Calan Gaeaf: Halloween at Penrhyn Castle

This Halloween learn all about the ghosts lurking inside the Castle, make spooky puppets and discover how nature prepares for the 'dead' of winter. Are you scared yet?

Important information

We are still working on our plans for half term and will update this page with details soon. Any information on this page is out of date and refers to half term last year.

A ghostly figure at Penrhyn Castle

Ghosts of Penrhyn Castle silhouette trail

Ever heard a creak or felt a chill on the back of your neck as you walked around the Castle? If you're feeling brave this Halloween join us for some family friendly fun as we explore the real ghost stories of Penrhyn Castle.

Some of the cooking equipment and ingredients set out in the Victorian Kitchen

Autumn traditions in the kitchen

Join us in the Victorian Kitchens for autumnal preparations, harvest celebrations and a traditional autumn baking demonstration.

Spooky silhouttes of Penrhyn Castle

Puppet crafts

Head over to the 'Stablau' workshop to make your own moving shadow puppet and use it to tell your own spooky stories to scare your family!

Halloween facepainitng at Penrhyn Castle

Frightful face painting

Want to become a spooky spectre or a vampire bat? Head on down to the Stablau for freaky face painting. Available for an additional charge of £4 each. 20, 21 and 27 - 31 October.

Family playing in autumn leaves

Autumn garden trail

Calan Gaeaf marks the start of winter in the Celtic calendar. Journey round the garden to discover how nature prepares for the cold days ahead.