5 Family-Friendly Activities on and near Anglesey over October Half-Term, 2018

With Halloween landing in Half-Term this year I’ve done a bit of research to see what family-friendly activities are on offer at our regular “haunts” on and near the island over the Half-Term week.



If you’ve read my recent post you’ll know how much we enjoy going to Greenwood Family Park (on the mainland, just a 7 minute drive from the Britannia Bridge) so we are really looking forward to revisiting over Half-Term for their Halloween event, SpookWood, which is running from 20th October to 4th November. The Transylvanian Monsters Carnival will be performing in the Forest Theatre and around the park and there will be seasonal crafts on offer, a daily best-dressed competition for all the family to get involved in, and treats inside the Woodbarn Cafe. You can also take along your carved pumpkins to be in with a chance of winning a family trip to the park! For prices and opening times click here.



We always love to visit Beaumaris Castle whilst we are on Anglesey, and on 31st October the castle is hosting a Spooky Halloween day when you can take part in a spooky trail around the castle to find clues and claim your prize. There will also be pumpkin carving and children can make and decorate a Halloween mask. Click here for more information.


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Anglesey Sea Zoo are celebrating Halloween with arts and crafts, a spooky quiz and a sinister Selfie Station throughout the Half Term week. Then, on 31st October itself, they are turning off the lights at 4pm so that you can experience the aquarium in the dark…make sure to take a torch! Standard tickets are £8.25 for adults, students/concessions are £7.70 and £7.25 for kids…although on October 31st children in fancy dress get free entrance!



From 20th October to 4th November you can learn about the ghosts that haunt Penrhyn Castle (on the mainland, 10 minutes drive from the Britannia Bridge) and the traditions of Calan Gaeaf. There’ll also be lots of family fun too with crafts, puppet making and there’ll be spooky face-painting on offer on 20th, 21st, & 27th – 31st October (for an extra charge of £4 each). The castle kitchens will also be celebrating Halloween with demonstrations of Victorian funeral biscuits.

Additionally, Seren Ddu a Mwnci theatre comany will be at the castle on 28th-31st October with the premiere of their Halloween puppet show, ‘Digwl y Meirw’ (‘Festival of the Dead‘), suitable for ages 4 and above at parental discretion. Admission applies and tickets for the show must be booked in advance here and entrance prices for the castle are listed here.



Another of our favourite places to visit whilst on Anglesey is Plas Newydd House and Garden. If ghosts, witches and pumpkins aren’t really your thing, you can visit Plas Newydd on 31st October for “Woodland Wednesday: Games That Taid (Grandad) Played” and spend time in the woods playing Autumn games from den building to good, old-fashioned conker competitions! Great fun!

Are you on Anglesey this Half-Term week? Do you know of any events I haven’t mentioned? Please feel free to leave a comment below!

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