Step Into A Spooktacular World Where History Meets Mystery Across West Wales This Halloween

Little girl (6 years) wearing halloween costume, with candy apple.

Cadw unveils an exciting lineup of spooky and spectacular events this Halloween at historic locations across west Wales.

From ancient castles to mystical ruins, explore Wales’ rich heritage through a different lens this month with a series of engaging, hair-raising and immersive experiences.

Whether you have a taste for all things scary or prefer something more mellow, Cadw’s autumn-themed activities have got you and your family covered. With events at well-known locations such as Kidwelly Castle, there’s no better way to create lasting memories this spooky season.

Here are just some of the events you can look forward to on Cadw’s jam-packed autumn calendar this month:


Spooky Welsh Tales and Bat Hunt (St. Davids Bishop’s Palace)

Visit the glorious St. Davids Bishop’s Palace and listen to traditional Welsh folktales within its vaults, in an experience that’s scary enough to send shivers down your spine. If that’s not spooky enough, visitors can venture deeper into the historic building and find out all about its resident bats. You might even catch a glimpse of a real one in the shadows…

Event info:

Tuesday 31st October, 10:30 – 16:00


Halloween Spooktacular (Laugharne Castle)

Gather friends and family for a spooktacular spectacle at Laugharne Castle. Set out on a spine-tingling journal along the Halloween trail, where mysteries and surprises lurk around every corner. Follow the eerie path for the chance to earn a special trick… or treat.

Event info:

Sunday 29th October, 10:00-16:00

An Evening of Ghost Stories (Kidwelly Castle)

An adults-only event, wrap up warm and prepare for an evening dedicated to the captivating world of local ghost stories and legends, brought to life by talented storytellers. There will be two sessions throughout the evening at Kidwelly Castle, and with limited spots available, advanced booking is essential.

Event info:

Monday 30th October, 18:30 & 20:30

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For those looking to take advantage of the events available during the half term holidays, Cadw membership offers free event entry and unlimited access to over 130 historic places across Wales, offering a unique way to explore Wales’ rich heritage.

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