Spooktacular Halloween celebration!
MORE than 1,500 people donned spooky costumes and embraced the spirit of Halloween at a two-day event at a former Rhondda colliery site last week.
The Halloween Spooktacular event took place at the Welsh Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park as families enjoyed the attractions on offer.
It took place on Monday and Tuesday over half term and activities included pumpkin carving, a pumpkin hunt, arts and crafts along with wizard wand and broomstickmaking workshops. There was also a special Halloween show, starring children’s entertainer Chunkie Russell.
Coun Ann Crimmings, cabinet member for environment and leisure, with responsibility for visitor attractions, said: “The Welsh Mining Experience was 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.
Activities included pumpkin carving, a pumpkin hunt, arts and crafts along with wizard wand and broomstick-making