Posted: Thu 29th Sep 2016

Halloween Events For All Ages

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This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016

Halloween events for all ages are taking place at Rhondda Heritage Park this October – from the ‘slightly spooky’ to the ‘very scary.’ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Council’s popular family tourist attraction is set to be transformed for a limited period – and is a must for thrill seekers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will also be traditional events taking place for families and younger visitors, including Pumpkin Carving, a Pumpkin Hunt, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts and the Energy Zone childrens’ outdoor adventure park. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

XScream, the event that scared the living daylights out of visitors last Halloween, returns to the Rhondda Heritage Park this October, bigger, better and even scarier than before! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

XScream, a fully immersive scare experience featuring live actors, special effects and horrific shocks that will keep you trembling at every twist and turn, promises to be ‘nine nights of terror.’ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Open on selected dates from October 20-31, the Council’s iconic family tourist attraction is transformed into a ‘military lockdown experience’ that you will not want to miss. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

XScream will take fear to a whole new level, providing the ultimate scream experience. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Scare-seekers will journey into the unknown by entering XScream, bringing a totally different feel to the already unique experience at Rhondda Heritage Park. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Be prepared to get plunged into darkness, not knowing what or who is around the next corner as you travel through a nightmarish hell-scape of sights, sounds and special effects. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Enter the ‘Contaminated Mine’ and descend into our unique Underground Experience……an experience you will never forget. What happens when all the lights suddenly go out? If you scream, will anyone hear you? ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Joy Rosser, Cabinet Member for Prosperity, Wellbeing and Communities, with responsibility for Heritage Services, said: “This year’s Halloween attraction at Rhondda Heritage Park promises to be not for the feint-hearted. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This will be a unique themed event at our Underground Experience, a fantastic setting for an attraction of this kind. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Underground Experience, along with historic buildings at Rhondda Heritage Park, will form part of the XScream experience. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Rhondda Heritage Park continues to be a popular tourist attraction for local people, as well as visitors to the County Borough, and I am sure XScream, along with the many other Halloween activities for younger visitors, will appeal to many people. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Council has recently announced ambitious plans to re-establish Rhondda Heritage Park as a key Valley’s tourist attraction, with almost £500,000 being invested as part of a major overhaul of the Park to bring the customer offer into the 21st Century. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Our Halloween activities this year offer something for all the family, as well as the regular attractions which allow visitors to follow in the footsteps of miners who worked in the pit and get a feel for what life was like in that era.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhondda Heritage Park To Benefit From Investment ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For younger visitors this October, Halloween Spooktacular also makes a welcome return to Rhondda Heritage Park on October 28-30, from 10am to 4pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Aimed at Under-12s, attractions include Pumpkin Carving, a Pumpkin Hunt, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, the Energy Zone adventure park and much more. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhondda Heritage Park is situated on the site of the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, which ceased production in 1983. At its peak, more than 1,160 people worked at the pit, producing around 1,250 tonnes of coal each day. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It is now one of the Council’s most popular tourist attractions. Original features include the Pithead Gear, Trefor Winding House, the Colliery Courtyard and the Bertie Winding House. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All-year-round attractions include the Underground Tour Experience, Café, Welsh Gift Shop and Energy Zone children’s play area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The XScream Experience, which lasts approx one hour, is aimed at ages 16-plus. It involves exploring dark places with uneven floors, strobe, smoke and other special effects and also lots of sudden jumps. Tickets are priced £14.99-£19.99. Doors open 5pm-11pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will also be a bar, café and other entertainment. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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