Visit the striking 13th century Cilgerran Castle in Pembrokshire during half term for a whole host of eerie activities. Those who dare to navigate the special trail should look out for the creepy goings-on lurking around every twist and turn.
Are your brood brave enough to take on the theatre of spooky science at Techniquest, Cardiff? Discover fearsome facts and watch as a pumpkin carves itself and a coin is made to scream at this fun and freaky family show.
Step into a real-life ghost town and marvel at the long abandoned Victorian slate workshops at the National Slate Museum, Llyn Padarn. Look out for that most macabre of creatures, the black bat, which is likely to make an appearance as you and your family tread the Halloween trail with trepidation.
If hunting ghosts and ghouls through a medieval castle doesn’t prove to be terrifying enough, test your nerves with a bat hunt through the woods and scary story telling session at Chirk Castle, Wrexham. Little monsters who arrive in costume will gain free entry to this frighteningly good Halloween event.
Hallowe’en Family Party Lunch
Celebrate hallowe’en in style with the whole family at the Village Hotel, Swansea. Children will love the eerie entertainer as well as a chance to do the Monster Mash during an afternoon disco. Dying for a bite to eat? A special three–course meal should satisfy even the most monstrous of appetites.
A Celtic Celebration Of Hallowe’en
Step back over 2,000 years at this spooky family fun day at Castell Henllys, an Iron Age hill fort set within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The ghosts of times long since past will be overseeing these Hallowe'en celebrations where families can take part in ghoulish games and spooky storytelling.
Making And Burning The Wicker Man
Those familiar with the seventies cinema scarefest can breath a sigh of relief – we have been assured that this wicker man will be very much empty when it is set alight on October 30. Bring your family along to the National History Museum on the run up to the big bonfire to help create the enormous straw fellow and discover the fact and fiction behind this iconic symbol of the Iron Age.
For more fun family days out, see our pick of the best autumn activities in Wales