Posted: Thu 20th Oct 2016

Hallowe’en Happenings This Half-Term At Cardiff Castle /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016

For the young and brave there are some spooky happenings and strange goings – on at Cardiff Castle this half–term holiday from Saturday 22 October – Sunday 30 October.
Underground screenings of favourite spooky films, creepy crawlies galore, a frightful children’s parade and some mysterious appearances from the masked Highwayman will all take place around the Castle. Just keep your eyes peeled and watch your backs! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Back by popular demand is the Castle’s Underground Cinema in the 15th century Undercroft with screenings of everyone’s favourite scary films such as Goosebumps ( PG), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast ( U) and Nightmare Before Christmas ( U). Dates from Sat 22 – Mon 24 October: Limited availability – please book in advance. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Running rife in the Undercroft are some real creepy crawlies – spiders, scorpions, frogs and toads. Test your bravery and see how close you can get to these remarkable creatures. Sessions take place on Tuesday 25 October. Limited availability – please book in advance. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Join us in the hunt for the masked Highwayman as he miraculously appears around the site over the weekend of 29th – 30th October. He could be in the Keep, on the Battlements or hiding in the Wartime Tunnels – he could be anywhere. Plus, there will be spooky storytelling in the Undercroft and a chance to show off your amazing costumes in a frightful Hallowe’en children’s parade. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

And for the older and the braver, what better time to take a Cardiff Castle Ghost Tour than during Hallowe’en week? A night- time tour of the empty Castle in the dark is atmospheric and downright eerie. Check for dates and times. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Community Development, Co-operatives and Social Enterprise, Cllr Peter Bradbury said, ”Hallowe’en events at the Castle have become increasingly popular and we hope to see record numbers of visitors over the half-term holiday.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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