Spooky Events in Cardiff this Halloween

Spooky Events in Cardiff this Halloween

Whether you are looking for family-friendly Halloween activities or a real scare-fest for horror-loving adults, there are many suitable events taking place in Cardiff. We have selected some of our top picks for you to look through.

Psst, we take no responsibility for the nightmares or sleepless nights you may experience.

Cardiff Ghost Walk

The tours run most Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. The tour groups are kept small, so you can easily socially distance from each other. The tour meets on The Hayes in the city centre and takes you to the hidden, the horrible and haunted places of Cardiff. Hear about hideous murders, madness and sausages. (Please let us know what this is when you return to the hotel, we are intrigued?)

The tour is ideal for those aged 13 plus. Children are £5 each, and adults are £9 per person. The tour lasts for 2 hours. Pre-booking is essential. 

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Cardiff Castle Ghost Tour

Are you afraid of things that go BUMP in the night? Want to test your courage or give your friends the spooks? Or perhaps you are fanatic of all things supernatural; well look no further! Go on a professionally guided tour and discover the history, legends and ghosts of Wales this Hallows Eve. Guaranteed to make this Halloween one you’ll never forget!

Cardiff Castle has stood at the heart of the city centre for over 1,000 years. The tour visits areas of the castle where strange sounds and phantom figures have been seen. Hear legendary tales and venture to the secret room where the 3rd Marquess of Bute conducted weird experiments.

Tickets are £16 per person, for the 2-hour event. Unfortunately, the tour is not wheelchair friendly due to the accessibility of the rooms you’ll enter. There are also 100 steps to climb to get into the clock tower.

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Cardiff Pumpkin Patch Picking

What can be more fun than picking your own pumpkin this Halloween? The whole family is welcome to the Halloween spectacular, where you’ll find over 55,000 pumpkins in every shape and size. There are also activities, such as a trail to find the toad, straw bale sculptures to see, the pumpkin house and garden to explore and the allotment with pumpkin recipe ideas. Children and big kids can also make their own witch’s broom or even make a magic wand. 

Entry is free, and there is free parking. Pumpkins are priced by size and start at £1. It is open between 9th-10th, 16th-17th, 22nd-31st October 2021; between 9.30am-4pm. The farm is found between Culverhouse Cross and St Nicholas and is signposted. Cardiff Pumpkin Patch is only a 15-minute drive from Future Inn Cardiff Bay.

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Cardiff’s Underground Cinema 

Strange things will be happening underneath Cardiff Castle… Every year Cardiff’s Underground Cinema is a popular spooky event, suitable for all ages to attend. Previous family-friendly films have included Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, Coraline, Hocus Pocus and The Addams Family. At the same time, older viewers have been able to see The Lost Boys, The Craft, Halloween and Scream.

In 2019, another spooky location was added to the listings, Insole Court. The lined driveway to the old building, which is surrounded by picturesque Georgian styled gardens and woodland, is the perfect, unnerving location.

In 2021 there are at least 4 films each day on the 29th, 30th and 31st. The movies include The Addams Family Values, Hocus Pocus, The Goonies and The Lost Boys. 

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After Hours at Techniquest

Who says kids have all the fun? After Hours are the nights at Techniquest just for adults. You can play, umm we mean interact, with the exhibits. Previous Halloween events have let you take part in forensic science workshops, a virtual reality horror experience and historical ghost walk around the building. On top of this, there is a fully licensed bar and street food. Fancy dress is encouraged.

At the time of writing this article, the 2021 dates and line-up has not been released.

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Family-friendly hotel in Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the family this October Half Term. You can be assured that there are plenty of measures in place, see how we are welcoming you back safely.

Our large bedrooms can sleep up to four adults or a family. Perks include free car parking and free WiFi. Cardiff City Centre is less than a 10-minute drive or one train stop. There are also regular buses, which you can catch from across the road to the hotel – this journey takes 15-20 minutes. You can also bring your bikes, as we are a cycle-friendly hotel.

With our super flexible rates, you can book with confidence when staying at Future Inn Cardiff. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Family places to eat in Cardiff

Thomas Restaurant is an ideal place to sit in comfort and fuel up on local, homemade produce. Join us for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A large selection of alcoholic and soft drinks is also available including Welsh beer and spirits, wine by the glass or the bottle, plus all cocktails are £7 each. 

Kids Eat Free

Under 5's always eat for free with us with a paying adult. During the school holidays, this is extended to under 12's. The restaurant is open to the public, you do not need to be staying in the hotel to dine with us. Children can enjoy an Omelette, Chicken Nuggets, Fish Fingers, Mini Burgers, Roast chicken and more! Plus, lots of delicious desserts and refreshments too. Bookings can be made by calling 02920 487111, by emailing thomas@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 

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