Not-So-Spooky Things to Do in Ireland This Halloween Midterm

Michelle

September 11, 2021

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If you enjoy the Halloween fun, but don’t want a fright, you’ll love our round up of not-so-spooky events and things to do in Ireland this Halloween midterm break.

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From crafts and woodland walks to treasure hunts and potion-making, there’s still plenty of spooky (not scary) Halloween fun to be had for the whole family.

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Spooky Things to Do in Ireland this Halloween Midterm

Halloween Spooktacular at Irish National Stud & Gardens, Kildare

Halloween at Irish National Stud

Dates: October 23rd to 31st from 11am-3pm

This Halloween, the Irish National Stud & Gardens will hold its annual Halloween Spooktacular! Dress up in your costume and each day there will be spooky crafts, trick or treat magic shows, scary storytelling and much more!

All the regular attractions are still available, including an opportunity to meet the Living Legends team, join guided tours, take the fairy trail route or travel along the stepping stones in the Japanese Gardens for hours of outdoor fun. This is a full day out so allow 4/5 hours to really make the most of it.

All Halloween events are included in the admission prices. Pre-booking on the website is essential.

Bubble, Boil & Trouble at National Museum of Ireland

Dates: Until October 31st

Celebrate Halloween by unleashing your inner witch or wizard at a special pre-recorded online art workshop from National Museum of Ireland.

Find out how to make your very own crafty, colourful potions from home! Spoooooky costumes highly recommended, but not essential. You can send in your spellbinding creations to share online at [email protected]

Halloween Witches Walk, Fota House & Gardens

Fota House Halloween

Dates: October 26th to October 31st from 11am to 4pm

It’s starting to get spooky at Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens! Join in for a Halloween Witches Walk, an outdoor self-guided family trail suitable for children (8 years and under) which will follow a one-way system through Fota Arboretum & Gardens.

Tickets can be booked on the day, priced €5 per child and adults are free. Don’t forget your costumes!

Halloween at Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow

Halloween at Powerscourt

Powerscourt Estate is open this Halloween mid-term for visitors to come and enjoy the gardens, waterfall and house. There is lots for families to see and do and enjoy during their visit.

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Spirit of Halloween at Rediscovery Centre, Dublin

Spirit of Halloween Rediscovery

Date: October 23rd 2021

Join in at the Rediscovery Centre for two free Halloween workshops as part of Spirit of Halloween Festival!

Aimed at children 6-12 years old. You can choose to attend one or both workshops, however the Rediscovery Centre will not be responsible for your child between these two workshops.

  • 11-12.30pm: Halloween Arts and Crafts workshop
  • 3-4.30pm: Bat Workshop

For more information and to book free tickets, click here.

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Teddy’s Halloween Adventure, Wexford

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Dates: October 26th

Sammy Ragdoll wants to take her best friend Eddy the Teddy to a Halloween party but he’s feeling a bit frightened.

Join in the fun with Eddy the Teddy and Sammy with puppets, mime and singing lots of fun entertainment for all the family.

Suitable for ages 0-6. For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Ladyrath Lane Pumpkin Patch, Meath

Ladyrath Lane

Dates: October 16-17th and 23rd to 30th 2021

At Ladyrath Lane in Wilkinstown, Co. Meath, they have an annual Pumpkin event, but it sells out very quickly! Choose from thousands of pumpkins, buy and then carve your pumpkins in their Halloween barn.

Tickets must be booked in advance and include face painting, bouncy castles, halloween treats, halloween movies as well as indoor and outdoor games.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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Hooky Spooky Halloween at Luggwoods, Dublin

Luggwoods-Halloween

Dates: October

Experience all the crazy outdoor Halloween fun and frolics at Luggwoods. Hooky Spooky Luggwoods characters will guide you along the forest trail as you help them find the ingredients for the friendly witches Halloween brew – she might even have a Trick or Treat for you too!

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Magical Plants Guided Tours at National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Dates: October 23rd to 31st 2021

Kids! Bring your families along to find out how to use plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants to murder your evil enemies and even some rarely seen invisible plants!

For more information and to book free tickets, click here.

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Junior Einsteins STEM Themed Halloween Camps

junior einsteins camps and classes Things to do around Ireland at Halloween
Junior Einsteins have fun, one-day Halloween Themed STEM camps in locations across a range of venues.

Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years and they can enjoy creating vampire blood, witches snot, freaky fossils, squelchy eyes and slime monsters!

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Screening of The Addams Family at UCH, Limerick

Things to do in Ireland at Halloween

Date: Sunday October 31st 2021 at 3pm

Get set for a family date to watch The Addams Family at University Concert Hall, Limerick.

This perfectly spooky and hilarious movie is the perfect choice for the afternoon, and is a classic that the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets priced from €5 and can be booked online here.

Halloween Family Fun at Birr Castle Demesne, Offaly

Halloween at Birr Castle Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Dates: From October 23rd to 31st 2021

Birr Castle Demesne in Offaly promise tricks and treats for all the family this Halloween, including;

  • Halloween Pumpkin Trail
  • Family Quest
  • The Gallery Challenge
  • …and a few more surprises along the way!

