Are you looking for fun things to do in Ireland this Halloween midterm break? We have picked our top “not so spooky” fun activities to amuse kids of all ages this halloween midterm break.
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- Things to Do this Halloween in Ireland
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- 15 Frighteningly Free Halloween Things to Do This Mid-term
Not So Spooky Halloween Midterm Events
#1. Halloween Midterm at Leisureplex, Dublin & Cork
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 available in all locations.
#2. Busquitos Jazz Quartet at glór, Ennis
Enjoy The Busquitos Jazz Quartet: Music For All this Halloween Midterm at glór Ennis on October 22nd 2019 & Bosco’s Magical Garden & Sleeping Beauty presented by Lambert Puppet Theatre on November 2nd 2019.
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#3. Bugs & Slime Labs at King Johns Castle, Limerick
Hallowe’en Spook-Tacular Bugs ‘n’ Slime Labs at King Johns Castle October 29th 2019. Planet Science Kidz Presents: Gooey Bugs n Slime, Giant Slime bubbles, Slime monsters, Slime falls; Spooky Trick or Treat Science & Test tube potions.
- Session 1: 11:00am – 12:00pm
- Session 2: 12:20pm – 1:20pm
- Session 3: 1:40pm – 2:40pm
Price €20 per child. Limited spaces available so booking in advance is highly recommended
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#4. The Happy Halloween Experience Cork & Dublin
The Happy Halloween Experience 2019 at Dunnes Stores, Jetland Centre & Patrick Street Cork promises to be Spooky Not Scary!
The experience welcomes children of all ages on October 18th to 20th and 25th to 31st 2019 to visit Witch Hattie O’Goodspell, the good witch of Munster, 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 €6 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. Halloween Fun at Birr Castle, Offaly
Birr Castle in Offaly promise tricks and treats for all the family this Halloween midterm including; a family quest with a spooky twist, dress up competitions, face painting, pumpkin trails, and seasonal arts & crafts. Halloween events take place daily from October 26th to November 3rd 2019.
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#6. Pumpkin Carving at Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow
Sunday 27th & Monday 28th October, 2019, 12pm & 2pm daily – Create awe-inspiring pumpkins that will enchant the neighbourhood! Go along to the pumpkin patch at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion in County Wicklow and join in a Pumpkin Carving workshop.
Kids will love the chance to prepare, design and carve a pumpkin into something festive and fun at this family-friendly event!
All little goblins and ghouls are welcome to dress up in their Halloween finery and get into the festive spirit. Afterwards, you can bring your pumpkin home with you and enjoy it during the festive period.
#7. Fun Science Halloween Workshops at Cool Planet Experience, Wicklow
Cool Planet Experience, Wicklow are open for tours during the Halloween mid-term break and are also hosting Spooky Science Workshops. Kids can release their mad scientist and explore the spookier side of chemistry & physics.
Workshops take place from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th October at 11am & 2pm & from Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st October at 11am, and are suitable for ages 6 to 12 years.
#8. Creepy Creator Tours at Croke Park, Dublin
Croke Park’s GAA Museum is marking the ancient Irish festival of Samhain with Creepy Creator Tours this Halloween. Meet Cluasóg and enjoy a child-friendly stadium tour which includes a visit to the dressing rooms and a pitch-side walk where you will learn all about Croke Park.
Your creepy creator tour tickets includes entry to the GAA Museum and Interactive Games Zone. Here you can enjoy a spooky arts & crafts session and you can create your very own ceramic Halloween masterpiece, to take home, enjoy seasonal scratch art, temporary tattoo’s, test your skills in the interactive games zone and see the original Sam Maguire & Liam MacCarthy trophies!
Tickets for the Creepy Creator Tours must be booked in advance online. The tours take place from Friday October 25th to Thursday October 31st.
Visitors are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and upload their photos to instagram. The GAA Museum will give a goody bag to the three best Halloween photos!
#9. Enjoy Pumpkin Picking and A Torchlight Treasure Hunt at Nore Valley Farm Park, Kilkenny
Nore Valley Farm Park, Kilkenny is holding their annual torchlight treasure hunt from Monday 28th to Thursday 31st of October 2019, starting each evening at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now online. Please note Saturday night is exclusively for those camping on the farm.
This is a fun, family-oriented evening for all ages. Search the farm in the dark with your torches to find the reflective markers and pick up clues, then solve the puzzle to win your prize!
Afterwards, enjoy toasting marshmallows on our bonfire and test your nerve in the infamous and truly terrifying scare maze. There is also a fancy dress competition on the night, so prepare your best farm-themed costumes! Highlights include:
- Treasure hunt by torchlight (bring your own torch!)
- Bonfire with marshmallows (marshmallows provided, feel free to bring your own too!)
- Horrifying scare maze
Choose to come to Nore Valley Park for Halloween and enjoy a family day of fun!
This Halloween season you can pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch as part of normal farm entry; one free pumpkin per family. Get creative and carve your pumpkin on the farm, or you take it home with you!
Just turn up to our Reception during pumpkin picking season to enjoy all the fun of the farm, with the added bonus of picking lovely locally grown pumpkins! Pumpkin picking season is from October 19th, Monday to Saturday, during daylight hours.
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#10. Halloween at Belvedere House, Westmeath
Belvedere House and Gardens will have a host of spooky and not so spooky Halloween events for families. They include Belvedere Halloween Treasure Trails which take place on October 26th to 28th. Expect lots of fun and treats. Or, as we say to the children, expect:
“Witches and Zombies and Ghouls of all kinds
are waiting for you and your family to find
There’ll be a few frights and hard work for your treats
and laughter and fun with the Ghouls that you’ll meet
Be a little afraid and deep breaths do inhale
To prepare for the Belvedere Halloween Trail”
Booking essential. Call 044 9349060 to book your place.
#11. Creepy Crawl – Halloween Ramble at Fota House & Gardens, Cork
This October bank holiday weekend, Saturday October 26th to Monday October 28th & 31st, 11.00am to 3pm, bring the family along to Fota House for an Creepy Crawl Halloween Trail. This is a fun self-guided, day time trail around the Arboretum and Victoria Working Gardens. Take the trail and discover the darker side of Fota – you’ll never know who or what you might bump into!! Halloween costumes encouraged.
IF you survive the trail, head back to the House to pick up your treat by the open fire. The Bakestone caravan will also be open, serving creamy hot chocolate and wonderful treats to warm you after your ramble.
There is no need to book this self-guided trail – just come along between 11am and 3pm from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th and also on Halloween, Thursday 31st. Children €5. Adults FREE!
#12. Free Midterm Events at National Museum of Ireland, Dublin & Mayo
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.
#13. Free Pony Rides at The Irish National Stud, Kildare
October 26th to 31st 2019, 11am to 3pm daily – Halloween Spooktacular at The National Stud, Kildare is always great fun. Spooky Free Pony Rides on Prince, Dipper & Bertie, Terrifying Face Painting, Scariest Outfit Competition, magic shows and spooky slime workshops, the spooky tunnel experience & the opportunity to Experience the Life of a Thoroughbred, balance on the stepping stones in the Japanese Garden and take the fairy trail in St Fichara’s Garden there’s plenty of family fun to be had this Halloween at the Irish National Stud & Gardens!
#14. Halloween at Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon
Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co Roscommon host their annual Lough SpooKey Halloween Fest from October 26th to November 3rd 2019. With spot prizes for the best costumes, face painting, balloon modelling, pumpkin carving, mask decorating, and extra fun at Boda Boooo! Check out the events line up here.
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.