With the end of October fast-approaching, many of you will now be looking for fun and exciting ways to spend half-term and Halloween, particularly those of you with young children who are eager to get involved with festivities. Here at Lyons, we love all things scary, and thought we’d put together a list of a few of the best events in and around North Wales that you won’t want to miss this October, including a few Spooktacular events at our parks! So, buy some fake blood, put on your best Dracula fangs and prepare for an action-packed week ahead full of scares and screams…
Lyons Parks Events – Saturday 27th October 2018
Here at Lyons Holiday Parks, we have a variety of events going on in multiple locations, including Halloween party nights, discos and competitions. There are evening activities on Saturday 27th October at all of our parks, including fancy dress competitions, themed music and food and other scary surprises on the night! Those staying at Eryl Hall can also enter our ‘Spooky Caravan Competition’ on Sunday 28th October, where you can get creative and dress up your caravan in spirit of spooky season. No matter what you have planned for the upcoming weekend, you can guarantee that there will be fun things to see and do without even leaving your Lyons park, saving the hassle of transport and assigning a designated driver.
ZipWorld, Betsw-y-Coed – 20th October – 4th November
Popular adrenaline-fuelled attraction ZipWorld has had a scary makeover in the last few days, and the usual screams of excitement of visitors flying through the air will be replaced with shrieks of terror thanks to the all-new Fear Fforest. Attractions include the Fforest Ghoster, which flies through pitch darkness at speeds of up to 20mph, along with Screamride, usually known as “Skyride”, which sees you plummet 100 ft through the night sky. You can also attempt to escape the Zombie Apocalypse with a race through the treetop zombie nets. Evening attractions will be open from 6.30pm – 9.30pm, and a Halloween pass including the Zombie nets and two rides on the Fforest Ghoster will cost £25.
Halloween Ghost Hunt, Gwrych Castle – Saturday 27th October
Gwrych Castle in Abergele has long-since been rumoured to be haunted by the Countess of Dundonald and other ghosts; are you brave enough to spend the night there? Join the volunteers who are trying to bring the castle back to life and discover if you can connect with any haunted beings on the night, but be warned, this event is not for the faint-hearted and things could get a little scary!
The Hall of Horrors, Old Market Hall, Caernarfon – Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from October 10th
Head underground to an array of chambers and mazes in the Old Market Hall this Halloween for various terrifying activities along with cocktails, pizza and pancakes – what could be better? There is a toned-down version for children from 5-7pm, then adult-only sessions between 8pm-10pm, and the chambers are filled with every worst nightmare imaginable, including one full of creepy clowns. Professional actors, including someone who was in The Walking Dead, will be putting on eerily realistic stunts and shows. This event is already proving popular, so booking is advised.
The Undead at Facility 23, Rhyl Botanical Gardens – Wednesday 31st October 2018
What better way to spend the night of Halloween than having realistic monsters jumping out at you all evening? Head to the Botanical Gardens in Rhyl from 5.30pm – 9pm where only a torch will guide you through six challenges before you can escape the cage. The ‘scares’ of the monsters will ramp up depending on the age of the audience, and the night will end in celebration with an impressive display of fireworks. Entry for this eerie event is great value at just £3.50 per person, and this is definitely worth checking out for those that are in the area during this time.
Halloween Ghost Hunt, Bodelwyddan Castle – October 26th, 27th & 31st
Bodelwyddan Castle is renowned for being haunted and has been investigated by experts and TV programmes multiple times. This Halloween, you can join the paranormal team in investigating Bodelwyddan after dark to see if you can experience a medium for yourself. The event includes a guided tour of the house and museum, alongside the ghost investigation of multiple rooms which includes motion sensors, table tilting, glass divination and dowsing rods to name just a few of the techniques you will be taking part in. Drinks and refreshments will be provided but please note, the nature of this event is not family-friendly and is therefore open only to adults age 18 and older.
Classic Horror Movie Halloween Party, The Red Lion, Meliden – Saturday 27th October
With music from 9.30pm and free entry for all, you can’t go wrong with this fantastic night at a quintessentially Welsh pub in the heart of North Wales. Dress up as characters from your favourite horror movie in a bid to win cash prizes for both couples and individuals, along with other seasonal drinks deals available all night. Those in fancy dress can make a meal of it and receive 10% off their food bill for their efforts. A fantastic event in a friendly local that’s likely to go on into the night.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of just some of the things you can get up to this Halloween near our holiday homes for sale in North Wales. Whatever you decide to do, we’re sure you’ll have a fantastic holiday in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, and don’t hesitate to speak to any of the friendly team at Lyons should you have any questions about the events occurring near to your park.