Things to do in North Wales Over October Half Term.

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Looking for something to do in North Wales this half term? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here is our list of all the best things to do during the spookiest half-term of the year so that you can make the most of your October half term break with us.

This October in North Wales we have a jam-packed month of events for Halloween half term on our parks and all over North Wales, ranging from spooky Halloween horrors to calming and crisp nature trails and walks that perfectly demonstrate the beauty of North Wales in the Autumn! Whatever you’re looking for we have you covered this October!

1. Pumpkin Fest – Manorafon Farm

This October, why not head down to Pumpkin-Fest at Manorafon farm! From picking your own pumpkin and then heading over to the carving tent to show off your creative flair. To discovering new for this year, the creepy critters, horrid hollows and keeping an eye out for the walk about characters!

After all this get yourself a snack from the street eats stalling offering hearty, hot comfort foods to warm you up! Such as loaded fries, Hot dogs and Mac n’ cheese, or even toasted marshmallows!

If you prefer to pick your pumpkins under the light of the moon, then there is Pumpkin Fest Nights! Pick your pumpkins under the twinkling lights and the night sky to then find the cosy shelter with heating, street food and live music. Plus, much more! Find out all about the daytime and evening events here!

Manorafon farm is only a short drive away from many of our sites, including family favourites, Lyons Robin Hood and Lyons Winkups

2. Halloween Fun Run – Porth Eirias Colwyn Bay

On Saturday why not spend the crisp autumn morning at Colwyn Bay’s Halloween Fun Run?! It’s a fun and friendly run for kids across the North Wales coastal path. It’s a quick 1K route on mostly flat ground allowing you to take in the morning views or the surrounding beaches.

Complete the Fun run and receive a medal at the end to commemorate the achievement!

You are encouraged to find the ‘fun in the run’ by dressing up in your funkiest and mast wacky or spooky Halloween costumes!

Find out all about the Halloween fun run morning here

3. Zip Word Ffear Fforest

The Zip World Ffear Fforest is back at their Betws Y Coed site in North Wales! If you’re brave enough for a night of spine shivering shocks and scares, then book your tickets for a night at Ffear Fforest.

Take a ride on the cursed coaster or scramble about on the nets in the trees but watch out for the clowns that lurk in the shadows of the forest! Plus, other terrifying, adrenaline pumping activities available such as the Nightfall tower and Screamrider! Watch their 2023 trailer and book your tickets for October here!

4. Autumn Walks

October is the perfect time to get out and explore all that North Wales has to offer! With endless paths and trails to walk, whether you are looking for a casual stroll through the woodlands or a brisk hike into the mountains or anything in between we have you covered. Here are just a couple of walks we would recommend.

Aberfalls : Walk to this beautiful waterfall through Coedydd Aber with views on higher ground of Anglesey and the Menai Strait. This walk is a brisk 4 miles with car parking available at the start of the trail in Abergwyngregyn. All your walking will be worth it when you reach the stunning waterfall! This stunning walk is only a 25 minute drive from Lyons Pendyffryn Hall

Moel Famau: Moel Famau is a family friendly hike stretching out over 3.5 miles. Feel a real sence of achievement when you reach the top of the highest hill in the Clwydian Range. Situated on the border of Flintshire and Denbighshire. With several signposted routes to the top, you’ll be able to take in the views of the vast Welsh countryside in the Autumn sunshine (hopefully!) Only 20 minutes from one of our park in Ruthin; Woodlands Hall.

Llyn Padarn Circular route: Head over to the Hiking village of Llanberis in Snowdonia and take a walk around the famous Llyn Padarn lake, with a walk time of around 2 hours this family friendly walk will take you woodland areas and across streams, up to higher ground, giving you amazing views of the lake and mountains! Llyn Padarn Lake is only a short walk from our mountain touring and camping spot in Lyons Snowdon View

With October half term breaks available all over North Wales and locations like this only a short drive away, click here to book your Halloween Holidays!

