Things to in Wales over October half term!
This Halloween, whether you’re a parent looking to entertain the kids, or friends looking to get spooked in the dark, Zip World has you covered across the North and South of Wales this October half term 2023.
September is done and dusted, which means hot chocolates, darker evenings, and trees turning amber. It also means spooky season is upon us, and at Zip World, we’ve got you covered with a range of fun activities to sink your teeth into this October half-term. With super scary evening events for the older ones, and not so scary day time adventures for the little ones, there’s something for everyone at Zip World this Halloween, across our North and South Wales sites.
N O R T H W A L E S
Welcome to Ffear Fforest...
Roll up, roll up, Ffear Fforest is a Halloween favourite up in North Wales, and for good reason. Running since 2018, Ffear Fforest is located in Betws-y-Coed and comes out on top when it comes to spook-fests in the area. Just over an hour’s drive from Chester and 2 hours from Manchester, Ffear Fforest offers an evening of frightening entertainment for brave families, friends and couples to endure.
Not only is there a swarm of creepy clowns running the show, but unlike your conventional Halloween event, Ffear Fforest takes things a step further, by giving our award-winning activities a terrifying twist.
When the sun goes down, take on the iconic Cursed Coaster and zoom through the eerie woodland with a mere headlight to guide the way, then sneak over to the Nets without the clowns spotting you, as you explore this bouncy netted playground by night. Experience a true heart-in-mouth moment as you pull the Screamride cord and send yourself flying through the sky on one of Europe’s largest swings. Or how about falling through a 100ft trap door on Skyfall? If all that isn’t enough to make your blood curdle, head over to the brand-new Paintball Range to put your survival skills to the test.
Night Passes start from £33 and include 2 goes on the Cursed Coaster and unlimited access to the clown-infested Nets all evening. Screamride, Skyfall and The Paintball Range can be added for as little as £15.
Date: 12th October-1st November
Where? Zip World Betws-y-Coed, Betws-y-Coed
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Adventures for any weather at Zip World Llechwedd!
Don’t let the Welsh weather dampen your half-term plans. If it’s raining outside and you’re looking for things to do for kids in North Wales, then we’ve got you covered- literally!
Just over a 1.5 hour car journey from Chester and around a 2-hour journey from Liverpool, Zip World Llechwedd in Blaenau Ffestinog is the ultimate all-weather adventure destination.
Grab a helmet and head underground for one of our many unique adventures. The world’s only subterranean playground of its kind, Bounce Below is an impressive netted playground that will no doubt help tire out the kids.
Or why not challenge yourself to the underground zip line and high ropes course, Caverns?
Fancy some competitive fun? Underground Golf features 18 holes of slate mining-themed holes, perfect for all the family to enjoy.
Want to learn a thing or two? Head 500ft underground on our Deep Mine Tour, where our knowledgeable guides will take you on an unforgettable tour through the impressive Victorian chambers and tunnels.
Book our underground adventures by clicking here.
S O U T H W A L E S
Monsters of the Mine is back...
Zip World Tower in South Wales is having a gruesome make-under. After a successful debut last year, the horrifying Halloween spook-fest, Monsters of the Mine, is making its return! Take a deep breath and get ready for plenty of jump-scares, growls, and creepy cackles from the moment you enter the car park to the moment you leave. Less than an hour's drive from Cardiff and a 1.5 hour drive from Bristol, expect to be chased by monsters from your nightmares, while also conquering leg-shaking adventures by night.
Watch your back as you wait anxiously for your turn, before being clipped onto the Bravo zip line (2nd Zip Line) and determining your fate on our epic Phoenix zip line. Reach speeds of up to 25mph on our Terror Coaster, but will it be fast enough to escape the rapid creatures lurking behind you? Or why not conquer both your fear of heights and fear of the dark on our Cursed Climber? You can also try our mini zip line Fear Flyer and keep an eye out for monsters from above.
Monsters of the Mine is ideal for those on both ends of the scaredy cat scale. Starting from £25, we’re offering a range of Night Pass tickets that aim to impress every kind of Halloween enthusiast. All Night Passes include access to the site and the Monsters all evening.
Date: 13th-31st of October.
Where? Zip World Tower, Aberdare
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Not a Monster fan? Come join us for some fun adventures in the day!
If you’re not a monster fan, but looking for activities to do in South Wales for the family, then Zip World Tower is the place to be.
Home to the world’s fastest seated zip line, Phoenix, Tower Climber obstacle course, Tower Coaster and Tower Flyer zip line, Zip World Tower is the 4th Zip World site to open and is the 1st to be situated in South Wales. Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range, and boasting stunning panoramic views, this adventure hub is situated at the old Tower Colliery coal mining site and has created a new lease of life for this widely-loved base. The perfect day out for families, friends and couples in South Wales.
Enjoy the beautiful facilities and refreshments at Tower’s Adventure Terminal, where you can check in, kit up, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the wonderfully restored Colliery site, where old meets new.
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