Halloween Themed Afternoon Tea and Family Getaways at The Connacht Hotel, Galway
Dates: October 31st to November 4th
There are few things more deliciously indulgent than an afternoon tea, and now your little ones can join in with the fun too with Halloween themed afternoon tea specials. Enjoy a selection of homemade halloween themed miniature treats, desserts and selection of finger food, the family afternoon tea is perfect to mark this fun holiday or to gather with friends and family.
You could also Treat your family this Halloween Midterm to a Break in Galway City! Voted Best Family Friendly Hotel at the Travel & Hospitality Awards 2021, The Connacht Hotel prides itself on appreciating the importance of their younger guests and families.
The Friendly Fellows Kids Club is always a huge hit with families. Guests who book direct on The Connacht Hotel website can avail of their kid’s club for FREE. Taking place during weekends and Halloween school holidays, this popular attraction is suitable for kids from 3-15 years of age. The Kids Club provides families with fully equipped playrooms and action-packed entertainment programmes including, arts & crafts, sports activities, musical games, competitions, talent shows, quizzes, dancing and much more which can be enjoyed with the friendly fellows team!
Book your Halloween stay today and you’ll get:
✔️ Family dining in the child-friendly Rueben’s Restaurant.
✔️ Live music every evening from 10pm in Bar Solo throughout the Halloween midterm.
✔️ Leisure Centre with 20m swimming pool & kids pool.
✔️ Complimentary kids club when you book direct on The Connacht Hotel website.
✔️ Family Halloween themed afternoon tea (*booking essential).
✔️ Complimentary use of cots and/or rollaway bed(s), subject to maximum occupancy.
✔️ Complimentary use of baby bathtub, blankets, and highchairs.
‘Hurloween’ Tours at the GAA Museum, Croke Park, Dublin
Dates: October 29th to November 4th
Explore Irish games and ancient myths this Samhain with spirited guides at the ‘Hurloween’ Tours at the GAA Museum. Instead of ghouls, they will be talking goals, old Celtic traditions, and mythology to celebrate the origins of Ireland’s earliest festival. Children may be knocking on many homes as they trick or treat this Halloween but none promises to be as memorable as the home of GAA, Croke Park!
A special ‘Warriors and Hurlers Workshop’ will capture imaginations as younger visitors learn all about the story of Setanta, a master hurler who according to legend used his sliotar and camán to slay the hound of Chulainn and receive the new name Cú Chulainn! Every child on tour will receive a book telling the story of Setanta and other Irish legends, which is a perfect Halloween treat!
The tours also include a visit some of the famous sporting venue’s best haunts including the players dressing rooms, the interactive games zone where you can test your own hurling and football skills and learn new ‘tricks’, and an exciting opportunity to walk pitch side where the spirited guides will teach you more about the history and skills of Ireland’s national games of hurling and camogie.
Hurloween’ Tours at Croke Park are ideal for families looking for seasonal fun rather than scares.
Tickets can be booked online in advance
Samhain at Strokestown Park, Roscommon
Dates: October 29th to November 5th
The Jack O’Lantern’s Woodland Walk, with Enchanted Croí Theatre, takes place for families on October 30th and 31st. Jack O’Lantern and an Cailleach will lead the way through the Autumnal veils this Halloween. Step through the mists of time into Ireland’s Ancient past to celebrate the traditions of Samhain. Unearth stories, spells of wonderment and the shrill sounds of the Banshee!
Dracula Revisited for adults takes place on October 29th, and kids will love a spectacular, spooky science event on November 5th.
For more information and updates, check the Facebook page.
Lú Festival of Light, Drogheda
Dates: October 28th to November 5th 2022
Lú Festival of Light will be a spectacular urban animation show and family festival. It is a free event and will showcase the myths and legends associated with the region, through lighting and laser mediums.
In addition to the shows, there will be music, street performers and walking tours of Drogheda town and a spooks tour with 100 local school children dressed up for Hallowe’en in association with the Puca Festival.
Suitable for families of all ages. This is a FREE festival.
For more information, check the website.
Tayto Park Tricky Trail, Meath
Dates: October 22nd, 23rd, 29th-31st and November 1st and 2nd
Head off on a spooky adventure through Tayto Park to find hidden treasure along your trail. There’s something for all the family, with fun interactive games, spooky story- telling, potions, spell casting and magical performances by a whole host of characters!
Set out on your Trail at Haunted Halls where song and dance will transport you to another realm. Or why not brave the ‘Scare Chair’, with a frightful family photo opportunity. Then with the Tricky Treasure Map, explore the paths to uncover the lost items throughout hidden locations – all in all, a magic-filled day for little ones (with a trick or treat treasure waiting for them at the end!)
Pre-booking is essential. This event is included in all ticket prices and no additional payment is required.