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Some 2,000 guys and ghouls had a “smashing” time at the Welsh Mining Experience’s Halloween Spooktacular.

Thousands of pumpkins were  carved by the children, who also enjoyed face-painting, a spooky underground” tour, pumpkin hunt and live Halloween show during the three-day event.

The popularity of Spooktacular and the huge smiles on the faces of the visitors once again demonstrated why the Welsh Mining Experience is such a favourite family attraction.

As the last of the pumpkin pulp was placed in the food recycling and the cobwebs and spiders were blown away for another year, the ghastly guides and haunted helpers were left reflecting on another successful seasonal event.

Before they had time to escape into the spooky mine, Santa’s helpers were on site and are now trimming up the Welsh Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park for Santa’s Toy Mine, which starts on November 23. Tickets are on sale now for this festive extravaganza.

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services, said: “It was wonderful to see so many young people, their parents, and carers enjoy a trick and a treat at Spooktacular 2019.

“We ordered more pumpkins than ever before to cater for crafty carvers, and they did us proud. The site was busy throughout the three days, which goes to show how much children and families love the Welsh Mining Experience.

“While we get ready to welcome even more visitors over the festive period to Santa’s Toy Mine, our Black Gold Underground Tours – enjoyed by all ages – will not be available.

“However, it will be business as usual from January 14, 2020, when the men who were once miners return to normal duty, taking visitors on a moving and poignant journey through time, exploring the epic tale of the search for Black Gold in the Rhondda.

“Whether you are a family with young children, a school group, a historical society, community group or someone who just loves digging through time, our Black Gold Underground Tours are perfect for all ages.

“We also have interactive exhibitions, exploring life in the Rhondda during the boom of the mining industry and lots more.

“With the addition of the delicious Caffe Bracchi, and the Chocolate House which has a shop selling sweet treats on site and chocolate-making workshops, as well as the popular Craft of Hearts, means our visitor offer is even more diverse than ever before.

“Whatever your age you are certain of a warm welcome at the Welsh Mining Experience.”

Santa’s Toy Mine runs from November 23 to December 24 and you can find out more and book tickets here

Find out more about school trips you and your class can enjoy here



Posted on Thursday 14th November 2019

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