Wales

Unlock a land of myths and legends, vibrant history and culture, stately homes, mighty castles and great gardens, all enveloped by rugged coast and dramatic landscapes.

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Autumn activities in Wales

South East Wales

Our garden is often taken over by pumpkins at Halloween © National Trust

Hallowe'en family party

Join us after dark at Dyffryn for a fun-filled Hallowe'en disco in the house. Our ultimate Hallowe'en party will have ghost stories, games and activities, as well as pumpkin carving. Don’t forget to wear your spookiest costume.

Hallowe'en half-term

We have lots of fiendish fun lined up during this Hallowe'en half-term at Tredegar. Have a go at carving your own spooky pumpkin in the haunted orangery or meet us in the Great Kitchen to decorate a batty biscuit and go on to create some creepy crafts.

South West Wales

Our garden is often taken over by pumpkins at Halloween © NTPL/Arhnel de Serra

We’ve made you a list of which 50 things activities you can tick off in South West Wales this autumn.

Walk, run or roll your way to Dinefwr, Llanercharon, Stackpole, Dolaucothi, Aberdulais or Colby Woodland Garden to complete our 50 things challenges.

North East Wales

Enjoy the rich autumn colours © NTPL/Naomi Eden

Hallowe'en pumpkin trail

Follow our pumpkin trail around the garden and courtyard at Powis. Collect all the clues to see if you can crack the Hallowe'en codeword.

Haunted woodlands trail

Follow the trail through the haunted woods at Chirk. What will you find hiding among the trees?

Autumn trail

Who better than our ranger team to help you explore seasonal colours of the Erddig estate? From the Motte and Bailey Castle to the famous Cup and Saucer, there’s a lot to discover on our 1,200-acre parkland.
 

North West Wales

Trick or treat? © NTPL/Naomi Goggin

Howling Hallowe'en

Giggle your way around Plas Newydd as you follow our ghostly joke trail. Get creative with our creepy crafts too. Also, be prepared for scary fun as you take a tour through our spooky cellars.

Free entry for children in fancy dress.

Twilight ghost tours

Are you brave enough to venture on this unique ghost journey inside a Victorian castle after dark? Join our professional performers at Penrhyn Castle for a perfect blend of history, humour and scares.

What's on in Wales

Places to stay

You can find campsites amongst the mountains, bunkhouses next to beautiful beaches and holiday cottages in some of the country’s finest scenery.

We have some fantastic places to stay in Wales for your holidays.

Collections online

You can now explore more than 700,000 objects from artistic treasures to everyday household items and quirky things on our new collections website.

Explore the Welsh collections online before seeing them for real.

Top news stories

Welsh blogs

Keep in touch with what's happening at our places across Wales.

Read blogs that are written by those who look after mountains, moorland, beaches, buildings and so much that make Wales special.

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