10 Not So Spooky Fun Things to Do in Ireland Over the Halloween Midterm Break

Things to do in Ireland at midterm Halloween fun

Are you looking for fun things to do over the Halloween midterm break? We have picked our top 10 not so spooky fun activities to amuse to amuse kids of all ages this halloween midterm break. 

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10 Not So Spooky Halloween Midterm Events

#1. Halloween Midterm at Leisureplex, Dublin & Cork

Halloween midterm at Leisureplex

Leisureplex Halloween posterYou might like this for the Halloween midterm, Fangtastic Frights” at Leisureplex – with a spooktacular weekend! Sat 27th & Sun 28th October, 10 am – 1 pm. €5 for a game of bowling or admission to the Zoo Adventureland for any kids in fancy dress. Free face-painting for all kids (in participating centres, face-painting availability will vary depending on centre) and free treats for all kids.

For Dublin Parents Zoo Adventureland indoor adventure play and Toddler Mornings for under 3s take place at Leisureplex locations in Dublin every Monday to Friday 10am-1pm (Stillorgan 9am-1pm). Separate toddler area for under 3’s. Height restriction applies. (Available in all Leisureplex centres EXCLUDING Cork.)

Older kids will be entertained too with bowling and quasar and for the parents, there are comfortable seating areas, so parents can relax with a tea or coffee while watching the kids having fun.

#2. Midterm Fun at Jervis Street Shopping Centre, Dublin

Free Events for Halloween at Jervis Street

Experience great shopping, dining, special offers, free fun and family entertainment in the Heart & Soul of the city this Halloween. Come to Jervis Shopping Centre on Saturday 27th October for Topps Festival of Fun which runs from 10am to 4pm and come early to shop and socialise ahead of the spectacular Bram Stoker Festival Macnas Parade at 7pm on Monday 29th October.  And don’t forget All Day Parking in Jervis Shopping Centre Carpark is just €13.

Check out Jervis Street Events, Offers & Discounts here.

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#3. Fun Treasure Hunts at Brigit’s Garden, Galway

Halloween Mid term at Brigits Garden

Visitors can enjoy Not-So-Spooky Treasure Hunts throughout the mid-term break at Brigit’s Garden from October 29th to November 4th. Have fun and help get rid of the spell cast by the Púca!

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#4. The Happy Halloween Experience Cork & Dublin

the happy halloween experience

The Happy Halloween Experience 2018 at Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street, Cork and Jetland Shopping Centre Dublin promises to be Spooky Not Scary!

The experience welcomes children of all ages on October 19th to 21st and 26th to 31st 2018 to visit Witch Hattie O’Goodspell, the good witch of Ireland, in her spooky home! Here you will meet other trainee witches along with Hattie and see Hattie’s hat & broom collection and inside her lair where she creates all her magic spells and potions!

The cost is €5 per child (adults free) and children will receive a small treat. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture the spooktacular visit and your can purchase a framed print afterwards if you wish.

#5. Family Foraging and BBQ at Castlecomer, Kilkenny

castlecomer fruits of the forest foraging event

Savour Kilkenny takes place over the Halloween bank holiday weekend from October 25th to 29th 2018. With masterclasses, tasting events, interactive displays and a bustling market there will be something for everyone in the family.

At Castlecomer Discovery Park you can enjoy a family BBQ in the Woods and a fun Fruits of the Forest Family Foraging Event during Savour Kilkenny. And from October 27th to November 4th there will be a fun Moody Monster Trick or Treat Trail with clues hidden around the woodlands.

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#6. Free Pony Rides at The Irish National Stud, Kildare

Irish National Stud Pony Rides at Easter

When you visit the Irish National Stud & Gardens this Halloween midterm you can enjoy free pony rides on Prince & Bertie, magic shows, craft workshops, balance on the stepping stones in the Japanese Garden and take the fairy trail in St Fichara’s Garden.

Activities run from October 27th to 29th 2018 daily at 11am-12:30pm & 2-3:30pm. You can book tickets online. Be sure to pop into the museum to see the greatest skeleton of all! And enjoy seasonal treats at the café.

#7. Enjoy Pumpkin Picking and Scarecrow Making at Nore Valley Farm Park, Kilkenny

Halloween Camps in Ireland

A trip to Nore Valley Farm Park this Halloween midterm will be packed with fun for all ages. As part of your entry fee you can pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and get creative making a scarecrow! Everything you need to get crafty will be provided.

For braver souls check out the after dark activities including torchlight treasure hunts, scare maze and toasting marshmallows over the bonfire. The after dark activities run from Friday October 26th to Wednesday October 31st.

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#8. Lights After Dark at Belvedere House, Westmeath

Lights after dark at Belvedere House midterm funEnjoy a great family fun day out at The Lights After Dark event at Belvedere House on November 3rd from 7pm to 10pm. Events include:

  • An amazing fireworks display
  • Stunning light painting show
  • Dancing for all ages at the kiddies disco
  • Screams and shouts in the terror tunnel (optional!)

Book online for this fun family event.

Belvedere House also run fun Halloween Treasure Trails from Saturday October 27th to Monday October 29th. They are designed to be more fun than scary but there are some frights along the way. You need to book in advance.

#9. Squirrel Trail at Fota House and Gardens, Cork

Squirrel at fota house

This October bank holiday weekend, Saturday October 27th to Monday October 29th, 10.30am to 3.40pm, bring the family along to Fota House for an Autumn Squirrel Trail. There are clues to solve along the way of this self-guided trail and once you have found all the squirrels and solved all the clues, bring you sheets back to Fota House for some treats!

#10. Free Midterm Events at National Museum of Ireland

national musuem of Ireland at halloween

Don’t forget to check out the Free Halloween Events and Workshops at the 4 National Museum of Ireland sites, Collins Barracks, Merrion Square and Kildare Street in Dublin and Country Life in Mayo. Including – Val-halloween Mask Making, Spooky Stories, Spooky Shadow Puppets and tours and talks.

Over to you now. Do you know any fun things to do in Ireland this Halloween midterm? Please share them with us in the comments box below. 

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