October half term in North Wales

Pick a pumpkin and carve some autumn memories

We’ve got a bumper crop of harvest activities across North Wales this half term. Get outdoors, enjoy the countryside, solve some spooky mysteries and explore our enchanted castles for some family fun autumn adventures.

Find an autumn adventure near you...

Textile spider hanging in a tree

Bodnant Garden, Conwy 

With 80 acres of dazzling autumn colour, Bodnant Garden is the perfect place to see nature’s finest work. Get stuck into a whole host of woodland events and activities this October half term, including leaf raking, woodland games and nature trails.

Discover Erddig's apple sculptures sculpted by Simon O Rourke

Erddig, Wrexham 

An apple a day allows for a half term full of play at Erddig. With a bumper crop of harvest activities, there is plenty to keep the whole family busy. Fill your October half term with crafts, walks, talks and a spot of apple dipping.

A spooky image of the front door at Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor 

You’ll be ghoulish to miss the Halloween half term fun at Penrhyn Castle this autumn. Get crafty with puppet making and if you’re brave enough, follow the spooky silhouettes that take you on a journey to learn about the ghosts that haunt the Castle and the traditions of Calan Gaeaf.

Carve a pumpkin for Halloween at Home Farm

Chirk Castle, Wrexham 

Get those creative juices flowing and carve your very own pumpkin ready for a spook-tacular Halloween. We’ll provide the pumpkin, stencils, carving sets and tea lights, and a helping hand to create your design.

Carved Hallowe'en pumpkins hidden along the terraces at Powis Castle

Powis Castle, Welshpool 

Get crafty at Powis Castle and enjoy activities for the whole family, including creating your very own portrait masterpiece. In the garden, hunt along the terraces and in the shade of giant yews for hidden Halloween pumpkins; some will hold important clues that will help you solve the Powis Halloween mystery.

Go searching for conkers at Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd, Anglesey 

If you are looking for autumn adventures, head over to Plas Newydd and join their Woodland Wednesdays, playing games, den building and having good old fashioned conker competitions under the canopy of golden, autumnal colour.

Children in Halloween costume

Porth y Swnt, Aberdaron 

Are you brave enough to take on the spooky trail around Porth y Swnt? Right at the heart of Aberdaron, join us for an evening of Halloween fun in this unique, natural environment.

Witches at Plas yn Rhiw’s autumn adventures

Plas yn Rhiw, Llyn Peninsula 

Bring the family for an autumn adventure at Plas yn Rhiw. Follow the spooky trail, create wild art or explore the wild woodland. The gardens and grounds overlooking the Llyn Peninsula are the perfect place to immerse yourselves in autumn’s wonders.

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