Carmarthen What’s On Bumper Half-term and Halloween Edition
Autumn is really taking hold now – the trees are gradually changing colour and kicking piles of leaves as you walk along is a temptation hard to resist! Half-term is finally here, along with Halloween, so let’s see what’s on offer to keep us all out of trouble up until the start of November…
The National Botanic Gardens at Llanarthne are still open until 6pm until the end of the month as part of the Going For Gold initiative and if you haven’t been, now really is a stunning time to visit. Every colour imaginable to nature is there and it’s a great way to get the little ones to engage in the great outdoors (not to mention give them the chance to run off a lot of steam and have a sound night’s sleep). They’re also hosting two Ghost Walks on Monday the 26th, the first at 7pm but please note that booking is essential. https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/going-for-gold--the-national-botanic-gardens
The National Trust invite you to do something decidedly spooky at Dinefwr on either Friday the 23rd, Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th with their unmissable Torchlight Tour of what is actually the Trust’s most haunted Welsh property. Early evening tours are perfect for little ones (7+) with magic tricks and mild spooky tales, whilst the later tours (for those 14+) promise to pack a fright, with ghoulish ghost stories told along the way. Fright fans also have the chance to spend the night in Newton House on Halloween itself- you’ll just need to pack your sleeping bag and nerves of steel - with a delicious breakfast served up the next morning to all those who make it through the night... https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/history-and-hauntings-at-dinefwr-park-and-castle
On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th, the beautiful house and grounds of Aberglasney will play host to the Welsh Country Life Fair and (on the Sunday) giant vegetable competition. Exhibitors from near and far come together at this unique location to allow you to sample the best of Welsh Country Life. Sample, taste, try and buy everything from clothing, equipment, gadgets, food and wine as well as investigating holidays and property. A lovely day out for everyone! https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/aberglasney-welsh-country-life-fair--annual-giant-vegetable-competition
Sunday is Carboot Sale day at both Burry Port and Ffoslas so if you’re wanting to have a clear out before the Santa countdown starts, this could be the ideal opportunity. https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/car-boot-sale-1434623165-4116 or here https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/burry-port-car-boot-sale
The Small World Theatre are coming to the Miners’ on Wind Street in Ammanford on Tuesday 27th with their Tales From The Taiga, a modern take on an old Nanai folk tale. With their use of huge puppets and flickering shadow, this will an unforgettable experience for children. https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/small-world-theatre-present-tales-from-the-taiga
ON both Tuesday 27th and Thursday 29th October 2015, Farmer Rob will be welcoming you to his Junior Farmers days at Cwmcrwth Farm (near Llandeilo) which are aimed at those aged between 4 and 12 and are perfect for those who love to get muddy and/or get close to the animals. They promise to be really lovely days out but booking is absolutely essential so have a look here for all the information you need. https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/junior-farmers-half-term-fun
On Wednesday 28th October, Y Ffwrnes at Llanelli hosts the Once Upon A Time theatre company for a horribly fun musical – Little Frankie! With songs, comedy and slapstick this is a wonderful family show which helps us to remember that no one should be judged by what’s on the outside. A wonderful heart-warming story that will entertain everyone from two to one hundred and two. You can read more and book tickets here https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/little-frankie---a-monster-of-a-musical
Dr Mz Youth Support Centre in Carmarthen are throwing a huge Halloween Party on Friday 30th October to raise funds for the absolutely essential drop-in provision they provide for the area’s young people. It will be held at Richmond Park in the clubhouse and please note that this is ticket only which are £3.50 and must be bought in advance. Find out all you need to know here https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/dr-mz-spooky-spectacular
Further north in the county, Myddfai and Llandovery invite you to their major Halloween and Fireworks event with free shuttle buses from Llandovery or Llangadog. You can read all about it here https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/halloween-fireworks-party
Cefneithin and Foelgastell Hall is throwing a family Halloween party between 4pm and 6pm and you are ALL invited to dress up and join the fun! Here’s all the information you need! https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/halloween-disco-1444730158-4195
In Ammanford, the monthly carboot will take place at Saron Hall on Saturday 31st so if you’re clearing the clutter, this would be a good opportunity to do so as there will only be one more this year after this one. Get all the info you need here. https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/car-boot-sale---ammanford
On Sunday 1st November, there will be a Wedding Showcase at Aberglasney to introduce prospective happy couples to the services they will be offering as it’s now possible to be married and have your reception at this absolutely beautiful and perfectly-restored location. Find out times and more details here https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events/feature/aberglasney-gardens-wedding-showcase
And that’s your half-term covered with something for everyone! These are just some of the events that we have information for – we just don’t have the room to list them all in our weekly newsletter so be sure to visit https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/carmarthenshire/events regularly to make sure you’re up to date with EVERYTHING that’s happening in your area every day of the year. You can search by date or by type of event and we’re updating it with even more every single day so bookmark us and come back soon.
Have a lovely week! Stay safe :)
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