Halloween Events in North Wales 20234th Oct
As the leaves turn golden and the nights grow longer, it can mean only one thing—Halloween is just around the corner! North Wales, home to the Eryri Snowdonia 360 route, is known for its rich history and stunning natural beauty. But during the Halloween season, it transforms into a realm of ghouls, ghosts, and spine-tingling adventures! Here are some of the most hair-raising Halloween events in North Wales for 2023.
Zip World Fforest’s ‘Ffear Fforest’ Event
When: 12th October – 1st November 2023, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: Zip World Fforest, Betws-Y-Coed
If you’re seeking the ultimate Halloween thrill, Zip World Fforest’s ‘Ffear Fforest’ event is the place to be. Set amidst the eerie Welsh woodlands, ‘Ffear Fforest’ has gained a reputation as North Wales’ most infamous Halloween attraction. But this isn’t your average scare-fest; it’s an immersive Halloween adventure like no other.
Ride the UK’s only Alpine coaster of its kind in the dark, guided only by your headlamp. Ascend over 700 meters of track before a heart-pounding descent. Experience it alone or with a friend, and even brave the forest at night with your Night Pass.
Venture into ‘The Nets,’ a bouncy net adventure swarmed with horrifying clowns. Explore slides, net walkways, bouncy chambers, and lookout decks. But beware, the clowns are never far behind, making this adventure truly spine-tingling.
Night Passes for ‘Ffear Fforest’ start at just £33, offering exceptional value for all the scares and excitement it delivers. With extras available separately including The Paintball Range, new for 2023.
Book your tickets HERE.
Bala Lake Railway – Halloween Trains
When: 28th and 31st October 2023, 5:30 PM and 6:45 PM
Where: Bala Lake Railway, Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid, Llanuwchllyn
Join the Bala Lake Railway for a spooky evening train ride to celebrate Halloween. Take a spine-chilling trip down the line, stopping at the haunted Flag Halt and the witches’ coven. The stations are adorned with Halloween decorations, and the staff/volunteers dress up for the occasion. Feel free to join in the fun and dress up too!
Two special services will run at 5:30 PM and 6:45 PM from Llanuwchllyn to Glan Llyn, where resident ghosts and ghouls will entertain you.
Adults £10, Children £4, Dogs £1.
Book your tickets HERE.
GreenWood Family Park – SpookWood
When: 21st Oct – 5th Nov 2023
Where: GreenWood Family Park, Y Felinheli
SpookWood is back at GreenWood Family Park, a thrilling adventure with friendly frights! From a SCARE MAZE to a PUMPKIN PATCH PASS, you’ll have a spooktacular time. And don’t miss the GHOSTLY WOOD adventure, FREAKISH SHOWS, and SWEET TREATS to satisfy your Halloween cravings.
Brave some friendly frights in this challenging maze!
PUMPKIN PATCH PASS
Collect, carve, and design your own pumpkin. Enter the best-carved pumpkin competition to win a prize (£7.50pp).
Book your tickets HERE.
Welsh Mountain Zoo – Fright Fortnight
When: 21st October – 5th November
Where: Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay
Join the Welsh Mountain Zoo for Fright Fortnight—a Halloween celebration filled with fun activities. All activities are FREE with entry.
Spider Hunt Trail
Help Blaidd find his lost spider friends with a children’s Halloween trail.
Enjoy craft-making sessions on select dates where you can create spooky crafts. Craft materials are supplied, and donations are welcome.
Test your bravery in ‘Boo’ box sessions and guess what’s inside with your hands only.
Make your own spooky enrichment for the animals in the WILD Centre on 25th October and 1st November between 2pm – 3pm.
Pumpkin Carving Competition
Carve a pumpkin at home and enter the competition for a chance to win exciting prizes. Entries will be collected between 28th October and 31st October.
Find out more HERE.
Storiel, Bangor – Welsh Halloween Traditions Workshop
When: October 21st – 1:00pm – 3:45pm
Where: Storiel, Bangor
Today, Halloween is a time of joy and merriment for children. A time when they revel in local communities, donning imaginative costumes, and eagerly gathering sweets as they enthusiastically exclaim “trick or treat!” Contrary to popular belief that Halloween is solely an American tradition, Wales has been steeped in Halloween celebrations for centuries, known in Welsh as ‘Calan Gaeaf.’
Visit Storiel for an engaging workshop where you’ll have the unique opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of Welsh Halloween traditions and beliefs. Embark on a journey through the enchanting folklore of Ghosts, Goblins, Fairies, Witches, and more! Come and be part of this exploration into how ancient Welsh customs continue to serve as a wellspring of inspiration for modern Halloween festivities. Guiding this workshop is a contemporary Pagan Witch, Mhara Starling, offering attendees a chance to uncover how we can draw wisdom and insights from age-old beliefs and practices to enrich our current magical and spiritual paths
Tickets are £10 and booking in advance is essential.
Call to book: 01248 353368
Halloween on the Eryri Snowdonia 360, 2023
Plan your Halloween adventure in North Wales wisely because these events are sure to give you thrills, chills, and unforgettable memories. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or spine-tingling scares, North Wales has it all this Halloween season.
So, gather your courage, don your costumes, and get ready for a Halloween experience like no other in beautiful North Wales! 🎃👻
Remember to check event websites and book tickets in advance to secure your spot at these fantastic Halloween events.