October half term in North Wales

Enjoy the change of seasons

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...

Take a rake and pick a stick

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 activities this October half term, including leaf raking, test riding broomsticks ready for Halloween and even toasting marshmallows.

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 

Go on a journey at Penrhyn Castle this October half term as you experience the celtic tradition of Calan Gaeaf on a sensory garden trail and through some spooky goings-on within the Castle. 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

The Chirk Castle gardens in autumn looking towards the Hawk House

Chirk Castle, Wrexham 

From marshmallow toasting to an autumn animal trail, enjoy a half term full of family fun at Chirk Castle. Take a walk among the autumn colour of the Pleasure Ground Wood, find and open the hidden doors and discover what some of the animals that can be found on the estate get up to over the winter months.

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

Powis Castle, Welshpool 

Hunt along the terraces and in the shade of giant yews for hidden Halloween pumpkins at Powis Castle this half term. Explore the gardens and find the clues that will help you solve the Powis Halloween mystery.

Go searching for conkers at Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd, Anglesey 

Whether it's kicking through leaves, learning about the games your parents (and grandparents) played or searching for red squirrels, there's plenty going on at Plas Newydd this October half term holiday.

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.

Children collecting autumn leaves

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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