Halloween is that time of year where people transform into monsters of all shapes and sizes and emerge in order to hunt for sweets or boogie the night away. However if you are after a spooky day out for the whole family, then why not hop aboard the ghost train??
We’re well into the grasp of October now, which means the ghouls an goblins come out to play as halloween draws ne’er and nearer. We’ve decided to collate the best Halloween Ghost Train events in the area. Wouldn’t you know it, North Wales is a particularly haunted place, with a collection of some of the oldest steam trains in survival theres no surprise that they’re all haunted.
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
One of the most famous railway systems in all of North Wales. Trains run along the Ffestiniog railway from Porthmadog on October 25-27 and along the Welsh Highland Railway route from Caernarfon on October 31. What promises is a night of fun, fireworks, fancy dress and anything that goes bump in the night. The events are all fancy dress which means that you can have a real halloween dress up experience – Drinks and refreshments are also provided by the Creepy Cafe.
Llanberis Lake Railway
Halloween Hunt at Llanberis Lake Railway]
Get ready for four whole days of Halloween Fun from October 28-31
If you think you’re brave enough, dare to ride the ghostly train which goes right through the heart of the ‘Witches Wood’ in order to seek out spirits and spooks on an adventure of fun and fright!
Trains of this kind run from 11a, to 2.45. For more information, visit http://www.lake-railway.co.uk or call 01286 870549.
There will be a special halloween train ride. Trains into he haunted woods of Dolgoch on October 29-31. All the children get a very spooky goody bag which is gilled with awesome activities and treats, and the king’s licensed cafe of Tywyn what station is serving up an awesome two course halloween feast.
The adventure last for a bonza total of 2 hours and 45 minutes, doors open each day at 5pm and 7pm.
There will also be a CARVED PUMPKIN LANTERN COMPETITION. WITH prizes given for the best entry – this needs to be carved beforehand and is optional. As is the fancy dress competition which is also taking place in the area.
Ticket Prices are 22.50 for adults, £12 for children under 15 and £5 for under 3 years old – ticket prices include a meal.
For more information, visit the Talyllyn website or call 01654710472.
Bala Lake Railway
This goes for the low low price so f$6 for adults and £3 for children
Running from Llanuwchllyn to Bala on October 27th and 31st at 5.15pm and 6.30pm are the special Bala Lake Railway Halloween Trains.
For any more information please check out the Bala Lake website or call 01678540666
Vale of Reidiol Railway
Climb aboard the Vale of Rheidiol railways for a fright filled trip to the Devil’s Bridge station, where you will have a delicious feast fit for a king! The halloween feast will include hotdogs and hot pork bap for adults, for desert expect a delicious blackberry and apple crumble. (Vegetarian option is also avaliable). There will be a stupendous pirze for the best halloween costume.
Tickets are £28 for adults and £13 for children, aged 3 to 15.