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The Canterville Ghost at Wexford Arts Centre

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Dates: October 26th

The Canterville Ghost is based on Oscar Wilde’s story for children. The story tells the tale of an American family who move into a haunted house in England. The ghost doesn’t scare the family and, indeed they play tricks on the frustrated ghost. Their teenage daughter Virginia takes pity on the ghost and they become good friends.

Suitable for ages 5-10. For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Pumpkin and Fun at Navan Adventure Centre, Meath

Tickets on sale 10th August 2021

There will be pumpkin picking and more fun at Navan Adventure Centre as your ticket includes a trip to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, as well as the carving area, witch’s slimy snot making, inflatables obstacles courses and slides, adventure obstacle course, inflatable maze, mini golf, and FootGolf.

Taking place on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and 31st from 10 am to 5pm (in 2 hour time slots)

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Halloween at Rathwood, Carlow

Rathwood halloween

Create a Halloween experience to remember for your little ones, with the Spooktacular Pumpkin Train Ride Adventure at Rathwood.

Take a spooky train ride through an enhanced forest, pumpkin carving, and hot chocolate – it doesn’t get more magical than this.

Halloween Festival at Clonfert Pet Farm, Kildare

Clonfert Pet Farm halloween

Dates: October 23rd to 31st 2021

Halloween events at Clonfert Pet Farm will include:

  • Haunted house
  • Kids carnival
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Kids disco
  • Arts and crafts
  • and more!

Online booking is essential for this event.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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Pooka Spooka at Causey Farm, Meath

Pooka Spooka

Dates: October 24-25th and 27-30th 2021

Pooka Spooke at Causey Farm is a Halloween extravaganza with lots to look forward to, including:

  • Scarecrow corn maze
  • Mirror maze
  • Magician
  • Hayride
  • Limb throwing
  • Broomstick ride
  • Story telling
  • Traditional games and crafts

Suitable for families with children aged 2-12. Online booking is essential.

Tayto Park Tricky Trail, Meath

Tricky trail Tayto park

Dates: October 23rd to 31st 2021

Get ready for spooky story telling, potions, spell casting and magical performances with the Tricky Trail at Tayto Park – plus a trick or treat treasure waiting at the end of the trail!

Prebooking is essential. Entry to the event is included in all ticket prices and members can book as normal on these dates.

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Halloween SpookFest at Slane Castle, Meath

Halloween spookfest slane

Dates: October 29th and 30th 2021

Taking place at the Rock Farm Hay Barn, on the Slane Castle Estate, wear your fancy dress costume and party with the WonderWorld crew to celebrate the spooky season with the craziest characters!

This interactive show is 1 hour and 15 minutes and will include dancing, games, and lots of Halloween fun. To top it off, every child will receive a treat bag filled with Halloween goodies.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Waffles the Witch’s Tricks & Treats, Louth

Waffles the Witch

Date: October 25th

Join in with Waffles at the An Táin Arts Centre in Dundalk, Co Louth as she conjures up a ton of fun in this spellbinding show.

Kids and adults help Waffles perform magic tricks and cast spells, turning Pancake the cat’s frown upside down. Waffles weaves together magic tricks with a narrative about the importance of being happy and working together.

Fun for the whole family! Suitable for ages 3 – 8 years.

Tickets €7 each or €30 for a family ticket. For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Halloween at Belvedere House & Gardens, Westmeath

Halloween 2019 at Belvedere House

Dates: October 30th and 31st 2021

Belvedere House, Gardens & Park are great to visit at any time, but the Halloween Treasure Trails are particularly wonderful for families. Expect lots of fun and treats!

Online booking is essential.

Halloween at Nore Valley Farm Park, Kilkenny

Halloween activities at Nore Valley Farm Park Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Dates: Daily from October 16th 2021

Halloween activities for 2021 at Nore Valley Farm Park, Kilkenny include pumpkin picking from October 16-30th 2021. Get creative and carve your pumpkin at the farm or take it home with you to work on.

In addition, there will be a selection of evening activities for campers and day visitors to enjoy. These include the annual Halloween Torchlight Treasure Hunts, bonfire, marshmallow toasting and scary maze.

Online booking is essential Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

SpookFest at Fota House & Gardens, Cork

Halloween spookfest fota

Dates: October 23rd to 25th 2021

This interactive show is 1 hour and 15 minutes and will include dancing, games, and lots of Halloween fun

Fancy Dress is not compulsory, but strongly encouraged – there will even be a prize for the best dressed grown up! To top it off, every child will receive a treat bag filled with Halloween goodies.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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Not So Spooky Things to Do in Ireland This Halloween Midterm - Mykidstime

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Published On: September 11th, 2021 / Categories: Entertainment, Ireland, Things To Do / Last Updated: October 6th, 2021 / Tags: , , , /

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Michelle is a Mum to 2 girls and co-founded Mykidstime.

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