5. A little Magic Halloween Monster Mash

On the 29th of October, Rhuddlan Community Centre is playing host to the best Kids Halloween bash in town! Dress in your best spooky costumes and bring your capes and fangs for the Monster mash!

Buy a ticket to be in for an evening of spooky kid’s entertainment, games with prizes to be won, Monster mash disco and even a trick or treat bag for every little monster! Plus, face painting and yummy food and drinks available to buy there! Find out more and book your tickets here!

6. Halloween Feast – Nos Galan Gaeaf

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop is hosting a Halloween celebration like no other! On October the 28th they will be hosting a traditional celebration of food and fire to honour one of the three great spirit nights (ysbrydynos) of the year!

With fire performances and a large bonfire, top notch food from expert chefs and drinks from the courtyard bar. Book your seat at the table here!

7. Gwrych Castle Escape Alive

Are you ready for an immersive Halloween experience in the famous Gwrych castle?! A brand new fully immersive horror event!

Experience the eerie nature of the famous castle during the Halloween holidays, From the 21st of October to the 31st book your slot at Escape Alive, With fairground rides, games, live extreme performers and Halloween films. Plus, Street food stalls and drinks from the bar on the Gory Grounds. If you’re feeling brave, then take a walk through the walk through that’s designed to scare! But if you’re after a more family friendly visit then timeslots are available from 4pm – 7pm for families and children aged 5+ so click here to head over to their website and book now!

8. The Magic of Halloween

Are you ready for a show full to the brim of magic, ultra-violet puppets and all the best Halloween songs!? Dress up in your very best Halloween outfits and sit down for a Spooky Halloween show, suitable for all witches, wizards and families! Head over to the website to see ticket prices and book your seats in Theatr Colwyn here now!

9 Artisan Market

Head down to the seaside town of Colwyn Bay for their annual Halloween themed artisan market! With stalls selling yummy foods, trinkets and treasures from all local artisans! Enjoy delicious street foods and get in the mood for the cosy autumn season. From candles to crystals, rummaging for vintage clothing or tucking into delicious food and drinks from all corners of the earth.  

No matter if you’re looking to thrills and scares that send shivers down your spine or calm and tranquil walks in the orange autumn leaves, This October Half term North Wales is the place to be! Look no further for your Halloween Holidays and October half term Breaks, Click here make Half Term memories to cherish at Lyons.

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A cheeky-chappie who loves to joke, Milo is enthusiastic about EVERYTHING! You will often see Milo bounding around park, full of energy. Milo absolutely loves all things bananas; Banana bread, banana
cookies, banana milk! Milo’s favourite dance move is the “banana split!”, letting his creativity shine when he’s rapping and dancing, Milo loves joining Hetty in making up new, cool moves. The laughter never stops when Milo is around with his funny jokes, friendly pranks and infectious chuckle! Milo’s good-nature and zest for
life, means you just want to be around him all the time.

You can catch Milo at Milo’s Make a Mess, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Milo’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details!

Cool and smart, Leo is definitely, the “mane” man!

Full of energy, Leo is a probably the coolest guy you’ll ever meet and he loves making new friends! You will often find Leo socialising with all his friends and hosting the best parties. Keeping active is Leo’s favourite way to spend his time! Leo will try any sport or activity from playing basketball and football to archery, becoming a master of them all! Smart, logical and grounded, Leo leads his Buddies, always thinking of games and exciting activities. You can’t help but smile when Leo is around.

You can catch Leo at Leo’s Sports Day, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Leo’s Birthday Party.

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The quietest of all her friends with a big imagination, Hetty always has the most fantastical, creative ideas and believes that all dreams can come true! Hetty can often be found dancing around park and making up new moves with Milo for her friends to join in all her dances. Hetty loves all things colourful and covered in sparkles, her favourite colour is pink… all shades of pink! Baby pink, bubble-gum pink, flamingo… She loves them all! Kind-hearted and loveable, Hetty loves to meet new friends and giving them all a big hippo hug. You can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy when you meet Hetty.

Come and see Hetty at Hetty’s Sensory Play, Beach Buddy Showtime, Beach Buddy Pap Call and Hetty’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details.