October is about to get a whole lot more exciting with the Botanic Garden Wales Halloween festivities! Nestled within 560 acres of lush gardens and scenic landscapes, the National Botanic Garden of Wales offers an array of spooktacular events tailored for families and nature enthusiasts alike.
Kicking off on the 7th of October, the garden invites you to roam its grounds through a self-led Halloween trail. And while you’re there, why not get lost in their enchanting Maize Maze? It’s a labyrinthine adventure that both kids and adults will adore. It’s not just about ghosts and ghouls; the garden makes sure to sprinkle a bit of educational magic, too. If you’re fascinated by birds, make sure to catch the Magical Owl Flying Show hosted by the British Bird of Prey Centre, which will be running all month long on weekends.
The garden offers a variety of unique activities, so there’s never a dull moment. Ever wondered what’s inside an owl pellet? You can find out with a hands-on dissection experience on the 7th and 14th of October. If you’re more into folklore and fantasy, take the family on a Wicked Wildlife Walk through Fairy Woods on those same dates. For the scientifically curious, there are sessions exploring skulls and other spooky subjects. And let’s not forget the Freaky Fungi activities for those keen to learn more about the mysterious world of mushrooms.
As schools close for half-term from the 28th of October to the 3rd of November, the Botanic Garden Wales Halloween events reach their peak. Imagine cooking in a cauldron over an open campfire or weaving willow wands and spider webs. Got little dancers in the family? They’ll absolutely adore the Halloween Ball featuring creative dance and play activities. For something different yet utterly magical, don’t miss the Mystical Magic Shows and Creepy Crawly Children’s Yoga sessions.
Remember, while most activities are free, some that take place at the British Bird of Prey Centre may come with a small charge. And to get even more value out of your visit, consider the garden’s special 7-day boomerang ticket, which lets you return as many times as you want within a week of your first visit.
No booking is required, so it’s easy to drop by and join in on the Botanic Garden Wales Halloween fun. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this Halloween experience seamlessly blends the splendour of nature with the thrill of the spooky season.