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23 Awesome Things To Do In Anglesey In October 2023

Your Guide To What’s On In Ynys Môn Mis Hydref

Things to do in Anglesey in October

Featured September 09, 2023 Author, Sharon Watkins

September is almost over and Autumn is here in earnest. Luckily, October is quite a mild month in Anglesey, with an average temperature of 11°C.  For those water lovers among you, the average sea temperature is 15°C. Despite the mild temperature, there could be some rain, so don’t forget your raincoat. If it does rain, there’s a plethora of indoor activities to keep you entertained. Here’s what’s going on in Anglesey in October this year (2023). 

All events are subject to change. Please contact the event organisers for the most up-to-date information. 

Outdoor & Adventure Activities

Salty Tales for Cyclists Guided Bike Tour

Beginning at the picturesque fishing village of Cemaes, you will take a relaxed journey along highly rural paths as Green Lane Bike Tours share tales from the island’s nautical history. 

Amazing Anglesey Coastal Hikes Weekend

A wonderful weekend with 2 fully guided hikes around Anglesey. 

Lon Las Cymru With Cockbain Events

A gruelling 250-mile continuous race from Holyhead to Cardiff Bay, traversing through the heart of Wales and over numerous mountainous regions. 

Autumnal Meander

Experience the vibrant autumn hues, diverse fungi, and native wildlife with the Wildlife Trust (North Wales) as they show you the delights of the magnificent Dingle Local Nature Reserve. Be sure to keep an eye out for red squirrels!

Motor & Racing Events

There are various track days taking place at the Anglesey Circuit this October.

  • 2nd October 2023 – Car Track Day – Open Pitlane
  • 14th October 2023 – Supercar Blast
  • 17th October 2023 – Car Track Day – Open Pitlane
  • 28th October 2023 – Tire Streets Drift Matsuri 2023

If you fancy driving a performance car yourself? Have you considered an Anglesey driving experience

Find out more about events at the Anglesey Circuit. 

Wellness & Retreats

Yoga Retreats

There are two yoga retreats taking place in October at Plas Cadnant, a stylish, secluded country house nestled in 21 acres of private parkland. Choose between autumn recharge or reset. 

Talks & Workshops

Powering the Energy Island and its People

A discussion about the north Wales ‘Energy Island’ and look at how a secure and sustainable energy future for the community can be created.

  • 5th October 2023; 17:30 – 20:30
  • M-SParc, Menai Science Park, Gaerwen, LL60 6AG
  • Find out more

‘The Joyful Environmentalist’: An Evening with Isabel Losada

The author, comedian and environmentalist explores How to Practise Without Preaching the best way that we can bank, heat our homes, travel, garden, dress, holiday, shop, lobby, volunteer, eat and furnish our homes. Isabel shows how all the actions we can take in order to live a 1.5-degree lifestyle, and help our planet, are also those which most enrich our lives.

  • 7th Oct 2023 19:00 – 21:30
  • St Mary’s Church, Holyhead, Longford Road, Holyhead, LL65 1TR
  • Find out more

Fairs & Craft Events

Jewellery Making

There are three-afternoon sessions taking place. There’s one for each age group – from children to adults.

  • Sunday 8 October from 2:30 pm
  • Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, LL65 1TE.
  • Find out more

Beaumaris Craft Fayre

Take a look at what some very creative entrepreneurs have created. 

  • 11th & 28th-29th October 2023 – 10:00 am to 04:00 pm
  • The Bulkeley Hotel, Beaumaris, United Kingdom
  • Find out more

Anglesey Mona Showground Antiques and Collectors Fair

A good quality Antique Fair set in two halls with up to 250 stands indoors and up to 100 outdoor stands.

Music & Entertainment Events

Miv, Kev and Dave Live

Autumn Arts Week 2023 – A collection of 60’s Music, Irish Songs and Jigs.

  • Royal Anglesey Yacht Club, Beaumaris
  • Sun, 8 Oct, 14:00–16:30
  • Find out more

SeeMôr IX Film Festival

The SeeMôr Festival showcases and selects a variety of international short films centred around the theme of the sea. The festival also features local productions under the “Môn Made” category, which honours films originating from or depicting the Isle of Anglesey.

  • Canolfan Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, Ll65 1te
  • 21st – 22nd October 2023
  • Find out more

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones Concert

An afternoon recital.

  • Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, Ll65 1TE
  • Sunday, 15th October 2023 @ 3:00 pm
  • Find out more

Gazebo Theatre Presents: WANTED!

Through powerful storytelling, spoken word, movement and music ‘WANTED’ explores the stories of extraordinary ordinary women inlcuding Olive Morris, Phoolan Devi, Dr James Barry and Irena Sendler

  • Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, Ll65 1te
  • Saturday, 7th October 2023 @ 7:30 pm
  • Find out more

Ultimate Rave Bingo Beaumaris

An evening filled with unrestrained fun, chaos, and gorillas cruising on motorized scooters. Whether you’re a student or a grandparent, the night promises laughter, dancing, and jubilant celebrations.

Sporting Events

Chirk AAA FC vs Bangor 1876

Welsh Feeder League Match

Individual Open at Holyhead GC

Remembrance Day Any Gender Open.  Green Fees: Members: £5.00 | Visitors: £25.00

Community & Volunteer Events

Campsite Workday

The local scout district leases a campsite and has regular workdays to help maintain the site. All volunteers are welcome.

Things To Do This October Half Term

This year’s October half term runs October 30th through November 3rd 2023 here on the island and throughout much of the UK. There are always lots of activities happening around the island to entertain the youngsters.  Here’s a selection of the best.

Walk The Menai Bridge

The Wales Coast Path has a free augmented reality app to enhance the experience of exploring the 870-mile coast path in Wales. 

The app has been designed to inspire families to discover the path whilst having fun at the same time. 7 family-friendly walks have been integrated within the app. Once on the walk, you can point the app at the information board to unlock the special features in the app such as a game, an augmented reality feature or a 3D video telling you a story about that section of the path in a fun and different way.

You can try out the app, exploring the sea bed, the Swellies and life underneath the water on the 1-mile circular walk which starts and ends just over the bridge at the Treborth Botanical Garden in Bangor.  

There’s also a short walk at Great Orme that allows you to train for World War Two with an augmented reality artillery game. 

Find out more

Spooky Halloween

Visit Beaumaris Castle this Halloween for a frightful adventure along the eerie trail around the castle grounds! Beware of the ghastly figures that prowl within its walls. Venture to find the witch’s kitchen – if you dare – where completing the trail might just earn you a liberating reward and a cherished prize.

Don’t miss a visit to their welcoming resident witches in the spine-chilling craft room. Despite their ominous appearance, they are friendlier than they seem. Step inside to create some terrifying crafts to carry back home as a memento of your spine-tingling journey!

TRAPPED in Beaumaris Gaol

Caught within the confines of the notoriously haunted Victorian Gaol, can you endure existence as an inmate in the infamous prison known for its HARSH penalties?

Age restrictions apply. 

Spooky Swamps 

Join the North Wales Wildlife Trust for an outdoor family adventure this Halloween. Explore the Cors Goch National Nature Reserve and venture along the wetland boardwalk, followed by games and the comfort of a warming fire! There are afternoon and evening sessions. Only £2. 

If you didn’t find anything that takes your fancy, why not take a look at all the other things that there are to do around the Island

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