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October Half Term – What’s on in Cardiff and the Vale?

I love half term and it feels like this one has been a long time coming! I’m so looking forward to spending some time with my girls and getting out and having some fun. I’ve put together a little list of some things that we might try to get to this holiday.

23rd – 31st October – St Fagans Museum / Castle Ghost Tours see website for details

24th October-1st November – Halloween at Cardiff Castle – various activities – see website for details.

24th October – 1st November – Spooky Science at Techniquest

Sunday 25th-31st October – Halloween at Hendrewennol – pumpkin carving, broomstick making and a spooky maze!

Tues 27-28th October – National Dance Company’s Family Interactive Matinee  – a chance to take part in class exercises with our dancers on stage, ask questions and learn to dance sections that you’ll see our dancers perform after an interval. As part of the experience you also watch one of the dance pieces, Tuplet with full light, sound, set and costume. It’s a great introduction to contemporary dance and a relaxed, open theatre environment for family audiences.

Wed 28-29th October – Peppa Pig, New Theatre, Cardiff – Enjoy fun, games and of course, surprises in this charming, colourful new show with new songs and new life size puppets, Peppa Pig’s Surprise promises to be the perfect theatre show for all pre-schoolers!

Thursday 29th – Arts and Crafts Afternoon at Bute Park 1pm – 3pm.  Come along to Bute Park Education Centre and enjoy making a range of arts and crafts for you to take home, using autumnal treasures found on the floor of our beautiful park.  No booking required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday 30th October – Pugh’s Halloween Spectacular – Arts and Crafts with a halloween theme! (update – this is now fully booked)

Saturday 31st October – Halloween Party At Coconuts 4-7 pm.

Every Day – Minecraft in WMC – Minecraft has taken over our Milipwts Den’ with creative workshops using the latest technologies including Minecraft, STEM Lego, Robotics and Raspberry Pi’s. These hands-on, interactive activities support learning, skill development and, of course, autumn fun! So drop in and create your own Wales Millennium Centre or build one with Lego.


There is lots more going on so make the most and get out and about – most of it Halloween related this half term! What will you be doing with your kids this holiday?

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