Cadw unveils an exciting lineup of spooky and spectacular events this Halloween at historic locations across north Wales.
From ancient castles to mystical ruins, explore Wales’ rich heritage through a different lens this month with a series of engaging, hair-raising and immersive experiences.
Whether you have a taste for all things scary or prefer something more mellow, Cadw’s autumn-themed activities have got you and your family covered. With events at well-known locations such as Beaumaris Castle, Caernarfon Castle and Denbigh Castle, there’s no better way to create lasting memories this spooky season.
Here are just some of the events you can look forward to on Cadw’s jam-packed autumn calendar this month:
Annwn (Caernarfon Castle)
Experience the enchanting world of Annwn, where sonic wonders meet mesmerising laser visuals within the historic walls of Caernarfon Castle. This otherworldly laser and sound experience – brought to life by Welsh artists Gruff Rhys and lighting extraordinaire Chris Levine – will mix pioneering laser art, sound and nature on an epic scale at one of the greatest buildings of the Middle Ages.
This is a ticketed event and booking is required. Event info:
27th, 28th & 29th October, 18.00 – 23.00
Escape the Warlock’s Chamber of Doom (Conwy Castle)
Uncover the secrets of Conwy Castle’s notorious magician, Maldwyn mab Diafol, whose empty prison cell remains a mystery even seven hundred and twenty years after his disappearance. Adventurers of all ages can put themselves in Maldwyn’s shoes and attempt to flee the magnificent medieval fortress in a thrilling escape room experience.
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October, 11:00 – 15:00
Halloween Spooktacular Children’s Trail (Denbigh Castle)
Prepare yourselves for an unforgettable Halloween adventure at Denbigh Castle. Follow the terrifying trail and discover the castle’s haunted history. Join the fun in your most creative costume for a day of frightful family delights and creepy crafts.
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October, 10.00 – 16.00
Spooky Halloween (Beaumaris Castle)
Take on this spine-tingling adventure at Beaumaris Castle. Stay sharp as you navigate its passages, evading the gruesome figures lurking within its ancient walls. Conquer the trail by discovering the elusive witch’s kitchen, unlocking your freedom, and claiming your prize. For an extra dose of fun, seek out the friendly resident witches, who will guide you in crafting eerie keepsakes to take home.
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October, 10.00 – 17.00
Spooky Tales and Trails (Rhuddlan Castle)
On the eve of Halloween, find yourself spellbound by the eerie stories of north Wales witches at Rhuddlan Castle. Narrated by a gifted storyteller and musician, their mischievous charm is bound to entertain all. Visitors can also look forward to a Halloween themed trail, cookie decorating, and a delightful chocolate surprise for the first 100 children in costume.
Monday 30th October, 11:00 – 15:00
For more event details and booking information, and to find more events near you, visit cadw.gov.wales.
For those looking to take advantage of the events available during the half term holidays, Cadw membership offers free event entry and unlimited access to over 130 historic places across Wales, offering a unique way to explore Wales’ rich heritage.
There are over 130 historic places to visit and 1,000 reasons for us all to become a Cadw member. Find out more at https://www.cadwmembership.service.gov.wales/