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SPOOKY THINGS TO SEE & DO IN CARDIFF THIS HALLOWEEN
Halloween in Cardiff is always a devilishly good time – no matter how you prefer to celebrate! Whether you’re looking to go all out in your best fancy dress costume or prefer an understated fine dining experience with a creepy twist, there’s something for everyone!
See our guide below for Halloween celebrations to suit all ages, there’s options for both the adults and kids so everyone can get involved!
HALLOWEEN AT CARDIFF CASTLE
Whether you are looking for something to entertain the family this half term or want something spooky to celebrate Halloween, Cardiff Castle is the place to be.
Enjoy the immersive family attraction, ‘Black Tower Tales’ that brings a turbulent period of Welsh history to life, where you will discover the story of Local Welsh hero Llywelyn Bren’s medieval struggle against the oppressive Sherriff of Glamorgan. Black Tour Tales can be purchased at the Ticket Office with a General Admission ticket.
The Underground Cinema returns to the Castle’s atmospheric 15th century Undercroft with a frightfully fantastic line-up of your favourite freaky films. Enjoy some monstrously good family movies including Hocus Pocus, Young Frankenstein and The Goonies. Or an older audience can choose from films like The Lost Boys and Donnie Darko. Tickets are £8.25 for adults and £5.25 for children. Book online here.
DISCOVER SOMETHING OUT OF THIS WORLD AT TECHNIQUEST
Take a trip to Techniquest this half-term holiday and enjoy a show in the Science Theatre while you’re there. Spooky spectral science demonstrations will get you in the mood for Halloween, while there’s lots of fun to be had on the new exhibits: launch a rocket, test your strength, burn some calories, try a virtual operation, get blasted by a hurricane and create your own digital fireworks in time for Bonfire Night!
Capacity is limited to allow plenty of time to enjoy all of the exhibits, so book ahead here.
FOOTBALL FIESTA FRIGHT NIGHT
Football Fiesta’s Half Term Camps provide the ideal opportunity for youngsters to have fun and stay active. All taking part in the Fan Park at Football Fiesta the camps run from 9am-3pm and are designed to give children aged 6-11 the opportunity to learn and practice a range of techniques, whilst expressing themselves in a fun, safe and sociable environment.
On the 30th October there will be a ‘Fright Night’ theme, there will be plenty of tricks and treats to thrill the children taking part! Book online here.
SPOOKTACULAR FUN AT THE RED DRAGON CENTRE
From fangtastic bowling offers to frightfully good films at ODEON like The Addams Family 2, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained under one roof. Inside you’ll also find plenty of treats to sink your teeth into with a spread of restaurants and cafes to choose from, as well as boo-tiful balloons and seasonal fun to get you in the Halloweens spirit!
All this plus up to 6 hours free customer parking. Find out more at www.thereddragoncentre.co.uk.
EMBRACE THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN WITH THE IVY CARDIFF
The Ivy Cardiff are inviting guests to embrace the spirit of Halloween as they partner with Horse With No Name and Monkey 47 Gin to unveil a delicious new selection of cocktails, inspired by the Deadly Sins. Guests will be able to enjoy a series of limited-edition cocktails, including Wrath, containing a fiery blend of bourbon whiskey and habanero pepper.
On Saturday 30th October, The Ivy Cardiff will be hosting a Deadly Sins themed evening of entertainment, including performances and DJ sets. Book your table here.
ST FAGAN’S ONLINE GHOST TOURS
St Fagans Ghost Tours are back, but with a twist! Join Dark Wales Tours on a virtual Ghost Tour that explores St Fagans National Museum of History from a completely different angle…
Experience a virtual tour with exclusive access to some historic buildings that we haven’t explored after dark before. Immerse yourself in the history of each building as we recount the ghostly tales that have been gathered over the years. Join a live Q&A session (via Zoom) with the Dark Wales Tours team, to hear more about the other-worldly stories.
28 October, 7.30-8.50pm, tickets: £6 + Eventbrite fees. Suitability: 12+. Purchase your ticket here.
GRUESOME BINGO LINGO AT THE DEPOT
All Hallows Eve is notorious as one of our biggest BINGO LINGO’s of the year on Friday 29th October. Customers never let them down with every soul arriving in fancy dress. The venue undergoes a full Halloween decor with horrifying actors hiding in every corner.
Prepare yourself for gruesome on stage antics from our stage demons & host with a menagerie of creepy & amazing prizes to be won! This year an additional Student Special Halloween date has been added for Thursday October 28th!
Brace yourself for an unrivalled Halloween experience you’ll most likely make an annual occasion! Tickets are available to purchase here.
HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE PONTCANNA INN
After last year’s Halloween dying a death, the Pontcanna Inn are ready to revive the night with our party, on the 30th of October, from 5pm until 11pm! We will be hosting a silent disco, our staff will be in fancy dress and there will be prizes to be won for our best dressed customers!
Be sure to keep an eye out for the ‘vaccine shots,’ filled with Halloween poisons! The Inn will blast the eerie music, haunt with decorations, and you know you’ll be in the best place to celebrate All Hallows Eve. See you at the Inn! Book your table online here.
GOTHIC FINE DINING AT THE CHAPEL
This Halloween head to the Chapel to enjoy fine dining in the grand restaurant below the chandeliers. The French-gothic building is the perfect background to kick start your spooky weekend.
On the 30th of October, Rick Astley is playing at Motorpoint and The Chapel will be celebrating the music from his era. Book your table here.
MASTER THE DARK ARTS OF MOLECULAR MIXOLOGY AT THE ALCHEMIST
There’s no better place to indulge in spooky cocktails this Halloween. Their mixologists create every cocktail with an obsessive eye for detail, presented in vessels orchestrated to add a devilish dash of theatre, they bedazzle, bewitch and set the scene for everything they do.
Enjoy a flaming atmosphere, creative cocktails and devilishly delicious all-day dining that’s become the Alchemist trademark – Theatre Served. Book your table here.
National Car Parks and Visit Cardiff have been working together to offer some great parking discounts. Park in any NCP Cardiff car park listed below for £6.99 for 7 hours or £4.00 from 18.00-03.00. To take advantage of these offers, download the NCP ParkPass App and enter Saver ID VISITCARDIFF.