Halloween 2021: Events in Wales you can book now

By Stephanie Colderick

As summer comes to an end autumn is getting closer and closer and bringing with it the spookiest time of year.

Halloween 2021 may seem far away but it is not just the 31st that has Halloween activities you can enjoy, as many places are offering a whole host of things to do.

Read more: The complete autumn bucket list for Wales to get every last bit out of the next few months

From seasonal films at unique cinema experiences to ghost tours and creepy sleepovers, there is plenty to sink your teeth (or fangs!) into this Halloween season, which you can already book now!

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Silver Mountain Experience

This popular place in Aberystwyth for a fun-filled day out which includes the Silver-Lead Mine has gone all out for Halloween this year with a variety of activities.

Half Term Halloween will run from Saturday, October 23 until Sunday, October 31 is perfect for younger children and includes the Witches Potion Halloween Trail, pumpkin carving, and The Storyteller a special Halloween show.

For older children and adults the Sliver Mountain Experience will be home to Terror Mountain which is a Halloween event in different locations including the spooky Victorian mine and creepy woodlands.

Terror Mountain is split into five different experiences, two of which are new for this year The Coven and Haunted and the event will be running on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23, and from Thursday, October 28 to Sunday, October 31.

You can find out more information and book tickets here.

Seasonal cinema showings

If live-action events are not your thing then a spooky Halloween film at epic locations may be.

Known for fun films such as Hocus Pocus and a raft of horror films the Halloween film genre does not disappoint and this year you can watch them somewhere more scenic.

St Donat's Castle in Llantwit Major is holding a Halloween Spooktacular Film, a day of spooky films on Saturday, October 30.

There is something for all the families from Scoob, the new Scooby-Doo movie, being shown at 2pm and The Lost Boys later in the evening. You can book tickets here .

Pembrey Country Park is showing Hocus Pocus throughout the evening on Saturday, October 23rd and you can get more information here.

Street Food Cinema is also back this year with a huge variety of films from Casper to Addams Family Values Scream on show at Splott Market in Cardiff. For more information please visit here.

Skirrid Mountain Inn Halloween Ghost Hunt

For those who love the real spooky element of Halloween, this is the event for you.

Haunting Nights are running a ghost hunt at Skirrid Inn in Abergavenny, which is said to be the most haunted pub in Wales.

Taking place on Saturday, October 23 the hunt will last for seven hours from 8 pm to 3 am and you will be exploring the inn where over 182 people were hanged for their crimes.

If this is the kind of spooky you are looking for please visit the Haunting Nights website.

Fonmon Castle

Also going big for Halloween is Fonmon Castle in Barry, as they are also running a variety of activities.

There is Halloween Toddler Daytime for the little ones running from Saturday, October 23 until Sunday, October 31 where children can dress up for Halloween games.

The Halloween Haunted Gardens for the older ones, where you will brave the interactive horror gardens which are running every evening from Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 31.

And then there are two ghost tours running on Wednesday, October 6, and Wednesday, October 13 where you will tour the castle and try some paranormal investigation.

For more information please click here.

HALLOWS EVE! The Old School Sleepover

Back again this year is the HALLOWS EVE! The Old School Sleepover at Newport's old Victorian school ran by Spooktacular Ghosting Events UK.

Here you will spend all night in the creepy Victorian school using paranormal hunting equipment such as Ghost Boxes and you must be over 18 to attend.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 30th and you can book your tickets here.

Pumpkin Picking

There are many farms across Wales offering pumpkin picking this spooky season and it is something the whole family is sure to enjoy.

There are Gower Fresh Christmas Trees at Poundffald Farm which open for pumpkin picking on Sunday, October 10, and are running their yearly Gower Halloween event during half-term, from Saturday, October 24.

Picking Patch has a variety of pumpkin picking sites across Wales which will be opening from Saturday, October 9 and you can find out more information here.

And Forage Farmshop, near Cowbridge is putting on events, too. We'll have your up-to-date pumpkin picking guide out soon.

Fear Fforest at Zip World

If you don't already have a fear of rides and fast ziplines you are sure to be scared at their Halloween event Fear Fforest.

Taking place at the Zip World Fforest site in north Wales you will get the chance to ride the Cursed Coaster, try the The Nets, whizz through the air on Screamride and drop 100ft on Nightfall.

There will be spooky lighting and effects and clowns around every corner in this event that will be running from Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 31.

Ticket prices range from £30-£35 and you can book your tickets here.

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