fancy Dress Party. With entertainment provided by children’s entertainer “Little Monsters”, and plenty of games, activities, dancing and more, each child will also get a party bag to take home too! Click the link for booking details, tickets are £5 each.



Amroth Castle
There’s all kinds of spooky goings on at Amroth Castle during half term catering for all ages! For younger visitors there’s craft activities, a ghoulish treasure hunt and fancy dress parade, and for those wanting something a bit different, why not try the haunted house experience, or perhaps a spooky cheese and wine tasting evening? Further details, dates and times can be found on the link above!
Image credit: Amroth Castle



Welsh Wildlife Centre
Get crafty in the beautiful surroundings of the Welsh Wildlife Centre, or have a hoot meeting some amazing owls, and all kinds of creepy crawlies too! Afterwards follow the mystery quiz trail before enjoying a refreshment break in the Glasshouse café. Don’t forget to say hello to the wicker badger too! (Craft activities are £2 per session)
Imageo credit: The Welsh Wildlife Centre



Carew Castle and Tidal Mill
From Bat Quests to Fireside Tales, a Halloween Extravaganza and Spooky Halloween Ghost Tour, there’s lots for all ages to get involved in at Carew Castle this half term! Some activities have a small additional charge on top of the entry fee, others operate on a drop-in session basis. Full details can be found on the website link above.
Photo credit: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park



Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort
Find out more about the traditions behind the Halloween we know today and how they originated from the ancient festival of Sahmain. Join the team at Castell Henllys on October 31st and take part in the Haunted Henllys Legends Quest, make a Halloween Lantern and listen to some haunting music before the burning of the wicker man!
Photo credit: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park



Pembroke Castle
As well as a family friendly ghostly tour happening on October 30th, Pembroke Castle also has two events running for adults only this half term – are you brave enough to go?! Join in with Ghost Tour 2: The Shriek-ual on October 27th, or the Midnight Ghost Tour on October 31st. Booking is required for all events, and there are additional charges for each, full details of the itinerary and pricing can be found on the website link above. Image credit: Pembroke Castle


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