Win Halloween Family Passes to Some Spooky Places

Caroline Kelly

September 19, 2022

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We have teamed up with some of the spookiest, scariest & most fun attractions all across Ireland to offer you the chance to win family passes for the Halloween Mid-Term Break!

Halloween Spooktacular at Irish National Stud

Halloween at Irish National Stud

The Irish National Stud in Kildare are having their annual Halloween Spooktacular event from October 29th to November 2nd 2022. There will be plenty of activities to make for the perfect family day out.

Events take part from 11am to 3pm daily and are included in the admission price. There will be Halloween Themed:

  • Arts & crafts workshops
  • Spooky storytelling
  • Circus shows
  • Giant games and much more

Little ones can explore the fairy trail and walk along the stepping stones in the Japanese Gardens and of course you can meet the Living Legends team and visit the Irish Racehorse Experience.

Allow 4 or 5 hours for your visit and be sure to check out the seasonal goodies on offer at the café.

The Prize

A family day pass for 2 adults & 2 children (U17) to enjoy the Halloween Spooktacular at The Irish National Stud.

– This prize has no monetary value
– The family day pass is valid for general admission which includes the Halloween Spooktacular events
– This prize is valid for one year from the date of issue

Pumpkin Trail at Birr Castle Demense

Birr Castle

Explore the outdoors of Birr Castle Demesne during Halloween & Mid-Term Break with the ‘Pumpkin Trail’, where you will follow your map within the gardens. Costumes are encouraged!! The Pumpkin Trail will run from Saturday 29th October until Saturday 5th November.

All trails are included in General Admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Birr Castle Demesne is open from 09:00 to 16.30 each day of the Halloween Mid-term Break. Our Treehouse Adventure Playground and Courtyard Cafe will also be open daily.

The Prize

A family day pass for 2 adults & 2 children (U17) to enjoy the Pumpkin Trail at Birr Castle Demense

– This prize has no monetary value
– The family day pass is only valid for general admission to the Demesne and does not include access inside the castle or for any tours
– This prize is valid for one year from the date of issue

Halloween at the Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle

Halloween has its roots firmly planted in Celtic tradition and Irish folklore so to tie in with its Irish heritage our Halloween event will take place in the Irish Agricultural Museum this October.

Join some creepy characters as you follow the witches trail around the museum finding the clues to solve the mystery. Each guest will receive a Halloween treat and enjoy some Halloween fun along the way.

Our Halloween trail is aimed at family groups and is not intended to have a high scare factor – just lots of fun! Dressing in costume is highly recommended.

Dates: Saturday, October 29th – Monday, October 31st. Daily from 10am with last admission 4pm

The Prize

Family Pass for 2 adults & 2 children. Anyone additional can be paid for at the desk on arrival. No pre booking needed.

A Bugs Life Halloween Trail at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Running from Saturday 29th October to Sunday 6th November your little ones will navigate our 80 acres of woodlands to help Flik defend his ant colony. This family-friendly self-led trail has been specially devised by our Education team to provide opportunities to learn about insect life in the park, our rich biodiversity, as well as having fun making bug crafts and getting exercise.

Running throughout the day from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm, this self-guided trail costs €7.50 per child (adults and under 3’s are free) and includes a small prize on completion.

The Prize

2x Kids’ Tickets for Halloween Trail & 2x Additional Adventure Activities

*Adventure Activities: shoots arrows with Archery, have your little ones jump on the Bouncing Net or walk the forest low-ropes at the Junior Woodland, try the Climbing Wall or brave the Treetop Walk high-ropes.
*Age/height limits apply to some Adventure Activities. Timings/availability of these activities may vary. Please see for details specific to Adventure Activities.

Spooky Treasure Hunt at Brigits Garden

Halloween is nearly upon us! It’s that time of year again when the veil between this world and the other is at its thinnest and at Brigit’s Garden, Galway, you would be well advised to disguise so the fairies won’t find you!

So dig out your costumes and join us for a Spooky Treasure Hunt throughout Halloween and the mid-term break from Saturday October 29th to Sunday November 6th with additional notions, potions and lotions with the Wacky Witch on Sunday 30th & Monday 31st.

There will be a Little Boo’s Treasure Hunt for the little ones and a Big Boo’s Scavenger Hunt for bigger kids around the greater 11 acres of Brigit’s Garden. These can be enjoyed at any time during the day. Brigit’s Garden is delighted to be able to offer this special Halloween event at no extra cost and only our usual general admission prices will apply.

For further information visit

The Prize

One family pass for 2 adults and 2 children to the 2022 Spooky Treasure Hunt at Brigit’s Garden. Valid for one family visit from Saturday October 29th – Sunday November 6th 2022.

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway Halloween Train

Book a compartment for your family to enjoy a forty minute trip on narrow gauge railway, boarding at Kilmeadan Station, through the countryside and along the banks of the River Suir as far as Carriganore. Watch out for the spooky scenes at Kilmeadan Station and along the route. The train will then return to Kilmeadan Station travelling at 15km per hour. Wrap up well as it can be chilly in the partially open carriages. There are two indoor carriages. Refreshments are available in the Whistlestop Café at Kilmeadan Station. Family tickets start at €23.00 for 2 adults and 1 child. €3.00 per extra child. Book online or at Kilmeadan Station.

Waterford Suir Valley Railway, T: 051 384058 W:

The Prize

One Family voucher for the Halloween event train. Valid for 2 adults and up to 4 children from 29th October to 6th November.

Leahy’s Open Farm Spooktacular BOO!

Leahy’s Open Farm Spooktacular BOO! Event is Back!
Running the 22nd & 23rd and the 28th -31st of October there will be so much fun to be had on the farm!
Remember, dress up in your best costumes! (adults too!) and enjoy all the spooky fun around the farm from haunted hay rides to pumpkin carving!
Book tickets:

The Prize

A Family Pass to Boo! at Leahy’s Open Farm (2 Adults + 2 Kids / 1 Adult + 3 Kids)

The Nightmare Realm

the nightmare realm

Ready for the ultimate scare? Ireland’s only indoor scream park The Nightmare Realm is back and bigger than ever at a new venue – The City Market, Mary’s Lane, Dublin!

Get ready for FIVE terrifying new mazes, 3 new scare free zones such as Fanta’s Freaky Photo Lab, Halloween Town and The Little Museum of Horrors, as well as Ireland’s first 3D Audio Experience The Banshee. Plus a food court and dance stage to chill out in! It’s spine-tingling Urban Horror at its best with shocks and scares, dazzling special effects, immersive scenery, live actors and animatronics. A must for Halloween and horror fans. The Nightmare Realm opens on the 7th October and runs for 20 nights until the 2nd November. Due to the frightening nature of the attractions, the age recommendation is 13+.

Tickets, are priced from €22 to €36 (depending on the ticket type and day). To book or for more see – proudly sponsored by Fanta, in association with Dublin City Council.

The Prize

The prize is for a group of 4 people to go to the Nightmare Realm on a date of their choosing subject to booking and availability, no alternative will be offered and prize must be redeemed before the attraction closes on 2nd November 2022. NB due to the frightening nature of the attractions, the age recommendation is 13+.

How to Enter

To enter just pick the prize you’d like to win and fill in your contact details on our form below. You can enter more than once! We’ll be in touch by email with the lucky winners after the closing date of Sunday 9th October.

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Published On: September 19th, 2022 / Categories: Competitions / Last Updated: November 1st, 2022 / Tags: /

About the Author: Caroline Kelly

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Caroline is a mum of 2 and when not busy working is usually found on a Camogie pitch! She loves sport, reading and spending time being creative with her kids.

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