Llanelli gets ready for a host of Halloween fun
THE season of ghosts and ghouls is upon us — and Llanelli is getting set to celebrate Halloween in style.
A host of events have been arranged across the region to celebrate the spooky time of year for both young and old, and the Star has pulled together just some of the events taking place in the coming weeks.
One venue organising festivities is the Kilkenny Cat, which will host Llanelli Music Scene's Band Of The Month Halloween Fancy Dress night on Saturday.
It will feature the band Searching For David plus many more acts from 7.30pm.
Then, at the Vista Lounge, there will be a Halloween Thriller Night on Friday, November 1 presented by Dancing Fever, which will also include a performance by students.
And the following night, on Saturday, November 2 at The Masons Arms, the monsters will be out to play as they throw a special Halloween Night from 7pm, which will feature free magic punch and fireworks at midnight.
And for those brave enough, there will also be a ghost hunt through Pembrey Woods on the same night from 8pm until 4am.
It will be conducted by Compass Paranormal Events and medium Kevin Bowen, who have been given full access to the site which is renowned for its tales of phantoms.
For the younger ones, there will be a spooky nature night at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre including bat detecting, torch-lit pond exploration, face painting, craft activities, potion making, owl pellet dissecting and a mystery animal encounter on Sunday from 5pm.
It will include hot chocolate and treats for everyone and a free raffle, while all children will be given a goody bag to take home. There will also be a prize awarded for the best costume, but booking is essential.
Meanwhile, Play King will be putting on a party on October 29 and October 31 from 5pm until 7pm with an evening of "spooky entertainment in a petrifying atmosphere" complete with fancy dress, food and music.
In Kidwelly, there will be a party on Friday night for the rugby juniors between 7pm and 10.30pm.
And for all the little ones who are too young to go trick and treating there will be a toddlers party at the rugby club on Thursday, October 31 between 11am and 3pm.
Mynyddygarreg's popular Halloween event also returns on Friday, November 1 from 6.30pm. Both adults and children are encouraged to wear fancy dress with prizes for many age groups up for grabs.
There will also be competitions and games with prizes on offer as well as a tuck shop.
And at Kidwelly Castle, there will be a Spooky Halloween Day on Saturday, November 2 from 11am until 4pm, where children can listen to spooky tales, while a prize will be given to the first 50 children taking part.
Further afield, on Thursday October 31, at the Ammanford Miners Theatre, Actif Amman will be presenting Story Trail from 10.30am.
The event promises to be a great treat for the entire family, with the story being told this year to be Room on a Broom by Julia Donaldson, everyone is invited to dress up on the occasion.