Rhondda Heritage Park - Halloween 2017 - Pumpkin - Show - Children-25

More than 1,500 people visited the two-day Halloween Spooktacular event at the Welsh Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park. 

The Council’s popular family tourist attraction was transformed, with many ‘spooky’ attractions and activities - which was a must for young families.

Activities included Pumpkin Carving, a Pumpkin Hunt, Arts and Crafts along with Wizard Wand and Broomstick-making workshops. There was also be a special Halloween Show, starring Children’s entertainer Chunkie Russell. 

Halloween Spooktacular: Picture Special

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, with responsibility for visitor attractions, said: “The Welsh Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park is a family tourist attraction and was therefore the perfect venue to once again host our Halloween Spooktacular. 

“More than 1,500 people attended our Halloween Spooktacular over the two days, all having a wonderful time with us. Hopefully many will be making a return visit to Santa’s Toy Mine.” 

Rhondda Heritage Park is situated on the site of the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, which ceased production in 1983. At its peak, more than 1,160 people worked at the pit, producing around 1,250 tonnes of coal each day. 

The colliery also provided some of the coal which fuelled the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in 1912, when it left Southampton bound for New York. 

The Welsh Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park is now one of the Council’s most popular family tourist attractions. 

Posted on Wednesday 1st November 2017

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