Boo! What’s on this half-term in and around Llanberis

It’s almost half-term in Wales which means there are loads of fun, seasonal activities happening across the region. This year the school break includes both Halloween and Bonfire Night so we thought we’d do a quick round up of what’s on near the Royal Victoria Hotel to help you get the most from your visit.

National Slate Museum, Llanberis – Halloween Trail, 28 Oct – 3 Nov

The museum has created a spooky trail among the exhibits for kids. You can enjoy learning about our industrial heritage while they follow the pumpkin clues – and everyone gets a prize!

National Slate Museum, Llanberis – Halloween Trail, 28 Oct – 3 Nov

After completing the Halloween Trail, why not join in with some spooky crafts? Kids can decorate a slate with a seasonal design and take it home, just £1 per child.

Llanberis Lake Railway, Llanberis – Halloween Hunt, 29 Oct – 3 Nov

The heritage railway hosts its popular annual Halloween event – booking advised! Jump aboard the ‘ghost’ train but watch out for the the spooks and spirits in the Witches Wood!

Snowdon Mountain Railway – end of the 2017 season

It’s the end of another busy season at the nearby Snowdon Mountain Railway but there’s still time to take a journey to the top of Wales’ tallest mountain before the line shuts for the year. Weather permitting, there will be a daily service running everyday until the 29 October.

Plas Newydd, Anglesey – Half-Term Fun, all week

There’s so much going on at Plas Newydd this half term, it’s hard to know where to start! All week, young visitors can channel their inner artist and create some autumnal art or if art’s not your thing, why not learn about nature at the estate’s annual Red Squirrel Week?

As always, bring you booklet and tick off a few more ’50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4′, including conker games, catching a leaf and the apple challenge.

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor – Halloween Fun, 21-31 October

Half-term activities for the young and not-so young at the castle, including an exclusive behind-the-scenes-tour of the house.

For Halloween, the castle invites you to solve the Mystery of Rook Wood… follow the trail and solve the clues, but watch out for scares along the way (suitable for all ages)!

Elsewhere, the ghoulish theme continues with ten minute terror tales (suitable for ages 8+, £1 per child), face painting with the fabulous Tammy (from £3.50) and shadow crafts in the Old Stables.

For those interested in the history of Penrhyn Castle, take an Early Bird Tour and beat the crowds. Join this guided tour before the castle opens to the public for a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of life in the house (book on arrival at the Visitor Centre).

Pili Palas, Menai Bridge – Halloween Fun, 22 Oct – 1 Nov

There’s ghastly fun galore at this popular tourist attraction over half-term! Each day, join in with various Halloween-themed activities including the Witches & Villains Hunt and pumpkin carving. If you’re brave enough, you can also have a creepy encounter with one of the insectoid residents of the zoo or take the Bush Tucker Trail challenge – yuck!

All children who visit in fancy dress can win a prize by having their photo taken for the Pili Palas Facebook page – the photo with the most ‘likes’ wins!

Anglesey Sea Zoo, Brynsiencyn – What Lies Beneath: the Terrors of the Deep, 27 October

Are you brave enough to dive below the waves and explore the lost city of Atlantis? The aquarium is transformed for Halloween for one night only: explore the ruins, visit the lair of the Kraken, peer into the deep abyss! Bring a torch or prepare to be scared!

For all attractions, normal admission fees apply, unless otherwise stated.