Family-Friendly Events This October Half Term

The October half term holiday is just weeks away, and that means a mini-break with the family to our static caravans for sale, North Wales! Our cosy caravans are the perfect base for a family holiday, as there are loads of things to do at our holiday parks and in the local area, no matter what time of year.

Read on to see what events and activities are taking place during half term week, which falls Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November, with some events happening on the weekends before and after.

Pumpkin Carving at Chirk Castle

Get into the Halloween mood by trying your hand at carving fun designs into pumpkins at the National Trust’s Chirk Castle. Booking is not needed for the activity, which runs from Wednesday 24th October to Wednesday 31st October, from 10am to 4pm at Home Farm. You do have to buy your pumpkin though, which will be £4 each and will be already cleaned out. There will be stencils, carving equipment and tea lights available and helpful staff will be nearby to give you a hand. You can take your pumpkin home at the end of the day, leaving it at Home Farm if you want to explore the castle and its gardens. Please note admission is required to enter the castle, but access to the pumpkin carving at Home Farm is free.

A person carving a pumpkin

Pumpkin Bird Trail at RSPB Conwy

RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve is an excellent place to spend the day, and there are often activities and events on throughout school holidays. There are walks each day which gives you a chance to see some of the wonderful wildlife that make their home at the reserve up close. You also don’t want to miss the Pumpkin Bird Trail and spooky crafts which will be taking place on Sunday 28th October from 11am to 12pm and again at 2pm to 3pm. The event is £6, £2 for accompanying non-member adults and £4 for Wildlife Explorers, and booking is advised. Visitors have to spot the orange bird hiding on the reserve, and you can make your own Halloween bird to take home.

Lego Café at Venue Cymru

Venue Cymru in Llandudno is bringing back its popular Lego Café this half term! From 10am to 4pm every day during the holidays (Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November) you can stop by Catlin’s Café bar to treat yourself to some delicious cakes and drinks, while your children can get creative building all sorts of things with the Lego! The event is free, and no booking is required, you just have to turn up and have fun. The Lego Café is the perfect way to get out of the rain too, should the weather turn bad!

A child building something out of Lego

Gwledd Conwy Feast at Conwy

Start your half term early by heading to Conwy to join in with the Gwledd Conwy Feast which takes place from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October. The event is family-friendly, and there are some fantastic things to enjoy from street food, demonstration kitchens, activities for young visitors, music entertainment, local food markets, arts and craft stalls and much more! You can purchase tickets to the food festival in advance; family tickets are £30 covering two adults and three children give access to everything in the programme including music marquees.

Attercop Trail at Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden, another National Trust property in North Wales, is hosting a child-friendly event throughout half term, “Can you find the Attercop?”. An attercop is an old English name for a spider, which will give this half term event a suitable Halloween theme! You simply have to follow the signs around the garden keeping an eye out for an eight-legged creature! Note that dogs are not welcome, and waterproof, outdoor clothing and footwear is needed. The event will be taking place between 10am to 3pm each day of half term from Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November. The event is free, but normal admission charges of £13.20 for adults and £6.60 for children apply to the garden.

 

A child playing in leaves

How to Hide a Lion at Theatr Clwyd

The magical book by Helen Stephens has been transformed into a play with puppets, jazz and a lot of laughter! The performance takes place at Theatr Clwyd in Mold on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd November. If you are not familiar with the book, it follows Iris who helps a lion hide in a variety of sneaky spots when he has been chased out of the town. You can even get your photograph taken with the lion at the end of the show! Tickets are £10 or £8 for concessions, and available to book now, with different time slots available. On Thursday 1st, there are performances at 1.30pm and 4.30pm. On Friday 2nd performances are 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm, all lasting around 50 minutes.

Check out our other blog posts for more events and activities to do in North Wales – including some which will satisfy adrenaline junkies!

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