Half term is fast approaching, there is so much on offer to keep little monsters occupied. Many Monmouthshire attractions have spooky activities, storytelling sessions and performances planned.
A ghoulish “Haunted Halloween Quest” is set to take place at Caldicot Castle from Saturday 26th to Thursday 31st October from 11.00am with last the admittance at 3.45pm.
Little witches and wizards can explore and creep around the historic castle grounds. Admission costs £3.00 and includes a gift for every child taking part.
All aboard the Spooktacular Express at Tintern Old Station. The magical Louby Lou and her team will be visiting the Old Station on Saturday 2d November 11.00am – 1.00pm mesmerising little ones with a series of magical outdoor storytelling trails. Spaces are limited, tickets cost £6.50 per child. To book tickets visit www.visitmonmouthshire.com/things-to-do/old-station-tintern.aspx
The much loved spooky TV show and film ‘The Addams Family’ will be brought to life on the Abergavenny Borough Theatre stage by Abergavenny Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society juniors. The show begins on Tuesday 29th October and runs until Saturday 2nd November. On Wednesday 31st October, Halloween, audiences are welcomed to go all out and spooky fancy dress is welcome with prizes given for the best fancy dress! Family tickets are available on this date only. Book tickets today by visiting Abergavenny Market Hall Box Office or go online: https://boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk/the-addsams-family
If chilling crafts are a hit with little ones, take a trip to Abergavenny, Chepstow or Monmouth Museums for a ‘Hallowe’en Make and Take.’ Creepy crafts and amazing activities are on offer for children of all aged, sessions take place from 11am – 4pm Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November every day except Wednesdays.
Free half term fun is taking place at Caldicot, Chepstow, Monmouth and Usk Community Hubs.
In Chepstow hub, children will be entertained by the Wye & Usk Foundation, who will be coming along to celebrate the International Year of the Salmon on Tuesday 29th October from 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to pop in for fun fishy stories, art and craft sessions and learn the moves to the Super Salmon song.
On Thursday 31st October little ones are welcome to come along to Chepstow Hub to make a bird feeder October from 11.00am – 12.00pm and Baby Rhyme time is taking place on Thursday 31st October 2.15pm – 2.45pm followed by under 5’s story time on Friday 1st November, 10.15am -10.45am.
Caldicot Hub has something for everyone, little monsters are welcome to come along on Wednesday 31st October 10.00am – 11.00am for ghoulishly brilliant Halloween craft activities. Little ones are not left out as Baby Rhymetime takes place on Tuesday 29th October 2.00pm -2.30pm and under 5’s story time on Thursday 31st October 2pm – 2.30pm.
Little witches and wizards can fly in to Monmouth Hub for a morning ofWinny the Witch activities on Wednesday 30th October 11.00am.
Usk Hub, has more fiendishly fabulous things to do, pop in to make spooky halloween pumpkins on Wednesday 23rd October from 10am Wednesday, children aged 2+ are welcome. Followed by Halloween story time on Thursday 24th October, 10.30am for children aged 2 – 5 years.
The fantastic Louby Lou hosts Spinella’s Spooky Saturday, on Saturday 26th October 10.00am – 10.45am The October half term has arrived and Louby Lou’s pet spider is crawling over to Usk Library for a spooktacular storytelling session! A frightfully fun Saturday morning session for little ghouls filled with props, role play, music, physical movement and the usual Louby Lou silliness!
This session is for children aged 3 years and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.
To book all Louby Lou sessions and find out about future events visit: https://www.loubyloustorytelling.co.uk
Monmouthshire Youth Service are venturing to Thorpe Park for Fright Night on Thursday 31st October, the trip for young people aged 11 – 18 years of age will be supported by staff from the service. Transport is provided and costs £25.00. To book a place parents are urged to visit Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth Leisure centre to complete a consent form, please note spaces are filing up fast and Caldicot has already sold out.
Cllr Richard John, cabinet member for Mon Life said:
“There is so much to do this half term, as well as activities inside and out of our hubs and attractions go out in the fresh air, kick the crispy autumn leaves, and wonder at the incredible colours Mother Nature has cast upon the trees. There are so many places to visit to make everlasting memories.”
For more information visit: www.visitmonmouthshire.com/things-to-do